My wife and I were repeatedly receiving the offers in the mail to stay at the Westin in Maui and Palm Desert but really wanted to return to Kauai for a change of pace. We had been to Maui (3) straight years with various friends & family at VRBO condo rentals. I was ready to get back to a resort and enjoy the poolside beverage service.
I saw a posting here on Trip Advisor that it may help to go to the Westin/Starwood site and start searching for availability at the resort(s) we were interested in visiting so that's what I did a few months back. I don't know if if was just a coincidence or not but we just received one of the 5 night offers for the Kauai Princeville resort!! As soon as my wife gets home and we can pick some dates, I'm booking the trip.
For those not aware, it's (5) nights in a studio villa for $798. A timeshare tour is NOT required but they do throw in some freebies ($75 resort credit and an Avis discount) if you attend the presentation. The rate comes out to about a $500 savings on the dates we want to go so it's not the deal of the century but still a good deal. Just thought I'd share just in case others want to try the same route to getting offers sent to them.