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Starwood Cyber Sale Monday November 21

Discussion created by erc on Nov 17, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 17, 2016 by erc

Realizing you're still tingling from the excitement of buying Thann body products on sale or a blender with your points, here's a reminder about hopes for actual deals:
  
  From the Marriott press release regarding the Starwood Cyber Sale which starts Monday November 21st

       
  
"SPG is getting a head start on Cyber Monday, launching special rates November 21st through December 4th – featuring discounts of up to 30% for stay dates through September 4, 2017. Plus, SPG members will enjoy an additional 5% savings when booking directly through the Cyber Monday sale site."
  
   First, the disclaimer - there have been some actual deals and true savings in previous Marriott sales. The challenge is A) to find them among all of the chaff and filler and B) to actually snag one - only a few per property existed and like Hamilton tickets, you had to be one of the lucky few to get through the grid and land one (often pre-paids)
  
  PAL/RPAL Timelines - Page 6
   Using the Infinite Monkey Theorem, erc landed deals in previous years
  
   Marriott sale is 4 days (11/25-29) - Starwood 14 days (11/21 - 12/4)
  Marriott has excluded markets (Asia) - Starwood apparently doesn't
  Marriott sale good for travel - Dec. 9 to Jan. 16 - Starwood Dec. 4 to Sept.4
  Marriott up to 25% off - Starwood up to 35% off
  
  Marriott has been unusually conscientious (although some SPG folks don't see it) about giving SPG folks a more than 'fair shake'. It will be interesting to see which culture dominates in the Starwood cyber sale.
 
  
  
thank you sir may i have another 1  If it's the Marriott approach, then Starwood properties will be on sale in Cairo during a 'free Morsi' demonstration;
  
  
  
... being is fanning him while he is being fed grapes by a green female  If the Starwood sale runs along the lines of their upgrade policy, then there just might be some there, there. Coming off of all of the Hilton, Hyatt, and IHG matching e-mails we're getting, you'd like to think, this could be a real deal.
  
  Let's see how it plays out; let your fellow Insiders know if you snag a real deal (as opposed to 25% off a 30% mark up).

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