Monday, January 21, 2013

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 six weeks or so. 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 $1,000 in purchases to the Card in the first three months of Cardmembership. This offer will go live sometime today and runs until Sep 25, 2013.

Some features of the card include
- Earn 20,000 Welcome Bonus Starpoints – enough for up to 5 free nights – after you charge $1,000 in purchases to your Card in your first 3 months of Cardmembership
- 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
- Redeem Starpoints for Free Nights with no blackout dates at over 1,000 of the world's most desired hotels in nearly 100 countries
- $120 annual fee (annual interest rate 19.99% on purchases and 21.99% on funds advances)

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  1. Thanks for the heads up

    Looks like it's live already, but I don't have $1K expense planned yet, so may sign up as late as possible

    What would you value 20K SPG points at though? 2 cents per point or higher?

    That'll be AMEX Plat, Gold, and now SPG (if approved)

  2. Thanks for the heads-up. I just applied for, and was approved for the Amex SPG two weeks ago. I haven't received the card yet, so I called Amex to see if I would still be entitled to the 20k bonus and they said no and suggested I not activate the card and simply re-apply. Seems stupid, but for another 10k Starpoints, I'm going to do it!

  3. 21k bonus spg points instead of 20k if you apply through the link below. this is the best offer you can find now.

    1. Yes the 21K is the best offer, this is the 'friends and family' referral offer.

    2. The referral link for 21k is still working. It seems that referral links do not end after April 11th.

    3. That is correct, the referral links are not affected by these limited time non-referral sign up bonuses

  4. Could you please compare these cards (for collecting miles):

    Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card
    Scotiabank Gold American Express Card

    Thank you