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More Chances to Win 30,000+ Starpoints

by on August 8, 2012 · 9 comments

in Contests, Starwood

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Update: The 30,000-point bonus is no longer available. The bonus is now 25,000 points for the Starwood Amex business and personal cards.

Yesterday I announced my contest to win one of two sets of 30,000 Starpoints. I’m a mean person and am actually making my readers work for the prize- I’ll award the winners who get the most bang for their point the grand prizes.

However, other blogs were given Starpoints to give away and most of their giveaways are much easier and simply take a comment/Tweet/Facebook like, so if you don’t feel like entering in mine, ya might as well throw your hat in the ring with some of the other contests. A couple of them only have a few entries- so your odds are pretty good! Please report back and let me know if you were able to snag a prize- just note that Amex will require a W9 and the estimated value of the points is 2 cents a piece, so a 30,000 point prize will generate a $600 tax burden. Still worth it in my opinion.

Other contests:
1) Johnnyjet.com: 50,000 points to the person who comes up with the best caption for a picture. Only 3 entries at the time I was writing this post.
2) Gogreentravelgreen.com: 30,000 point prize to one person. There are only 5 entries as I’m writing this post on Tuesday evening.
3) Vagabondish.com: 50,000 point prize to one person. Only ~15 entries as I’m writing this post!
4) Thevacationgals.com: 50,000 point prize to one person. 3 ways to win and 500+ entries so far on the blog post, but I’m sure less people are Tweeting/Facebooking so try out your luck in social media!
5) View from the Wing is giving away two sets of 30,000 points. 1,000+ entries.
6) One Mile at a Time is giving away one set of 50,000 points. 600+ entries so far.

These contests are all an effort to publicize their limited time offer of 30,000 Starpoints for the Personal and Business Starwood Amex cards (both of which I signed up for yesterday).

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  • evodad

    Just a correction, the prize will not cause a $600 tax bill, it will result in income of $600 being reported which will be taxed. Total tax bill will be significantly less than $600

  • Heather

    If you sign up for both the personal and business cards, do you get 30K + 30k points? Thanks!

  • TD

    Brian- I think you’ve touched on this in the past, but are you signing up for your 2nd/ 3rd SPG Amex accounts? If so, how are they cool with this?

  • thepointsguy

    Yes :-)

  • thepointsguy

    I think we are mincing words here- I didn’t mean you’ll have to pay $600. I think instead of bill I should have said burden

  • thepointsguy

    No I’ve never had the SPG card. Some people have gotten 3rd/4th cards by applying 2 years or so after their last card was cancelled

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  • GiddyforPoints

    Here are some other bloggers giving away points via contests http://giddyforpoints.blogspot.com/2012/08/spghow-i-love-thee-let-me-count-waysto.html

  • Gustav316

    @TPG, I’d use the SPG points to stay at a Starwood property in South America on the Winter Solstice thereby LITERALLY extending my summer (since it would be the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere). Of course, I am referring to those properties in South America that are actually south of the equator…

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