Starwood Preferred Guest (Sheraton, Westin)

Starwood Preferred Guest is the loyalty scheme for Westin, Sheraton, aloft, Le Meridien and St Regis hotels amongst others. You earn points which can be used for free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

I published an extensive two-part review of Starwood Preferred Guest which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

Bits: 35% bonus buying SPG points, Amex / Eurostar transfers suspended, BA Run Gatwick race

News in brief: 35% discount when you buy Starwood Preferred Guest points Starwood is offering a 35% discount when you purchase SPG Starpoints before 29th December. The link to buy is here. The good news is that the discount is not staggered.  As long as you […]

Bits: LAST CALL for £15 Amazon / Amex discount, no SPG points from Uber, Madrid BA lounge

News in brief: £15 Amazon discount code ending soon (EDIT:  at the last minute, Amazon has extended this offer to 31st March 2018!) For the last 10 months or so, Amazon has been offering an exclusive £15 discount code for Amex Gold, Green and Platinum cardholders […]

Bits: Now use Avios on Virgin America, new Marriott Amex coming?, a HFP winner

News in brief: Use Avios on Virgin America flights from April Virgin America, the US domestic airline operating primarily on the West Coast, was bought by Alaska Airlines in 2016. Integration, as always with airline mergers, has been slow.  However from 25th April 2018 all […]

Use Marriott or SPG points for VIP hospitality at England v Argentina, Barbarians v New Zealand

I’ve slotted this in as an extra article (it has not been emailed) because I doubt these tickets will stick around for long and I’d prefer Head for Points readers to get them. Marriott Rewards has just dropped VIP hospitality packages for the rugby at […]

Bits: BA closing Toronto lounge, new SPG Moments concerts, new Amex offer at Thistle, Amba, Guoman

News in brief: British Airways closing Toronto lounge It was rumoured on Flyertalk earlier this week that the British Airways lounge in Toronto was closing. The closing date has now been confirmed by the Twitter team as 31st October.  BA will be using the Plaza […]

Are the seven Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

If you’re looking to get yourself some hotel status quickly, there is no easier route than getting an American Express Platinum charge card. It comes with SEVEN hotel status cards.  Five of these are given to you directly and two require you to complete a […]

Valuing my points – what I REALLY got over my last year of redemptions

Valuing miles and points is a thankless task.  I wrote this long piece on valuing Avios points but all it does is show you how complex it can be.  I also tend to throw out valuations of hotel points in articles – 0.4p-0.5p for IHG, […]

Get a 35% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios – but is it a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The ba.com page for the offer can be found here. As with the last two versions of this offer, which […]

Bits: LOADS of new SPG Moments O2 concert tickets in their suite, HFP downtime

News in brief: New Starwood SPG Moments concerts at the O2 now bookable Starwood Preferred Guest has released a nice batch of O2 concerts.  All of these are for the SPG Suite, and includes all you can drink and a very decent hot buffet. Here […]

What are the best hotel promos at present?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

Bits: BA ‘Upgrade to First’ back, SPG / Marriott merger clue, IC Ambassador 5k bonus goes

News in brief: British Airways brings back ‘Upgrade To First’ BA has brought back its regular ‘Upgrade To First’ promotion. This offer is only suitable for people travelling for business, as you are required to book a flexible or semi-flexible Club World ticket (in R, […]

Bits: earn Avios at Rolling Luggage, register for new SPG promo, Good To Go Parking sale

News in brief: Earn Avios with Rolling Luggage EDIT: the rules of this promo have now changed. A £100 purchase is required to earn 1,000 Avios. Avios has launched a new partnership with luggage retailer Rolling Luggage. At present it is only valid online via […]

Bits: visit the McLaren factory with Hilton, SPG to American 30% bonus, Vueling sale

News in brief: Visit the McLaren-Honda factory with Hilton Honors On Monday, Hilton Honors ran another of its occasional ‘behind the scenes’ tours of the McLaren-Honda factory at the Norman Foster-designed McLaren Technology Centre in Woking. A photo from the day is below.  Amusingly, at least half […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here although it does not mention the price. […]

What are the best hotel promos at present?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]