SPG Buy & Gift Starpoints At Up To 25% Discount Until December 31, 2014

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has launched a new offer for those that would like to purchase some Starpoints. You can get up to 25% discount for buying minimum of 20,000 points. This offer is valid until December 31, 2014.

SPG Buy Gift Starpoints Get Up To 25 Discount

You can purchase for your account or receive as a gift maximum of 20,000 Starpoints in a calendar year. The account that receives Starpoints must have been open for a minimum of 14 days.

You can access this offer on SPG’s website here.

Starwood Preferred Guest SPG Buy & Gift Starpoints 25 Percent Discount

The discount percentage is dependent on the amount of Starpoints you buy.

SPG Buy Gift Starpoints Get Up To 25 Discount Price

The price of the 20,000 Starpoints are $525. The price of a Starpoint is 2.62 cents each.

Doe it make sense to purchase Starpoints at this price?

Starwood has greatly devalued the Starpoints by the yearly category creep and by changing the Cash & Points program last year. There can be some values left during special events and high season.

This is, however, a good way to purchase partner airline miles at 2.1 cents each. You can convert 20,000 Starpoints to 25,000 airline miles in most partner programs (not on United’s and some others – see the table below).

SPG Buy Gift Starpoints Get Up To 25 Percent Partner Airlines 1

SPG Buy Gift Starpoints Get Up To 25 Percent Partner Airlines 2

You can do even better if you wait for a conversion bonus offer that airline programs often have.

Conclusion

I would only purchase Starpoints if you are planning to convert them to airline miles or if you have some special use for them.

Remember that you can make the purchase using several SPG accounts and later pool them all into one account as long as the addresses are same. Don’t open fictitious accounts, however.

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  • manitee

    This purchase seems to be NOT available to Australian and Malaysia card holders. Successful on the website but next day received an email saying “credit card could not be confirmed”. Same credit cards worked for Hyatt, US Air and AA points purchases. 8 calls to SPG customer service and 3 associates led no where. SPG, what’s the real story?

    • Hyatt and US Airways point purchases are handled by the same company (Points.com) that does SPG. Not sure if they do AA as well. Shouldn’t be any different.