Just a quick reminder that time is running out on the SPG instant gold status promo. The promotion is for new Asia Pacific members, but perhaps you’ve been meaning to sign-up for a separate account for your other address…

You’ll need to provide the first six digits of your World or World Elite MasterCard, (for those looking for your card it’s the one beginning with 546638) and you’ll also have to complete one stay in Asia Pacific by July 25, 2013. UPDATE – Thanks to AJ for pointing out that the promotion has been extended through July 2015 (see the comments section)! UPDATE 2 – cards beginning with 546633 seem to be working while those with 546638 no longer are). 

SPG Gold entitles you to 4pm late checkout, 50% more Starpoints, a welcome gift, and “room upgrades”, though don’t expect more than artificial upgrades to higher floors or SPG member levels.

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AJ (LiveFromALounge.com) July 17, 2013 - 11:05 am

You’re just two years early on calling the promo off. This was extended 🙂 http://boardingarea.com/livefromalounge/2013/06/19/spg-gold-for-1-night-stay-for-mastercard-members-in-asia-pacific/

Mr. Cool July 17, 2013 - 11:17 am

good deal, but ALL you gotta do is stay at an spg hotel..in ASPAC at that

Dave Golden July 17, 2013 - 12:23 pm

Thanks for mentioning this though! I did not know about it!

Also I am entering my first six digits but keep receiving a message that states, “The first 6 digits of World or World Elite MasterCard® card number you entered is not valid. Please click here to try again, or call your local Customer Contact Centre.”

I am sure it is correct. I also tried the digits mentioned above and receive the same message. Any ideas? Should I call?

Chris K July 17, 2013 - 1:31 pm

I have the US Airways Dividend Miles World MC, which uses the same 6 digits you provided, but it’s telling me the number is invalid when I try to register.

jim July 17, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Any way register for this without a stay in Asia? I stayed at a LeMeridan in Thailand in Feb 2013..Will that count?.thanks

Arnold July 17, 2013 - 10:09 pm

My World MC starts with 546633

Anna July 18, 2013 - 5:58 am

I have the same problem, I tried my world mastercard and also the same 6 digits you provided but it declines…

theflyingsikh July 18, 2013 - 7:20 am

Hi guys, I would like to ask. What If I book a room pay for it and dont check in will this still count as a one night stay? At the moment it is physically not possible to complete a stay before 25th Jul in Asia Pacific.

Dave Golden July 19, 2013 - 8:06 am

I think they closed this hole up – Terms and conditions state you must have RESIDENCE in Asia to register for this promotion.


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