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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2014, 10:50:58 PM »
What does gold get you besides late checkout?
3 Points per $ spent. Free room upgrades. Welcome gift. Late checkout.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2014, 10:57:18 PM »
Apparently I'm only 2 stays away from Gold (apparently award stays count toward status).

Any idea what the cheapest SPG near NY is?
They do :)
Are you Preferred or Preferred Plus?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #47 on: August 30, 2014, 10:59:42 PM »
Apparently I'm only 2 stays away from Gold (apparently award stays count toward status).

Any idea what the cheapest SPG near NY is?

Here are Brooklyn + NY results. The Sheraton in Edison has a $128 special SPG member rate for Sept 2:
https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/search/results/grid.html?complexSearchField=Brooklyn%2C+New+York%2C+United+States&searchType=location&localeCode=en_US&arrivalDate=09%2F02%2F2014&departureDate=09%2F03%2F2014
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2014, 11:21:22 PM »
Call them up ask nicely and they might give you gold for free..
You know how many times I've heard that here before? No worke for me.

Probably Philly. You can get award nights there for 4k points.
Used up all my points already. :( Looking for paid stays.

They do :)
Are you Preferred or Preferred Plus?
Plus, not sure why though.

Here are Brooklyn + NY results. The Sheraton in Edison has a $128 special SPG member rate for Sept 2:
https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/search/results/grid.html?complexSearchField=Brooklyn%2C+New+York%2C+United+States&searchType=location&localeCode=en_US&arrivalDate=09%2F02%2F2014&departureDate=09%2F03%2F2014
Thanks, looked through a bunch of them? There are no low-level hotels for like $50/night? :(

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2014, 11:30:25 PM »
Then open Platnium card
Close it if you cant afford the fee.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2014, 11:46:52 PM »
Used up all my points already. :( Looking for paid stays.
Thanks, looked through a bunch of them? There are no low-level hotels for like $50/night? :(
When do you need to earn it by?
Know anybody near Fort Myers, FL? You can get paid stays there for $66 a night with the current 30% off promo they are having there.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #51 on: August 31, 2014, 12:15:59 AM »
When do you need to earn it by?
Know anybody near Fort Myers, FL? You can get paid stays there for $66 a night with the current 30% off promo they are having there.
Calendar year, so 12/31/14.

Nope :-/ but nice find.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #52 on: August 31, 2014, 04:35:52 AM »
Calendar year, so 12/31/14.

Nope :-/ but nice find.
Cash options are usually at least $100.
If you decide points is the way to go, the cheapest points option is 2k points per weekend night at Category 1 properties.

You have a few months for the stays, there's no rush.
I would do some spending on an SPG card, or refer somebody to sign up using your link (earning you 5k points).

You can book 2 separate reservations/rooms for the same 1 night which would count as 2 stays earning you status.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #53 on: August 31, 2014, 12:54:35 PM »
Cash options are usually at least $100.
If you decide points is the way to go, the cheapest points option is 2k points per weekend night at Category 1 properties.
You have a few months for the stays, there's no rush.
I would do some spending on an SPG card, or refer somebody to sign up using your link (earning you 5k points).
You can book 2 separate reservations/rooms for the same 1 night which would count as 2 stays earning you status.

ditto that ^^ , plus the cash and points option is often very cheap. sometimes along the lines of 3,000 points plus $30 cash for a decent sheraton.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #54 on: September 01, 2014, 07:16:26 AM »
Cash options are usually at least $100.
If you decide points is the way to go, the cheapest points option is 2k points per weekend night at Category 1 properties.

You have a few months for the stays, there's no rush.
I would do some spending on an SPG card, or refer somebody to sign up using your link (earning you 5k points).

You can book 2 separate reservations/rooms for the same 1 night which would count as 2 stays earning you status.

Thanks good idea. No cat 1 near me, but earning a few points and using them for a night or 2 is a good idea. Status earned in 2014 will end 12/2015?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #55 on: September 01, 2014, 07:27:02 AM »
Thanks good idea. No cat 1 near me, but earning a few points and using them for a night or 2 is a good idea. Status earned in 2014 will end 12/2015?
They usually give you through the following Feb, so you'd be gold until 2/2016. very worthwhile imo
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #56 on: September 02, 2014, 02:59:32 PM »
Any suggestions for keeping points active that are about to expire?

Would making a reservation and canceling it help? Transfer points to another account?

Thanks!

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #57 on: September 09, 2014, 02:08:39 PM »
category 5 spg hotel, le meridien barcelona. 12k points a night. i have no status. how do i get some sort of room upgrade ?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #58 on: September 09, 2014, 02:15:15 PM »
category 5 spg hotel, le meridien barcelona. 12k points a night. i have no status. how do i get some sort of room upgrade ?
Can always ask. You can also look to book it through someone who has status.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #59 on: September 09, 2014, 07:22:22 PM »
applied & was approved for the spg biz card. how soon will the comp stays & nights post?