Just received a "nontransferable" offer by mail for 3,000 bonus UA airmiles per 3 nights stayed at SPG hotels (up to 9,000 miles) AND complimentary SPG gold status through February, 2012. Registration with a code# AND flipping to the Airline Direct Deposit program (instead of SPG points) is required. Not tied to any CC program. Good May through August, 2011. Have not flown UA this year, .and have not stayed @ a Westin for 6 months. No clue why "selected", as usual. Program is called "Gold 9000UA" , if you want to ask them for it. I have really liked SPG points for their versatlity/convertibility. Does anyone know if a move to the Airline Direct Deposit program is reversable later, or is this just the bait to get one out of the SPG points program for good? I could use some extra UA miles, but not if I'd lose the "25k miles for 20k points" with all the other airlines in the future.