Blog Giveaway: 10,000 Starwood Points!

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Giveaway time!  We’re always happy to surprise random readers with prizes.  I hope you win!  This week we’re giving away 10,000 Starwood points!

Blog Giveaway 10,000 Starwood Points

The Winner Can Use Their 10,000 Starwood Points Towards a Stay at Hotels Like the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

You can use Starwood points to book stays at beautiful hotels in popular spots like London, New YorkLos Cabos, Sydney, and Buenos Aires.

Starwood hotels include AloftElementFour PointsLe MeridienSheratonSt RegisThe Luxury CollectionWestin and W brand hotels.

Blog Giveaway 10,000 Starwood Points

10,000 Starwood Points Can Get You a Night at the Picturesque Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort in Los Cabos

Or you can transfer your Starwood points to any of their 30+ airline partners and get 5,000 bonus miles for every 20,000 points you transfer!

How to Enter:

1.   Leave a Comment 

Please leave ONE comment telling me about your latest hotel award stay (doesn’t have to be at a Starwood hotel) and how many points you used for your stay.

I’ll pick 1 commenter who will win a 10,000 Starwood points after the drawing closes at 9:00 pm Central Time on Saturday, September 12, 2015 (today).

Good luck!

Fine Print:  The maximum value of this giveaway is $350.  I make all the decisions regarding the giveaway and there is no appeal.  I’m not getting anything from Starwood and I’m giving away Starwood points, so don’t make this hard for me!

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944 responses to “Blog Giveaway: 10,000 Starwood Points!

  1. my last redemption was the best one ever and one I don’t think I’ll ever be able to duplicate. I was doing the hyatt diamond challenge and completed it at the Hyatt andaz wailea in style. 4 nights on points + cash for 12.5k points & $150 per nights. Used a suite upgrade certificate for suite thAt was running at like $1500 / night so obviously I could never afford normally. It was a phenomenal way to finish off the challenge since we of to Hawaii on points. Also where my girlfriend first told me she loved me, so probably a bit biased there 🙂

    Thanks the tips and upgrading my life!!

  2. I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in North Carolina, I used 5,000 points per night (2 nights). The best part is that IHG is having a promotion now that if you stay in september you earn 5,000 bonus points and then for your first stay on the promotion you also earn 5,000 bonus points. I received back all my points that I used for the stay because of their offer!! Technically had two free nights!!

  3. I found out about the Citi Hilton Reserve card through Million Mile Secrets, and took out the card. It came with two free weekend nights at any Hilton hotel, and Hilton Honors elite (Gold) status. My wife and I recently used the reward in Rome, Italy, at the Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria hotel. The elite status resulted in an upgrade to a great suite and breakfasts. Moreover, the only Michelin three-star restaurant in Rome, is on the top floor of the hotel. We had a memorable dinner (certainly one of the best we had ever had), and apparently the elite status helped get us a reservation and priority seating at this exclusive restaurant, which had fabulous view of Rome. We would not have stayed at that hotel, and gone its restaurant, had we not had the award.

  4. I learned about IHG’s Accelerate Promo through MMS and just recently stayed at the Candlewood Suites next to Trump National Doral in Miami to play the Blue Monster golf course for FREE with my Citi Prestige card that comes with 3 rounds of golf each year at the best courses in the world for free! My stay was the first of 4 planned nights/stays before the end of the year to earn my 2 nights free at any of IHG’s properties.

    Thanks Darius & Emily for your knowledge and sharing of all the best deals in travel…and hope to win the free 10k Starpoints as my next stay will be with my new SPG AMEX I picked up with 30,000 bonus miles earlier this month.

  5. We spent a month in France in May 2015 (it was awesome). The last 4 nights we spent at the Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel, Paris Trocadero. Used the 2nd night free benefit. 2 nights on my card and 2 nights on hubby’s card. Could really use the starpoints, planning on going to the BIg Island in Jan and want to stay at The Sheraton.
    Thanks for all you do.

  6. I bought a hotel award stay for my mother in law to use to break up her trip in coming to visit with us. It was the Hampton Inn in Chattanooga near the mall. I was able to get $50 + 8,000 points a night so it’s a redemption value of $0.0073 which I thought was a good deal.

