Finally! Some good news in the credit card/award travel world! American Express has announced that through March 30, 2016, they will increase the signup bonus on their personal and business SPG cards to the highest signup bonus the card has ever offered!
Please note, I do not earn a commission, but do earn a referral bonus of Starpoints off of the personal card link, while I do not earn a commission or referral bonus off of the business card link. These links are for the highest ever available offer which I think it is a great offer and wanted to share! As always, your support by signing up via my referral links is greatly appreciated!
Finally, some good news! American Express has just announced that they have increased the signup bonus on their co-branded Starwood Preferred Guest personal AND business credit cards! Traditionally the highest signup bonus on these two cards has been 30,000 Starpoints. But until March 30, 2016, the signup bonus has been increased to 35,000 Starpoints!
The Personal American Express SPG card is one of my favorite cards in my wallet and gets all of my non-bonus category and miscellaneous spend. For a limited time you can earn 35,000 bonus Starpoints after $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
You will earn 2 Starpoints per dollar spent at Starwood properties and 1 Starpoint per dollar spent on all other purchases. These Starpoints are earned in addition to the Starpoints you earn while staying at SPG properties, meaning you can earn up to 5 Starpoints per dollar spent at SPG properties.
The SPG personal card offers some great benefits like earning 5 nights and 2 stays each year towards your SPG elite status just for being a cardholder! That’s 1/5 of the way to SPG Gold status just for being a cardholder!
You will also received free in-room premium internet access while you stay at participating SPG properties.
To help you stay connected on the go, you will also receive complimentary, unlimited Boingo WiFi at more than 1 million Boingo hotspots worldwide. This is one of my favorite perks of this card as it comes in handy more than you might think!
Lastly, there are no foreign transaction fees on this card.
The annual fee is $95, but it is waived for the first year. If I did not already have this card, I would have already signed up for it before I posted this – I think it is that good of an offer!
American Express is also offering the increased signup bonus on their business SPG card where for a limited time you can earn 35,000 bonus Starpoints after $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
In addition to the same benefits you receive with the SPG personal card, you will also receive complimentary access to the Sheraton Club lounge when you stay at Sheraton properties.
The annual fee is $95, though just as with the personal SPG, it is waived for the first year.
As a reminder, SPG award nights can be booked for as few as 2,000 Starpoints per night, which means this signup bonus (not including the points from the spend) is potentially worth almost 18 free nights!
I applied for my SPG business card earlier this morning when I saw the increased signup bonus. I rarely really push cards, but I find Starpoints to be extremely valuable and versatile as they can be transferred out to airlines or used for hotel stays.
This is fantastic news and the highest signup bonus we have ever seen from American Express on either card! I already have the personal card unfortunately, but will definitely be signing up for the business card today. Starpoints are extremely valuable, so I recommend everyone run and sign up for one or both of these cards!
Who else will be signing up for these cards this month?
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