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What are some benefits of the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program?

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The Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program provides members the opportunity to earn Gold or Platinum status for life. Members can also earn points by shopping and dining with Starwood partners and spend their points at other retailers.

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The Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program allows participants to earn points with every purchase they make with their Starwood Preferred Guest credit card from American Express. Members can also earn points on air travel and hotel stays.

Members can use the points to buy concert tickets, purchase merchandise from Amazon.com, and shop at Starbucks. They can use the points to book or upgrade hotel rooms, and redeem points for hotel stays without blackout dates as long as a standard room is available. Starpoints do not expire as long as members have an activity on their account at least once a year.

In addition, the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program participants receive a mobile app that provides information they need as well as automatic access to their accounts, no matter where they are. Members also receive complimentary in-room Internet access when they book accommodations through Starwood sites or the Starwood Preferred Guest apps.

Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program applicants must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen to qualify. Members cannot transfer their Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program benefits to other members, and cannot use Starpoints to cover services charges or taxes.

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