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Starwood has updated its sign-up bonus offer for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. You’ll now receive 25,000 bonus Starpoints after spending $3,000 within the first three months of getting this card, with a waived annual fee the first year.

Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

  • Get 25,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on international purchases.
  • Receive free in-room, premium internet access. Booking requirements apply.
  • Enjoy complimentary, unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi on up to four devices at more than 1,000,000 Boingo hotspots worldwide. Enrollment required.
  • Get free nights at over 1,200 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries with no blackout dates. Some hotels may have mandatory service and resort charges.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.

 

My Thoughts

Per my recent valuations of points and miles, I rate Starpoints at 2.4 cents each, meaning these 25,000 Starpoints are worth about $600. The great thing with Starpoints is that you can transfer to a slew of airline partners, and when you transfer 20,000 Starpoints, you receive a 5,000-point bonus. So if you were to transfer these 25,000 Starpoints to American, you’d actually end up 30,000 AAdvantage miles.

Another great perk with the SPG Amex is the opportunity to earn SPG Gold status after spending $30,000 on the card within a calendar year. SPG Gold benefits include 4pm checkout, enhanced guest rooms and a choice of welcome amenity (options include bonus Starpoints, premium internet access and a complimentary beverage).

If you’re looking to earn SPG Platinum status, this card offers 2 stay and 5 night credits per year as well, which will get you started toward the required 25 stays or 50 nights required for SPG Platinum status.

You can earn even more stay or night credits toward Platinum by adding the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express as well, since you would earn an additional 2 stays and 5 nights with this card. This card’s sign-up bonus is 25,000 after spending $5,000 within the first three months, with a waived annual fee the first year.

If you have any questions about the SPG Amex card, feel free to comment below.

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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