Giveaway: SPG 50% off rack rate certificate good for up to 5 nights

There are oodles of BoardingArea and other bloggers giving away hotel points and other great travel items, and I uncovered another Starwood Preferred Guest 50% off rack rate certificate I’d like a lucky reader to have.

a card with text on itAs you probably know, rack rates are definitely more expensive than the cheapest best available room rates, but the use of this certificate on suites can really save money, especially in Europe. The cert is valid for one to five consecutive night stays at participating Starwood hotels or resorts worldwide, subject to availability.

As far as I know, the only way to book a stay using these is by calling SPG reservations, but I have read that people successfully used the online chat feature to check rack rates as they aren’t typically published online.

There are terms and conditions, of course, but most are what you’d expect:

  • Certificate expires December 31, 2013
  • Maximum of five consecutive nights
  • Certs may not be applied toward service charges, room tax, food & beverage, parking, gratuities, gift shop purchases or other incidentals and taxes
  • Cert must be presented at check-in
  • Member will receive Starpoints for paid portion of stay only
  • Not combinable with other room rate discounts or specials
  • Good for only one room during the stay
  • Not valid in Hawaii, French Polynesia or at the Sheraton Bahrain Hotel

Leave a comment if you’re interested and on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 12:00pm PST, I’ll use to select the lucky recipient. The only “rule†is that you can only leave one comment on this post per person/email. Oh, and not to worry if your comment gets held “in moderation.” I’ll be sure to get it approved ASAP.

Good luck!

[Edited 2/24/12 at 12:00pm PST: Comments are now closed.]



  1. Yep, the T&C eliminates the place my wife would want to go to make use of it… Hawaii. Maybe we can find another location ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Too bad I can’t use it in Hawaii, but it would be great for my upcoming stay at the Westin in Saint John!

  3. Have a vacation coming up at the westin in cancun with gf. First trip together out of the country! Would love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Swweeeetttt – Been banking miles for a trip to Europe in the summer of 2013 so this would be killer!!!!
    Thanks for offering it up.

  5. Would love this certificate for my upcoming trip to Amsterdam this summer! I’ve been checking the cash and points for the Hotel Pulitzer daily and no luck.

  6. This would be super AWESOME! I’d love to use it to take a trip with my father for his birthday coming up. Thanks for the great blog.

  7. I would love to use this coupon for a stay in New York City, I have never been there in my life and its on my bucket list. Thankx!

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