Stretch Your Summer: Win 50,000 Starpoints in Our Starwood Rewards Giveaway!
by Mike Richard
Well ’tis that time again, folks! Our last Starwood giveaway was such a smash success, we figured, “Why not host another?”
In truth, it’s all part of Vagabondish.com’s partnership in the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express “AmEx Stars” program. Now that summer is quickly drawing to a close here in the U.S. (how is it August already?), that can only mean one thing: FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE!
OK, actually two things: it also means the U.S. Open is afoot. Tennis fans know that the US Open is the fourth and final tennis major of the Grand Slam each year (following the Australian Open, French Open and, of course, Wimbledon). This year, the event runs August 27th through September 9th at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (which includes the world famous Arthur Ashe Stadium) in Queens.
Now, Starwood invites you to “Stretch Your Summer” with a US Open-inspired vacation courtesy of The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express. The winner will score 50,000 Starpoints to redeem at a world-class tennis resort! Might we recommend The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort? Or perhaps The Phoenician in Scottsdale with its on-site, professional tennis instructor for your own private lessons? It’s all up to you!
Thanks to AmEx/Starwood, we’ll be stretching our own summer at this year’s US Open, alongside our fellow AmEx Stars bloggers. Won’t you join us?
How to Enter
As always, we’ve made it crazy simple to enter. This time, there are three ways:
- Leave a comment below letting us know which Starwood hotel you would stay in to stretch your summer
- Tweet us @vagabondish with hashtag #spgamex with your hotel of choice (example: “Hey @vagabondish! I would stretch my summer at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort #spgamex”)
- Or simply Like our Facebook page and tell us in the comments below
That’s it – good luck!
But wait, there’s more!
Limited Time Offer: Score an Additional 30,000 Starpoints!
The above giveaway does not require that entrants be current American Express cardholders. However, we highly recommend signing up for the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card.
Why? Because there’s never been a better time: from now (August 7, 2012) through September 4, 2012, you’ll score a 30,000 Starpoints sign-up bonus. The mercifully brief legalese related to this offer:
- 10,000 bonus Starpoints after first purchase
- 20,000 bonus Starpoints after spending $5,000 in 6 months of SPG card membership
- Enjoy a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $65 annual fee in subsequent years
Apply for the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card today!
The Fine Print
- One winner will be chosen at random.
- Winner receives 50,000 Starpoints to redeem for a hotel stay at a Starwood property featuring a world-class tennis facility (approximate retail value: $1250 USD).
- The Stretch Your Summer Giveaway sweepstakes ends August 15th, 2012 at 9:00 PM EST.
- All winners must (1) complete, sign, and return a W9 form within seven days of receipt to be awarded the Starpoints and (2) participate in the SPG program (sign up for a free account)
Disclosure: As one of this year's SPG AmEx stars, Vagabondish.com is receiving travel and other compensation in return for hosting this giveaway.
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About the Author
Vagabondish founding editor, Mike Richard, is a Rhode Island native, professional web designer and travel junkie with an unhealthy addiction to backpacking, hiking and seeing the world. He enjoys knit hats, small, declarative sentences and speaking in the third person. His professional credits include "Woman's World magazine contributor" and having once been interviewed by Tyra Banks (seriously).