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Why the SPG Lux upgrade may be the best way to go

Last weekend, my wife applied for the SPG Luxury Card.  Her application was denied.  The reason?  She already had 5 Amex credit cards, and despite my own recent experience to the contrary, Amex is still enforcing that limit. It turns out, that her application denial may have been a very good thing.  Her regular SPG card account now displayed a 100K upgrade offer to the Luxury card: We clicked the link and upgraded her card…

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SPG Lux Card is live. Lower bonus than expected, but 3 day window open.

As reported by Doctor of Credit, the SPG Luxury Card is now available for applications.  The good news is that the 3 day window of opportunity that I’ve mentioned previously is working.  The bad news is that Amex is offering only a 100K welcome bonus.  We were expecting 125K. For full details about this card, including the signup bonus link, please visit our dedicated page: Starwood Preferred Guest Luxury Card from American Express About the…

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Over 700K and slowing down. Should Ben go for 125K more?

When we last checked in on our “informed newbie”, Ben had pulled in over 600,000 points through signup bonuses in a 9 month span.  And, even though he had signed up for 10 cards in that time-frame, he was still under 5/24 thanks to his focus on business cards (which are not typically reported to the credit bureaus).  Please see my prior post for full details: Over 600,000 points and well under 5/24. Since that…

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Ultra Premium Hotel Cards: Hilton vs. SPG/Marriott

Hilton kicked off 2018 by introducing a new ultra-premium credit card: Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card.  And, in August, the newly combined Marriott / SPG (Starwood) program will offer their own ultra-premium card: Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card.  Since Marriott, Starwood, and Ritz will become one program in August, the Starwood card really represents all three brands despite its name. What about the Ritz-Carlton Card?  The Ritz card is another $450 premium card,…

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