Using Starwood Points: Part 1 – Earning, Transferring, and Preventing Your Points From Expiring
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Using Starwood Points:
- Part 1: Earning, Transferring, and Preventing Your Points From Expiring
- Part 2: 11 Ways to Use Your Starwood Points
- Part 3: The 9 Best Airline Transfer Partners
- Part 4: The Best Kept Secret of Nights & Flights
- Part 5: Starwood Elite Status
- Part 6: Regular Starwood Hotel Redemptions
- Part 7: Using Points for Upgrades
Earning, Transferring, and Preventing Your Points From Expiring
There aren’t that many ways to earn Starwood hotel points (compared to, say, Hyatt), but the main way is through credit cards. You can also transfer Starwood points between accounts for free as long as you stay at the same address.
Click on the updated “Earning, Transferring, and Preventing Your Points From Expiring” to learn more!
Though Starwood hotel points are not as easy to earn as other hotel points, like Hilton or Hyatt, they are very valuable. You can earn Starwood points easily with the Starwood personal or business cards and by staying at Starwood hotels.
The easiest ways to earn Starwood hotel points are with the Starwood personal or business cards and by staying in Starwood hotels.
And you can easily transfer your Starwood hotel points to anyone who shares the same address as you!
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Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
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