Undewhelming 'special' offer

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  1. sendaiben
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    Just got a very teasing email promising me an exclusive offer ;)

    Registered and saw the following: "Book and complete six stays and save 25% on a future Starpoints redemption."

    I guess it's better than being punched in the face :confused:
     
  2. uggboy
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    Sorry to read this, it's underwhelming indeed. :(
     
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  3. canucklehead
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    Better than mine! I got, Stay with us another 13 stays or 30 nights and you will become Platinum again! :p

    (JK, I haven't received a 'special offer' email from SPG in 2 yrs!)
     
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  4. MSPeconomist
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    A couple years ago the Plat requal gift was a 25% or 35% off points redemption. It is very valuable if used well. IIRC I used mine for a five night award stay at the Singapore StR two years in a row. I'd love to have been offered the 25% off soem future points redemption, but then again I haven't been getting the SPG special offers.
     
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    Was there a Plat requal gift this year? If so, I don't recall receiving any notification of it.:(
     
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    me neither.... and I had >50 nights last year (to get to LT Plat)
     
  7. icurhere2
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    Well, it could be pretty nice if you have a "Nights and Flights" or "Fifth Night Free" redemption coming up. Think big.
     
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    There was no requalification gift this year, so no notifications were sent.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
    Social Media Specialist
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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    Thank you for the clarification/confirmation!
     
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  10. WilliamQ

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    My special offer.

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  11. mattsteg
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    25% off is not bad at all! - just think big on the redemption. Think of it as a 4th night free if you want (or 5 nights for the price of 3). Just don't burn it on an airport 4 points overnight...
     
  12. Thomask

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    Wow, I wish I would have gotten that offer. How many stays did you have until April 30th, 2015. Your offer would be an incentive to stay with SPG.
     
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  13. WilliamQ

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    I only had 3 stays (5 nights) under SPG.
    Had more on HHonors :D (25 nights)
     
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    Much better than my offer - oh wait I didn't get one :(:mad:
     
  15. WilliamQ

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    I understand the emails were being sent in batches. Watch your inbox.
     
  16. Thomask

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    Until now no one in my immediate family has received anything except "spice it up with double starpoints". "spice it up" offer means nothing to me. I will have to focus on other Hotel programs till the end of July. Unless of course there is a great rate a SPG Hotel that beats the competition.
     
  17. canucklehead
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    I think this may be the best offer I have seen! TBH, it will do wonders in attracting a non-SPGer to aim for Gold this yr and maybe Platinum next year (biz travel dependent). This is probably more the intent than retention of elites.



    Collect a Free Night Award every time you stay.
    Free up your nights with this Select Member Exclusive offer, chosen just for you. Here’s how to earn up to three Free Night Awards in just three stays.

    Stay with us anytime from May 1 through July 31, 2015, and you’ll earn:

    • One Free Night Award on your first stay
    • One Free Night Award on your second stay
    • One Free Night Award on your third stay
    That’s an impressive three Free Night Awards, which can be redeemed at any one of our Category 1–5 hotels and resorts through November 30, 2015.

    Simply register by June 30, 2015, and stay from May 1 through July 31, 2015, to earn this exclusive bonus. It’s that easy.
     
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