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Promoted 03-03-2016 by brisar at 01:31 PM View Original Post
There is a promotion in progress for the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card. You can earn 35,000 bonus Starpoints after you use your new card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95 thereafter. Thanks yoshapman

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  • Our highest Starpoints offer ever. Get 35,000 bonus Starpoints after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Offer ends 3/30/2016.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on international purchases
  • Free in-room premium internet access (booking requirements apply)
  • Complimentary unlimited Boingo WiFi on up to four devices at more than 1,000,000 Boingo hotspots worldwide. Enrollment required
  • Get Free Nights at over 1,200 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries with no blackout dates. Some hotels may have mandatory service and resort charges
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95
  • Terms and limitations apply

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Edited March 3, 2016 at 04:04 PM by yuugotserved
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AMERICAN EXPRESS STARWOOD PREFERRED GUEST BUSINESS CARD APPLICATION
AMERICAN EXPRESS STARWOOD PREFERRED GUEST BUSINESS CARD [americanexpress.com]

AMERICAN EXPRESS STARWOOD PREFERRED GUEST PERSONAL CARD APPLICATION
AMERICAN EXPRESS STARWOOD PREFERRED GUEST PERSONAL CARD [americanexpress.com]
Get 25,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.

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Wow. That is a fantastic value. The business version is particularly appealing because it gives you access to the Sheraton Club at any Sheraton with a club lounge.

For anyone wondering about value, last year I redeemed 48k points for 5 nights at the St. Regis Osaka during a busy week when the cash rate was over $1,000 a night. That hotel recently went up a category and would be more now -- but the Westin in Kyoto is only 40k points for 5 nights....the Kobe Bay Sheraton is 28k points for 5 nights and the Westin Osaka would be 40k for 5 nights. To put that in cash perspective, I just looked up a week in late October -- the Westin Kyoto was $396 a night, Kobe Bay Sheraton $306 a night, Westin Osaka $438 -- all of those rates are per night before tax. 40k points could get you over $2k value in hotel rooms. Japan is obviously an expensive country, so you won't get $2k value everywhere -- but you'll certainly get value out of these points.

The Sheraton Maldives could also be a great value at 20k points a night. With the business version, you'd have enough points for 2 free nights by the time you've finished the spend. I combined two nights like that last year with a free night from a promo (stay 5 paid nights at any Sheraton and get 1 free night at any Sheraton in the world) and spent 3 nights there. Because I have the business version of the card (I also have the personal version), I was able to eat at the club for free. That saved us a ton of money there as food is very expensive in the Maldives. We ate and drank for free each night! The Sheraton is definitely not the most amazing resort in the Maldives, but it's definitely nicer than an average beach resort. We went paddle boarding and snorkeling and there was no upcharge for borrowing the equipment. Another bonus was that it was just a speed boat ride away from the airport...my better half didn't like the idea of a sea plane.

For those wondering, free nights start at 2,000 points a night (weekend at Level 1 Four Points). You can get a room in most world cities for 12k a night. The 5th night is free at Category 3 and above (at Category 3, 7k points a night becomes 5,600 points average per night when staying 5 nights). Cash + points bookings offer even better value. I don't redeem unless I'm getting at least 3 cents a point in value.

Right now there is also a promo going with the SLS in Vegas. If you register for the promo and make a stay at the SLS, you can get either points, free uber credit, or a free night at a Starwood property. It's worth setting up an SPG account and seeing which offer you get if you have a trip to Vegas planned. The SLS can be had as cheap as $60 a night during the week a lot of times -- I even saw $47 last week. I shoulda booked it. That promo:

https://www.spgpromos.com/slslasv...d=20795541

Unlike other hotel points, you can transfer these to airlines 1:1. Actually, when you transfer 20k to an airline, you get 25k miles. Partners are fantastic in variety. There are also some flights and nights packages that offer great value.

35k is unheard of for this card. If I didn't already have both, I'd be on it.

If you have a friend who has either card, they get 5k points if you sign up through their link.

Overall, I'm a big fan. I personally have a lot of CCs (more than 20). One of the Starwood cards is always in my wallet as I just get great value out of Starpoints. I actually paid taxes last year on my Amex SPG because I knew I'd be using them for a value that far eclipsed the 1.87% it cost me to pay them that way. PM me if you have any questions about using the points as I have plenty of suggestions. You could sign up for one of these cards and do the spend and on just the sign up bonus and spend, you could end up flying round trip within the US and staying in a hotel for several nights, maybe even a week depending on where you go.
Beware, AMEX recently changed their terms such that the bonus is not available if you've previously had the card. This used to only apply to personal cards, but it now applies to business cards as well.

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This is a good offer. Highest it's ever been. However, know that the program was purchased by Marriott, so changes will be coming.

Great options with C&P or transferring, especially. If you're on the fence, shoot me a PM for best uses.
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This is a good offer. Highest it's ever been. However, know that the program was purchased by Marriott, so changes will be coming.

Great options with C&P or transferring, especially. If you're on the fence, shoot me a PM for more uses.
what other uses are there?
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Beware, AMEX recently changed their terms such that the bonus is not available if you've previously had the card. This used to only apply to personal cards, but it now applies to business cards as well.
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Wow. That is a fantastic value. The business version is particularly appealing because it gives you access to the Sheraton Club at any Sheraton with a club lounge.

