Starwood Preferred Guest
Once you've registered for Starwood's fall promotion (double points between September 15 and December 15, 2014, and triple points for stays including a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night), sign into your Starwood Preferred Guest account and update one of your stay preferences to earn an additional 500 Starpoints.
Between November 4 and December 30, 2014, earn 20 bonus Gold Points per dollar spent on paid rates at participating Club Carlson properties (there's no list of participating properties, which sometimes – but not always – means all Club Carlson properties are participating) or double elite-qualifying nights. Register for the promotion here.
US Bank Flexperks
If you have a US Bank Flexperks Travel Rewards account, log into your Flexperks Exclusives page to see if you've been targeted for any bonus Flexpoints this holiday season. I received two promotional offers:
- 3,000 bonus Flexpoints for spending $5,500 on my card between November 1 and December 31, 2014;
- and 1,000 bonus Flexpoints for enrolling in Visa Checkout account and adding my Flexperks Travel Rewards card between October 31 and November 30, 2014.
I consider the Flexperks travel rewards card to be one of the most powerful tools for buying elite-qualifying- and redeemable-mile-earning airline tickets, and these two promotions will allow me to earn between $53.20 and $80 in Flexpoints (depending on the cost of the ticket I ultimately redeem them for) without spending any more money than I had already planned to.