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).

STRONG RUMOR: SPG Card Welcome Bonus Devaluation Imminent

We expected more notice about a significant change with the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express, but strongly sourced rumors from Doctor of Credit indicate the long-standing 25,000-point welcome bonus is about to be decimated, and replaced with a small cash welcome bonus.

Up to 30% Bonus Transferring SPG Points to AAdvantage

AA is running a promotion where you can earn up to a 30% bonus for transferring Starpoints to AAdvantage miles. The promotion is valid through October 15, 2017, and provides some excellent value since it stacks with Starwood’s 5,000-mile bonus for transfers of 20,000 Starpoints or more.