Triple Starwood Points on Hotel Stays

Starwood is offering triple points on hotel stays between November 28 and December 21. While Starwood is famous for doing only targeted promos, for once it appears as though this is open to everyone. Registration is required.

And speaking of targeted promos, some holders of the Starwood American Express card are in the middle of a 50% bonus on all spending (Oct 1 – Nov 30). I wasn’t targeted. I wasn’t targeted last summer for double points on all spending above a certain threshold last year either. Apparently I use the card too much, they don’t feel the need to incentivize me further. I wrote to American Express last year to express my displeasure, their executive offices called me and they dropped a large number of points (likely more than I’d have earned from the bonus…) into my account as an apology.

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  1. Hmmm… I use the Starwood Amex too, and I have been spending a LOT in the last month… Any chance you can post the letter you sent (or some guidelines on such a letter), and the cust service address?

    I’ve had a lot of success with letter writing in the past… after Delta shafted me on a business class flight from Atlanta to Mauritius they ended up giving me 50,000 miles and $700 in travel vouchers. Didn’t really make up for being a day late to the wedding I was best man at, but it was better than nothing.

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