25% bonus when you buy SPG points – a way of buying cheap(ish) airline miles

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Starwood is (again) offering a 10%-25% discount when you purchase SPG Starpoints before 31st December. The link to buy is here, scroll down to the SPG logo. The discount is staggered. You get 10% off purchases of up to 9500 points, 15% off 10000 to […]

Now earn SPG points flying Emirates and get Emirates status benefits at SPG hotels!

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Starwood Preferred Guest, the loyalty scheme for Westin, Sheraton, W, St Regis etc, has launched an interesting tie-up with Emirates. It is called ‘Your World Rewards’ and is designed to encourage Emirates flyers to stay at SPG hotels and vice versa.  The bottom line is […]

500 free Starwood Preferred Guest points for everyone

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Back in September I wrote about the Starwood promotion for mid September to mid December called ‘More For You’. Starwood, the Westin / Sheraton / W / aloft / Luxury Collection etc hotel group, was offering: double Starpoints on every SPG stay of two nights […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)

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Yesterday I did my best to begin answering the question commonly asked by beginners to this hobby – ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’. Because you can earn Avios points both directly and indirectly (eg via Tesco Clubcard or Amex Membership Rewards), the […]

Four good things and seven bad things about St Regis Doha

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Whilst I was in Doha two weeks ago, I stayed at the new St Regis.  This is arguably the most luxurious hotel in Qatar – or at least the one that promotes itself as the most luxurious.  This is my review of the St Regis […]

40% discount redeeming SPG points in Las Vegas – a decent deal?

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In January, Starwood Preferred Guest – the W, Westin, Sheraton, Luxury Collection, St Regis etc hotel group – announced a partnership with Las Vegas hotel group Caesars. Caesars runs the following resorts in Las Vegas and Atlantic City: Bally’s Atlantic City, NJ Bally’s Las Vegas, […]

Sheraton offering 500-3000 bonus SPG points for Club lounge bookings

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Sheraton, part of the Starwood Preferred Guest programme, has launched an interesting promotion for anyone booking a club / executive lounge level room at its 350 Club lounge hotels this Autumn. Until 2nd December, you will receive: 500 bonus SPG points for a one-night Club […]

10% bonus on Starwood transfers to Avios points – is it worth it?

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Every nine months or so, British Airways runs a co-ordinated promotion among all of the major hotel chains, offering a bonus of 25% for converting your points to Avios. The last UK outing for this deal was in June.  Surprisingly, though, Starwood Preferred Guest – […]

New Starwood promotion for Sep-Dec launched

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Starwood, the Westin / Sheraton / W / aloft / Luxury Collection etc hotel group, has announced its promotion for the final quarter of the year. Called “More For You“, it is a very simple one: You will earn double Starpoints on every SPG stay […]

Use your Starwood status on Delta Air Lines

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I wrote last week about how Delta Air Lines was tightening its grip on Virgin Atlantic now that it owns 49% of the UK company.  Virgin will refocus on flying to destinations in North America.  Virgin and Delta have also been, and will continue to, swap […]

Starwood launches new ‘daily play’ competition site

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Starwood Hotels, owners of Sheraton, Westin, W, St Regis, aloft etc, has recently launched a new online ‘daily play’ game called ‘Tap Into Luxury’. You can play twice per day, per person, and it runs until September 30th. No skill is required!  Simply enter your […]

Decent Starwood Hotels ‘3-4-2′, ‘4-4-3′ and ‘6-4-2′ deals

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Starwood – the Westin, W, Sheraton, St Regis, aloft etc hotel group – has teamed up with MasterCard to offer a free nights promotion.  This is valid for selected hotels in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa and requires payment with a MasterCard. This […]

Spend 2 x £25, get £25 back with Amex Summer Shopping Online

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Most British Airways American Express cardholders were emailed about this offer on Tuesday, but you can also take part if you have any other American Express card. The first 24,000 people to register their American Express card via this site will receive a £25 statement […]