Hours Remaining For The SPG Business Amex 35K Sign-Up Bonus

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At the beginning of the month an increased sign-up bonus was introduced on the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express. Through tomorrow (March 28, 2018), the card is offering a bonus of 35,000 Starpoints after spending $7,000 within three months. This bonus will be pulled sometime during the day tomorrow, so you have just hours remaining to take advantage of this offer. This is your last reminder to apply if you’ve been holding off.

We’ve never seen a bigger sign-up bonus on this card, and with the changes that are coming to the Marriott & SPG card portfolio later this year, this may be the last time we see this offer.

This is such a versatile, valuable sign-up bonus, given how many ways you can use Starpoints:

  • 35,000 Starpoints can potentially get you more than 15 free nights in a hotel (though that’s for a Category 1 including weekends)
  • You can convert 35,000 Starpoints into 105,000 Marriott Rewards points
  • You can convert Starpoints into airline miles at a 1:1 ratio, with a 5,000 point bonus for every 20,000 points transferred; upon completing minimum spend you’ll have enough for 52,000 miles in your choice of nearly three dozen programs

This card has other great perks that make it worth holding onto, including:

  • Two Starpoints per dollar spent at all Marriott family properties, and one Starpoint per dollar spent elsewhere
  • Access to Sheraton club lounges when staying at Sheraton properties
  • Two elite qualifying stays and five elite qualifying nights towards status annually; between this and the personal card, I have four elite qualifying stays and 10 elite qualifying nights towards status annually
  • Free premium internet when staying at SPG hotels
  • A Boingo wifi membership, which gets you access to more than a million hotspots around the world for four devices

Getting approved for the SPG Business Amex Card

Anecdotally Amex business cards are fairly easy to get approved for, assuming you have excellent credit:

You can typically have at most five American Express credit cards at a time, so that’s the major limit to be aware of. The sign-up bonus on this card also isn’t available to those who currently have this card, or those who have had the card in the past. However, if you only have the personal version of the card (the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express) then you are still eligible for the business version of the card.

Pair this with a Chase Ink Cash or Ink Preferred Card

The SPG Business Amex isn’t the only business card with a big sign-up bonus at the moment. While you’re picking up this card, also consider applying for the Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card and/or Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card. These cards are offering sign-up bonuses of 50,000 and 80,000 points, respectively, and offer big perks and great bonus categories. You can find out more about those cards here.

Bottom line

We’ve never seen a bigger sign-up bonus on the SPG Business Amex, so if you’ve been considering the card, you’ll want to apply in the next few hours (the bonus will be pulled sometime during the day tomorrow, so you probably won’t even have until midnight). The card offers a big sign-up bonus with the annual fee waived the first year, and has perks that make it worth holding onto, including elite qualifying stays and nights every year, Sheraton club lounge access, a Boingo subscription, and more.

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  1. Lucky you should partner with doctor of credit. You have better graphics and they have better knowledge about credit card and bank account bonuses.

    Together you will be a good team. You are pushing more cards anyway now and they need someone who knows the travel aspect more.

  2. If I’ve been a past SPG business cardholder but it has been cancelled for more than five years am I eligible for the bonus?

  3. Got a message to call in. Verified info, asked if I wanted the card expedited and then was told it was sent on to a “special” department for further processing.
    What’s that about?
    Should I push my luck and apply for the personal as well? Lol

  4. @ Spencer Bachus — You can absolutely apply for the personal version as well. Often when you apply for two Amex cards, one will be delayed by a few days, but there’s no downside to applying and then it will just take a few extra days to process.

  5. @lucky

    I think I will wait until I hit the 7k spending threshold. Meeting 10k would be incredibly daunting. Haha

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