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Title: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Seeyou on June 12, 2012, 09:25:25 PM
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE ME STEP TO STEP HOW THIS WORKS BECAUSE I WANT TO DO IT I JUST DONT KNOW HOW IT WORKS AND IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE THEY FOUND CHEAPER HOTELS ELSE WHERE THEN SPG THANKS




Update: Although the link below says “discontinued” Starwood has confirmed that they will be honoring this promotion for submissions made by 11:59pm EDT tonight!

Starwood NYC Best Rate Guarantee Free Night Promotion Linky

This promo was supposed to run through 09/04/12,but it was just far too generous.

If you can find one of Starwood’s NYC hotels on another booking site for less than the price on spg.com you get a free night there.

You can use a site like Kayak to help find rates to compare to spg.com

Once you find a site with a lower rate you can fill out this claim form before making any reservation,making sure to write in the comments that you would like the NYC best rate free night and selecting the 2K free Starpoints.

SPG will then get back to your by email or phone and if the rate differential is still there when they verify the claim the night will be free. If the price on spg.com drops lower than the competitor site at the time of claim verification then you won’t get anything.

All submissions for this promotion must be completed by tonight, 06/12, at 11:59pm EDT.

Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: AJK on June 12, 2012, 11:26:15 PM
I can't seem to locate on spg.com that you'd get a free night if you find a better rate, only that you can get 2000 points or an additional 10% off better rate.

Anyone link me?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: aussiebochur on June 12, 2012, 11:36:15 PM
I can't seem to locate on spg.com that you'd get a free night if you find a better rate, only that you can get 2000 points or an additional 10% off better rate.

Anyone link me?
http://dansdeals.com/

Youve got 25 min.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: AJK on June 12, 2012, 11:40:41 PM
http://dansdeals.com/

Youve got 25 min.

Good luck!

I know... that's where I saw it originally. I just don't see any language regarding a free night, nor does the form mention it.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Devorah on June 12, 2012, 11:42:11 PM
If they have 48 hours to verify it and it has to still be cheaper, what's to stop SPG from lowering their rate to match it?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Ergel on June 12, 2012, 11:43:36 PM
Pretty easy to find rates. I put in four claims (two each on two accounts). Hopefully some of them come thorugh.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: aussiebochur on June 12, 2012, 11:56:43 PM
If they have 48 hours to verify it and it has to still be cheaper, what's to stop SPG from lowering their rate to match it?
Nothing.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 13, 2012, 01:56:28 AM
I put in a price difference on one of my claims of 30cents.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: aussiebochur on June 13, 2012, 02:06:32 AM
I put in a price difference on one of my claims of 30cents.
Up to 1% difference (2.5% for foreign currency) wont work.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 13, 2012, 02:10:07 AM
Up to 1% difference (2.5% for foreign currency) wont work.
figured such, just as I was racing the clock I put in all the different ones I found.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: DrDanny on June 13, 2012, 03:38:26 AM
So now that its over anyone mind sharing what they got
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: doublejay on June 13, 2012, 11:04:03 AM
how do we know it won't work past last night?

i missed this and i just submitted form (was weird got an error when submitting in chrome but switched to FF and went through - i even got email confirming my submission)

think there is any chance it'll go?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: doublejay on June 13, 2012, 11:08:27 AM
found this: "After this time, any individual that submits a valid Best Rate Guarantee claim may elect to receive 2,000 Starpoints or 10% discount off of the competing rate."

so i guess I can get 2k starpoints?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 13, 2012, 11:19:26 AM
Up to 1% difference (2.5% for foreign currency) wont work.

Sorry - checked the Terms and Conditions (copied below) and the site (https://www.starwoodhotels.com/bestrate/index.html) and didnt see the 1% - did I miss that somewhere? Thanks.

