Starwood's SPG program is arguably one of the best loyalty programs around. Points in the SPG program can be tranferred at a 1:1 rate to pretty much any major airline foreign and domestic with a few exceptions. beyond the 1:1 transfer rate is the fact that Starpoints that are transferred in 20,000 point increments give a big bonus of 5,000 points. So for every 20,000 points you transfer, you get an additional 5,000 points transferred for free as a bonus. Little can be said about SPG that is bad.
As we move into May, the old 2x Starpoints promotion has gone away and we are now preparing for the arrival of the next promotion tomorrow. When everything goes live on May 3rd, you'll be able to sign up for a pretty awesome promotion. Under the new promo, all Sheraton stays give you 3x normal earning, all other Starwood properties give 2x points, and if you stay on a weekend (Friday and Saturday), you get a 1000 point bonus tacked on as well.
Personally I already have a weekend stay planned for the upcoming trip to South Carolina where I'll be looking for my new home. Adding a 1000 point bonus is a big deal and I'm very happy to grab an extra bonus for a stay I already have booked.
Everyone who's a part of the Starwood SPG program, make sure to sign up tomorrow!!