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As a reminder, last month American Express launched limited time offers on both the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express, where you can earn 35,000 bonus Starpoints per card for signing up and meeting the spending requirements. If you were to pick these both up, that would equate to 70,000 bonus Starpoints! Tomorrow, April 5th, 2017 is your last chance to take advantage of these offers. If you were planning on picking up one or both of these cards, don’t miss your chance, get your applications in today! EXPIRED
Deal 35,000 Bonus Starpoints Last Chance!
With the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express you get 25,000 bonus Starpoints after spending $3,000 within 3 months. You will also earn an additional 10,000 bonus Starpoints for spending another $2,000 within 6 months, for a total of 35,000 bonus Starpoints! The normal offer is 40% less points then this, usually 25k Starpoints on the sign up.
With the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express you get 25,000 bonus Starpoints after spending $5,000 within 3 months. You will also earn an additional 10,000 bonus Starpoints for spending another $3,000 within 6 months, for a total of 35,000 bonus Starpoints, again 40% more points then the normal offer of 25k Starpoints!
Both the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express have Return Protection, one of my favorite Amex benefits. Both cards will also give you access to awesome Amex Offers for You.
There are no foreign transaction fees on either these Starwood cards.
Don’t forget that having the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express is a great way to receive club level access at Sheraton Hotels and Resorts and in my opinion the easiest way!
Are you a Sole Proprietor?
You don’t have to have a big business to have a business card. If you have a small business, (for example, even if you sell on eBay or rent your house out on AirBnB) you don’t need an EIN to apply for a Business card, you can use your Social Security number instead and put down that that you are a sole proprietor.
In addition to the high increase limited time-offers, those who are looking to earn Starwood Platinum Status, which requires 50 nights or 25 stays a year, may want to consider these cards, since you earn elite-qualifying nights with both of these cards.
The great thing is that you can actually double-dip and earn 10 nights/4 stays for SPG Platinum status if you have both the personal and the business, giving you 20% of the required nights you already need to earn the status, if you choose to qualify by nights.
Both the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express as well as the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express are great cards. The Business version of the card offers Sheraton Club access, which is an added benefit. Both offer great SPG earning power, no foreign transaction fees, and the ability to earn elite qualifying nights and stays.
With the limited time offer on both of these cards, the only question you should have is whether to get them both! Feel free to comment below with any questions.
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