Highest Starwood Canada Amex Signup Bonus Ever: 21,000 Starpoints For Charging $1,000 in First 3 Months

by on February 2, 2013 · 11 comments

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Although the sign-up bonus for the Canadian Starwood Amex is usually just a paltry 5,000-10,000 points, last October, the signup bonus for the card hit 15,000 points. Now, however, the Canadian Starwood Preferred Guest credit card from American Express is sweetening the deal with its highest-ever sign-up bonus of 21,000 Starpoints when you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months when you apply now through April 11, 2013.

It's a good time to be a Canadian.

It’s a good time to be a Canadian.

Other details of the card:

-You will earn 1 Starpoint for every $1 in purchases charged to the card.
-Receive a Free Weekend Night Award at hotels and resorts worldwide when you reach $40,000 in purchases on the card each year.
-Reach $30,000 in purchases each year and enjoy an automatic upgrade to Starwood Gold Preferred Guest membership.
-Cardmembers can also earn 10,000 Starpoints by referring a friend.
-This card has a $120 annual fee.
-The annual interest rate on purchases is 19.99% and 21.99% on funds advances. The offer ends April 11, 2013.

The Canadian Starwood Preferred Guest Business Card from Amex is also offering 15,000 bonus Starpoints for spending $1,000 within the first 3 months of membership. This card also lets you earn 1 Starpoint for every $1 in purchases charged to the card, and receive a Free Weekend Night Award at hotels and resorts worldwide when you reach $40,000 in purchases on the card each year. The annual fee for this card is $150, which may be a tax-deductible expense (if used solely for business as per your tax professional) and the annual interest rate is 19.99%. This offer also ends April 11, 2013.

Update:  The current bonus is now 25,000 points for the American versions of the Starwood Amex business and personal cards after $5,000 spend within the first 6 months.

While still not as high as the current offers of the American versions of the personal and business Starwood Amex cards, in terms of the sign-up offers on the Canadian versions of these cards, which tend not to be as lucrative as American travel credit cards in general, this is as high as we’ve ever seen, so if you’ve been considering one or either of these cards, apply before these offers go away on April 11.

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  • Goat Rodeo

    you betcha!

  • Clive Cussler

    You just forgot to mention that this offer for 21,000 Starpoints is because you are actually making people follow a referral link in order for you to get the refferal bonus of 10,000 Starpoints. Otherwise, the real offer is 20,000 Starpoints from the Amex website. I found out about this when I checked through Amex website instead of following your link. While I have nothing against you getting a referral, I find it a bit misleading that you don’t mention it in your post.

  • thepointsguy

    It’s not one of my referral links- a reader sent it to me. Since its the best available deal I’ve seen for this card, I posted it. If he somehow gets credit for it, I think that’s fine since the offer is better than what you’d get applying through Amex directly.

  • Jeff Kay


  • Clive Cussler

    Fair enough.

  • Corey Malone

    wish I could convince my gf to get this. but without the annual fee exempt the first year she won’t =

  • 2Queens

    Wow this is great.
    I have two SPG AmEx one is personal and one is business.
    I received both in the last 2 months.
    I just phoned AMEx and asked if I could be included in recent promotion.
    I do have a chance he said.

  • Salomon Frid

    Is this canadian card available also for us (only) citizens, or only for CA citizens?

  • Sharp21

    How is this better than the same card advertised under the post, where you get 10k points after first purchase then another 15k after you have spent $5k in 6 months? The 21k point card you are showing charges $120/year while the other is $0 for the first year

  • Dan Rydell

    Thanks for bringing the offer to our attention, thepointsguy. Amex has continued this deal past its April 11 deadline. Amex is still offering the 21,000 points offer through referrals, like this one :)

  • Dan Rydell

    That ad under the post would refer to a US Amex card. Amex Canada has different offerings to Canadians. 21,000 points is as good as it’s going to get in Canada.

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