Win 5 Free Nights and 50,000 Points with Starwood & Design Hotels!

Starwood has another promotional game going on, in celebration of adding Design Hotels and it's group of curated independent hotels to the Starwood Preferred Guest portfolio. Beginning in early 2016, you will be able to book and redeem award nights with the following properties, with more to be added: United States - Gramercy Park Hotel, NYC; South Africa - Ten Bompas Hotel, Johannesburg; Italy - C-Hotel & Spa, Cassago Brianza; Italy - Nira Montana, La Thuile; Netherlands - Kruisheren Hotel, Maastricht.


The Details

You simply need to have an SPG account to play. If you don't have one, join HERE. All you have to do is input your SPG membership number, unscramble a photo of one of the Design Hotel properties, and you can instantly win up to 10,000 Starpoints, or one free night at a Category 1-5 hotel! I actually won 5,000 Starpoints on my first try!


The Rules

  1. You can play one game, per person, per day.
  2. You are limited to one Instant Win prize per person during the Game Period.
  3. The Game Period lasts from November 18th-30th.
  4. You will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing every time you play.
  5. Grand Prize: 5 Free Night Awards at participating Category 1-5 Hotels, plus 50,000 Starpoints!

You can read the further details here at the game's TERMS & CONDITIONS.



It's another no-brainer SPG promotion to win free points! You'll never win anything if you don't try and this is as easy as they come. :)

* if you're interested in learning how to plan amazing trips, earn tons of points, maximize your reward redemptions, and travel for free, click HERE!


Starwood Preferred Guest: Open The World Sweepstakes

Starwood Preferred Guest is currently running their Open The World of SPG sweepstakes. Hotel chains (as well as airline frequent flier programs), from time to time, like to have these sweepstakes to drum up consumer interest in their current promotions, as well as to re-engage customers who may have lost touch with their brand. This looks to be SPG's end of summer sweepstakes, which started August 29th and continues through September 30th, 2015. The website lists prizes such as Amazon and American Express gift cards, free award nights, and Bonus Starpoints©. I, for one, did not know that this promotion was going on, and only started playing a couple of days ago! 

You first have to be a SPG member. If you are not a member, you can sign up to become one at the same link above. However, if you are a member, you can input your membership number and the email associated with it, and then you are on your way to play! SPG was one of the first hotel chains to introduce keyless room entry, through the use of bluetooth technology included on most of our smartphones today. So the premise of the sweepstakes is to choose your keyless entry device: iPhone, iWatch, or Android device, and then choose to unlock 1 of 5 rooms! One of the device/room combinations will be an instant winner!

My wife obviously leaves silly points things like these up to me, so for the past couple of days I've been inputting our membership numbers and email addresses, picking my devices, and entering rooms. Yesterday, to my surprise, I was an instant winner to receive 25,000 Starpoints©! AWESOME! 

Some of you may have read my Washington D.C. trip report, so you know that 25,000 points more than replenishes half of the points we used on that stay! 

Are you a SPG member? If so, what are you waiting for? Go play! If you're not a member, no harm in signing up and trying to win some gift cards, free nights or points either! You know the saying, "You can't win the lottery if you never play"? Actually, that's a bad analogy, because please, don't throw your money away playing the lotto! But you know what I'm saying! You have Two (2) Game plays, per person, per day (thank you to a reader who alerted me that it is actually 2 plays!) until September 30th. Which reminds me, I gotta go unlock me some doors... :)

SPG currently has a 25,000 credit card sign-up bonus offer, click HERE!

*If you're interested in learning more about the different benefits of each of these airline/hotel rewards programs, how to earn tons of points, maximize your redemptions, and how to travel for free, click HERE!