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The offer isn’t quite as good as the best ever 35% discount we saw last month, but could still make a lot of sense in some cases. Starpoints are priced in US Dollars, so the weakness of Sterling following Brexit has also made this deal a little worse than the discount in May.
Starwood normally charge 2.56 pence (3.5 cents) per Starpoint, so with the 30% discount it works out at 1.79 pence (2.45 cents) per Starpoint.
£54.00 is a very good price for hotels like the Aloft in Liverpool city centre on Saturday nights, when the cash rate is often more than double that.
The real value with Starpoints though comes from the ability to transfer them to a huge range of frequent flyer programmes at a generous 1-1 rate. You also get 5,000 bonus Miles when transferring blocks of 20,000 Starpoints.
Some of the partners you can transfer to, like Virgin America’s ‘Elevate’ Programme, have fantastic redemption options.
At the time of the last sale, I wrote a few posts about some of the best value options and have calculated the updated costs below, factoring in the current sale which allows you to effectively buy Miles at 1.432 pence each.
Sample Singapore Airlines Business Class – £138.00
You can follow the links for the details about how many Miles are required etc because none of that information has changed, but do note that it’s no longer possible to get the free Virgin America Miles that are mentioned, and I have therefore taken that into account when calculating the new costs.