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W Thinks 1+1=3 … OR Stay 2 Nights, Get One Free

Starwood has launched a new promotion for their W brand of hotels, which they  have dubbed “One Plus One Equals Three.”  It’s a relativistic math!

THE PROMOTION
In all seriousness, this is actually decent good promotion.  Between now and the end of this year, whenever you stay at a W property and pay with ANY American Express card, the third night is free.


TERMS & CONDITIONS
The Terms and Conditions specifically state that this offer is valid for a three-night stay only, and advance purchase is required.

ANALYSIS
This is still a decent offer, especially if you have two stays at a W hotel coming up or will be mattress running to maintain status.  So essentially, this offer gives one a 33% rebate.

And I suppose since it is for pre-paid rates, if you don’t have an American Express card, you could have someone else front your rate, and then simply reimburse them.

Personally though, I think Marriott’s MegaBonus offer is a better promotion, as even the Category 1-4 restriction is less exclusive than limiting the 3rd night award to only ONE SPECIFIC brand.  But the kicker for me is that MegaBonus redemption can be at a later time, at another property.

Again though, if you have some upcoming stays at W hotels, this deal could be ideal.

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