This SPG platinum-lite member (I requalified for platinum status through "Stays Count Double" promotion) returned home from a Colorado trip to find an invitation in my mailbox. "Sample the world. For half the Starpoints."
The 50% off a Category 1-5 hotel stay is appreciated, but the timing is rather late.
I have to make a confirmed reservation within the next 10 days by March 3, 2008 for a hotel stay to be completed by May 31, 2008. Fortunately, this frequent guest is fairly flexible and efficient at vacation planning. There is a 6-night award stay limitation (last year I was able to book a 9-night award with the half Starpoints offer).
St. Regis Singapore, Sheraton Noosa Australia, or Luxury Collection Arabella Western Cape and Spa, Hermanus, South Africa...so many choices.
200,000 Mexicana airmiles and a 50% Starpoints award provides numerous combinations for a Loyalty Traveler vacation extravaganza on the cheap.