A question for OTR readers:
I’m looking at booking a Westin using Starwood points for a trip this summer (details unimportant). The property I’m looking at is giving me 2 options for my stay:
Option 1: 6 nights free in exchange for 100,000 Starwood points
Option 2: 6 nights using cash/points for 48,000 Starwood points plus $900
The question is whether 1 of those is a better deal than the other. I generally value Starwood points at about 2 cents each, so it seems like this is a wash. Another way of looking at it is that i’m buying 52,000 Starwood points for $900. I feel like it doesn’t matter which way I go (in which case I’ll keep the cash and use the 100k points).
I’m curious what the readers think — which way would you go? Answer the poll below and/or let me know your thoughts in the comments.