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Old May 3, 11, 7:35 am
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20% off Buy/Give SPG Starpoints

Buy Starpoints
Limited time offer - Save 20%
Top up your account for less! Buy Starpoints between May 3 and June 30, 2011 and receive 20% off the regular price.

Need extra Starpoints® for a free night, free flight or room upgrade? Now, you can buy 500 Starpoints for as little as $17.50 USD. Add up to 20,000 Starpoints to your account!

https://buy.points.com/PointsPartner...av&c=SWSideNav

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Old May 3, 11, 8:12 am
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Combined with the US hotel points transfer promo, this might be a good idea.
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Old May 3, 11, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by UA Fan View Post
Combined with the US hotel points transfer promo, this might be a good idea.
any fees to buy starpoints?

if not, works out to 1.49 cpm w/ 50% US Air bonus and 1.28 cpm w/ 75% bonus if purchasing 20k
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Old May 3, 11, 9:38 am
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any fees to buy starpoints?
Yes, see link in OP.
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Old May 3, 11, 10:34 am
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The regular price of the starpoint is $0.035/point. Wit 20%-off, it's $0.028/point.
You could buy 20K Starpoints with this 20%-off promotion for $560, and transfer the points to US to get 31250 miles (with 25% bonus), 37500 miles (with 50% bonus) or 43750 (with 75%). In other word, 1.7 cpm, 1.49 cpm or 1.28 cpm respectively.
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Old May 3, 11, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by Nelumbo View Post
The regular price of the starpoint is $0.035/point. Wit 20%-off, it's $0.028/point.
You could buy 20K Starpoints with this 20%-off promotion for $560, and transfer the points to US to get 31250 miles (with 25% bonus), 37500 miles (with 50% bonus) or 43750 (with 75%). In other word, 1.7 cpm, 1.49 cpm or 1.28 cpm respectively.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/16320739-post3.html
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Originally Posted by UA Fan View Post
Yes, see link in OP.
that was helpful. a simple amount would have been nice. link doesn't give fee amount unless you go through the motion of "buying" points
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Old May 3, 11, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by jmw2323 View Post
that was helpful. a simple amount would have been nice. link doesn't give fee amount unless you go through the motion of "buying" points
How right you are. Three clicks AND mental math to see whether 1000 points cost less than 2 * 500 points.

And there's no "tax" charged like USAir.
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Old May 3, 11, 2:01 pm
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$560 for 20,000 SPG points using my C1 signup bonus ... hmm.
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Old May 3, 11, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by SSeattleI5 View Post
$560 for 20,000 SPG points using my C1 signup bonus ... hmm.
Might be worth it depending on what you do with them after that... For 5k more you can get a ticket worth over 1k... depending where/dates etc....
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Old May 4, 11, 10:20 am
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Meh, just churn coins at the mint instead...
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Old May 4, 11, 5:18 pm
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Meh, just churn coins at the mint instead...
...Except there is a limit of $1000 worth of coins every 10 days from the US Mint. Some people might need points now.
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Old May 4, 11, 5:40 pm
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...Except there is a limit of $1000 worth of coins every 10 days from the US Mint. Some people might need points now.
It's $1000 per account. Many of us have multiple cc with multiple accts.
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Old May 4, 11, 6:31 pm
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It's $1000 per account. Many of us have multiple cc with multiple accts.
Oh crap... I have no idea why this didn't occur to me sooner... DOH!

Diff addresses or same address?
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Old May 4, 11, 7:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Phasers View Post
Oh crap... I have no idea why this didn't occur to me sooner... DOH!

Diff addresses or same address?

the mint cancelled one of my orders recently. Placed on different days with different cc. Same address though
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