Blog Giveaway: 6,000 Starwood Points!

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Thanks to all our blog readers for your continued support!  This week, Em and I are giving away 6,000 Starwood points!

6000 Starwood Points May 2017

There Are Lots of Ways to Use Starwood Points to Get Big Travel With Small Money!

I’ll show you how to enter!

Through June 15, 2017, you can convert hotel points from 9 hotel programs to American Airlines and receive a 25% bonus.  I usually do NOT recommend transferring hotel points to airlines, because you’ll get much less value per point.  But there are some situations where it makes sense!

For example, Starwood points transfer to American Airlines at a ratio of 1:1.  Plus, Starwood will give you 5,000 miles for each 20,000 point increment you transfer!

So if you transfer 20,000 Starwood points to American Airlines, you’ll end up with 31,250 American Airlines miles (20,000 Starwood points = 20,000 American Airlines miles + 5,000 bonus miles from Starwood + 6,250 bonus miles from American Airlines).

Enter this contest for a chance to win 6,000 Starwood points, which you can convert into 7,500 American Airlines miles with this promotion!

How to Enter

Link:   Click on this post and tell me how you travel using Starwood points

To enter this giveaway, tell me how you use Starwood points to get Big Travel.  Do you convert them into Marriott points for budget hotel stays?  Do you use them for SPG Moments?  Do you transfer them to airline partners?

You MUST click this linked post & comment with your answer on that post (don’t comment on this post!).

You can also complete as many of the other tasks as you want.  You’ll get 1 entry for each item you complete.  But your entries only count if you complete the first step.  The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win!

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You can enter until May 7, 2017, (Sunday) at 9:00 pm Central Time.

Good luck!

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62 responses to “Blog Giveaway: 6,000 Starwood Points!

  1. I’d love to be able to tell you how I use Starwood points but I don’t have any. I’ve lost all of my hotel points without ever using any. If the 6,000 got me a hotel stay somewhere in Europe (my next destination) I’d be thrilled. Otherwise I’d likely convert them to AA miles because that’s my miles focus.

  2. Heidi Embrey

    I like your blog. One of these days I’m sure I will win one of your giveaways! Maybe this time! Thanks 🙂

  3. I use Starwood points for Disneyland!

  4. I like to use Starwood points for Disneyland!

  5. Luxury stays – I have my eye on the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.

  6. Jeffrey Ehrlich

    I use SPG points for Airline transfers with the 5K bonus to fly business class. Plus I enjoy transfer to Marriott @ 3X.

  7. I would use starwood in Europe.

  8. I like to transfer SPG points to airlines.

  9. I use Starwood points for my Disney stays, can’t beat the value and the kids love being so close too!

  10. Gathering SPG Points for Great Travel !

  11. We’ve used them for the Westin Tremblant for an amazing snow escape for two year. Great spot for families!

  12. I just got the credit card so having more points would be even better.

  13. I’m saving up my SPG points for the Gritti Palace in Venice. I try to burn points for bucket list items.

  14. I would use the points at the Sheraton in Detroit!

  15. Luv to use for Hawaii

  16. Looking forward to these to help with a points and $$ stay in Athens

  17. I use Starwood points converted to Alaska Airlines at 1:1 transfer plus the 5,000 bonus. I use the Starwood branded AMEX card instead of my Alaska Airlines BoA card for nearly all my purchases. This October my wife and I are flying to Tokyo from Anchorage for free.

  18. I stayed at the Sheraton Kona hotel and it was awesome. The SPG points are very flexible and hard to get. Can be transferred to airlines points or book hotels.

  19. I would visit Le Meridien Monaco! fantastic place

  20. Will use them for a stay in London this summer

  21. I would use Starwood in Europe

  22. Expensive hotel stays!

  23. I prefer to book 4 nights and get the 5th night free when I redeem SPG points.

  24. I would use Starwood points for Hawaii!

  25. I always use mine with cash and point option and get great value

  26. Whoopie, I’m going to transfer 40k from my new spg business to American for a 22,500 bonus.

  27. It’s harder to get cheaper award stays with SPG after category changes, but I love finding the 3k or 4.5k redemptions at Starwood hotels. My favorite one has been at the Four Points in Universal Orlando. Such a great deal! Hope to use it again.

  28. Would like to have a vacation with my wife.

  29. Colin Cordes

    Aloft in Charleston!

  30. I like to use my star points on aspirational stays. Usually the lower point hotels are also pretty cheap to pay cash.

  31. Starwood points are like gold to me, I have used them to visit my family and stay in different places throughout the US. I am looking at a Hawaii or Maldives trip next.

  32. Going to Copenhagen in a few weeks and staying at the Marriott!

  33. I would use the points in Japan!!

  34. Alex Torgueman

    Le Meridien in Split, Croatia looks great!

  35. W hotels

  36. I would transfer the starwood points to United. My goal is to have enough points by christmas to fly in business class to London for New year

  37. The Sheraton Boston is my favorite use for my Starwood points.

  38. Thanks for the informative and fun trip reports.

  39. Christopher Johnson

    I’d take my wife to NYC with them.

  40. I use them for trips to cities like Chicago. I love that I get the 5th night free.

  41. I generally transfer to Aadvantage to redeem on Etihad and Qatar awards with my wife in business class.

  42. Somewhere cheap in Bangkok!

  43. I have never used Starwood points but sure would like some to get started.

    • I just got the card so very excited to be creative with it. I will likely transfer for travel to Africa but also the transferring to Marriot sounds really good as well. I might have to flip a coin this time around!

  44. St. Regis Bora bora!!!

  45. Excited to start a new hobby–collecting points. Would love to travel with my kids.

  46. American is getting ready to utterly destroy their AAdvantage program

  47. Saving up my spg points for a stay in Venice at the Gritti Palace!

  48. Leonard Chan

    Use SPG points for medium expense stays (Westin / Sheraton)!

  49. I would use them for a stay at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver!

  50. I would use it at Four Points Niagara Falls this summer!

  51. Will sure help – for planned family trip to Hawaii

  52. i do not have enough spg points yet to stay anywhere!!!

  53. Haven’t redeemed any so far, but would like to use them for my next vacation in Europe

  54. Just got the card last week !…

    So excited to read this article a few times, and see what we can do…

    And of course every point counts, so thx for this very thorough post and education


  55. We use SPG Points & Cash at their Club Lounge locations with the SPG Biz Card for awesome travel experiences whenever that option is available

  56. I would transfer to the airlines to get the 1:1 and then bonus points.

  57. I would use the starwood points for a trip to Europe.

  58. SPG points are the best!!

  59. I have used Starwood Points to convert to Marriott points because of the 3:1 conversion rates. Last year, we did this and (combined with my regular Marriott points) got to take my 12 year old daughter out of the country for her first time ever, staying at the Ritz Carlton in Kyoto, Japan. The 2 week trip and the Japanese were absolutely incredible, gracious and warm people. My daughter LOVED learning about and experiencing the culture. She is hooked on travel!, and my wife and I are equally excited that she is learning to embrace the similarities and differences in people across the world.

  60. 7500 American airline miles will put me over the top for a trip to San Francisco!