SPG Open the World Game & Contest
Starwood Preferred Guest loves to run various games and promotions to highlight their properties and loyalty program. One of their big pushes now is the use of smart devices as room keys. To highlight this new function, they have created a game called “Open the World”.
Open the World is open to SPG members in most countries and can be played daily online through September 30, 2015. There will also be a version of the game that can be played through September 13, 2015 on location at the U.S. Open Tennis Championship.
The Online Game
The online game is fairly simple. After inputting your SPG number and email address, you then choose which device to want to use (Android, iPhone or iWatch) and then pick one of 5 doors to open. After opening the door you will be magically transported to one of SPG’s properties. At that point you can choose another door or click to see if you have won a prize.
The game is sort of fun and has the benefit of not taking very long. You can input your information and choose a door within a minute or so. Unfortunately my wife and I didn’t win today, however I’ll try to remember to make daily visits. During similar promotions in the past I have won points a few times.
Here is a look at the prizes that can be won online. You can find the on location prizes and full terms of the promotion on their website.
- One Free Night Award: 33 Awards available for any SPG participating category 1-5 hotel or resort. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $171.00. Award will be available in the SPG member’s account within three weeks from the Game Period end date. Award must be consumed by March 31, 2016.
- Starpoints: 561 Awards Available: 25,000 Starpoints: ARV $625.00; 10,000 Starpoints: ARV $250.00; 5000 Starpoints: ARV $125.00; 1000 Starpoints: ARV $35.00.
- American Express $10.00 Gift Card*: 165 total Awards. One (1) per winner.
- Amazon $25.00 Gift Card*: 330 total Awards. One (1) per winner.
- Amazon $50.00 Gift Card*: 825 total Awards. One (1) per winner.
There is also a grand prize of 250,000 Starpoints!
This seems like a quick and fun way to pickup some prizes. I have found that it is easier to win as these promotions drag on since people tend to stop playing in the first week or so. Head over to their website to play. Good luck and let us know if you win anything!