Newly increased 30,000 points SPG Personal and Business card bonus

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As it has already become an annual tradition, the SPG American Express sign-up bonus is back up to 30,000 points instead of the usual 25,000. The increased sign up bonus is available for anyone who signs up and is approved …

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Starwood Tap Into Luxury Game

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Through September 30, 2014 SPG is holding another online game called Tap Into Luxury.  You can play the game up to two times daily per member.  They have some instant win possibilities but every play earns one entry for the …

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Westin Beach Resort & Spa – Fort Lauderdale – Review

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Last weekend was the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale and since it was a two day event I decided to stay on points at the Westin Beach Resort just up the street from the event.  Although not the closest hotel …

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SPG Bring On The Nights Promotion

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The registration for the SPG Bring On The Nights promotion is now open.  Register by February 28, 2014 to qualify for this promotion which will run through April 30, 2014. Although not as eventful as other promotions, it could still …

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Sheraton Dusseldorf Airport – Review

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The Sheraton Dusseldorf is conveniently located in the Airport.  On our return from Rome we were able to get an overnight layover in Dusseldorf.  We arrived on Saturday at Noon and our connecting flight didn’t depart until Sunday at 9:15AM …

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Hotel Excelsior – Naples – Review

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While in Rome we ventured out to Napoli (Naples) for a few days.  We managed to book the Hotel Excelsior for only 12,000 points per night.  This is a Category 5 property which is part of the SPG Luxury Collection. …

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SPG Spin to Win promo – limited time

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Update: Just played after Day #4 and finally was able to win 1,000 points. Under my wife’s account anyway. Apparently SPG hates me! Hat tip to one of our readers who alerted us about this ongoing promotion, which doesn’t appear …

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Westin O’Hare – Review

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Had the pleasure of visiting the Westin O’Hare for a few nights.  First thing I’d say is that if you are looking for a hotel close to the airport to avoid the Chicago traffic, this is a great choice.  It’s …

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Westin Grand Cayman – Review

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I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Westin Grand Cayman on Seven Mile Beach. Strategy On this trip we flew over on American Airlines using British Airways Avios points at only 9,000 Avois per person and we stayed …

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Getting around SPG’s points transfer policy

We have friends who recently needed to spend a night in the Northeast while traveling last minute and needed a quick hotel reservation. Our friends weren’t really in a position to afford a pricey hotel, and we have so many …

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