Starwood Preferred Guest just announced a promotion from now until August 31, 2015 where you can get a bonus 1000 Starpoints whenever you have a stay that includes a weekend night (defined as Fri, Sat or Sun except in the middle east where it is Thu, Fri, and Sat). This promotion can be a sweet deal especially if you have a low cost one night weekend stay to boost your points earnings. To maximize it if you didn’t mind moving properties a bit, you could do three different SPG properties on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights and get 3000 extra Starpoints plus you get to see different properties too!
I recently used 10,000 Starpoints a night to score this room in Detroit during the Movement music festival. Paid rates were $379 a night which gave me a value of 3.79 cents per point! This promotion will get you 10% of a free room like this every time you use it which is pretty nice!
Free points are always welcome. We will see what the other chains come up with this quarter to find the best value and let you know our thoughts!
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We have picked the winner of our Detroit is so Techno contest in conjunction with mybeatfix.com and the Movement Festival!
And the winner is no other than David Matos of the Miami DJ collective Freak the Disco! He and a guest won two plane and festival tickets to Movement in Detroit! Congratulations David, I know you will have an amazing time!
For those of you who didn’t win, check out our article on 7 ways to get to Movement in Detroit for free. You still have time to make it happen this year!
You may have entered our previous BPM Plane Ticket Giveaway where we gave two round trip plane tickets to a lucky winner to Cancun, Mexico. You may also have read our article on 7 ways to fly to the Movement Festival in Detroit for Free. There were some pretty easy options there, but what about a straight giveaway of not only two plane tickets to Detroit but also two festival tickets? We have now partnered with myBeatFix.com to do exactly that with our Detroit is so Techno Giveaway!
Here is how you can enter.
- LIKE mybeatFix and TravelWithMiles on Facebook!
- SHARE this contest photo PUBLICLY onto your Facebook page!
- ENTER your name and e-mail address in the form on this page.
That’s it! The winner will get two general admission festival tickets to the Movement Electronic Music Festival as well as two plane tickets to Detroit over the festival dates from anywhere in the continental US (Alaska and Hawaii excluded, sorry!)
It doesn’t get any better or easier than this! What are you waiting for? Enter now! Check out this lineup!
Back in February, I wrote about the air fare sale Southwest was having. Since that sale applied to both points and cash fares, I decided to look for tickets to DEMF over Memorial Day. I think DEMF is the best techno music festival in the US each year and have gone the last two years and had a great time. I still have oodles of Southwest Rapid Reward points after my online shopping extravaganza. I found some great flights with only one stop for 12,780 rapid rewards points total!
So with just a few clicks my seat was reserved for 12,780 points and $10 in airport security fees! Since Southwest doesn’t charge any change fees or cancellation fees there was no reason not to book my flight then and if the price in points dropped, I could simply make the changes and get the extra points back in my account. As of today, the exact same flights would be 13,500 points so a little bit higher but that is still an awesome value.
Making a great deal even sweeter with the companion pass.
To make this deal even sweeter, since I qualified for the companion pass last year by online shopping at Sears, I am able to add another person on the same flights with me for free! I do have to pay the airport security fees, but no additional cash or points. This means I can take a friend with me for only $10!
But what if I have no Rapid Reward points?
Let’s get some fast with credit card signups! You can start with the Rapid Rewards Visa that gives you 50,000 RR points after you spend $2000. Or since you can transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest, get the awesome Chase Sapphire Preferred card with a 40,000 point bonus after you spend $3,000.