Discounted SPG Points Available for a Limited Time!

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Starwood Preferred Guest points are generally regarded as the most valuable type of point out there, which is likely due in part to how hard they are to earn outside of paid SPG stays and charges on your Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express (or transfers in from Marriott Rewards).

Since SPG points are one of the harder types to earn, some people do turn to buying them when they go on discount, and then redeem them for hotel stays or airline transfers that would have otherwise cost more than the points purchase. Along those lines, know that there is a very solid limited time sale on SPG points right now at 35% off the regular price!

A 35% discount on SPG points is about as good as I have seen it get outside of some targeted offers. The 35% discount is valid on SPG purchases of 5,000 points or more and runs through the end of the month, June 30, 2017.

Link: Starwood Buy & Gift Miles

At this 35% discounted price you are paying as little as 2.275 cents per SPG point. To give a real life example of how this translates to savings on stays, the very well located resorts of Westin Grand Cayman or Westin Whistler can be as low as 9,600 SPG points per night (plus resort fees) on five night award stays, which would be about $218 per night at 2.275 cents per purchased point. That is not cheap, but paid rates at both of these hotels can easily be well more than double that rate during peak periods, so it can make sense in some situations. At the lower end of the spectrum, a Category 1 stay at 2,000 points per weekend night would come to $45.50 at that discounted rate.

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If you do decide to take advantage of this offer, I recommend paying with the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card or Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card since they will provide a 2x bonus on purchased SPG points.

Thanks to Deals We Like for spotting this sale!

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Comments

  1. Just curious, you say awards can be as low as 9600 but then you compare that to the price during peak periods. Is that a meaningful comparison, can you book awards for 9600 during peak periods? If not, what is the cash price when those low awards are available? Thanks.

    • Good question. It mostly depends on planning, but also a little bit on luck. I have rooms at both of those resorts for absolute peak periods within the next year for 9,600 points per night, so that is 100% possible and something we are doing at that rate at both places. However, we booked well in advance – some dates the hotels will be more (especially if you aren’t booking peak periods well in advance). When they are the peak points rates, they can be 12,800 points per night if you book 5 nights and as high as 16,000 points per night if you aren’t booking five nights. It is 100% possible to pay the 9,600 points rate during peak periods though at these properties with planning….and the tiniest bit of luck.

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