   
Terms & Conditions

    Offers may vary by property.
    A limited number of rooms may be available at these rates.
    Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.
    Offers 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 Meridien, The Luxury Collection, Element, Westin, St. Regis and their respective logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates.
    Starpoints can be earned on eligible stays.  For complete details see full SPG terms & conditions.


Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Jkhein on June 13, 2012, 11:41:07 AM
found this: "After this time, any individual that submits a valid Best Rate Guarantee claim may elect to receive 2,000 Starpoints or 10% discount off of the competing rate."

so i guess I can get 2k starpoints?
Yes, this is the regular all year around offer, if approved.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 13, 2012, 11:42:28 AM
Also, one more question. If anyone got 7/3 (anniversary) and is looking to sell please PM me. Is this allowed by forum rules?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: doublejay on June 13, 2012, 11:44:48 AM
Yes, this is the regular all year around offer, if approved.

I assume I have to actually book the reservation for the 2k starpoints?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 13, 2012, 11:47:00 AM
I assume I have to actually book the reservation for the 2k starpoints?

Dont think so.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2012, 02:52:13 PM
"Hotel Name: Westin New York Times Square
Starwood Brand Web Site Room Rate : 436.05
Company room provider : Hotels.com
Competing rate : 399
Comments : NYC Free night promo

Thank you for your Best Rate Guarantee claim form and I am happy to assist you.

I have reviewed your claim and I am happy to inform you that your claim is approved, pending further response.

In order to finalize your claim at the Best Rate, please do the following within 24 hours:

1. Please make your reservation online via a Starwood website for the dates submitted in your claim.
2. Return this email with your online confirmation number.

Guest Name: Daniel Eleff
Arrival Date: xxx
Departure Date: xxx
Room Type: Traditional
Actual confirmed rate: Free
Pending claim file number: xxx

When your confirmation number is received, your reservation will be modified to reflect the new, lower rate and the same room type offered by the competing provider.

You will receive an email confirmation that will include a file claim number when all has been finalized.

I look forward to your reply. "
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Ergel on June 13, 2012, 02:57:55 PM
Awesome. What time did you send in your request?
How many did you get?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Bp on June 13, 2012, 03:14:27 PM
Dear Mr. Bp,
 
Thank you for your interest in The Starwood Best Rate Guarantee Program. I welcome this opportunity to assist you.
 
I apologize I was unable to reach you via phone. Your Best Rate Guarantee claim is approved. The confirmation number for your reservation will remain the same. Please present this e-mail upon arrival at the hotel.
 
Here are your approved details:
 
Guest Name: xxxxxxxxxxxx
Arrival Date: xx-xx-2012
Departure Date: xx-xx-2012
Room Type: Fantastic Suite
Actual confirmed rate: BRG Free Night Award
Claim reference number:
 

 Original Message Follows:
------------------------
 
Guest Information:
First Name : bp
Last Name
Email Address :
Phone Number :
Preferred Contact Method : Phone
SPG number : *******
Reservation Number:
Hotel Name: W New York
Arrival Date : xx-xx-2012
Departure Date : xx-xx-2012
Number of Adults :1
Number of Children : 0
Number of Rooms : 1
Room Type : Fantastic Suite
Starwood Brand Web Site Room Rate : 999.00
Company room provider : Other
Other Company room provider :Booking.com
Competing rate : 607.03
Are the currencies of the Starwood brand Web site and the competing rate the same? : Yes
Comments : I request the free night credit.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: JEWDA on June 13, 2012, 03:40:40 PM
Where does it say they will give a free night?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2012, 03:42:56 PM
Hotel Name: W New York
Room Type : Fantastic Suite
Starwood Brand Web Site Room Rate : 999.00
Company room provider : Other
Other Company room provider :Booking.com
Competing rate : 607.03
Awesome!!!
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2012, 03:44:08 PM
Where does it say they will give a free night?
I have reviewed your claim and I am happy to inform you that your claim is approved, pending further response.

