During my stay this weekend at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento, I discovered this neat little doortag:
The doortag text says that if you opt to decline housekeeping on any night during your stay that isn’t the night before departure, you will be awarded either your choice of a $5 credit or 500 starpoints. All you have to do to decline housekeeping is to make sure to hang the doorhanger on the outside of your room door before 2 AM.
Since I was only staying two nights, I knew that I didn’t really need housekeeping anyway–and the thought of scoring a bonus 500 Starpoints was just too attractive to not give it a try. So I put the door tag on my door.
Sometime in the morning, when the housekeeping crew came around, they slipped this lovely $5 credit voucher for me:
Sweet! That was really easy!
And since I value the 500 Starpoints at more than $5, I’m going to be turning in this voucher during check-out in exchange for the 500 bonus Starpoints. I’m not sure if these are only offered at Sheraton hotels, but keep an eye out for the doorhanger in your room if you’re staying more than one night at any SPG property!