2 Tips to Maximize the Starwood Amex Offer!

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Last week I wrote again about the Starwood Amex Offer where you can receive a $60 statement credit with a $300 or more transaction at a Starwood hotel. This is an amazing offer to save money at ANY Starwood hotel within the US (including US Territories). The best thing about this offer is that all properties under the Starwood umbrella are eligible, including Westin, W Hotels, Sheraton, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Le Meridien, element, aloft, Four Points, etc. It does, however, exclude The Design Collection. This offer expires September 4, 2018. That means the charge must hit your credit card by that date.

Now, if you have an upcoming stay at a Starwood hotel, here are some ways to maximize the offer:

Free Night Stay with Points

If you are planning on using points for your stay, but still want to receive the statement credit, you can still do this! The $300 minimum does not need to include your room cost. If your room is paid for by points, but you are staying at a property where you can charge incidentals to your room, i.e., restaurants, tickets, drinks, gift shop, etc. that will count towards the $300. Your total bill just needs to be $300 or more to trigger the statement credit. For example, let’s say you are staying at The Sheraton Kauai Resort. They have a luau at their property where you can purchase tickets to the luau and charge it right to your room! Or really any activity you purchase through the concierge desk! Or if there is a resort that charges resort fees, those fees can be added up and are on your hotel bill. Just charge everything to your room and then you’ll pay the bill during checkout.

Have a Really Expensive Stay?

If you have a really expensive Starwood stay coming up, whether it be the room rate or all the extra charges you will put on the room, you’ll want to take advantage of the Amex Offer as many times as possible on your single stay! Make sure to register for the offer on every single American Express credit card you have that was targeted for the offer. 

Prior to registering any card you have, make sure to read this multi-browser trick blog post to make sure you properly save the offer on every single card you have. If you save the offer first without knowing the trick, the offer will disappear on all your other cards and will not allow you to register!

So if you have an expensive stay, make sure to split your bill amongst multiple cards at check-out. So let’s say your bill ends up being $1,000. Put $300 on Amex card 1, $300 on Amex card 2, and the rest on Amex card 3. Just do increments of $300 on all of your Amex cards and you’ll receive the $60 statement credit on every single card you use!

This is a pretty awesome offer and really makes having American Express credit cards worthwhile – especially the no annual fee cards! My husband and I will receive a ton back in statement credits on stays we have already booked! To me, this is free money back in my pocket!

To learn more about these American Express offers, read this Amex Offers series:

Enjoy your free money!

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  1. I did the split thing in Miami. Booked the penthouse at W downtown. Split on 4 cards.
    But someone (likely housekeeping) stole a $27k patek phillipe watch from my room. So overall that’s a loss.

  2. You say in your post that this is limited to US Starwood properties. I see in the t&cs that it is limited to US issued cards, but don’t see a US restriction on the property. I have upcoming stay in Vancouver BC and curious if it will work?

    • @Pointsnob – The terms state: “Offer valid only at the following SPG® Hotels and Resorts in the US and US territories: Aloft®, Element®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Le Méridien®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, St. Regis®, Tribute Portfolio™, W® Hotels, and Westin®. Reservations must be made online at spg.com, via the SPG® mobile app, or by calling 1-877-782-7966. Excludes Design Hotels™, all Marriott brand hotel properties, residences, Vistana Vacation, and all timeshares.

      Unfortunately, that means only US hotels.

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