For all my travels, I am not to be seen at SPG properties too often. I did stay with them enough in 2011 to be Gold all of last year (2012), but I was back to being base level this year. But Starwood thinks I am on-track to getting Gold Status this year, so they sent in a mailer this AM, with a targeted upgrade to Instant Gold, all the way to February 2015.
Here is the link to the promotion, as embedded in that email. But since it was targeted, there may be different outputs for you, or none at all.
Frequent Flyer Bonuses reports that he got a promotion for a 1 night free on 1 stay. There may be other individual offers as well.
There is also another easy way to get an SPG Gold status with 1 stay in Asia Pacific.
Do let me know if you got a targeted promotion in the comments section and I’ll update this post accordingly.