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SPG Amex 35K Offer
SPG Starpoints are among the most valuable points around. They can be worth a lot for SPG hotel redemptions and even more when transferring to airline partners at a 20K:25K ratio. Unfortunately there aren’t many ways to earn them, so when the bonus on the SPG cobranded American Express card is increased, it is big news.
Best Ever Offers
Through March 30, 2016 American Express has increased the bonus on both the personal and business versions of their Starwood Preferred Guest credit cards.
The offers are as follows:
- Personal card: Earn 35,000 Starpoints after $3K in spend within the first 3 months.
- Business card: Earn 35,000 Starpoints after $5K in spend within the first 3 months.
This 35K bonus represents the highest bonus ever offered on either of these cards. For the past several years the bonus has increased to 30K during the summer, however as far as I know, there has never previously been an offer higher than 30K.
The SPG credit cards also come with the following benefits:
- Earn 2X points on Starwood purchases and 1X on everything else.
- No foreign transaction fees.
- Receive free in-room, premium Internet access. Booking requirements apply.
- Enjoy complimentary, unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi on up to four devices at more than 1,000,000 Boingo hotspots worldwide.
- Receive credit for 5 nights and 2 stays towards SPG® Elite status each year.
Additionally, the business card also adds Sheraton club lounge access on eligible stays.
Once Per Lifetime
Both the SPG personal and business cards have a “once per lifetime” bonus rule. This means that you cannot receive a bonus on either of these products if you have ever held that version of the card before. Since the business and personal cards are separate products, you CAN receive a bonus on the business card if you have only had the personal before and vice-versa.
If you currently have one of the SPG cards then you can login to your American Express account and refer friends to this 35K offer and earn 5K points per successful referral.
How to Apply
You can find both the personal and business 35K offers directly on the American Express website or via the links above. It is a widespread offer so you should be able to apply through most channels that offer American Express cards.
This is the best ever bonus for a card that rarely has special offers. Normally the bonus increases to 30K once per year in the summer, so this is an nice surprise. Unfortunately it comes shortly after Amex has tightened their rules for churners, but if you haven’t had one of these cards before, they may be worth applying for considering the value of Starpoints.
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