Starwood Asia Pacific and MasterCard have partnered to offer a third-night-free deal on all SPG hotels stays in that region booked through March 31st, 2013. Just use your MasterCard on a stay of two nights or longer, and you’ll get your third night for free. You don’t even need the Starwood credit card to do it – just enroll in the Starwood Preferred Guest program (it’s free). Check out the promo on Starwood’s website.
- The stay must be completed by April 30th, 2013
- You must use a MasterCard credit card
- Use the promo code “Mastercard MH3″ for hotels and “Mastercard MT3″ for resorts.
- Countries include Australia, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
Why we love Starpoints
It’s no secret that the nerds love SPG’s rewards program, Starpoints. We value them at 2.3 cents apiece on average when used for hotel stays, but you can bump that value up to 5 cents if you redeem wisely. You can also transfer the points to many major airline programs at a 1:1.25 ratio, a pretty darn fantastic rate. You can also donate to charity at a 1:1.25 rate – a 2,000-point donation to the Red Cross or UNICEF yields a $25 donation. Should you decide to become a Starwood regular, the Starwood American Express earns 1 point per dollar on all purchases – a rewards rate, then, of 2.3% on average. The signup bonus is worth a whopping $575 by our estimates.
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