SPG’s fourth quarter promotion is now live. From October 1 through December 20, 2012, you’ll earn double Starpoints on stays of one or two nights, and triple Starpoints on stays of three nights or more. Registration is required by November 30. Stays that are booked before October 1, and stays that occur before registration but fall in the promotion window, are eligible to receive the bonus points.
In addition to the double and triple points offers, you can also earn more Starpoints when you book through SPG booking channels or when you check-in via social media.
When you make a reservation through the SPG App for iPhone, you’ll earn 500 bonus Starpoints. When you make a reservation through SPG.com, you’ll earn 250 bonus Starpoints.
For the social media bonus, you’ll earn 250 bonus Starpoints when you check-in on foursquare. However, you can’t just check-in to receive the bonus. You have to link your SPG and foursquare accounts first.
The bonus points for reservations and the social media check-ins really help pad your earnings. If you’re mattress running and looking for cheap one night stays, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to earn more bonus points via checking-in on foursquare or making your reservation than you will by actually staying at the hotel.