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Here’s the link to apply now for the Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card with a 100,000 point bonus.

As previously announced here at The Points Guy, the brand-new Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card officially launched on August 23 and is now open for applications. Even better, the card’s $450 annual fee is more than offset by the current limited-time welcome bonus. Through October 31, 2018, Amex is offering 100,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 within the first three months on the SPG Luxury card, which matches the highest offer we’ve seen for a co-branded SPG card.

Following the Marriott and SPG program merger earlier this month, Starpoints were multiplied by three to match Marriott’s new currency. Even so, we currently value these “new” SPG points at 0.9 cents each, making this welcome bonus worth $900 based on TPG’s most recent valuations.

The new SPG Luxury Card. Photo courtesy of American Express.
The new SPG Luxury Card. (Photo courtesy of American Express)

In addition to the welcome bonus, SPG Luxury cardmembers can expect the following benefits:

You’ll also earn 6x points on purchases at SPG and Marriott properties, 3x points at US restaurants and on flights purchased directly from an airline and 2 points per dollar on all other purchases. The current bonus of 100,000 points after spending $5,000 in three months is only valid when you apply by October 31, 2018.

Note that on August 26, Amex is introducing new restrictions that will limit your ability to collect a new member bonus if you’ve had similar Marriott products from Chase. The SPG Luxury Card will be impacted by these restrictions as well, but you have a few days to sign up before the new rules go into effect, so be sure to apply now if you expect to be affected by this upcoming change.

This is the very first premium SPG credit card from American Express, and the second premium hotel card launched by the issuer this year (the first being the Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express). It’s also the only premium co-branded credit card available to new applicants that’s part of the new Marriott program, since the Ritz-Carlton Rewards card was closed to new applicants last month.

With the now unified Marriott, SPG and Ritz-Carlton program comprising over 6,500 properties, it won’t be difficult to find a hotel tied to the chain in any city you’re visiting. So if you intend to be a regular Marriott customer, you may want to consider if the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Card is a good fit for your travel needs.

Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card

This card has a $450 annual fee, but that's offset by up to $300 in statement credits that you can earn each year for Marriott and SPG purchases. You'll earn 6x points at Marriott and SPG properties, 3x points at US restaurants and on flights purchased directly from the airline and 2x points on everything else.

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More Things to Know
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 100,000 bonus points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Offer ends 10/31/2018.
  • Earn 6 points on eligible purchases at participating SPG® and Marriott Rewards® hotels, 3 points at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines, and 2 points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Enjoy up to $300 in statement credits each year of Card Membership for eligible purchases at participating SPG® or Marriott Rewards® hotels.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on International purchases.
  • Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 50,000 points) at a participating hotel. Select hotels have resort fees.
  • Enjoy complimentary, unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi on up to four devices at more than 1,000,000 Boingo hotspots worldwide. Enrollment required.
  • $450 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.49%-26.49% Variable
Annual Fee
$450
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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