Starwood Preferred Guest is running a good promotion in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East: Use a Mastercard to buy 2 or 3 nights and get 1 free or buy 4 nights and get 2 free. This will stack with the Citi Prestige 4th night free. Rates are a little high, so it’s not accurate to call this a Buy 3 get 3 free — but it can certainly amount of a nice discount on 6 nights in Europe, Africa, or the Middle East.
- Use promotion code M3D and pay with a Mastercard for bookings at participating hotels & resorts in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and get the following promotional rates:
- Buy 2 or 3 nights, get 1 free
- Buy 4 nights, get 2 free
- Direct link to promotion
- Requires full prepayment / no cancellations
- Available for bookings and stays through December 31, 2018
- Available arrival dates vary by property
- Link to full terms
The “free” night(s) isn’t necessarily based on the lowest available rate, so it’s better to look at this as a nice discount than true “free” nights. However, this promotion yields some decent discounts — and if stacked with the Citi Prestige 4th night free, you can save a nice chunk of change on a stay.
For example, the best rate I found for the Sheraton Rhodes Resort from June 13-19th, 2018 via HotelsCombined was a total of $967:
By using promotion code M3D or C3M, I get an average rate of 127 Euro per night, or a total of 760 Euro. That’s about $922 based on today’s exchange rate.
I called the Citi Prestige concierge to see if this would qualify for the 4th night free benefit. The agent confirmed that this would stack with the Citi Prestige 4th night free. Since the first 4 nights are 190 Euro each, you can get a discount of 190 Euro by booking through the Citi Prestige concierge (See our Complete Guide to the Citi Prestige 4th night free for more details on how to book over the phone). After that discount, the total comes down to 570 Euro — or about $692.17 by today’s exchange rate. That’s a savings of nearly $300.
I stayed at the Sheraton Rhodes during my honeymoon several years back — well before I started blogging here at Frequent Miler. I emailed ahead of my stay with some small requests and the Guest Services Supervisor, Kalliopi Stamati, took amazing care of us throughout our stay. From an upgrade to a nice junior suite with a sea view to sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries and later traditional Greek wedding desserts, she made sure that we had a very memorable stay. While the resort wasn’t the most elaborate SPG property, I’d certainly go back for $115 per night in the summertime.
That’s just one example of many throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. See the promotion landing page link under “The Deal” to search for more eligible properties.