Readers often email asking, "Should I buy hotel points?" It can be hard to resist…
Planning on staying at Starwood hotels? Are you short points you need for free hotel nights? Today is the last day to buy Starpoints for 25% off.
You can save 25% when you buy Starpoints by April 30, 2016.
You get a larger discount when buying more points:
- 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%
Normally Starpoints cost 3.5 cents per point. But you can buy Starpoints for as little as 2.6 cents per point ($787.50 ÷ 30,000 Starpoints) with this promotion.
And you can buy points for yourself or someone else. So if you have all the Starwood points you need, but a friend is short on points, you can send them a nice gift. But you can only buy or gift 30,000 Starpoints in a calendar year. Although, you can consolidate household accounts to combine Starpoints into one account.
You can use Starpoints for hotel rooms, airline tickets, and exclusive VIP events.
When you transfer Starpoints to airlines, you get a 5,000 point bonus when you transfer 20,000 points. This means 20,000 Starpoints gets you 25,000 miles which is enough for a one-way ticket to Hawaii, round-trip ticket to the Caribbean, or round-trip ticket within the US (excluding Hawaii and Alaska).
What You Need to Know About Buying Points
- Buying points does not count towards elite status
- Points take 6 to 12 weeks to post
- Purchases do NOT count as travel. But you can earn extra Starpoints if you use your Starwood Preferred Guest Amex.
But it’s not a good idea to stock up on points just to have a big stash of points. You should only buy points if you’re going to use them. And if you will redeem them within a year.
Today is your last chance to buy Starpoints for a 25% discount.
Starpoints costs 3.5 cents per point. But with this offer, you’re buying Starpoints for 2.6 cents per point.
You can use Starpoints for hotel rooms, airline tickets, and VIP events.
Only buy Starpoints if you plan on using them in the near future (within the next year or so).
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