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Got 5 Minutes? How to Earn up to 83,000 Points from SPG Amex

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Big bonuses on the SPG Amex cards are few and far between. That’s why when they come around, you should take advantage of them before they disappear. And in the case of the highest SPG Amex bonus ever, that’s April 5, 2017.

SPG Amex – Up to 83,000 Points

Big bonuses on the SPG Amex cards don't come around that often. But for a limited time you can earn up to 83,000 points. | travel rewards cards | travel hacking | TravelingWellForLess.com

83,000 points gets you 8 nights at the Westin Punta Cana

Currently, you can earn up to 35,000 points from the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card (personal and business). This is the highest welcome offer/bonus offered for the SPG Amex card (personal and business).

The normal welcome offer/bonus is 25,000 points after you spend $3,000 in purchases ($5,000 for the business card) within the first three months of card opening. But with this offer, you can earn an extra 10,000 bonus points on each card.

You can earn 10,000 extra Starpoints by spending an extra $2,000 on the personal card within the first six months. And by spending $3,000 more on the business card in the first six months, you’ll earn 10,000 points.

By applying for both cards you can earn up to 83,000 points after meeting the spending requirements.

This is a really good deal because for most people Starpoints can be very difficult to earn.

I have both the personal and business version of the SPG Amex cards. They were quite handy when Amex had the contract with Costco. And the SPG Amex cards are among my favorite hotel rewards cards.

Starwood American Express

35,000 Starwood point offer on the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card from American Express:

  • Earn 25,000 points after spending $3,000 in purchases in the first three months
  • Spend an additional $2,000 in purchases in the first six months and earn an extra 10,000 points
  • $95 annual fee (waived for the first year)
  • Apply by April 5, 2017

Benefits of the card:

  • Earn 5 points per dollar spent at Starwood hotels
  • 2 points per dollar spent at Marriott hotels
  • 1 point per dollar spent everywhere else
  • Free Premium Wi-Fi in your hotel room
  • Boingo Wi-Fi on up to 4 devices for free
  • No foreign transaction fees

Starwood Business American Express

The Starwood Preferred Guest Business credit card American Express 35,000 Starwood point offer:

  • Earn 25,000 points after spending $5,000 in purchases in the first three months
  • Spend an additional $3,000 in purchases in the first six months and earn an extra 10,000 points
  • $95 annual fee (waived for the first year)
  • Apply by April 5, 2017

Benefits of the SPG Business card:

  • Earn 5 points per dollar spent at Starwood hotels
  • 2 points per dollar spent at Marriott hotels
  • 1 point per dollar spent everywhere else
  • Free Premium Wi-Fi in your hotel room
  • Access to Sheraton Club lounge
  • Boingo Wi-Fi on up to 4 devices for free
  • Credit for 5 nights and 2 stays each year towards elite status
  • Free SPG Gold elite status after spending $30,000 in a calendar year
  • No foreign transaction fees

Pro-tip: You save on select purchases with the OPEN savings program.

Read: How to Get Free Sheraton Club Lounge Access

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More Card Benefits

Because the SPG Amex cards are part of American Express both cards also offer these benefits:

  • Purchase protection
  • Extended warranty
  • Car rental loss and damage insurance
  • Travel accident insurance
  • Baggage insurance plan
  • Roadside assistance hotline
  • Global Assist Hotline

How to Use Starpoints

Hotels

W Maldives WOW Ocean Haven Living Room. TravelingWellForLess.com

Use Starwood points to stay at the W Maldives.
Photo courtesy: W Maldives

You can use Starpoints to stay at Starwood hotels. And you can transfer Starwood points to Marriott to stay at Marriott hotels. Starwood points transfer on a 1:3 ratio.

Pro-tip: Your Starwood points are worth more than Marriott points. So you shouldn’t transfer them to Marriott.

Before you use your points be sure to read my post: What You Need to Know Before You Redeem Points for Hotels Stays

Because getting an upgrade is always nice, be sure to read the Ultimate Guide on How to Get a Free Hotel Upgrade.

Airline Tickets

Miles

Starwood points are transferable to most airline miles on a 1:1 ratio. And when you transfer 20,000 points you get a 5,000 point bonus.

So you can transfer 20,000 Starwood points and get 25,000 American Airlines miles. Which is enough for a one-way ticket to Hawaii!

Tickets

You can redeem Starwood points for airline tickets on over 150 airlines. And there are no blackout dates!

SPG Moments

Through SPG Moments you can use your Starpoints to bid on special events like concerts and sporting events.

Read: How to Get to the World Series for Free

Broadway Tickets

You can get free Broadway tickets by redeeming your points through Audience Rewards. But this isn’t the best use of Starwood points.

Conclusion

The highest welcome offer/bonus for the SPG Amex card (personal and business) is back. But this offer ends on April 5, 2017.

You can earn up to 35,000 points on the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card from American Express after spending $3,000 in purchases in the first three months plus an additional $2,000 in the first six months of opening the card.

With the Starwood Preferred Guest Business card from American Express, you can earn up to 35,000 points after spending $5,000 in purchases in the first three months plus an additional $3,000 in the first six months of card opening.

I’ve had both Starwood credit cards for several years. The free Premium in-room Wi-Fi, no foreign transaction fees, and Sheraton Club lounge access (with the business SPG card) are great perks!

You can only get the welcome offer/bonus once on American Express cards. So if you haven’t gotten either of these cards yet, now is the time.

What’s your favorite way to use your Starwood points?

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How to Use Points to Travel

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Megan

Wednesday 5th of April 2017

Wow! I hadn't heard about the extra 10,000 points so that is great to know. And I had no clue you could use Starwood Points for flights and even Broadway tickets. Thanks for the tip.

Rhonda Albom

Monday 3rd of April 2017

We are already Starwood members, so this looks like something worth checking out. Thanks for the tip. It is a great deal and anything that helps to reduce to travel costs is a good thing.

Tami

Monday 3rd of April 2017

I don't know how you figure out all these clever ways to earn reward miles with credit cards, but I really need to try it for myself! I can see that it takes a little work and organization, but to be able to use the points to help afford travel makes it so worth it!

Megan Jerrard

Monday 3rd of April 2017

Incredible, thanks for the heads up! We've got two more days so will look into organizing a card - since we're in Australia at the moment we have everything re routing through my Aunt - so might take a couple of weeks for her t forward to Aus but should be able to still hit the spending requirements even with a delay :) Thanks!

LeAnna Brown

Saturday 1st of April 2017

I personally don't recommend transferring them to airline miles. I think it's a much better use to use as SPG points on hotels, especially since there are some REALLY great "high value" hotels that you can get for "cheap" on points. It will be interesting to see what happens here with the mergers though!

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