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Apologies for the clickbait title and the bad 40 year-old joke, but I had to get your attention one last time…
Your last opportunity to buy Starpoints at a 35% discount will end on 20 July, 2018. We have no idea whether the new Marriott loyalty programme will be equally as generous with their point sales.
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. This will continue in the new Marriott programme…
- 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. New accounts also must have been open for at least 30 days, so no last minute purchasing of Starpoints for your extended family… 😉
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
Don’t Forget Cashback
If you want to be kind to one of your favourite bloggers – a few of you have… so cheers to all of you – you could use my refer-a-friend link for the USA version of Topcashback.
Through the US version of Topcashback, you can earn a bit of cashback when buying Starpoints (or any other hotel point for that matter)
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…