Buy SPG Points Up To 50% Off

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Starwood is offering it’s members up to 50% discount off purchased Starpoints, however the discount is targeted.

Depending on your offer you may get a discount of 25%, 30%, 35%, or 50% off purchased Starpoints.

You can check your special offer here.

Normally Starwood allows you to purchase Starpoints for 3.5 cents per Starpoint, but with a 50% discount this brings the price down to 1.75 cents per point!


The sale is going from now through December 31, 2016 and a minimum purchase of 5,000 Starpoints required.

You can find more information, terms and conditions, and FAQs here.

The Math

This could certainly be worth it if you get the 50% discount offer.

If you have a specific award stay in mind and depending on the value, it could even make sense to buy points at the 35% discount level.

Here’s the math:

  • 50% off = 1.75¢ per Starpoint = 0.58¢ per Marriott point
  • 35% off = 2.27¢ per Starpoint = 0.76¢ per Marriott point
  • 30% off = 2.45¢ per Starpoint = 0.82¢ per Marriott point
  • 25% off = 2.62¢ per Starpoint = 0.87¢ per Marriott point

This means if you are targeted for the 50% discount you can purchase Starpoints at a cost of 1.75¢ per Starpoint and transfer them to Marriott at a ratio of 1:3.

This makes it possible to purchase Marriott points indirectly at cost of 0.58¢ per point!

Quick Takeaway

If you are targeted for the 50% discount, or even the 35% discount it may be worth it to purchase if you can put the points to use on an upcoming SPG or Marriott points stay.

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About The Author

Rand Shoaf

Rand Shoaf

Introduced to traveling at a young age, Rand has since traveled to over 45 countries. Learning how to maximize credit card sign-up bonuses in college has allowed him to earn millions of travel miles and points. Using the same tips and tricks he writes about here has ultimately allowed him to explore the word for pennies on the dollar.

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