Starwood are running one of their points promotions, this time with a 30% discount when you purchase SPG Starpoints. After the merger of Starwood and Marriott last year this has created the world’s largest hotel portfolio, but more importantly for points collectors a way of transferring points between both of the different loyalty schemes. The merger crating a hotel group with over 5,700 properties, in over 110 countries, trading as 30 different hotel brands, creating a total of 1.1 million guest rooms. Starpoints, the currency of the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty scheme can now be instantly transferred into Marriott Rewards, and vice-versa, at a rate of 1 Starpoint to 3 Marriott Rewards points. If you need to top-up either a Starwood or Marriott balance then you can currently get a 30% discount when you purchase Starwood points. These points can then be used to redeem free nights at Starwood properties, or even Marriott properties if you purchase and then transfer points.
To earn the maximum discount of 30% you need to purchase a minimum of 5,000 Starpoints. The discount amount vary on the amount of Starpoints you purchase.
- Buy 5,000 – 9,500 Starpoints and receive a 10% discount
- Buy 10,000 – 14,500 Starpoints and receive a 15% discount
- Buy 15,000 – 19,500 Starpoints and receive a 20% discount
- Buy 20,000 – 30,000 Starpoints and receive a 30% discount
To qualify for the maximum discount of 30% you need to purchase at least 20,000 Starpoints before 30th April 2017.