Starpoints is the currency of Starwood Preferred Guest, loyalty program of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Similar with the promotion they offered at the end of 2017, until 16th March 2018 you can get 35% off for for purchase 5000+ Starpoints. It is the highest discount that Starwood publicly offered.
Your account must be at least 14 days old to taking this deal. So if you not owned an account yet, you can simply ask for free here. You can purchase StarPoints in increments of 500 and if you take the maximum amount of this deal, you can purchase 30,000 StarPoints for only USD 682.5 (about IDR 9.1 mio).
The maximum amount of StarPoints you can purchase in a calendar year is 30,000. So if you purchase StarPoints last year, you can add up some more with this promotion.
StarPoints might be one of the most valuable currency for traveler in Indonesia due to the versatility and decent transfer ratio to most of airlines frequent flyer program. You will always get 5,000 bonus StarPoints for every transfer of 20,000 StarPoints to frequent flyer of your choice, makes StarPoints much more valuable
StarPoints also give you opportunity to purchase airlines miles for some frequent flyer program which without almost impossible to purchase such Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, All Nippon Airways Mileage Club, and Japan Airlines Mileage Bank.
Singapore Airlines New Suite First Class
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Starpoints also give you a good value if you prefer to use StarPoints for a hotel stay both in Starwood properties and Marriott properties (StarPoints transfer ratio to Marriott Rewards Points is 1:3). Both Starwood and Marriott offer 5th night free on redemption of 4 nights stay in their property.
The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat Hotel
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So should you purchase StarPoints with this promotion? In general I would say don’t if you haven’t any short term plan in mind. But considering the high value of StarPoints, you might want to think about it.
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