  7. My wife and I spent our 5th anniversary at the Andaz Papagayo using our 2 free Hyatt CC nights and three nights on points at 15,000 points a night. It was well worth it!! On a side note, we just had our first stay at a starwood property at the Four Points in Norwood, MA. Nice Hotel.

  8. Hi,

    My most recent Hotel award stay was at the Sheraton Port Douglas in Australia.

    Love the warmer climate.


  9. I was able to go with my daughter on a fantastic mother/daughter vacation to the Big Apple. I transferred SPG points to American Airlines when there was a bonus. Then I transferred AA miles to British Avios because it’s only 4500 points one way to NYC from NC. I went on AA website and found the Empire Hotel for 18K points for one night, which was awesome for NYC. The Empire Hotel was in THE best location – across from Lincoln Center, 1 block from the subway and a few blocks to Central Park. It was perfect for us and we had a blast!

    Total points – 36,000 for both of us! – One note :Steve’s Pizza has the yummiest pizza for a very reasonable price – it’s kiddie korner from the WTC.

  10. @Timothy McDermott – I live in Winston-Salem, NC, and I thank you for the tips on Asheville – it’s only 2 hours away.

  11. I used 12k Hyatt points for the Denver Regency downtown. It was ok.

  12. My husband and I used 20k of our points at the Hilton in Los Angeles for a friend’s wedding!

  13. i’ve used 35K point for Westin GUAM hotel. It was amaizing

  14. we’ve used only 6000 points for Sheraton hotel near FLL for 2 night

  15. I used 9000 points to book 3 rooms at a Sheraton in Portland that would have cost over $300 a night per room. Figured my family and I saved close to a $1000 on that stay.

  16. My last redemption was for 2 nights at 10,000 Starwood points a night in downtown Seattle. This would be a great way to help build back up the account!

  17. Park Hyatt Tokyo 15k and 300 US dollars

  18. Well I a, very new to the points game and have yet to redeem an award stay of any kind. I’m currently building points, my last stay was a week ago and I stayed at an IHG property and was able to use my IHG card. 15 points per dollar total. Got free 500 bonus points for stay as Platinum reward choice at checkin. Got 500 points from expiring promotion that weekend I just made under the wire. Got 5000 points for a September stay under the new promotion. Got another 5000 points for and singe stay under the new promotion. Just got an email where I get 1500 more if I stay again within 90 days from now.

    Over 12,000 points in one stay, I paid right at $100 for the room so I basicly came out ahead on this stay. I’m learning quick but have a long, long way to go.

  19. No recent award stays because I am saving up points for an epic European vacation

  20. Hi,
    My last redemption was with purchase eraser from capital one. I got to stay in the conrad in London 2 nights was gorgeous and it only cost me $100 (lmtclub) after using 20k points from capital one.

  21. My last redemption was at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. It was my wedding day. I used all my Hilton points to treat my parents to a Hawaiian vacation. They didn’t have much money and I wanted them at my wedding. In their 75+ years, they had never left California. It was their first time in Hawaii. My father is gone now, but I always smile when I think back and remember how happy he was in Hawaii. It was my wedding day, but my parents acted like newly weds on their first Hawaii trip. Points well spent 🙂

  22. I redeemed 6,000 Wyndham rewards points + €64 for a 2 night, go fast stay at the Ramada Encore in Vienna, Austria. Not too fancy but it was a economical choice and we spent most of the time exploring the city.

  23. My last redemption was at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, I used 200,000 points for a total of 5 nights. It was my wedding day. I used all my Hilton points to treat my parents to a Hawaiian vacation. They didn’t have much money and I wanted them at my wedding. In their 75+ years, they had never left California. It was their first time in Hawaii. My father is gone now, but I always smile when I think back and remember how happy he was in Hawaii. It was my wedding day, but my parents acted like newly weds on their first Hawaii trip. Points well spent 🙂

  24. My latest hotel stay was at at Disney world resort in Orlando. I wish I could live there. I probably won’t win the giveaway or any giveaway for that matter but I think it’s a nice thing you’re doing giving away points and other prizes. Other blogs (I’m looking at you pointsguy) don’t give away anything and post the same thing over and over. But this site is great 🙂 well I’m gonna go back and finish Narcos on Netflix. It’s really really good.

