If you have a Starwood Preferred Guest account, here is a very easy way to pick up 200 free SPG points. In most hotel programmes 200 points won’t get you far, but I value an SPG point at 1.5p so you looking at £3 of value for 60 seconds of your time.
Starwood has launched a new feature called SPG Dashboard. There is, so far, very little on it apart from a summary of your stays in the current year and over your lifetime plus indicators of your progress to your next status level.
Scroll down and you will see a box marked ‘Opt In and Earn’.
Ticking one or both of the boxes and submitting the form will sign you up to SPG emails. More importantly, it will earn you 200 Starpoints which will post within 30 days. As well as boosting your balance, these should also reset the expiry date of your points.
If you are already signed up for Starwood emails, you won’t see this option. In which case, you need to click on the top right icon and click ‘My Profile’. Under ‘Communication Preferences’, untick the box for ‘SPG E-Statements’ and click save.
You now need to clear your cookies or open a different browser (not a different tab) or start ‘in private browsing’. Repeat the process above to visit the dashboard and the option to opt back in to emails and earn your 200 points should be there!
This offer runs until 30th November.
(Want to earn more hotel points? To see our complete list of promotions from the major chains, click here to visit our ‘Hotel Promos’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)