I have a question regarding how a "stay" is defined for the Spring Megabonus (which provides double points for the first three stays). It doesn't seem to be addressed in the Terms and Conditions.
The situation: I will be having a stay of roughly 10 days at a Residence Inn this March. My plan is to pay for the first 3 nights, then do a redemption for the next 5, then to pay for the last 2. This is because weekday nights are far more expensive at this particular hotel, so I want to use my points during the week.
I will be staying 10 consecutive nights at the same hotel, so I assume this would be considered a single stay. However, the paid nights will not themselves be consecutive. My question: would the 5 paid nights of this stay be considered a single stay for purposes of the MegaBonus?
If they will not, I will probably shift my travel plans a bit. I have already completed my first two stays, so this is my last shot at bonus points.
Thanks in advance for your help!