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I got word that American Express would be bringing back the 30,000 point signup bonus for the Starwood co-branded credit card beginning Tuesday, August 7th.

Two summers ago American Express introduced a 30,000 point signup bonus on their Starwood cards for the first time. They repeated it in 2011.

30,000 points may not seem like a ton in a world of 50,000 and 100,000 point bonuses. But Starwood points are the single most valuable currency there is, in large measure due to their flexibility.

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been waiting on the 30k bonus to return.

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STARWOOD POINTS are good at any hotels? how many points is needed for one night?

any tricks to earn bonus points with this card? like chase freedom 5% categories?
thanks
Points range, however, SPG has some great benefits from straight point to cash and points, for example, a $200 a night hotel I am looking at right now, I can use C&P at 2800 points and $45 for a night. Most free nights will run you between 10k to 30k a night, depending on the category of hotel, check out www.spg.com for a full run down.

Points are only good at Starwood hotels, Four Points, Aloft, Sheraton, Westin, W, Le Meridian, St. Regis and some others but those are the norm. The only way to get bonus points is to spend at Starwood hotels, instead of 1 point per dollar you earn 2 points.

I can refer anyone just PM me your email address, (I do get 5k points for referring).
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#32
all the links referral or not , the 30k spg page shows OFFER EXPIRED when i click apply now. not working on chrome or firefox.

Thank you for your interest in this offer. At this time this offer is no longer available.
Please click here for our current offerings.
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I updated the wiki, but the application pages are technically not going live until after 12PM EST, so try again after that if you are getting expired messages right now.
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I'll slip you a Benny if you hook me up with Plat status Wink
you can do a platinum challenge if you already haven't. Need to stay 18 nights in 90 days. Can be done only once per account.
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#35
I signed up 2 years ago and got the same 30k bonus, but haven't gotten to using the points yet. This month i just got charged $65 annual fee. Not sure if this card is still good to keep with the ever increasing annual fee...
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This is one of my favorite cards on the market. Just got back from Dallas Sheraton, and was upgraded to an executive suite with club lounge access. I was only a Gold member.
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The links are there, but when you click to apply it says they have expired. The e-mail I got said they would be valid at noon today.
yes you are correct. The links are going all live at noon for both the personal and business cards.

you can get both at same time but you cant get two personal or two business cards.

If you have had the cards before you should wait 24 months from account closure to try to get the signup bonus a 2nd time.

Highlights:

These cards have great points + cash payment options that stretch their worth.

You earn 25,000 Airline miles when you transfer 20,000 Starpoints to a miles program partner.

Flights and Nights costs 60,00 Starpoints for five free nights in Category 3 hotel or resort plus 50,000 Airline Miles.

Flights and Nights II costs 70,000 Starpoints for five free nights in Category 4 hotel or resort plus 50,000 Airline Miles

If you get both personal and business you would have enough Starpoints, after minimum spending, for either of those Flights and Nights options.

Downside:

Not best Card for Travel Abroad: There are foreign transaction fees of 2.7% and no EMV Chip.

Basic earn rate: Only earn bonus Starpoints from spending at hotels and not for everyday purchases like the Citi Hilton Reserve.

That's all I can think of right now.

Good luck if you are applying.
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#38
Thanks for the info and waiting for signing in bith personal and business cards

Quote from sarka View Post :
yes you are correct. The links are going all live at noon for both the personal and business cards.

You can get both at same time but you cant get two personal or two business cards.

If you have had the cards before you should wait 24 months from account closure to try to get the signup bonus a 2nd time.

highlights:

These cards have great points + cash payment options that stretch their worth.

You earn 25,000 airline miles when you transfer 20,000 starpoints to a miles program partner.

Flights and nights costs 60,00 starpoints for five free nights in category 3 hotel or resort plus 50,000 airline miles.

Flights and nights ii costs 70,000 starpoints for five free nights in category 4 hotel or resort plus 50,000 airline miles

if you get both personal and business you would have enough starpoints, after minimum spending, for either of those flights and nights options.

downside:

Not best card for travel abroad: There are foreign transaction fees of 2.7% and no emv chip.

Basic earn rate: Only earn bonus starpoints from spending at hotels and not for everyday purchases like the citi hilton reserve.

That's all i can think of right now.

Good luck if you are applying.
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#39
But AMEX fine print says you can get the bonus points after 12 months account closure.

Who is correct?



Quote from Sarka View Post :
yes you are correct. The links are going all live at noon for both the personal and business cards.

you can get both at same time but you cant get two personal or two business cards.

If you have had the cards before you should wait 24 months from account closure to try to get the signup bonus a 2nd time.

Highlights:

These cards have great points + cash payment options that stretch their worth.

You earn 25,000 Airline miles when you transfer 20,000 Starpoints to a miles program partner.

Flights and Nights costs 60,00 Starpoints for five free nights in Category 3 hotel or resort plus 50,000 Airline Miles.

Flights and Nights II costs 70,000 Starpoints for five free nights in Category 4 hotel or resort plus 50,000 Airline Miles

If you get both personal and business you would have enough Starpoints, after minimum spending, for either of those Flights and Nights options.

Downside:

Not best Card for Travel Abroad: There are foreign transaction fees of 2.7% and no EMV Chip.

Basic earn rate: Only earn bonus Starpoints from spending at hotels and not for everyday purchases like the Citi Hilton Reserve.

That's all I can think of right now.

Good luck if you are applying.
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#40
just saw 10k points and where it mentions 20k points after certain spending. or it's not yet active?
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#41
I clicked the link. Didn't see 20k points after 5k spending. Only mentioned 10k with first purchase. Anybody tell me why please?
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I see the bonus for Business, not personal.
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I see the bonus for Business, not personal.
Same here. Just applied through for the business one. Not instant approved. Frown
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thanks for the link instant approval Smilie
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My post was deleted by mods (sorry if I screwed something up), but The Points Guy website has the WORKING personal link. Applied and was instantly approved.
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