Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) just launched their last 35% off Starpoints sale that runs through July 20, 2018.
You can purchase for your account or receive as a gift maximum of 30,000 Starpoints in a calendar year. The account that receives Starpoints must have been open for a minimum of 14 days.
You can access the Starwood SPG Website for this offer here.
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And the price:
The price of a Starpoint is 2.28 cents each when the maximum allowed amount is purchased.
Purchase Process (from my transaction back in February):
The receipt states that it may take up to 24 hours for the points to post to your account.
You get an email receipt as well that the purchase has been completed and the points have been deposited to your SPG account.
And there they are immediately without any wait.
Does it make sense to purchase Starpoints at this price?
This is a good way to purchase partner airline miles at reasonable price. 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).
(Note that some of the above partners are gone. Check the most current list on SPG’s website.)
You can do even better if you wait for a conversion bonus offer that airline programs often have.
I would consider to transfer points into accounts where purchasing miles is either not possible or quite expensive such as Singapore Airlines or Lufthansa Miles & More (Lufthansa is only worth it because of the enhanced availability).
You can also consider this as a way to purchase Marriott Rewards points at 0.76 cents each and use them towards Travel Packages (read more here).
Note that Starpoints will convert to new Rewards Points in early August when accounts with Marriott Rewards are merged.
This is the highest general discount that Starwood has ever sold Starpoints. They had one Mystery Sale late 2016 where some accounts had up to 50% discount.
This is your last opportunity to buy Starpoints or Marriott Rewards at points at this price. Marriott Rewards has sold points at 1.2 cents per point that will likely be the price going forward with the combined program.
Here are the terms and conditions of this sale:
Transactions must be completed between 9:00 AM ET June 15, 2018 and 11:59 PM ET July 20, 2018 to be eligible for the discount. Purchased points do not count towards Preferred Guest, Gold Preferred Guest, or Platinum Preferred Guest Status. Transactions are final and nonrefundable. All other terms and conditions of the Starwood Preferred Guest Program apply.