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Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« 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.


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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #1 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?
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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #2 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!

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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #4 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?

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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2012, 01:56:28 AM »
I put in a price difference on one of my claims of 30cents.

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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2012, 03:38:26 AM »
So now that its over anyone mind sharing what they got

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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #11 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?

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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #12 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?

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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #14 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.

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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #15 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?

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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #16 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?

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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2012, 11:47:00 AM »
I assume I have to actually book the reservation for the 2k starpoints?

Dont think so.

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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #18 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. "
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Re: Free spg night as seen on dans deals
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2012, 02:57:55 PM »
Awesome. What time did you send in your request?
How many did you get?
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