Starwood American Express 25,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus

Dec 22, 2010

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

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

While I think the Hyatt card is a better deal (the equivalent of 60,000 Starwood points if you use the two Hyatt nights at top tier hotels) because they don’t require any spend to get the bonus, the Starwood card does offer incredible flexibility because of their generous airline transfer ratios. For example, 20,000 Starwood points transfers into 25,000 airline miles with a lot of airlines. 20,000 Hyatt points will get you 8,000 airline miles. However, Hyatt’s nicest hotels only cost 22,000 points vs Starwood’s 30,000.

The great thing is, as long as you have good credit, there’s no reason to not get a Starwood and a Hyatt card. They are issued by two different lenders, so there’s no conflict in getting both.

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.