UPDATE: This promotion is over and the sign-up bonus has changed. You can find the best current offers here.
Through August 22, American Express is offering a 30,000 point sign-up bonus on the Starwood American Express credit card. You earn 10,000 points after your first purchase and an additional 20,000 points after spending $4,500 in the first three months.
This offer has been available for a while, though only through referrals, so this is the first time the offer has been publicly available.
This is a really good bonus because this card is actually a keeper, for those of you that don’t have it yet. Starwood points are incredibly valuable because they can be converted to many airline programs at a 1:1 ratio (with a 25% bonus when transferring in increments of 20,000 points). There are also some great hotel redemption values, especially when using their “cash and points” option.
There’s also a 5,000 point referral bonus on the card, so if you’re an existing cardmember you can refer a friend and earn an additional 5,000 points. If you’d like to help me out I’d be awfully thankful if you let me refer you. Just send me an email with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get a referral out to you right away.