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Help please! When to change Staroptions into points

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by Cathyb, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Cathyb

    Cathyb Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    We are thinking of changing our StarOptions to StarPoints for 2010. We currently own 2 Bedroom at Westin Mission Hills every other year.

    We used our unit in 2008, don't have use of it in 2009 so I believe every four years we can turn unit in for our Starpoints.

    I looked in the Starwood FAQ and could not find the timeframe I can make this transfer. Can a Tugger help me please :confused:

    Am I eligible? When is the soonest I can turn unit in for Starpoints? Thank you in advance :)
     
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    I don't have an answer about the EOY staroption-starpoint conversion.

    But have you considered depositing into II?
     
  3. DeniseM

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    Hi Cathy - Frankly, I would never convert my TS to Starpoints. It's just not a good value. Instead I'd rent or deposit w/II.

    Also, note that you are not converting your Staroptions to points, you are converting your week directly to points.

    Here is the info. from the FAQ that you are looking for:

    MY ERROR CORRECTED - You can convert to Starpoints between October 1 (prior to the Use Year being converted) and March 31 (of the actual Use Year being converted)

    Before you do, look carefully at the number of Starpoints you will get:

    Westin Mission Hills - 2 bedroom lock-off
    Platinum - 72,000, Gold - 48,000, Silver - 23,500
     
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    Actually, I recall you can convert as early as October 1 in the year before your use year -- so in this case, your 2010 usage could be converted as early as October 1, 2009.
     
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    Thank you Brad! You are right and I stand corrected... :eek:

    From mystarcentral.com:

     
  6. Cathyb

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    Thanks Denise! I know it isn't a 'good value' but we have six other timeshares and three of those can be split, spent as credits for other timeshare locations -- more than we are finding time to use. We get the most benefit of using those Starpoints for airfare to Maui, Hawaii for two. :)
     
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    Thank you Brad!
     
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    This is the best example of when to consider the conversion to SPG Points as a "viable" option. The only time you will want to convert to SPG Points is when you simply have too many other weeks to "burn".
     

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