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While not widely advertised, the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express is offering 2,500 bonus Starpoints if you add an authorized user through this link by September 19, 2016.
Once you log in and enter your card’s security code, you should see the promotion listed on the right side of the page.
Each member is limited to earning 2,500 bonus Starpoints through this promotion once, so you can’t earn the bonus multiple times. Bonus Starpoints should post 8-12 weeks after you add an authorized user to your account.
There’s no requirement that the authorized user actually make a purchase in order for you to earn the bonus Starpoints. You can always add someone as an authorized user who is already a primary user on their own SPG Amex account, as long as they haven’t been added as an authorized user on your account yet.
I value Starpoints at ~2.2 cents each, so to me the 2,500 bonus Starpoints are worth ~$55. That’s because the points are so versatile, and can efficiently be redeemed for free night redemptions, airline mileage transfers, and much more.
That’s a fantastic deal just for adding an authorized user.
If you have the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, this is a great way to earn 2,500 bonus Starpoints just for adding a cardmember. Just be sure you add an authorized user through the correct link, and that the promotion shows for you, as it doesn’t seem to be targeted.
(Tip of the hat to The Points Guy)