Actual confirmed rate: Free
Pending claim file number: xxx
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: joeb1 on June 13, 2012, 03:59:51 PM
do u get 2k now even if u dont end up booking?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Zeeeeks on June 13, 2012, 05:37:55 PM

Room Type : Fantastic Suite
Starwood Brand Web Site Room Rate : 999.00
Company room provider : Other
Other Company room provider :Booking.com
Competing rate : 607.03
Imagine paying that rate and then finding out you could have got the room $400 cheaper
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 13, 2012, 05:39:59 PM
Id imagine that if you are spending 1K on a suite, you might not care to shop around. Almost like the people who buy mattresses from Sleepys at full price.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Zeeeeks on June 13, 2012, 05:45:31 PM
Id imagine that if you are spending 1K on a suite, you might not care to shop around. Almost like the people who buy mattresses from Sleepys at full price.
65% more is pretty steep...
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: rcarentals on June 14, 2012, 03:50:10 PM
anyone book a flexible night instead of a confirmed night so they can change the dates afterwards?.. ;)
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Daniel on June 14, 2012, 04:45:56 PM
Does anyone have a copy of the T&C? I need it to fight against my denial. I used this site and they said it's not valid since they need to call to get the rate (it's not printed on their website):
http://www.newyorkcityluxuryhotels.com/ratecheck.aspx
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: aussiebochur on June 14, 2012, 05:38:27 PM
Does anyone have a copy of the T&C? I need it to fight against my denial. I used this site and they said it's not valid since they need to call to get the rate (it's not printed on their website):
http://www.newyorkcityluxuryhotels.com/ratecheck.aspx

Thats correct. It had to be a publicly posted rate.
Title: Re: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Ergel on June 14, 2012, 06:40:30 PM
Thats correct. It had to be a publicly posted rate.
Was there a One per household limit?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: aussiebochur on June 14, 2012, 06:49:29 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Ergel on June 14, 2012, 06:52:40 PM
Yes.
Darn
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Sholomg on June 14, 2012, 07:10:25 PM
i forgot to put in the comments that i wanted the free night. i think the t&c says that you can't add it after. anything to do about that
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: aussiebochur on June 14, 2012, 07:58:23 PM
Darn
You applied from 2 accounts from the same address?

Always read the T&C's!!!
Title: Re: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Ergel on June 14, 2012, 08:18:19 PM
You applied from 2 accounts from the same address?

Always read the T&C's!!!

You win some you lose some. Oh well. I get the night I wanted anyways and the nicest hotel of the bunch.
Title: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: WhyAich on June 14, 2012, 08:27:29 PM

You win some you lose some. Oh well. I get the night I wanted anyways and the nicest hotel of the bunch.

What did you get?
Title: Re: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Ergel on June 14, 2012, 08:34:30 PM
What did you get?

The chatwal
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: far rockaway on June 14, 2012, 08:41:41 PM
I got a free night in the Helmsley. Thanks Dan.
If I book the night in my name, can I give it to a friend? or Does the person checking in have to be the same person who booked it?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 14, 2012, 09:25:18 PM
If they are sold out of the room that they emailed about, is there anything to do about that? Is there a contact to call? I thought i saw one early but cant find it now.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: doublejay on June 14, 2012, 09:39:47 PM
I submitted after the deadline so I don't know if she is denying me the free room or the rate match. But I am definitely disputing this...

Can anyone guess why?


"Thank you for your interest in The Starwood Best Rate Guarantee Program. I welcome this opportunity to assist you.
 
Mr. ____, as per the terms and conditions of the Best Rate Guarantee program the rates must be more than 1% different in order to approve a claim. The rate I found on our website is 379 USD plus taxes for The W Hoboken. The competing rate was 372.74 USD plus taxes.
 
I apologize for the inconvenience.

For complete program details please refer to the terms and conditions of the Best Rate Guarantee program.
 
Your interest in our Best Rate Guarantee is appreciated and we welcome any claims you may submit in the future. The Best Rate Guarantee form is located here.
 
