Less Than 2 Weeks Left To Earn 70K+ Starpoints

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For a bit over a month now, we’ve seen great increased sign-up bonuses on Starwood’s co-branded American Express cards. Both the personal and business versions of the card are offering sign-up bonuses of up to 35,000 Starpoints upon completing minimum spend, as follows:

While 35,000 points might not sound like a lot, keep in mind that Starpoints are among the most valuable points currency out there, so 35,000 Starpoints are worth more than that many points in just about any other points currency.

At a minimum, Starpoints convert into airline miles at a 1:1 ratio, with a 5,000 point bonus for every 20,000 points transferred. In other words, upon completing minimum spend you’ll have a minimum of 40,000 Starpoints, which is enough for 50,000 airline miles in your choice of programs.

These cards also come with a slew of perks, including the following:

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Access Sheraton club lounges with the SPG Business Amex, like at the Sheraton Park Lane London

You can quite easily earn the sign-up bonus on both the business and personal version of the card. There are a couple of things to note about American Express applications in general:

  • Sign-up bonuses from American Express are “once in a lifetime” nowadays, so if you’ve gotten a sign-up bonus on a particular card before, you generally won’t be eligible for another bonus on that card
  • With American Express, you generally can’t have more than four charge cards and five credit cards at a given time, including both business and personal cards; it doesn’t matter what the split is between personal and business cards, but rather what matters is the split between credit and charge cards (some report being limited to four credit cards, though as a general rule of thumb the limit seems to have been lifted to five credit card)

So, assuming you meet the above criteria, you can be approved for both the SPG Personal Amex and SPG Business Amex.

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Redeem your Starpoints at the St. Regis Dubai

Bottom line

The sign-up bonuses on the SPG Personal Amex and SPG Business Amex are the best we’ve ever seen. If you’ve been considering picking up one or both of these cards, keep in mind that the deadline to apply under the current offer is April 5, 2017, which is less than two weeks away.

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Comments

  1. I applied for SPG Amex card in the UK back in 2012 or 2013 and cancelled it after the sign up bonus. Now I am in the US and have an Amex Platinum charge card. Do you think they check if I had a similar card in the UK and refuse my bonus. I did get the bonus for platinum card even though I had one in the UK too.

  2. @Ben if I spend more than $5000 at one time, does that qualify me for the 35,000 or do I need to make two separate purhases?

  3. @Josh I can tell you YES! I have the biz version and spend $8xxx within two weeks. As a result I got 25000 + 10000 and 16xxx points (I spend all purchase at Sheraton property) with double points.

  4. I honestly cant believe how useless these cards are here in the UK. 1 starpoint per £1 ($1.25) upgrade to gold after £15 ($18k) and basically no perks. Amex gold and plat in the UK also slightly weak but I guess I get to read these blogs in envy haha 🙂 70k starpoints sign up bonus is crazy! will take me half a year to earn that!

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