Thursday, October 19, 2017

Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express drops to 20,000 points but 2x points for hotel stays extended

 Good and bad news today for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. First lets get rid of the bad news, which in all reality isn't that bad. It's just bad because the promotional sign up bonus of 25,000 Starpoints ended yesterday and as of today is back to the 20,000 Starpoints. So yes it's 5,000 points less but even with a 20,000 Starpoints bonus this is card is still one of the front runners in our market. Just a slight punch to the gut if you didn't apply for it by yesterday as it would have been 5,000 points more. Alas 20,000 Starpoints is worth at least $400 in our minds if not way more than that.

Related: Why you should still consider getting the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express 

Onto the good news, a few months ago we learned the U.K. version of this card had extended the 2 Starpoints per dollar spent at Starwood and Marriott hotels the end of 2018. Since then we have been checking with Amex to see if an extension was coming on our Canadian version and we can officially tell you that yes it is! The Canadian card will continue to offer 2 Starpoints per dollar spent at Starwood and Marriott hotels around the globe until February 15, 2018. This is great news although I am still wondering why the U.K. version has extended their offer much longer than ours.

We've written extensively on why this card is so good and would recommend reading some of our other posts on the card as to why it provides what we would consider the highest return of all credit cards in Canada
 Anyways here are all the details on the current offer for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card
Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express


New Starwood Preferred Guest®* Credit Card from American Express Cardmembers, earn 20,000 bonus Starpoints® after you charge $1,500 in purchases to your Card in your first three months of Cardmembership.
• You can earn 2 Starpoints for every dollar of eligible purchases charged to the Card at participating SPG® and Marriott Rewards® hotels from November 15, 2016 through February 15, 2018.
• 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 1,200 of the world's most desired hotels in nearly 100 countries
• Use Starpoints for flights on over 150 airlines with no blackout dates with SPG Flights
• Experience once-in-a-lifetime events with SPG Moments
• American Express Invites™ opens the door to great music, theatre, dining, film, fashion and shopping experiences. Be among the first to know, and among the first to go!
· You can use Apple Pay on your eligible device to pay for goods and services at participating American Express contactless merchants
• 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.
• Conditions apply

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