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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) 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) 30,000 point prize to one person. There are only 5 entries as I’m writing this post on Tuesday evening.
3) 50,000 point prize to one person. Only ~15 entries as I’m writing this post!
4) 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).

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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