Not very lucrative offer but very good follow up by SPG, Having new baby, we haven't been traveling much recently. But now she just passed her 18-months BDay, we getting ready to travel again. In the meantime I lost my Platinum status last February but might be able to maintain Gold past next February. The email from SPG gave me a choice of: 3,000 bonus SPG points on the next stay, or 25% off redemption expires 10/31/2013 I opted for the 25% off redemption. Good choice? Just curious what other people would do.