American Express is offering a limited time increased signup bonus for its Starwood Preferred Guest Personal and Business credit cards. The signup bonuses are normally 25,000 Starpoints. This limited time offer ends April 5, 2017.
The Personal and Business card offers are a bit different. With the Personal card, you earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months and an extra 10,000 bonus Starpoints after you make an additional $2,000 in purchases within the first 6 months. With the Business card, you earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints after $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months and an extra 10,000 bonus Starpoints after you make an additional $3,000 in purchases within the first 6 months.
- Earn 2 points/$ at Starwood properties
- Earn 1 point/$ spent everywhere else
- No Foreign Transaction Fee
- Credit for 5 nights and 2 stays each year toward SPG Elite status
- Free in-room, premium Internet access while staying with SPG Participating Hotels
- Business card holders get Sheraton Club Lounge access
- $95 Annual Fee waived the first year
Starpoints are a favorite for travelers not just because they have high value when you redeem at Starwood properties like Sheraton, Westin, and W Hotels. Starpoints can also be transferred directly to miles in your frequent flyer program with a 1:1 Starpoints-to-miles exchange rate on most airlines. In addition, for every 20,000 you transfer at a time, SPG adds 5,000 bonus points to the transfer.
Since Marriott and Starwood have merged, there are a host of other ways to use Starpoints. You can transfer 35,000 SPG points to 105,000 Marriott points. If you’re not a traveler, you can use Starpoints for SPG Moments experiences like the Luxury Suite at Madison Square Garden.
Keep in mind the signup bonus eligibility requirements for American Express cards. If you currently have this card or had it at any time in the past, you are ineligible to receive it again.