Winner: SPG Starpoints Travel Experience

Aug 22

I am so excited this afternoon to have the pleasure of announcing the winner of the SPG Starpoints Travel Experience giveaway from American Express and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. All of your travel ideas and suggestions absolutely blew me away – I wish I could go everywhere! While there can only be one winner, don’t forget about American Express’s limited time offer (which ends today!) providing new Starwood Preferred Guest Cardmembers with up to 30,000 in Starpoints (10,000 at First Purchase and 20,000 more by spending $4,500 in 3 months). The limited time offer also includes $0 introductory annual fee for the first year. So basically, if you’re a travel junkie like me and you want to plan a killer trip, hurry up and apply for the Starwood Preferred Guest card today! For ideas on how you can maximize the power of your Starpoints, read through the comments on the original contest post where many devoted Starwood Preferred Guests chimed in with their input. Love all the inspiration!

Congratulations to Rosaleen, the winner of the 100,000 Starpoints from American Expressand Starwood Hotels and Resorts whose comment reminded me how much I’ve been longing to go to Vieques, Puerto Rico! (Rosaleen, email me to follow up!) For everyone else, here’s Rosaleen’s vacation inspiration –

One word: VIEQUES! Stay at the W Retreat & Spa (part of the Starwood Caribbean Collection) and make sure you rent an all wheel drive car to visit some of Vieques’s gorgeous, but more secluded, beaches like Navío, Red and Blue Beaches. Go horseback riding through an old plantation, explore old Navy bunkers or kayak through mangrove channels. But the real star of Vieques, and this is me burying the lede, is its bioluminescent bay (swim in starlight). I would highly recommend you take the All-In-One Biobay Tour with Abe’s Snorkeling. As for food, I always eat in the Malecón, but I’ve been to Chez Shacks too and it’s pretty tasty.

Thank you to everyone who participated in sharing your vacation inspiration and for all of the incredible ideas! I have so many new places I want to explore. And don’t forget to and apply for the Starwood Preferred Guest card today if you’re interested because the Starpoints promotion ends today!

This post was sponsored by American Express.

3 thoughts on “Winner: SPG Starpoints Travel Experience”

  1. Hi there, I’m the Rosaleen who recommended Vieques. I’m very excited about the price, but been trying to contact you by email, but have not gotten through. I’d love to learn about how to use the price. Can’t wait!

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