Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express

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Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express25K after $5K spend in first 3 months

Overview

 

The Starwood Preferred Guest Business 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 Sheraton Club Lounge access at Sheraton properties!
  • 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 personal card, but without the Sheraton Club Lounge benefit. See: Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express.

Card / NotesBonus / Annual Fee
Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express Starwood Preferred Guest® Business 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, unlimited Boingo WiFi and Sheraton Club lounge access on qualified stays.
25K after $5K spend in first 3 months

Annual fee waived first year, then $95

Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

Recent better offer: 35K: 25K after $6K spend in 3 months, Additional 10K after additional $4K spend in first 6 months (Expired 11/1/17)

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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