Best Regards,
 
Vanessa Thompson
Best Rate Guarantee Specialist
E-Communications Department
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide"


"Reservation Number:
Hotel Name: W HOBOKEN
Arrival Date : 06-25-2012
Departure Date : 06-26-2012
Number of Adults :3
Number of Children : 0
Number of Rooms : 1
Room Type : spectacular rm
Starwood Brand Web Site Room Rate : 379
Company room provider : Hotels.com
Other Company room provider :
Competing rate : 349
Are the currencies of the Starwood brand Web site and the competing rate the same? : Yes
Comments : i would like the NYC best rate free night
 
note. also available on getaroom.com"
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Dan on June 14, 2012, 09:42:49 PM
Seems like they're bad at math.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: doublejay on June 14, 2012, 09:46:29 PM
Seems like they're bad at math.

I'm hoping this will distract them from the fact that I sent in my application after the official deadline....crazier things have happened.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: AsherO on June 14, 2012, 11:32:43 PM
Seems like they're bad at math.

:D
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: mb on June 14, 2012, 11:48:31 PM
Free night at the Westin Times Square confirmed!  Thanks Dan!

Now, the question is...I only booked a traditional room (not thinking I could compare suites as well...)...what are the odds I can get an upgrade even though I have a free room?  After all, I am SPG Gold (like the rest of the world)
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 15, 2012, 12:05:01 AM
Is there a number I can call to discuss this promo with and is it possible that I would have better luck dealing with them that way?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: AJK on June 15, 2012, 12:10:25 AM
Also in for one at the Westin Times Sq. Yeehaw.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 15, 2012, 12:13:07 AM
Also in for one at the Westin Times Sq. Yeehaw.
Congrats!!

are they responding at this hour?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: AJK on June 15, 2012, 12:13:27 AM
are they responding at this hour?

...was this afternoon.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: AJK on June 15, 2012, 12:24:38 AM
Interestingly, went to spg.com to book, and they no longer have my room type available...

I wonder if they'll upgrade me?
Title: Re: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Ergel on June 15, 2012, 12:26:39 AM
Interestingly, went to spg.com to book, and they no longer have my room type available...

I wonder if they'll upgrade me?
I wouldn't hold my breath. Honestly wouldn't be surprised if they tried to deny you a room
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 15, 2012, 12:30:41 AM
Interestingly, went to spg.com to book, and they no longer have my room type available...

I wonder if they'll upgrade me?

My room was sold out also. I called up and the CSR told me to book any room (i chose a refundable one) and they will fix it to whatever the email says. Im a bit skeptical, but the room is refundable so might as well just see what happens.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: AJK on June 15, 2012, 12:32:48 AM
Yeah, that's what I did...
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 15, 2012, 12:33:26 AM
I think they realized that this promo was a really dumb idea on their end and they are doing some sort of damage control now.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 15, 2012, 12:41:46 AM
I think they realized that this promo was a really dumb idea on their end and they are doing some sort of damage control now.

Couldn't agree more. We will most likely never see this again from starwood. Lets just hope another chain makes the same guarantee.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 15, 2012, 09:49:22 AM
will a free night count towards status?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Dan on June 15, 2012, 10:30:43 AM
will a free night count towards status?
Yes.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: AJK on June 15, 2012, 07:07:00 PM
Interesting, they confirmed me in the upgraded room.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: doublejay on June 17, 2012, 05:22:31 PM
I submitted after the deadline so I don't know if she is denying me the free room or the rate match. But I am definitely disputing this...

Can anyone guess why?


"Thank you for your interest in The Starwood Best Rate Guarantee Program. I welcome this opportunity to assist you.
 
Mr. ____, as per the terms and conditions of the Best Rate Guarantee program the rates must be more than 1% different in order to approve a claim. The rate I found on our website is 379 USD plus taxes for The W Hoboken. The competing rate was 372.74 USD plus taxes.
 
I apologize for the inconvenience.