  25. My last hotel stay was at a Radisson, but it was not a points stay

  26. I actually haven’t redeemed points yet, but I have a SPG cash + points redemption on the books for the Le Meridien Koh Samui for a trip for a friend’s wedding in March! 12,000 points and $110 for 2 nights – we can’t wait!

  27. Used 15K Marriott points for a residence inn stay. Not the greatest hotel but worth the points and not too bad driving distance from the theme park.

  28. 28,000 points for 5 nights in Sheraton Prague when the rates were around 280$ a night. Great redemption.

  29. Our latest hotel stay was in Pocotello Idaho for a family reunion. We used 28000 chase ultimate reward points.

  30. Thanks to MMS we used our Hilton Honors points to stay at the Double Tree Niagara Falls with a beautiful view of the falls.

  31. I used up the last little bit of my points on a hotel near the airport so my family of four could get up at the crack of dawn and head off to Spain to live for a year! (An adventure “bought” with points!)

  32. Last stay was in Myanmar, great visit.

  33. peter thornhill

    I used 8,000 hyatt points transfered from my CSP to book a hyatt at the san francisco airport the night before my early morning flight. Convenient and free! gotta love this hobby! thanks for the informative blog!

  34. I redeemed points for a one night stay at the JW Marriott San Francisco. Not the best use of points but it saved some money nonetheless.

  35. I’m currently sitting in the Hyatt Regency Chicago after having redeemed 15,000 Gold Passport Points.

    The lounge is amazing, the location superb and the staff have been super nice.

  36. My last award stay was at Marriott’s Grand Chateau in Las Vegas last month.
    It was on a weekend and the suites were very expensive but the award rate made it worthwhile.
    This was the start to a wonderful trip to visit Southern Utah’s national parks

  37. Used 40,000 SPG points for a 5 night stay at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Hong Kong.

  38. I haven’t yet earned enough Starwood Points to use them but I look forward to a trip when I can do so. Winning your generous giveaway would help me reach that goal.

  39. Last minute trip to Las Vegas with my friends over Labor Day Weekend. Standard rooms were about $500/night. Used my hyatt points at 25,000/night, seemed worth it. Thanks!

  40. My last award stay was actually my first venture into miles and points. My family of 6 went to Orlando for 12 days using points earned on our Club Carlson cards (wife and I each had one) we had 2 rooms for 9 nights $150 (annual card fees) at the Park Inn located in Kissimmee! I expected to pay $15/night/room resort fee but those were waived as well because these were award nights! This wasn’t mentioned when I made my reservations online so it was a great start to our vacation. We also had a side trip and stayed 2 nights / 2 rooms at a Hampton Inn using our Hilton points as well. The Park Inn was not the fanciest hotel but it is very close to all the Disney Parks… plus we slept well and really that’s the most important thing isn’t it?

  41. My wife and I both opened Chase Fairmont VISA cards, which award 2 free nights with account opening as well as suite upgrade certificates and certificates for food and beverage or spa credit. Stayed in a $600/night suite at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui for 4 nights and used $100 food credit as well. Our kids ages 6 and 7 (they are small for their age) ate free all 4 days.

  42. My last award stay was at the hilton sukhumvit in Bangkok last summer. I used a points + cash deal, paid 10k points and $50 per night. It was amazing, walking distance within everything and impeccable service. In fact, they let me hang out and store my luggage at the Gold/Diamond lounge my last day as my flight was at midnight.

  43. My last stay was at a radisson. Then I found out about playing the points game. Working on a trip to disney next summer for my family of 6! Air tickets done, working on starwoods points now to get two rooms!

  44. Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, always wanted to ski Beaver Creek but never wanted to pay $$$$ for a bed and a closet and a shower. 88,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points (obtained via a couple of Chase Ultimate Rewards card sign-up bonuses) for 4 nights in a $500-600 per night room in a ski-in, ski-out hotel. Well worth every single point! Excellent example of “Big Travel, Small Money”!