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Reminder: Starwood American Express 30,000 Bonus Ends Tomorrow

by on September 3, 2012 · 2 comments

in American Express, Credit Cards, 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 after $5,000 spend within the first 6 months.

Details:

  • 30,000 points - 10,000 after your first purchase, and an additional 20,000 when you spend $5,000 within 6 months.
  • Receive up to 5 Starpoints for every dollar of eligible spend charged directly with Starwood hotels & resorts – that’s 2 Starpoints per dollar spent on the Card in addition to the Starpoints you get as a Starwood Preferred Guest member.
  • Get 1 Starpoint® for every dollar of eligible purchases.
  • Receive up to 5 Starpoints for every dollar of eligible spend charged directly with Starwood hotels & resorts – that’s 2 Starpoints per dollar spent on the Card in addition to the Starpoints you get as a Starwood Preferred Guest member.
  • $65 annual fee, waived for the first year.
  • Full review here.

Note: There are foreign transaction fees on this card, so I don’t recommend using it outside the US.

The 30,000-point offer on business card also ends tomorrow. If you already have the personal Amex, you can consider getting the business one, or if you want both, you can apply for both at the same time- read about my experience getting both cards here. Plus, you can combine the elite qualification benefits – slicing 4 stays or 10 nights off elite qualification, thus making it only 21 stays or 40 nights to Platinum. This is a great way to rack up those elite qualifying nights cheaply.

For more information on this card and why it’s so valuable, check out my posts on the 30,000 offer from last summer and my posts on Maximizing Starwood Preferred Guest Points: Cash and Points Awards and Maximizing Starwood Points for Room and Suite Upgrades.

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  • PJ

    Per my exeprience , ‘excellent credit’ is NOT required to get this EXCELLENT hotel card which I use whenever ” American Express is welcome” and the rebate is only 1 % AND if the earned SPG points exceed 2/3 of Chase Ultimate Rewards points …Roughly on a 1 % rebate purchase of $25 up I pull my SPG card unless I am working to hit SPEND for signon bonus.

  • Jay

    Is there any way to get the 30K bonus point offer even though its expired? Once you get the current offer of 25K points, can you call, email or write a letter requesting the previous offer? Thanks for the help. I need all the points I can get. I’m planning a surprise birthday getaway for my wife in the near future!

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