Worth It? Save 35% on Starwood Points Purchases

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Via One Mile at a Time, you can save 35% off purchased Starwood points through June 30, 2017!

This deal is definitely worth considering, because Starwood points are hard to earn, but really valuable!

It might make sense for folks who need more Starwood points for a specific stay.  Or if you need to top-off your account to transfer points to a Starwood airline transfer partners, like Delta, British Airways, or American Airlines.

Buy Discounted Starwood Points

Buy or Gift at Least 5,000 Starwood Points and Save 35% Through June 30, 2017

Here’s more about this deal!

Buy Discounted Starwood Points

Link:   Buy Starwood Points Promotion

Through June 30, 2017, you’ll get 35% off when you purchase (or gift!) Starwood points.

You can usually buy Starwood points for 3.5 cents each.  With this deal, if you buy at least 5,000 Starwood points to get the 35% discount, you’ll pay ~2.3 cents per point.

You can buy Starwood points in increments of 500 points, but you must purchase at least 5,000 points to take advantage of this deal.  And you can purchase up to 30,000 Starwood points per account, per calendar year.  Just remember, purchased points do NOT count towards elite status.

Is This a Good Deal?

This could definitely be worth it for some!

1.   High-End Starwood, Marriott, or Ritz-Carlton Stay

For example, you can convert the Starwood points to Marriott or Ritz-Carlton points at a 1:3 ratio.  So if you buy 30,000 Starwood points for ~$683 with this deal, you’ll have 90,000 Marriott or Ritz-Carlton points (30,000 Starwood points X 3).

Buy Discounted Starwood Points

You Can Save Hundreds of Dollars When You Take Advantage of This Starwood Buy Points Promotion for Stays at Certain High-End Hotels, Like the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami

That’s more than enough Marriott points for a stay at a Tier 5 Ritz-Carlton hotel, like the The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami, that costs 70,000 points per night.  Nights here can easily cost ~$850+!

As always, do the math to see what makes sense for you.

2.   Transfer Points to Airlines

You could purchase Starwood points to transfer to one of Starwood’s partner airlines.

For example, with the 35% savings, you’ll pay $455 for 20,000 Starwood points.  Plus, you can get a 5,000 mile bonus when transferring all the points to a Starwood airline partner with a 1:1 transfer ratio.

25,000 miles (20,000 + 5,000) is enough for a round-trip coach ticket within the US on airlines like American Airlines and Delta.  So if $455 is LESS than the cash price you’d pay for a ticket, this deal would make sense!

3.   Save on Your Next Stay at Starwood Hotels

Of course, you can also redeem points for a fantastic stay at Starwood hotels.

Starwood hotels include AloftDesign HotelsElementFour PointsLe MeridienSheratonSt RegisThe Luxury CollectionTribute PortfolioWestin and W brand hotels.

And don’t forget to check out my series on using Starwood hotel points!

Need More Starwood Points?

Link:   Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

Link:   Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express

Link:   How to Fill Out an American Express Business Card Application

Remember, AMEX will only give you the sign-up bonus for each card ONCE per lifetime.

But with both the personal and small business version of the AMEX Starwood card, you can earn a 25,000 Starwood point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements.

Bottom Line

Through June 30, 2017, you can save 35% off Starwood points purchases of 5,000+ points.

The 35% off savings can be a good deal for folks wanting more miles with one of Starwood’s airline transfer partners.  Or if you have a specific Starwood, Marriott, or Ritz-Carlton hotel stay in mind.

Do you plan on taking advantage of this deal?  Let me know in the comments!

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129 responses to “Worth It? Save 35% on Starwood Points Purchases

  1. I would transfer 20k to a unique airline partner, get the 5k bonus, and travel somewhere only that partner has access to.

  2. Starwood hotels aren’t usually available where I travel for work and for leisure, so I was saving points for hotel transfer. Now that Starpoints can be transferred to Marriott, I am going to save toward a flight and hotel package.

  3. My wife and I recently used SPG points at the Aloft Cancun. We got about 3 cents per points in value. Not bad and the hotel was in a great location.

  4. I used 48,000 Starpoints at the Westin Dawn Beach which would have been nearly $3,000 out of pocket for the room we got!

  5. A free night at a local Sheraton was the most I’ve saved with Starwood Points, which is about $125.

  6. Best I’ve done so far is use 6k points at Boston Sheraton which was going for $350 the night we wanted to stay. That’s about $.06 per point plus we got Sheraton club access with SPG biz Amex

  7. No SPG redemptions yet, but looking forward to cashing some in on an upcoming trip to NYC!

  8. Shelley Lacroix

    By using points and cash I’ve saved hundreds at the Sheraton in Cocoa Beach.

  9. I spent 5 nights at the Aloft Liverpool for 18k points. Would have been about 900 pounds or over $1000 for those nights at a cash rate. Redemption was about 5.5c per point.

  10. Weekend in Zagreb for 6000 Points

  11. One of the best values I received was at the Four Points in Orlando on International drive. 4,000 points a night which translated to about 3.5 cents per point at the time.

  12. I’ve never redeemed SPG points, but I would definitely transfer them to an airline partner for travel.

  13. Hoping to use the points in Maui!

  14. I transferred my Starpoints to Marriott and got a great redemption at a property in New York that was last minute.

  15. Last summer I was able to cover everyone’s hotel stays at the Sheraton in Portland, OR for our small family reunion. Not a really big monetary value, but it was a huge value for my family.

  16. Melanie | June 18, 2017 at 6:20 pm | Reply
    I’ve used 10,000 Starwood points for a Charleston, SC vacation for three glorious nights in a city with hospitality, great views, terrific food and a great Aloft Starwood hotel. Thanks Million Mile Secrets for helping me earn free travel!

  17. Used 3K points to stay at Four Points in Vancouver for one night. The rate was about $120 or so. Thanks.

  18. Just finished transferring my SPG points to AA under their extra 25% promo…so each 20k SPG = 31,250 AA miles. And Just in time to book our next Etihad award to the Maldives.

  19. Not made a redemption yet, but transfers to Marriott for a Travel Package are now an option.

  20. I’d love to use my SPG pints for a stay at the St. Regis Bali!

  21. I just got my SPG Amex card and looking forward to using if for a trip to Korea!

  22. Lori Schlesinger

    I just started saving SPG points. I am saving points to transfer to airline partners that go to Dublin, London and Paris

  23. Not as impressive as some, but we’re saving over $600 using our Starwood points for a stay in Eastern Europe this summer!

  24. I’ve only transferred to airlines for the bonus.

  25. We used SPG points for the fabulous historic Hotel Danielli in Venice. Booked the lowest category rom with the fifth night free. The day before we arrived I saw on my booking page that we’d been upgraded to a one bedroom suite. I was reluctant to get my hopes up or tell my husband because I know nothing is certain until you have that key in your hand.

    Sure enough the suite was stunning. Didn’t have a canal view but had two balconies overlooking the Doges Palace and the top of San Marco. My husband has stopped questioning my points and miles hobby now that he gets the benefits of great deals like that.