Last chance to buy Starpoints at 35% off
Time runs out July 20th to buy Starpoints for 35% off.
With SPG vanishing the end of July or soon thereafter, this is definitely your last chance.
30,000 Starpoints will convert to 90,000 Marriott points after the program merger completes (or anytime you want before).
Amy I suggesting you RUN AND DO THIS NOW?
Definitely not. Actually, you are still paying 2.275 cents per Starpoint or 76 cents per Marriott point which isn’t a screaming deal.
But there are some people who should strongly consider this:
- Those who will use the points for the very top end properties, especially the former SPG “all-suite” properties. See this post for details. Each top tier property will be 60,000 Marriott which equals 20,000 SPG. You’ll pay $455 right now for 20,000 SPG. If you use that in a $1,000 a night hotel, it’s a good deal. However, and this is a big one, if you wouldn’t ever pay even $455 for a room, then it’s probably NOT a good deal even if you are theoretically getting a 2x return. But if you WOULD pay $700++ for a room, it is a good deal. You and a “Player 2” in your same household could each buy 30,000 (the max per year) and do 3 nights at one of the nicest hotels in the world for $1,355. I’ll suggest that you know how you plan to spend it before buying, but if this is you, do it now.
- Those who want to “top up” for an Air + Hotel Package before they get devalued in August. More info on the “new” packages are in this award chart post. As you can read in that post, we still do not know what will happen with unused hotel certs from these packages in August. I don’t think I’d recommend doing it speculatively, but if you have a solid use for 120,000 airline miles (or 132,000 United) and value miles as much as Marriott points, then you kind of have to get one of these while you can.
I’ve literally never suggested this before because it’s really quite an expensive way to get points. And I’m still not saying it’s a slam dunk. But they are 35% off now (affiliate link). Always do your own math.
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