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(EXPIRED) Amex SPG Spending Bonus: 10k Points On $4k Spend / 15k Points On $6k Spend (Targeted)

SPG American Express spending bonus

American Express is offering some existing cardholders of the personal SPG card a targeted bonus when meeting certain spend requirements. I received an offer on my card, but it seems like there might be different targeted offers. The Deal Earn 10,000 bonus points when spending $4,000 and an additional 5,000 bonus points when spending an additional $2,000. Key Terms Registration required by October 31, 2018. Spending must be completed by November 30, 2018. Quick Thoughts…

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New Marriott / SPG card restrictions

As has been rumored for a while, View from the Wing has confirmed new restrictions coming on the Marriott and Starwood credit cards. In a nutshell (more details to follow), those who have opened new Marriott, SPG, or Ritz credit cards in the last 2 years or who had one within the 30 days prior to applying will not be eligible for most new Marriott/SPG welcome offers. This is going to effectively lock most of us out from these bonuses for…

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Keeping an SPG card after all…

Last week, I wrote about plans to dump all of my Marriot and SPG credit cards (See: Sending the Marriott and SPG cards off into the sunset). This morning, in my post about why I think there is no hurry to sign up for the Marriott Premier Plus before the 100K offer ends tomorrow (See: Is there a hurry for the Marriott card? (Answer: No.), I noted that one group of people who might want…

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Surprise: Some NYC hotels will only cost 35K Marriott points (free cert eligible)

Marriott has announced a partial list of hotels as a preview for the new award chart pricing coming on August 1st. Some hotels will be going up, though as expected the preview list includes a number of expensive Starwood properties that are dropping in price significantly. However, the big surprise for me was to see that there will be several Manhattan hotels that will be bookable with the annual free night certificate from the current SPG…

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[Rumor] SPG bonuses to get better

Yesterday, the welcome offers on both of the SPG credit cards changed, decreasing in value substantially, with each card offering a measly statement credit at the time of writing that is worth much less than the previous point-based signup bonuses. However, Miles to Memories reports receiving word from Marriott’s communications team that Amex will continue to issue both cards after August 1st and that there will be “very rich” welcome offers coming in the next few weeks.…

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Was I crazy in saying that the Arrival Premier can be interesting?

When the new Barclays Arrival Premier launched last week, I took some heat from readers who thought I wasn’t negative enough about it. To be clear, I don’t think the card is for everyone — and in fact don’t think it’s a fit for me at this stage for reasons I’ll include at the end — but I think that the value can be pretty good if you can take advantage of transfers to Japan Airlines.…

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[EXPIRED] Targeted offers for 30K-35K Starpoints

SPG two free nights:

Starpoints are an incredibly valuable currency thanks to the magic trifecta: A) SPG hotels are available at reasonable award rates, from as low as 2K per night for a weekend night at a Category 1 property; B) Starpoints transfer to airline programs 1:1, with a 5K mile bonus when you transfer 20K points; C) Starpoints transfer to Marriott Rewards at a rate of 1:3 . For those reasons, members of Starwood Preferred Guest will be…

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[Expired] 10,000 Starpoints for adding authorized users [Targeted]

Amex is out with a targeted promotion to earn up to 10,000 bonus Starpoints for adding authorized users to your Amex SPG personal card when each authorized user also makes $1,000 in purchases on the card within the first 3 months. That’s fantastic considering the fact that the signup bonus is usually only 25,000 Starpoints (and considering the fact that 10K Starpoints could get you up to 5 weekend nights in Category 1 properties). The Deal Earn 2,500 Starpoints for…

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