For complete program details please refer to the terms and conditions of the Best Rate Guarantee program.
 
Your interest in our Best Rate Guarantee is appreciated and we welcome any claims you may submit in the future. The Best Rate Guarantee form is located here.
 
Best Regards,
 
Vanessa Thompson
Best Rate Guarantee Specialist
E-Communications Department
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide"


"Reservation Number:
Hotel Name: W HOBOKEN
Arrival Date : 06-25-2012
Departure Date : 06-26-2012
Number of Adults :3
Number of Children : 0
Number of Rooms : 1
Room Type : spectacular rm
Starwood Brand Web Site Room Rate : 379
Company room provider : Hotels.com
Other Company room provider :
Competing rate : 349
Are the currencies of the Starwood brand Web site and the competing rate the same? : Yes
Comments : i would like the NYC best rate free night
 
note. also available on getaroom.com"

Seems like they're bad at math.

I'm hoping this will distract them from the fact that I sent in my application after the official deadline....crazier things have happened.



Hello Mr. ______,
 
Thank you for your reply.
 
I have reviewed your claim once more and found that there was an error, I am happy to inform you that your claim is approved, pending further response.
 
In order to finalize your claim at the Best Rate, please do the following within 24 hours:
 
1. Please make your reservation online via a Starwood website for the dates submitted in your claim.
2. Return this email with your online confirmation number.
 
Guest Name: ________
Arrival Date: June 25, 2012
Departure Date: June 26, 2012
Room Type: Spectacular for 3 adults
Actual confirmed rate: Free Night
Pending claim file number: 2xxxxxxxx
 
When your confirmation number is received, your reservation will be modified to reflect the new, lower rate and the same room type offered by the competing provider.
 
You will receive an email confirmation that will include a file claim number when all has been finalized.
 
I look forward to your reply.
 
Best Regards,
 
Vanessa Thompson
Best Rate Guarantee Specialist
E-Communications Department
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide


------------
It worked!  :o

It's past 24 hours... Is that gonna be a problem?

Edit: Since email was sent Friday afternoon I can't imagine they will give me a hard time for responding on Sunday. The price went up another $30 or so but I booked it. I am expecting that they will refund me.... (and if not I will dispute the charge ;) - "Hi, yes, I'd like to dispute a charge, yes, it's for a charge to starwoods.... :) )
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: aryeh1 on June 18, 2012, 03:20:49 PM
Does anyone have a date/hotel that still works ?
I submitted my claim wrong so they said I could resubmit it
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: AJK on June 18, 2012, 04:16:54 PM
Does anyone have a date/hotel that still works ?
I submitted my claim wrong so they said I could resubmit it

Time to do some legwork mon frere. It's possible, even likely, that those the hotels and dates that were successful for people a few days ago are no longer working.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: DrDanny on June 18, 2012, 04:23:35 PM
But learn a bit from others that did leg work already for example the guy that got a sweet suite in the w ,
try for a suite
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: AJK on June 18, 2012, 04:24:51 PM
But learn a bit from others that did leg work already for example the guy that got a sweet suite in the w ,
try for a suite

+1, that should go without saying though.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: mb on June 19, 2012, 12:38:16 PM
I already got approved for the brg free night, but now something came up and I'm not available that day. Do you think I can get away with changing the date and still keep my free night?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: doublejay on June 19, 2012, 01:06:46 PM
So my saga continues....

1) Submitted shortly after deadline - thought I wasn't going to get anywhere

2) Response came that difference was less than one percent so I wasn't eligible - the problem is that there math was just plain wrong

3) I responded pointing out the mistake

4) They responded that I was approved for the free night and should book within 24 hours - The problem is that they sent me the email on Friday afternoon! - So I didn't check email until late Motzei Shabbos.

5) I booked the room and sent in code on Sunday morning

6) They responded that I am too late....

7) I sent in an email explaining that for religious reasons I don't work from Fri afternoon until Sunday morning...


