35% off SPG award stays at some super high end resorts

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Starwood Hotels and Resorts (SPG) is trying to coax you into spending points at some of their fanciest properties by offering a 35% discount.

You can see all the deals below. On the surface, it seems like a great deal. But when you dig in a but, you may realize that these are mostly Category 7 resorts with such high standard redemption rates it’s hard to get a great deal – except maybe if you can find award availability at very peak times.

Using a random selection of dates and resorts, I was having a hard time beating 2 cents a point – and my threshold for redeeming SPG points is generally a bit higher than that.

However, if you redeem for 5 nights, the 5th night is free which sweetens the redemption value quite a bit.

If you’ve got a massive stack of SPG, it might be worth a look. Besides the Naka Island resort, the next cheapest 5 night stay would come in at 1560,000 SPG.

More info is here. To book, you’ll need to call in to 1-888-625-4988 or your elite member line.

Will you be taking advantage of this deal? Let me know in the comments or in the private MilesTalk Facebook group.