posted: Jul. 18, 2011 @ 3:01p
~ THIS OFFER IS NOW EXPIRED. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO GOT IN ON THIS DEAL! ~
First time American Express Starwood Preferred Guest cardmembers can earn up to 30,000 bonus points. This deal is better than any AM3X SPG offer currently out there and the best since the 30k points for $1k purchase offered a year ago. This deal is valid for both the personal and business card versions.
There are now three ways to get this offer:
1. Targeted offer via postal mail.
2. Referral from an existing AM3X SPG cardmember. Referring cardmember earns 5,000 bonus points.
3. Direct link from the Starwood Hotels web site.
Key Points for Both Offers:
- Annual Fee waived for the first year ($65)
- 10k Bonus Starpoints after first purchase
- 20k Bonus Starpoints after $4,500 spend in first 3 months
- 2.9% APR on Purchases for first 6-months
- Application must be received by AM3X by August 22, 2011
Key Dates for Referrals (Both Offers):
- Referral must be submitted by August 10, 2011 - Link when logged into SPG web site
- Referral must be submitted by August 18, 2011 - Link when logged into AM3X web site
Landing Page for Both the Personal and Business Card Referral Offers from SPG Site:
Copy and paste this link in your browser address bar. Linking it in FW somehow forwards you to the AM3X insurance site.
Landing Page for Both the Personal and Business Card Application Offers:
Personal and Business Card 30k SPG Point Applications
Click on "Proceed to Application" button for the personal card, or "Using the Card for business expenses? Apply here" link for the business card.
Key Card Features:
- Starpoints can be exchanged for airline miles in a very large variety of programs. Most have an exchange ratio of 1:1, but if you exchange 20k Starpoints they will give you a 25% bonus so you end up with 25k airline miles for only 20k Starpoints.
- Cash and Points program allows you to pay significantly reduced rates on hotel nights.
- Redeem Starpoints for free nights at over 1,000 hotels in nearly 100 countries and free flights on more than 350 airlines, all with no blackout dates
- NEW: Stay 2 nights and get the 3rd night free at participating Sheraton® Hotels and Resorts worldwide
- Get at least 4 Starpoints for every dollar you spend at Starwood Preferred Guest Hotels and Resorts
- Enjoy no annual fee for the first year, then $65 each year thereafter
Additional Terms and Conditions for the Targeted Personal Card Referral Offer:
Referrals must be submitted by August 10, 2011, and referred individual(s) must apply by August 22, 2011, and be approved.
To be eligible to receive 10,000 bonus Starpoints, referred individual(s) must make their first purchase with the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card within one year of Card approval. Bonus points will appear on their Starwood Preferred Guest statement 8-12 weeks after their first purchase.
Bonus Starpoints are for first-time Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cardmembers only. Bonus Starpoints can only be received once per Cardmember, regardless of the number of Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card accounts the Cardmember may have or had.
In order to receive additional 20,000 bonus Starpoints, referred individual(s) must use their Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card to complete $4,500 of eligible spending by the end of their first three months of Cardmembership, based on the date of their Card approval. 20,000 Starpoints will be credited to their account 8 to 12 weeks after they reach the spend threshold.
Pay no annual fee for the first year. The annual fee after the first year is $65.