For anyone wondering about value, last year I redeemed 48k points for 5 nights at the St. Regis Osaka during a busy week when the cash rate was over $1,000 a night. That hotel recently went up a category and would be more now -- but the Westin in Kyoto is only 40k points for 5 nights....the Kobe Bay Sheraton is 28k points for 5 nights and the Westin Osaka would be 40k for 5 nights. To put that in cash perspective, I just looked up a week in late October -- the Westin Kyoto was $396 a night, Kobe Bay Sheraton $306 a night, Westin Osaka $438 -- all of those rates are per night before tax. 40k points could get you over $2k value in hotel rooms. Japan is obviously an expensive country, so you won't get $2k value everywhere -- but you'll certainly get value out of these points.

The Sheraton Maldives could also be a great value at 20k points a night. With the business version, you'd have enough points for 2 free nights by the time you've finished the spend. I combined two nights like that last year with a free night from a promo (stay 5 paid nights at any Sheraton and get 1 free night at any Sheraton in the world) and spent 3 nights there. Because I have the business version of the card (I also have the personal version), I was able to eat at the club for free. That saved us a ton of money there as food is very expensive in the Maldives. We ate and drank for free each night! The Sheraton is definitely not the most amazing resort in the Maldives, but it's definitely nicer than an average beach resort. We went paddle boarding and snorkeling and there was no upcharge for borrowing the equipment. Another bonus was that it was just a speed boat ride away from the airport...my better half didn't like the idea of a sea plane.

For those wondering, free nights start at 2,000 points a night (weekend at Level 1 Four Points). You can get a room in most world cities for 12k a night. The 5th night is free at Category 3 and above (at Category 3, 7k points a night becomes 5,600 points average per night when staying 5 nights). Cash + points bookings offer even better value. I don't redeem unless I'm getting at least 3 cents a point in value.

Right now there is also a promo going with the SLS in Vegas. If you register for the promo and make a stay at the SLS, you can get either points, free uber credit, or a free night at a Starwood property. It's worth setting up an SPG account and seeing which offer you get if you have a trip to Vegas planned. The SLS can be had as cheap as $60 a night during the week a lot of times -- I even saw $47 last week. I shoulda booked it. That promo:

https://www.spgpromos.com/slslasv...d=20795541

Unlike other hotel points, you can transfer these to airlines 1:1. Actually, when you transfer 20k to an airline, you get 25k miles. Partners are fantastic in variety. There are also some flights and nights packages that offer great value.

35k is unheard of for this card. If I didn't already have both, I'd be on it.

If you have a friend who has either card, they get 5k points if you sign up through their link.

Overall, I'm a big fan. I personally have a lot of CCs (more than 20). One of the Starwood cards is always in my wallet as I just get great value out of Starpoints. I actually paid taxes last year on my Amex SPG because I knew I'd be using them for a value that far eclipsed the 1.87% it cost me to pay them that way. PM me if you have any questions about using the points as I have plenty of suggestions. You could sign up for one of these cards and do the spend and on just the sign up bonus and spend, you could end up flying round trip within the US and staying in a hotel for several nights, maybe even a week depending on where you go.
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Quote from haserfauld View Post :
This is a good offer. Highest it's ever been. However, know that the program was purchased by Marriott, so changes will be coming.

Great options with C&P or transferring, especially. If you're on the fence, shoot me a PM for more uses.
True that Marriott bought them, but their word is that the SPG program won't change at least through 2017. While nobody can be certain, I think it's a safe bet that these points will offer excellent value through at least the end of next year. After that, it's hard to say. Good point making this known though for anyone who is unaware.
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what other uses are there?
Best uses would have been a better word choice than "more"

There are a lot of fantastic values with C&P, and if hotels are not your end game, it does become a 1.25x AA card as well.
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American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card

Get 35,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.

LINK for the promotion [americanexpress.com]
  • Our highest Starpoints® offer ever. Get 35,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Offer ends 3/30/2016.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on international purchases.
  • Receive free in-room, premium internet access. Booking requirements apply.
  • Enjoy complimentary, unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi on up to four devices at more than 1,000,000 Boingo hotspots worldwide. Enrollment required.
  • Get free nights at over 1,200 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries with no blackout dates. Some hotels may have mandatory service and resort charges.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms and limitations apply.
For comparison, previous offer in August was 30K points
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Applied a week ago, will see if they can match. Have referred multiple people and told them to call in as well.
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American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card

Get 35,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.

LINK for the promotion [americanexpress.com]
  • Our highest Starpoints® offer ever. Get 35,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Offer ends 3/30/2016.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on international purchases.
  • Receive free in-room, premium internet access. Booking requirements apply.
  • Enjoy complimentary, unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi on up to four devices at more than 1,000,000 Boingo hotspots worldwide. Enrollment required.
  • Get free nights at over 1,200 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries with no blackout dates. Some hotels may have mandatory service and resort charges.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms and limitations apply.
For comparison, previous offer in August was 30K points
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Fantastic offer. Get it before SPG is dead and since Amex is one bonus per lifetime it doesn't matter anyway.
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Applied a week ago, will see if they can match. Have referred multiple people and told them to call in as well.
Unfortunately, Amex isn't known for matching. Chase/Citi yes, Amex no. But best of luck!
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AMAZING offer, I've been waiting for this for over a year.
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