Quick & Easy 500 Free Starwood Points!

I love free points and I especially love when it takes less than a minute of work so I am excited to write about Starwood’s newest promotion in which they are giving you 500 FREE SPG points for updating your Starwood account! Since you can transfer SPG points to airlines, this could be viewed as 500 free miles in programs such as American, British Airways, US Airways etc.

Here are the steps to the earn 500 points with the “My Stay Preferences” promotion:

1) First, register for a promotion by Starwood called “More For You” which if you stay at a SPG hotel by December 15th, you will earn double SPG points on stays of least two nights and it can become triple points if the stay includes a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night. You can still get 500 Free SPG points even if you do not stay at a SPG hotel.


2) Click this link to Update Your Preferences. While it doesn’t say you actually need to change anything, I decided to make a small change and click the “Space to work”. Click Save Changes and you’re done! The points should post sometime in January.


This seriously took me about a minute and all I needed was my SPG account number. You do need to signup for this promotion by November 30rd, so I suggest doing it now before you forget!


Who Wants 1 Million Points?

Via Mile Nerd, points.com is running a contest where one lucky receipent will win one million points in the program of their choice!

Yes, it is a longshot you will win but let’s daydream where one million points could take you. Let’s say you choose United miles. To give you an idea what you could burn one million miles on, you could use them for:

  • 4o Roundtrip Domestic Flights in the Continental US or
  • 8 Roundtrip Business Class Flights to Europe or
  • 10 Roundtrip First Class Flights to Hawaii or
  • 7 Roundtrip Business Class Flight to Australia

Link to signup for the contest is – HERE.

Good luck – you’ve got to be in it to win it!

*Note I do not receive anything if you enter the contest – I simply think for 10 seconds of work, its worth daydreaming where one million miles can take you*
**PointsCentric is on vacation, using his points and miles, without access to wifi and thus, cannot respond to emails or comments. Please enjoy this run of scheduled posts – I will respond to all email and approved comments upon my return. Thanks!**