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Survey: most bang for your SPG points
« on: May 13, 2009, 09:19:12 AM »
What award for SPG points did you get the most value, either dollarwise or just a great deal in general?
 As a way of getting ideas from others (or just proving your ingenuity  ;D)it would be great to see what others have done.

To start it off, the most value I can think of that I got was 4,000 points per night at the Sheraton Tiberias and got upgraded to a junior suite which goes for about $350/nt. total value = $350/4000= 8.75 cents per point.

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Re: Survey: most bang for your SPG points
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 03:40:59 PM »
It takes some fuzzy math to quantify upgrades into SPG value, because you would have gotten the upgrade even if you had paid cash as well.
Therefore I'll list the cpp for SPG compared to the base rate and the upgraded rate.

Stuff I've used SPG for:

20K SPG for 50K LAN for a ticket to Brazil with a regular price of $1,000.
$1,000/20,000 SPG=5.0 cpp.

-Westin LAX, cat.2, Regular room price was $230 with tax, was upgraded into a terrace suite which was going for $450 with tax.
Base room: $230/4,000 SPG=5.75 cpp
Upgraded room: $450/4,000 SPG=11.25 cpp

-Le Meridian Haifa, cat. 1 at time of stay, regular room price was $200 with tax, paid 3,000 SPG.
$200/3,000 SPG=6.67 cpp

-Le Meridian Dead Sea, cat. 1 at time of stay, regular room price was $300 with tax, paid 3,000 SPG.
$300/3,000 SPG=10.0 cpp

-Sheraton J'lem, cat. 3 at time of stay, regular room price was $400 with tax, paid 2,800 SPG+$45 with C&P.
$400-$45=$355/2,800 SPG=12.68 cpp

-Herods Vitalis Spa Eilat, cat.3 at time of stay, regular room price was $500 with tax, was upgraded into the presidential suite which was going for $1,500 with tax. Paid 2,800 SPG+$45 with C&P.
Base room: $500-$45=$455/2,800 SPG=16.25 cpp
Upgraded room: $1,500-$45=$1,455/2,800 SPG=51.96 cpp
« Last Edit: May 13, 2009, 03:48:09 PM by Dan »
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Re: Survey: most bang for your SPG points
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009, 04:22:04 PM »
Wow, you saved the best for last!

Do you have any idea how many SPG points you have used in total since you started?

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Re: Survey: most bang for your SPG points
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 05:16:13 PM »
dan, if you werent platinum at the time, how did you pull off the prz suite at the vitalis?

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Re: Survey: most bang for your SPG points
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 10:19:03 AM »
Can you please explain what you tell the hotel to get upgraded to such nice suites

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Re: Survey: most bang for your SPG points
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 11:25:43 AM »
Although my upgrades dont compare at all to Dan's;
I got upgraded to a nice suite at both the Westin in Morristown NJ and Sheraton Tiberias for being a gold member- I didnt even ask, they just had the suite reserved when I got there.
At the Sheraton resort in Nassau, Bahamas I got upgraded to an executive suite (a $250/nt  upgrade) but that took a little complaint about the room that I got and the fact that I deserved to be treated better since I was a gold member for them to give me the upgrade.

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Re: Survey: most bang for your SPG points
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 06:24:39 PM »
Do the numerous times i stayed and got all my points back count. I actually got more points back than points i used for stays  8)   

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Re: Survey: most bang for your SPG points
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009, 07:40:48 PM »
And how did you manage to do that?

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Re: Survey: most bang for your SPG points
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2009, 10:23:33 PM »
-Herods Vitalis Spa Eilat, cat.3 at time of stay, regular room price was $500 with tax, was upgraded into the presidential suite which was going for $1,500 with tax. Paid 2,800 SPG+$45 with C&P.
Base room: $500-$45=$455/2,800 SPG=16.25 cpp
Upgraded room: $1,500-$45=$1,455/2,800 SPG=51.96 cpp

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Re: Survey: most bang for your SPG points
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2009, 11:14:55 PM »
Nu? Noone else wants to share their Starpoint uses?
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Re: Survey: most bang for your SPG points
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2009, 02:09:01 AM »
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