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Score 2,500 SPG Points by Adding an Authorized User to Your Starwood Preferred Guest Amex Card

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SPG’s recent promotion is great news for anyone who currently holds a Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express: by simply adding an authorized user to your credit card, you can earn an additional 2,500 SPG points. Although some cardholders may have received an email about the promotion, it seems that anyone can take advantage by adding an AU through this link.

The promotion is available through September 19, 2016, and each cardholder can only take advantage one time. The points should appear in your linked SPG account within 8-12 weeks after adding an new authorized user.

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You can score a flight night at a SPG Category 1 hotel from just 2,000 points per night, and your new authorized user will enjoy some of your card benefits, though it’s important to note that you’ll need to add your AU’s social security number, and this new account could impact their ability to sign up for some Chase cards due to the “5/24 rule.”

Thanks to TPG reader Lily C., who shared this news tip by emailing We’ll be sending out a $200 Visa gift card as a token of our appreciation.

Featured image courtesy of the St. Regis Bora Bora.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

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  • 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.
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Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Rating
N/A 15.49%-19.49% Variable $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95. 0% Excellent Credit