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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American ExpressStarwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express

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.

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.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

There’s no telling how much longer these cards will be around and available for new applications because of the Marriott takeover, so now might just be the perfect time to apply. Apart from hotel redemptions, you can transfer Starpoints to over 30 airline partners, and now also transfer points from Starwood to Marriott Rewards at a 1:3 ratio, opening up even more redemption options.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases spent on the Card at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on International purchases.
  • Receive free in-room, premium internet access. Booking requirements apply.
  • Redeem Starpoints® at over 1,300 participating hotels and resorts in over 100 countries and for flights on more than 150 airlines with SPG flights, all with no blackout dates.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
15.74%-19.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
Balance Transfer Fee
3.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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