Thursday, October 12, 2017

One week left to grab the higher sign up bonus on the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

Wow three months sure do fly by! It feels just like yesterday when the increased sign up offer on the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit from American Express launched but alas it was not. In fact it has almost been three months and the offer will wrap up next week on October 18th. If you don't have the card yet this may be the time to get it. Sure you may be thinking that SPG won't be around much longer and will be merged in some fashion with Marriott Rewards. That won't happen however until late 2018 or even sometime into 2019. Add into to picture that the Chase Marriott Premier Visa card is no longer available you only have this card as option to earn Starpoints or Marriott Rewards points since you can convert at a 1:3 ratio respectively. This gives you at least a year to use the card to earn either SPG or Marriott Rewards points not to mention the ability to score 25,000 Starpoints with the current increased sign up bonus, which by all accounts should drop to 20,000 on October 19th (or potentially lower since the card has had lower sign up offers before, we just don't know yet) Those 25,000 Starpoints are very worthwhile to redeem for Starwood stays (free nights start as low as 3,000 points or you can convert them to programs like Aeroplan or British Airways and get 30,000 miles/Avios for the 25K or convert to Marriott to get 75,000 Marriott Rewards points. The options abound with this card!

 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:

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

• New Starwood Preferred Guest®* Credit Card from American Express Cardmembers, earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints®* after you charge $1,500 in purchases to your Card in your first three months of Cardmembership. Offer ends on October 18th, 2017.
• Annual Fee: $120 Annual Fee (Supplementary Cards: $50 annual fee, waived for the first year)
• 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!
• Add a Supplementary Card and the first year’s annual fee is on us. That’s a value of $50.
· 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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