Starwood Credit Card Offer

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The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card American Express is currently 25,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to and meet the minimum spend requirement.

I personally got this card three years ago and go back and forth between this card and my Chase Sapphire Preferred for most of my every day spend (that is unless I am trying to meet minimum spend on another new credit card!). Every day spend are those categories where there is rarely a bonus regardless on the card you use (bonus categories typically include travel, groceries, gas, etc.). I find SPG points extremely valuable since you get 1 point for every dollar spent and the number of points needed to redeem is much lower than Marriott and Hilton (Marriott you get 1 point per $1 for your everyday spend with the card and Hilton it really depends on the card you have, at best you get 3 points per $ for your everyday spend). Starwood has some great category 4 and 5 properties out there where you only need 10,000 and 12,000 respectively to get a free night. In Asia there are also some gem category 1 and 2 hotels! I personally had a field day redeeming hardly any points in Thailand for free nights! It then jumps to 20,000 points for category 6 hotels (which can still be a great value internationally) and then an unreasonable amount for their category 7 hotels (their highest category). You also receive your 5th night free when redeeming at category 3-7 hotels. A huge benefit of SPG is that you can redeem a combination of cash and points at many hotels for a much better value. Click here to view the redemption options.

Additionally, if you prefer miles you can transfer to many airlines for a 1:1 ratio and get a 5K bonus for every 20K increments transferred over. This can be a great value and makes the Starwood card more valuable on your everyday spend then any other airline card. This will give you much more flexibility and a 25% increase in miles if you decide to redeem your points for flights. In this past there have also been a few bonuses for transferring points to miles, although these have been sparse.

Although Starwood properties are not as common as Marriott and Hilton, they have some of the top properties in the world. The Starwood brand includes: W Hotels, Westin, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Le Meridien, Sheraton, Aloft, element, and Four Points by Sheraton.

I also love that this is an American Express card as I’ve been able to take advantage of the various Amex money making promotions! On this card alone the $95 annual fee has actually earned me well over $1,000.

Here is everything you need to know about the Starwood Preferred Guest program:

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  1. Drats! I just got this card in early July.

    Can I call to request a bonus point bump of 5K?

    What phone number should I call?

    I got a biz Starwood too!

    Thank you!

    • @eddieboy – definitely doesn’t hurt to ask. I’d send a secure message on your account asking them to match the sign up offer. Tell them you just applied two months ago. Sometimes they will do it if it is within the past three months.

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