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Has anyone used the SPG Nights And Flights offer?

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Hi, all.

I was looking around the SPG site and came across the points redemtion offer called Nights and Flights II, https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/account/starpoints/redeem/nights_flights.html

According to the web site, you can redeem 70,000 Starpoints and receive 50,000 airline miles AND 5 free nights in a category 4 hotel. This seems like a reasonable deal. Has anyone redeemed Starpoints using this redemption option? Is it a good deal?
 

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It could be a good deal, depending on where you want to go, but note that if you convert 80K Starpoint to FF miles you would get 100K airline miles.
 

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we used nights and flights a few years ago to go to scottsdale. it worked out really well.it definitely a good deal.

pointsjunkie, how did the transaction take place - were the Starpoints transferred to a FF account for you and you then make your own travel arrangements?
 

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pointsjunkie, how did the transaction take place - were the Starpoints transferred to a FF account for you and you then make your own travel arrangements?

yes, i had them put in my usair account, they booked the hotel at wkv and i booked the airfare. i used extra FF miles and upgraded to first class. it was a great trip.
 

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after purchasing in Oct 2007 we received 120K points. I think I ROCKED the nights & flights deal. . i'm a huge bargin shopper :) and took the family to Disneyland last April.

I used them on TWO nights & flights packages (for cat 3 hotel):

I received 100K Alaska Airlines miles which added to the 20K i already had.

With 120 air miles I found RT tickets from Spokane, WA to California @ 20K ea

I got 6 tickets for me, my fiancee, our 6 yr old boys, and both our moms. We paid $10 each for a fee of some sort.

In addition to the 6 RT tickets I booked two rooms at the Anaheim Sheraton Park for 5 nights. Upon check in I found we could either pay $50 or 1K points per night to upgrade to club level (this hotel didn't offer free upgrades because of the club level PERKS - keep reading).

So we paid 10K points and got club level and rooms that were excellent for firework viewing - high floor right in the middle.

The reason the Club level cost is this (and well worth it).

We were allowed to bring in our kids, it always had plenty of food for breakfast and evening snacks plus drinks were free with no limit that we were aware of. Often they had chicken nuggets or mini corndogs which totally satisfied our boys, the free cocktails, beer, wine was well worth it as well. . .and even at breakfast my mom made PP&J sandwiches to take to Disneyland with us for the kids & we stocked up on bottled water and juices.

They also allowed us to take drinks back to our room, so even though it was only open 5-7 we would get a couple beers take them to our room which had a little minifridge and headed back to the club room for cocktails and snacks (basically made a dinner of it most nights). We did eat out some at Disneyland but definitely took full advantage of the club perks and everyone was extremely nice and never once did i feel guilty about it, they were very very nice staff in the club lounge.

Oh and I got engaged on my 30th birthday IN Disneyland :)
 
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yes, i had them put in my usair account, they booked the hotel at wkv and i booked the airfare. i used extra FF miles and upgraded to first class. it was a great trip.
Got it. Sounds like a pretty good deal. Thanks for the info.
 
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