Earlier in the month Starwood announced a promotion where you could save 35% when purchasing Starpoints, the currency of Starwood Preferred Guests (SPG). This is the best discount seen on Starpoints so far this year, and beats their earlier promotion of 30% offered at the beginning of the year. The 35% discount rate on Starpoints has been available throughout this month, but ends tomorrow at the end of June. Currently there is no information on any future promotions. 35% off Starpoints is the best rate seen all year, so if you are looking at purchasing Starpoints to top-up your SPG account, then now is the time.
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.