Last Day to Earn 100k Points With the Starwood Luxury Amex

Oct 30, 2018

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The Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card could be a great choice for you if you frequently stay at hotels in the combined Marriott/SPG portfolio. A cherry on top is the 100,000-point welcome bonus it’s currently offering, though today’s your last day to grab it. The elevated offer ends tomorrow, Oct. 31.

If you apply before the welcome bonus changes, you can earn 100,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 in the first three months. This card has a $450 annual fee, and no foreign transaction fees.

The card earns 6x points at Marriott and SPG hotels; 3x points at US restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines; and 1 point per dollar on everything else. Each year, you get up to $300 in statement credits for eligible purchases at Marriott and SPG hotels (including room rates), and you also get an annual free night award after your account anniversary, good for hotels that cost up to 50,000 points per night. The SPG Luxury Card also offers complimentary Gold status in the Marriott program, with the opportunity to spend your way to Platinum status (with $75,000 in purchases in a calendar year).

Keep in mind the welcome bonus restrictions that apply to this card: You won’t be eligible if you have or have had the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card in the last 30 days; if you’ve acquired any of three Marriott Rewards cobranded cards in the last 90 days; or if you’ve received a welcome or upgrade offer on any of three Marriott Rewards cobranded cards in the last 24 months.

This premium card is best used for stays at Marriott and Starwood properties, and with its annual $300 credit and annual 50,000-point award stay, you can get plenty of value. The 100,000-point welcome bonus is worth $800 based on our valuations, and you can put those points to use at more than 6,000 properties around the world.

So if you’ve been eyeing the Starwood Luxury Card, now’s the time to act, as the welcome bonus of 100,000 points is ending tomorrow.

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