There was a lot of buzz over the weekend as unconfirmed details of SPG’s upcoming Nice Choice promotion were leaked. The initial reaction is underwhelming given all of the marketing hype SPG put into this promotion. Here’s a look at the details that were posted on FlyerTalk:
Choose your own earning period (You can only choose one)
Choose whatever you want to earn during (You can only choose one)
Awards (Free Nights & Redemption discounts)
*There is no switching of registration codes or earning periods after registration. No exceptions.
* Registration from May 1- June 30, 2012
Here is a summary of the offers:
Double Points beginning with 2nd stay. No limits.
Every 6 nights, get 3k Starpoints (max of 9k)
Earn 500 bonus Starpoints per night at Sheratons worldwide (no limits). Online-bookings ONLY
Stay 15 nights, get Triple Starpoints on all stays retroactively. No limits.
10 nights, get 1 Free Weekend Night (cat 1-5). Max of 2 Awards. Weekends are Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun.
Stay 20 nights, get 1 25% percent off redemption Award (cat 1-5). Max of 2 Awards
Merchandise Awards -
Stay 4 nights; get US$50 SPG Award Cert (max of 3)
Stay 4 nights; get $50 or EUR50 Westin @ home discount code (max of 3)
Stay 4 nights, get $50 or EUR50 Sheraton @ home discount code (max of 3)
Stay 5 nights, earn 1 bonus night toward elite status (max of 3 elite qualifying nights).
Stay 10 nights, earn 3 bonus nights toward elite status (max of 6 nights).
With SPG’s recent shift towards nights-based rewards, this promotion appears follows suit. Just to reiterate, these details are unconfirmed by SPG. Staying 10 nights to get one free night does seem a bit ridiculous and that has caused some people to believe these details are false. Rightfully so.
Late last Friday, SPG released one of the earnings options for the promotion. That option is listed in the leaked details. Right now it seems SPG is planning on releasing a little bit of info each day until the promotion actually starts so lets see how things unfold. Based on the details above, what are your thoughts?