Delta and SPG Crossover Rewards Ends July 15, 2018

SPG has reminded its members via email that its partnership with Delta, the Crossover Rewards program, is coming to an end effective July 15, 2018. The move comes as no surprise in light of the SPG and Marriot merger, since Marriott already has a partnership with United through RewardsPlus®.

250 Bonus SPG Points with Mobile Check-In

SPG has announced a promo where you can earn 250 bonus Starpoints when you check-in via the SPG mobile app. Mobile check-in is available when you book directly with SPG, through the website, or via the mobile app. About 72 to 48 hours prior to your stay you will be notified if you want to check-in via the mobile app. Once you have, on the day of your stay you will receive a notification when your room is ready, and your key is at the front desk.

Last Chance to Buy SPG Points up to 35% Off?

We don’t know it for sure, but given the August 1, 2018 elimination of the SPG program, now is probably your last chance to buy Starpoints with a discount of 35%, before the program merges with Marriott and Starpoints are converted into Marriott Rewards (or whatever the new program will be named).

Register for the 2018 SPG Status Challenge

Starwood Hotels has renewed its 2017 Status Challenge program for 2018, allowing some members to earn Gold or Platinum status with significantly fewer nights. Though not everyone is eligible for the program, it’s an excellent opportunity for those looking to jump on the elite bandwagon who qualify.