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Note to our Joe… You’re tempting fate with blog post titles such as…
Last (EVER) Chance to Buy Discounted SPG Starpoints!!!
(Editor Joe: “noted… 🙂 I did wonder about the wisdom of the headline, but didn’t want people to miss out!”)
Because it seems that Marriott are still keen to squeeze every last dollar out of SPG members before SPG is merged with Marriott Rewards in August.
Between now and 20 July, 2018, you can buy Starpoints at a 35% discount. You can jump straight to the deal by clicking here.
Remind Me Again What the Deal Is…
Starpoints normally cost ~2.62p (3.5 cents), so with the 35% Starpoints discount, you’re looking at about 1.7p (2.275 cents) each.
Buying Starpoints is going to make sense for members who:
- Are accumulating points in order to redeem for a Marriott Rewards Travel Package
- When you need to top-up an airline account. As always, converting chunks of 20,000 Starpoints will earn you 25,000 miles
- Hotel stays, especially in categories 1 and 2 where a free weekend night can start as low as £34 simply from buying the Starpoints required
The standard terms and conditions apply. Most importantly, the annual cap of 30,000 points is still in place.
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.
Please Note: Excluding promo periods, cost is $.035 per point. Purchase up to 30,000 per account per calendar year; points are applicable toward all Starpoint awards but do not count toward elite status
A Little Bit Extra
Don’t forget to re-read this blog post I wrote earlier this year. If you sign up for the US version of Topcashback, you can receive an extra 1.5% cashback when buying Starpoints. (which you can cash out to Paypal)
Perhaps everybody who ever wanted to buy 30,000 Starpoints has done so, but you have been given one more chance if you’ve never gotten around to it…