American Express is offering a limited time increased signup bonus for its Starwood Preferred Guest Personal and Business credit cards. You can get 35,000 bonus Starpoints after you use the new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
The signup bonus is normally 25,000 Starpoints and I’ve only seen it as high as 30,000 in the past. This limited time offer ends March 30, 2016.
Starpoints are a favorite for travelers not just because they have high value when you redeem at Starwood properties like Sheraton, Westin, and W Hotels. Starpoints can also be transferred directly to miles in your frequent flyer program with a 1:1 Starpoints-to-miles exchange rate on most airlines. In addition, for every 20,000 you transfer at a time SPG adds 5,000 bonus points.
|FREQ FLYER PROGRAM||EXCH(STARPOINTS:MILES)|
|Aeromexico Club Premier||1:1|
|Air China Companion||1:1|
|Air New Zealand & Air Points||65:1|
|Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan||1:1|
|All Nippon Airways (ANA) Mileage Club||1:1|
|American Airlines AAdvantage||1:1|
|British Airways Executive Club||1:1|
|China Eastern Airlines||1:1|
|China Southern Airlines Sky Pearl Club||1:1|
|Delta Air Lines SkyMiles||1:1|
|Japan Airlines (JAL) Mileage Bank||1:1|
|LATAM Airlines LATAM Pass||1:1.5|
|LifeMiles® of Avianca||1:1|
|Miles and More||1:1|
|Saudi Arabian Airlines||1:1|
|Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer||1:1|
|Thai Airways International Royal Orchid Plus||1:1|
|United Mileage Plus||2:1|
|Virgin Atlantic Flying Club||1:1|
- 2 points/$ at Starwood properties
- 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
- Free Boingo wi-fi
- Business card holders get Sheraton Club Lounge access
- $95 Annual Fee waived the first year
Keep in mind the signup bonus eligibility requirements that Amex has changed recently. If you currently have this card or had it at any time in the past, you are ineligible to receive it again.