SPG Great Weeks, Grand Weekends (The “Promotion”) FAQS

When can I register for the promotion? What are the dates during which I can earn bonus Starpoints®? Can anyone register for this promotion? Will eligible stays or nights prior to registration count toward my earning? How do I earn double Starpoints? How do I earn 500 bonus Starpoints? At which hotels and resorts am I eligible to earn bonus Starpoints? What qualifies as an eligible paid stay? Can I book through a third party and earn bonus Starpoints? If part of my stay was reserved using a Free Night Award or SPG® Cash & Points, will my stay qualify? If I check in before the earning period begins or check out after the earning period ends, but some of my stay is in the earning period, does my stay earn the bonus? When will the bonus Starpoints post to my account? Will I earn stay and night credits toward elite status? Can I take advantage of other bonus promotions at the same time?
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When can I register for the promotion?

SPG Members can register December 18, 2017, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) March 31, 2018 (the “registration period”).

What are the dates during which I can earn bonus Starpoints®?

Each Registered Member can earn bonus Starpoints for eligible paid stays from January 16, 2018, through April 15, 2018 (the “earning period”).

Can anyone register for this promotion?

Any SPG Member can register at spg.com/greatweeks. A nonmember can join the SPG program and register simultaneously, also at spg.com/greatweeks.

Will eligible stays or nights prior to registration count toward my earning?

Yes, as long as the SPG Member registers by March 31, 2018, any eligible paid stay or night from January 16, 2018, through April 15, 2018, will count toward earning.

How do I earn double Starpoints?

A Registered Member can earn double Starpoints on eligible paid stays at participating SPG hotels beginning with their second stay within the earning period. The bonus may be earned an unlimited number of times.

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How do I earn 500 bonus Starpoints?

Registered Members can also earn an additional 500 bonus Starpoints beginning with their second stay if their eligible paid stay includes a Friday or Saturday night (Thursday or Friday night in the Middle East). The bonus may be earned an unlimited number of times.

At which hotels and resorts am I eligible to earn bonus Starpoints?

A Registered Member can earn bonus Starpoints at SPG hotels and resorts that are participating in the promotion. Click here to view the complete list of participating hotels and resorts.

What qualifies as an eligible paid stay?

An eligible paid stay includes one or more nights at the same SPG Participating Hotel by a Registered Member who (A) provides their SPG Member number at the time of reservation or at check-in; (B) pays an eligible rate that earns Starpoints as defined by the terms and conditions of the SPG program (spg.com/t&c); and (C) stays in one of the reserved guest rooms. If a Registered Member checks out of a guest room and then checks back in to a guest room at the same SPG Participating Hotel on the same day, it will count as a single stay for purposes of calculating stays.

Can I book through a third party and earn bonus Starpoints?

Stays must be booked through any Starpoints-eligible channel, which includes a travel professional who books through those channels or the GDS. This is the only way to earn bonus Starpoints and get our best rates. Stays booked through prepaid, third-party channels — such as orbitz.com, expedia.com, travelocity.com, delta.com, etc. — are not eligible Rate Plans, so the Registered Member will not earn bonus Starpoints and will not qualify for the offer. A description of a Starpoints-eligible channel can be found at spg.com under the program terms and conditions, section 2.1.

If part of my stay was reserved using a Free Night Award or SPG® Cash & Points, will my stay qualify?

No. Stays booked with Free Night Awards or Cash & Points do not count as qualifying stays for this promotion. Even if part of the stay is reserved using an Award and part is paid, the Registered Member will not receive bonus Starpoints for any part of the stay.

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If I check in before the earning period begins or check out after the earning period ends, but some of my stay is in the earning period, does my stay earn the bonus?

Yes, as long as one night of the eligible stay is within the earning period, bonus Starpoints will be earned (even if part of the stay falls outside the earning period).

When will the bonus Starpoints post to my account?

The bonus Starpoints will post to the Registered Member's account within two to four weeks of each eligible paid stay posting. Please note: Not all bonuses will post at the same time. Please note that not all bonuses will post at the same time; stays will be processed for the promotion in the order they post to the member’s account.

Will I earn stay and night credits toward elite status?

A Registered Member will earn stay and night credits for this promotion as he or she normally does while earning Starpoints.

Can I take advantage of other bonus promotions at the same time?

Yes. However, each promotion earns bonuses independently of each other.