UPDATE: This promotion is over and the sign-up bonus has changed. You can find the best current offers here.
I’ve written several times about how the SPG Amex is the best credit card out there. SPG points are incredibly valuable, both for hotel and airline redemptions. On the hotel front, SPG points are a particularly good value with “Cash and Points,” where you can book a stay at a nice hotel for a few thousand points and somewhere around $50. On the airline side, you can transfer SPG points to a number of airlines at a 1:1 ratio, and when transferring 20,000 points you get a 5,000 mile bonus, so you’re essentially earning 1.25 miles per dollar.
For those of you that use your United Mileage Plus Visa, send United a message by canceling your card due to Starnet blocking and their recent award chart inflation, and sign up for this far superior card.
Right now they’re offering a 10,000 point sign-up bonus, and also a 5,000 point referral bonus. If you are interested in signing up for an SPG Amex, I’d really appreciate if you could send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I could refer you.