I am posting this, because I had a recent experience where I got a one night stay booked via hotels.com for Westin Trillium, and even though the rate I paid on Hotels.com was the same as the one shown on SPG's site. I was not credited a night's stay and I do not get any SPG points. I am fine with that, since it was a mistake. But what I am not fine is that now, I am seeing a banner on the Hotels.com site that mentions 30% off for Starwood properties. http://www.hotels.com/deals/ca_starwood0611/ This is very confusing, and misleading to travellers. If hotel stays booked via other portals will not get any recognition from SPG, please do not allow the Starwood brand promotions to be advertised on these third party vendor sites. If these third party vendor sites are allowed to advertise under the Starwood brand, then SPG, please give us travellers the recognition under the program.