Starwood Preferred Guest has announced their new “Take Two” promotion from September 1, 2013 – December 15, 2013. It isn’t a great promotion but isn’t horrible either. As you can see from the graphic above, they are giving you double the standard amount of Starpoints on eligible stays. This means you will get 4 base Starpoints per dollar spent instead of the usual two. Elite bonuses such as the 1 point additional for gold members or the 2 points additional for the SPG 75 nights members will not be doubled.
There is also a bonus that you can get of 2500 points per 5 stays up to a total of 10,000 points for 20 stays. I personally am 17 stays short to requalify for platinum so this is something I will take into consideration if I want to keep my status. I have received great value this year from my Starwood Platinum status (such as when I got a free upgrade to a huge suite in Lima) and want to keep it if I can swing a way that doesn’t cost too much.
This promotion is free to sign up so it makes sense to sign up even if you don’t have any SPG stays planned just in case. There is also a decent sized non participating properties list so make sure the properties you want to use aren’t on it. So here is the link for the sign up page for the promo so get to it!