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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

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we’re offering a chance to win $500 to spend at any Starwood property. One of TPG’s favorite hotels is the St. Regis Bali Resort, a Starwood Category 7 property, and while $500 will barely get you a night at that hotel, it’ll go a long way at hundreds of other properties around the world.

As a reminder, you can earn 30,000 bonus Starpoints after you use your new Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express to make $3,000 in purchases within the first three months. In addition, you can also earn 30,000 bonus Starpoints with the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card, after making $5,000 in purchases within the first three months. But act quickly — this increased sign-up bonus is only available through September 14, 2015.


Both cards regularly offer a 25,000-point bonus. TPG values Starpoints at 2.4 cents apiece, so those additional 5,000 points amount to an extra $120 in value.

You must enter the giveaway below no later than 11:59pm EST on Monday, August 17.

To enter this giveaway, visit our Facebook Page or enter below:

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Last week’s winners: Last week, we gave away 85,000 IHG Rewards Club points. Congratulations again to Harry A., who won by entering on Facebook. Stay tuned for more great giveaways on the blog, as well as on TPG’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Good luck with this week’s giveaway!

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
Regular APR
15.74%-19.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
Balance Transfer Fee
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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