500 Bonus Starwood Starpoints Per Stay Beginning May 1?

TM Travel World says that Starwood’s Chinese website will be offering 500 bonus points per booking between May 1 and July 31.

Many folks will find it not quite worth the trouble to go to spg.com, then select the Chinese option (on right corner under language, below German) and then use Google translate (or a similar website) to help complete your booking, assuming that you do not read Chinese.

But 500 points are 500 points. I haven’t seen reference to this offer elsewhere, and of course I do not speak Chinese. So I’ll have to trust Troy that this offer is coming in a week and a half. And you’ll have to decide whether 500 points make booking in Chinese worthwhile.

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  1. 500 points per stay and 1/3 credit towards a free resort night! With some hopping to max both promotions out, that’ll be 1000 points (500 for the PLT amenity) + 4000 points (1/3 points of where I plan on redeeming my resort nights) … I’m getting over $120 in point value a stay for a room that’ll cost my company < $80 a/i … and I'll redeem for a resort that normally is $230/night

    Happy Starwood camper here looking forward to Chinese.

  2. It’s actually 2 under Deutsch. The first under German is (obvious by the url) Japanese, hence the url: language=ja_JP, the next under Japanese being language=zh_CN – Chinese

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