February 2, 2018
Deal: Buy Starpoints for 35% Off through March 2018
Starpoints is the reward currency for Starwood’s loyalty program. SPG points are currently the most valuable reward currency available for several reasons. They’re fairly difficult to come by, they can be transferred to over 30 different airline partners, they can transfer to Marriott at a 1:3 ratio, and Starwood gives you a 5,000 bonus miles when you transfer 20,000 points to an airline partner.
Starwood is currently selling Starpoints for 35% off through March 16, 2018. You can purchase Starpoints in increments of 500, up to a maximum of 30,000. You must purchase at least 5,000 points to get the 35% discount. Maxing out the promo would bring the cost per point down from 3.5 cents each to 2.275 cents each.
Does it make sense to buy Starpoints at this price? It depends. You can get far more value than 2.2275 cents per point when redeeming Starpoints for international First Class flights. For example, you can transfer 40,000 points to Asiana and book a one-way ticket in Lufthansa First Class between North American and Europe. That ticket normally sells for $8,000+ if you pay cash.
The usual Starwood purchase restrictions apply. You can purchase a maximum of 30,000 SPG points per year and your account must be active for at least 14 days.
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