September 23, 2016

Transfer SPG Points to Marriott at 1:3 Ratio and Instant Status Match

SPG and Marriott announced exciting opportunities today based on their merger.

The gist of the merger is:
Member can transfer points from SPG to Marriott at 1:3 ratio and Marriott to SPG at 3:1 ratio.
Member can get instant hotel’s status match with both programs. Since my SPG Gold status obtained from my American Express Platinum credit card, so I now become Marriott Gold Elite status. "You’ve been upgraded! Because you are an SPG Gold member, you have been upgraded to Gold Elite status with Marriott Rewards."

This merger definitely opens to a few great perks and opportunities that these both programs bring to consumers. My SPG credit card just keeps getting better and better as each dollar spend on that card, I can either earn 1 Star Point or 3 Marriott Points.

You don't have to go to both hotels websites to link the accounts.
SPG Link
Marriott Link

Quick Glance At Benefits of Being Marriott Gold Elite:
Gold Elite members are credited with a 25% bonus on base points earned during stays.
Get a 10% discount with your Elite membership card at participating Marriott-operated and managed gift shops.
Complimentary Room Upgrade.
Late check-out.
Free enhanced in room Internet.
Free daily continental breakfast, light snacks and beverages for members and one guest in the Executive Lounge at JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection®, Renaissance® and Marriott Hotels® (resorts excluded), Delta Hotels®. In the U.S. and Canada, select hotels will provide 750 or 1,000 points in lieu of breakfast in the event the lounge is closed.
Marriott Benefits Link

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September 21, 2016

SPG Birth Rate: Second Night Stay's Rate Equal to Your Birth Year

SPG has an interesting promotion that is going on for quite some time now. When you stay one night at regular rate, you second night's rate will be equal to the year you were born. For example, if you were born in 1968? You pay $68 for the second night. The older you are, the cheaper the rate is.

Rates will be confirmed at check-in, meaning when you make your reservation either online or on the phone, you will see the regular rates for your night stays, but you will get the birth rate's discount upon check-in to have your birth year verified.

Terms and Conditions:
Offer Link
Offer is valid at participating Starwood Hotels & Resorts across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.
Guests may book the lowest flexible or pre-paid rates at hotels that do not participate in Pay Your Birth Year.
Advance reservations are required and may be made online or by calling 877-782-0108 and mentioning Promotion Code NBR.
This offer is valid for stays of two or more nights. Rate discount applies only to the second night. Select properties may allow this discount to apply to the second and third nights. Best available rate prevails thereafter.
Length of stay requirements may vary by participating hotel.
The rate at certain hotels for the second and third nights of the stay will be $100 + the value of the guest’s birth year. For example, if the guest’s birth year is 1970, then the rate for the 2nd and 3rd night would be $170 per night.
The rates for the second and third night of stay will be confirmed at check-in upon presentation of valid ID and confirmation of birth year. Please note that your ID will not be photocopied and your birth date will not be added to our records.
The rate for reservations containing multiple rooms will vary based on the age of the oldest adult staying in each room. Valid ID and confirmation is required for the oldest guest staying in each room.
Must be 18 or older to participate in this promotion.
Consecutive reservations for this offer will not be honored.
Stay and arrival restrictions may apply. Please see individual property terms and conditions for details.
Reservation rates are quoted in local currency and are subject to currency fluctuations.
Rates are per room, per night, based on single/double occupancy and availability at time of reservation and do not include additional per room, per night charges that may be imposed or state/local taxes.
A limited number of rooms may be available at these rates.
Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.
Offer not applicable to groups
Not to be combined with other offers or promotions and subject to change.
Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors.
Void where prohibited by law.
Starwood reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time.
Starpoints, SPG, Starwood Preferred Guest, Sheraton, Four Points, W, Aloft, Le Méridien, The Luxury Collection, Element, Westin, St. Regis and their respective logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates.

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