Limited Time: Up to 35,000 Bonus SPG Points Via SPG Amex Cards!

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Big, big news this morning for those who love SPG points! Two of my very favorite cards, the Starwood Preferred Guest Amex and the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Amex, have temporarily increased their sign-up bonuses to their highest total points level! The normal number of sign-up bonus points for these cards are a total of 25,000 bonus points. They have gone to 30,000 points once a year in many years, and last year they once spiked to the 35,000 point level. Now they have again gone up to the 35,000 point level for a limited time!

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

Enjoy beautiful SPG hotels on points

Enjoy beautiful SPG hotels on points

Increased SPG Sign-up Bonuses:

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American ExpressEarn 25,000 bonus SPG points after you spend $3,000 on the card in the first three months and an extra 10,000 bonus Starpoints after you make an additional $2,000 in purchases within the first 6 months. $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $95 in subsequent years.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American ExpressEarn 25,000 bonus Starpoints after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months and an extra 10,000 bonus Starpoints after you make an additional $3,000 in purchases within the first 6 months. $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $95 in subsequent years.

These increased sign-up bonuses are scheduled to run until April 5, 2017.

View from the Sheraton Steamboat starting at 12k points per night

Huge value from SPG points when staying slopeside in Steamboat and beyond

In addition to the obvious perk of the sign-up bonus of up to 35,000 points, the benefits of the SPG Amex Personal Card include:

  • Get up to 5 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases at participating SPG® hotels – that’s 2 Starpoints for which you may be eligible as a Card Member in addition to the 2 or 3 Starpoints for which you may be eligible as an SPG member
  • Get elite credit for 5 nights and 2 stays each year – can do this with each of the SPG cards to stack nights and stay credits!
  • Complimentary in-room premium Wi-Fi at participating hotel properties.
  • Unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi on up to four devices at more than a million Boingo hotspots worldwide. Enrollment is required.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
Use a few extra SPG points for lounge access at some properties

Use a few extra SPG points for lounge access at some properties

The small business version of the card has all of those same perks plus it also offers access to the Sheraton Club when staying at Sheraton properties around the world! This can be great for a free and easy breakfast in the mornings.

Walt Disney World Dolphin - 10,000 points per night

Walt Disney World Dolphin – 10,000 points per night

The terms and conditions for both of the cards indicate that the welcome bonus is not available to those who have or have had had the cards before. That said, if you haven’t had either of the cards now is the time to act since the bonus is higher than it has ever been before! We have only seen the sign-up bonus at this level once before, though it was with a lower spending requirement last time.

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St. Regis Punta Mita in Mexico

Especially given their merger with Marriott, I am thrilled that the Amex SPG card is still aggressively going after new cardholders via this increased bonus! If you were so inclined, you could transfer 35,000 SPG points to Marriott at a 1:3 ratio for a total of 105,000 Marriott Reward points. I’ll post more about how to maximize these SPG points soon, but I would absolutely recommend getting one or both of these cards, if you are eligible, as a total of 35,000 SPG points is a very good sign-up bonus in my book.

Both the personal and business cards are considered unique products, so you could theoretically have both cards and sign-up bonuses. You can also combine SPG points for free with a household member, so you could combine the points earned from this increased bonus with someone else in your household to start putting together a great SPG trip to take advantage of things like the fifth award night free, nights and flights packages, and more!

Slopeside Westin Whistler

Slopeside Westin Whistler from 9,600 points per night with 5th night free!

If you haven’t had one of the SPG Amex card products beore, this is the perfect time to seriously consider adding one to your wallet!

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Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express: Earn 25,000 bonus SPG points after you spend $3,000 on the card in the first three months and an extra 10,000 bonus Starpoints after you make an additional $2,000 in purchases within the first 6 months. $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $95 in subsequent years.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American ExpressEarn 25,000 bonus Starpoints after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months and an extra 10,000 bonus Starpoints after you make an additional $3,000 in purchases within the first 6 months. $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $95 in subsequent years.

Editorial Note: The opinions expressed here are mine and not provided, reviewed, by any bank, card issuer, or other company unless otherwise stated.

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  1. I’ve read about this perk before but have never really understood what it means? “Get elite credit for 5 nights and 2 stays each year”
    Thanks!

    • It means that in January of each year that you hold the card you get 5 night credits and 2 stay credits deposited in your SPG account. This gets you closer to elite status and it will stack, so if you have both cards you can start off the year with 10 night credits and 4 stay credits. For reference, you currently need 25 stay credits a year for top tier Platinum status.

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