Starwood hotel chain, my prefferred hotel provider, has just gone live with their latest promotion for Starwood Preferred Guest members.
The new promotion runs double points for weekday stays and triple base points for any stay including two weekend nights. In most of the world a weekend night includes Friday and Saturday nights. In the middle east, the weekend is defined as a Thursday or Friday evenings.
Starwood’s normal earning is based on how much you paid for the room. Normal non-elite members earn 2 points per dollar spent, elites earn an extra point for every dollar. Starwood promotions are always based off of the intial 2 points per dollar earned on stays. So in this case a weekday stay would earn you 4 points per dollar spent for non-elites, and 5 points per dollar for elite members. Weekends would earn 6 points per dollar for non-elites and 7 points per dollar for elite members.
The "More for You" promotion will run through December. If you have any upcoming trips planned with Starwood hotels included, you will want to sign up prior to you trip. Make sure to head over to the promotion page through the above link and use your SPG member number and email to sign up for the extra points.