Category Archives for Starwood.

Why Purchasing Discounted SPG Points is Worth Considering Now

We now know the end date for the Starwood Preferred Guest program as we know will be July 31, 2018, as the program will be combining with Marriott Rewards on August 1, 2018. This means there are just a little over three months to earn and use SPG points as we always have before the new award chart and program rules kick in later this summer. Last call for earning points in the SPG program as we know it If…

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New Starwood Preferred Guest Amex Welcome Bonuses Released

I tried to give a warning about the likely coming end of the SPG Amex cards and bonuses as we knew them yesterday, and unfortunately, some major changes arrived very shortly thereafter last night. Signaling at least a temporary end of a long-standing era, the SPG personal and business American Express cards have stopped awarding SPG points as a welcome bonus, and instead are currently only offering statement credits. New Welcome Bonuses for the SPG Amex Cards The welcome bonuses…

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Eight Features of the Combined Starwood and Marriott Program You May Have Missed

A couple of days ago we got to open a huge trove of information about what comes next as the Marriott and Starwood programs become one. It was such a trove of information that it is impossible to digest every single nuance and situation in one sitting. You can view my take on many of the details in the Marriott and Starwood announcement here, but today I want to zero in one a few details that may have been missed in…

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Celebrate Opening Day Using SPG Points to Attend Major League Baseball Games

Play Ball! Today is the official opening day for Major League Baseball, which marks the arrival of spring, warm weather, being outdoors, and of course, the Houston Astros working on a World Series repeat. Thankfully, getting tickets to a baseball game is still a relatively affordable endeavor, at least in the outfield, but there are some amazing baseball related opportunities such as running onto the field, throwing out the first pitch, taking batting practice, or sitting in the VIP boxes…

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Why You Need to Get the Increased Bonus on the SPG Business Amex Today

The SPG Business Amex credit card has increased its sign-up bonus a bit from the standard 25,000 point level once to maybe twice per year for the last several years. That’s it. It hasn’t ever gone any higher than 35,000 total SPG points, and it isn’t one of those cards that offers an increased bonus every other month. An increased bonus on the SPG card usually comes around for a few weeks a year and then it is gone again.…

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