...Anyone wanna predict what's coming next?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: DrDanny on June 19, 2012, 02:14:36 PM
I already got approved for the brg free night, but now something came up and I'm not available that day. Do you think I can get away with changing the date and still keep my free night?
I can't imagine that they'd let you changeit,
But you could try to sell it
Or give it away
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: myb821 on June 19, 2012, 02:18:17 PM
I already got approved for the brg free night, but now something came up and I'm not available that day. Do you think I can get away with changing the date and still keep my free night?
what date
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: DrDanny on June 19, 2012, 06:16:33 PM
If anybody has a free night for Thursday this week that there not using I'm offering compensation I need to book someone in a nice hotel
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: doublejay on June 21, 2012, 12:01:08 AM
So my saga continues....

1) Submitted shortly after deadline - thought I wasn't going to get anywhere

2) Response came that difference was less than one percent so I wasn't eligible - the problem is that there math was just plain wrong

3) I responded pointing out the mistake

4) They responded that I was approved for the free night and should book within 24 hours - The problem is that they sent me the email on Friday afternoon! - So I didn't check email until late Motzei Shabbos.

5) I booked the room and sent in code on Sunday morning

6) They responded that I am too late....

7) I sent in an email explaining that for religious reasons I don't work from Fri afternoon until Sunday morning...


...Anyone wanna predict what's coming next?

So I was informed that "The W Hoboken has agreed to honor the free night."

...and now after all that fighting I am considering selling or bartering my room (possibly for a diff. spg free room).

It's the same night as the big DD convention (this monday night).

Will consider all legitimate offers.

p.s. It's this room: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/rooms/room_class_detail.html?propertyID=1785&roomClassId=1003965305
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Dan on June 21, 2012, 12:05:11 AM
Too bad it's not the night before, already have the 25th.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: doublejay on June 21, 2012, 12:12:14 AM
Too bad it's not the night before, already have the 25th.

Too bad indeed. Bartering with you would have been fun!

BTW I don't even know the details on how I would sell this? Can I just call and change the name on the reservation? Is it that simple?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 21, 2012, 12:15:59 AM
Too bad indeed. Bartering with you would have been fun!

BTW I don't even know the details on how I would sell this? Can I just call and change the name on the reservation? Is it that simple?
you can always add a name to the reservation with you. Then that person can check in.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: doublejay on June 21, 2012, 12:18:02 AM
you can always add a name to the reservation with you. Then that person can check in.

Oh. That sounds easy enough. Thanks.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: MOSES on June 21, 2012, 08:11:39 PM
Id imagine that if you are spending 1K on a suite, you might not care to shop around. Almost like the people who buy mattresses from Sleepys at full price.
Does sleepys run discounts on the tempurpedic beds? Thanks
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 21, 2012, 10:56:59 PM
Does sleepys run discounts on the tempurpedic beds? Thanks

From what I understand you can always negotiate with them. Ive never seen anyone offended by a sleepys joke- apologies.
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: AJK on June 27, 2012, 10:26:33 PM
Just checked in to Westin Times Sq. - got upgraded to Deluxe King Corner Room.

Remind me -- do Gold's get free wifi?
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 27, 2012, 10:28:46 PM
Just checked in to Westin Times Sq. - got upgraded to Deluxe King Corner Room.

Remind me -- do Gold's get free wifi?

From the site: "Your choice of a welcome gift with each stay. Choose from bonus Starpoints, complimentary in-room Internet access and a complimentary beverage."
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: AJK on June 27, 2012, 10:37:49 PM
Perfect, thanks!
Title: Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
Post by: AJK on June 28, 2012, 09:07:59 PM
EDIT: Darn, looks like it's also sold out. What the heck is going on in NYC on Tuesday/Wednesday??

Ha, just figured out what's going on.

They had the NBA draft in my hotel (Westin Times Sq) tonight.

#NoWonderEveryoneWas7FeetTall