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Monday, January 13, 2014

Limited Time: Increased sign up bonus of 20,000 Starpoints for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

The best hotel credit card in Canada (and one of the best travel cards overall) will feature a higher sign up bonus for the next little while. Normally, the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express comes with a 10,000 Starpoint sign up bonus but with this limited time offer the sign up bonus will be 20,000 Starpoints after you charge only $500 in purchases to the Card in the first three months of Cardmembership (used to be $1,000!). This offer will go live later today. The refer a friend bonus for the SPG card still trumps this offer at 21,000 Starpoints but that requires a $1,000 spend.

Some features of the card include
• Earn 20,000 bonus Starpoints® after you charge $500 in purchases to your Card in your first three months of Cardmembership. That's enough for up to 5 free nights!
• Earn 1 Starpoint for every $1 in purchases charged to the Card
• Enjoy a Free Weekend Night Award when you reach $40,000 in purchases each year
• Experience Starwood Gold Preferred Guest status when you reach $30,000 in purchases each year
• Redeem Starpoints for Free Nights with no blackout dates at over 1,100 of the world’s most desired hotels in nearly 100 countries
• Use Starpoints for flights on over 350 airlines with no blackout dates with SPG Flights
• Experience once-in-a-lifetime events with SPG Moments
• Get Front Of The Line®* access to tickets for some of the most popular concerts, theatre and special events
• Enjoy the flexibility to pay balances in full or over time
• Annual interest rate 19.99% on purchases and 21.99% on funds advances
•  American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details and current product information click the Apply now link.

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  1. The best available offer has always been the refer-a-friend 21000 points link...

  2. True, that's why I mentioned it "The refer a friend bonus for the SPG card still trumps this offer at 21,000 Starpoints" but some don't have access to the refer a friend and for some saving $500 in spend vs. gaining 1,000 more Starpoints is a better deal if they don't plan on using the card outside of simply getting the sign up bonus and then using the card strictly as a referral tool.

  3. Here is a referral link for the 21000 SPG points offer: