Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

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Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express35K: 25K after $3K spend in 3 months. Limited Time Offer: Extra 10K after additional $2K spend in 6 months.

Overview

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The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express may not seem like much on the surface.  After all, the card offers only 1 point per dollar for spend, or 2 points per dollar at Starwood and Marriott properties.  But, SPG points are worth far more than points in most other programs. Here are some examples of great uses of points:

  • Book Starwood hotel nights for as little as 2,000 points per night.
  • Convert SPG points to Marriott Rewards points at a 1 to 3 ratio.  Each SPG point becomes 3 Marriott points!
  • Convert SPG points to airline miles at a great ratio.  20,000 SPG points become 25,000 miles!

The card also offers the following perks:

  • Get SPG Gold status with $30,000 calendar year spend
  • Free premium internet at SPG properties
  • Unlimited Boingo Wifi
  • No foreign transaction fees

We don’t know if the SPG card will survive the Marriott merger long-term so its a good idea to get the card soon if you’re interested.

Related Cards

Amex offers a nearly identical business card, but with a key additional perk: free Sheraton Club Lounge access.  See: Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express

Card / NotesBonus / Annual Fee
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
Earning rate: 2X Starwood and Marriott Properties

Big spend bonus: SPG Gold elite status with $30K annual spend

Noteworthy Perks: Transfer 20,000 points into miles and get a 5000 mile bonus.

Receive free premium internet at SPG properties and unlimited Boingo Wifi.
35K: 25K after $3K spend in 3 months. Limited Time Offer: Extra 10K after additional $2K spend in 6 months.

Annual fee waived first year, then $95

Offer Expires: 4/5/2017

Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

Recent better offer: 35K after $3K spend expired 3/30/2016

FM Mini Review: Extremely valuable points, but difficult to earn in large quantities except through signup bonus

Note: Many more excellent credit card offers, along with application tips for each bank, can be found on our Best Credit Card Offers Page.

 

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