Haven’t bought any Starpoints yet? No worries, because you still have lots of time. The 25% discount on Starpoints has been extended to April 30, 2016.
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You can get up to a 25% discount when you purchase Starpoints. The sale was scheduled to end on April 15, 2016. But Starwood has extended the discount through April 30, 2016.
The more points you buy, the greater the discount:
- Buy 5,000 to 9,500 Starpoints – save 10%
- Buy 10,000 to 14,500 Starpoints – save 15%
- Buy 15,000 to 19,500 Starpoints – save 20%
- Buy 20,000 to 30,000 Starpoints – save 25%
The cost to purchase Starpoints is normally 3.5 cents per point. But with this promotion you can buy Starpoints for as little as 2.6 cents per point ($787.50 ÷ 30,000 Starpoints).
And the 25% discount on Starpoints is valid for points you buy for yourself or points you gift to someone else. You can only buy or gift 30,000 Starpoints in a calendar year. But, you can still consolidate household accounts. So if you and your family members who live in your house all buy points, you can pool them together.
Buying points does not count towards elite status. And points will post to your Starwood account in 6 to 12 weeks
Should You Buy Starpoints?
You can use Starpoints for hotel rooms, exclusive VIP events, and for airline tickets.
When you transfer your points to airlines, most transfer at a 1:1 ratio and include a 5,000 point bonus when you transfer 20,000 points.
So 20,000 Starpoints becomes 25,000 miles which can you get you a one-way ticket to Hawaii, round-trip ticket to the Caribbean, or round-trip ticket within the US (excluding Hawaii and Alaska). So being able to buy Starpoints for a discount is a good deal. But should you buy points?
Unless you’re planning to use your points in the near future, it’s not a good idea to horde points. Because award charts can (and do) change. So saving up points with a hope to redeem for a bucket list trip isn’t in your best interest. And by near future, I mean in the next several months.
The 25% discount on Starpoints has been extended. You can save up to 25% when you buy Starpoints through April 30, 2016.
You get the greatest discount (25%) when you buy 20,000 to 30,000 Starpoints. Normally Starpoints costs 3.5 cents per point. So with this offer, you’re buying Starpoints for 2.6 cents per point.
Starpoints can be used for hotel rooms, VIP events, and airline tickets.
You should buy Starpoints only if you plan on using them in the near future (within the next year or so).
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