Only a few months ago Starwood were offering there Starpoints with a discount of 30%. This has been one of the better values promotions offered by Starwood, but this has now been increased for the month of June only, allowing you to save 35% purchasing Starpoints. The increased discount rate runs for this month only.
Starwood and Marriott hotels merged together last year. Not only did this create a hotel group with over 5,700 properties and a total of 1.1 million guest rooms, but it also allowed members in both loyalty schemes to transfer Starpoints, the currency of the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty scheme, instantly into Marriott Rewards, and vice-versa. The rate is currently set to 1 Starpoint = 3 Marriott Rewards points. This means that indirectly you can now top-up a Marriott Rewards account balance by purchasing Starpoints and then instantly transferring the points across to Marriott. The maximum 30,000 Starpoints converts into 90,000 Marriott Rewards points, enough for a couple of night at high-end luxury Marriott properties.
To save 35% when purchasing Starpoints you need to purchase a minimum of 5,000 Starpoints.
- Buy under 5,000 Starpoints and receive no discount
- Buy 5,000 – 30,000 Starpoints and receive a 35% discount
To qualify for the maximum discount of 35% you need to purchase at least 5,000 Starpoints before 30th June 2017.