Why the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards Are a Must


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If you’ve been considering getting one of the Starwood Amex cards, now is the time to do so! With the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, you can earn 25,000 Starpoints after you use your new card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.

With the Marriott/Starwood merger, this card will be discontinued next year for new applicants, so if you’re looking to get in on this sign-up bonus, you’ll want to do so soon.

Additionally, with the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express, you can earn 25,000 Starpoints after you use your new card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.

With both of these cards, you’d earn 50,000 Starpoints after completing the minimum spend requirements!

Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express 

  • Earn 25,000 Starpoints after you use your new card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 Starpoints for each dollar of eligible purchases spent at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on International purchases.
  • Redeem Starpoints at over 1,300 participating hotels and resorts in over 100 countries and for flights on more than 150 airlines with SPG flights, all with no blackout dates.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Planning a road trip? Rent your car, fill up your tank, book your hotel, and pay for it with your American Express Card.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees

Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express

  • Earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 Starpoints for each dollar of eligible purchases at participating SPG® Marriott Rewards® hotels. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  • Redeem Starpoints for free nights at over 1,300 hotels & resorts in over 100 countries and for free flights on over 150 airlines with SPG Flights. Some hotels and resorts have mandatory service charges.
  • Free, unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi at more than 1,000,000 Boingo hotspots worldwide. Enrollment required.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on international purchases and $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms Apply
  • See Rates & Fees

Let’s say you were to pick up both of these card and complete the minimum spending requirements on them, you’d then earn yourself 50,000 Starpoints. As an example, that’s enough for 6 nights at the The Riviera Palm Springs, which is 10,000 points per night, with a 5th night free.

In addition to the sign-up bonuses, 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

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Comments

  1. All good credit cards are only available for the USA. Here in Canada they won’t even wave off the first year fee, or foreign transaction fee for these cards.

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