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This is a pretty rare deal since most of the time, AMEX only gives you 4K pts on signup. First year Free; $30 a year after that.

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razorweb said: <blockquote><hr>AyresFan said: <blockquote><hr>razorweb said: <blockquote><hr>Incorrect. They dont offer... (more)

fotomaniak (Mar. 01, 2006 @ 5:36p) |

What can one buy with 6,000 Starpoints? Sorry if it is obvious for everyone else. Thanks!

Truefan (Mar. 01, 2006 @ 9:40p) |

Only approved for $2K...but this was about a week or so after an AOR for me. So my credit score kinda sucks atm. <img s... (more)

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Wow this seems pretty nice <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

has BVG?

nice deal, but this must be moved to the finance forum.

best part...


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i'm an avid fan of AMEX starwood, love the card
just got a notice today that you get double starpoints up to $5000 if you pay your personal taxes using this card

Sucks that this deal moved to Finance. The action is in the Hot Deals forum. =)

The only negative is AMEX takes FOREVER to put the points onto your SPG account. It's been 10 weeks and I'm still waiting for my 6k points.

Can I apply a second starwood AMEX card if I already have one?

PaulNEPats said: [Q]The only negative is AMEX takes FOREVER to put the points onto your SPG account. It's been 10 weeks and I'm still waiting for my 6k points.
I got my points along with my first bill.

PaulNEPats said: [Q]The only negative is AMEX takes FOREVER to put the points onto your SPG account. It's been 10 weeks and I'm still waiting for my 6k points.
Just call them. I got my points in the next statement immediately after I called.

StarHusker said: [Q]PaulNEPats said: [Q]The only negative is AMEX takes FOREVER to put the points onto your SPG account. It's been 10 weeks and I'm still waiting for my 6k points.
Just call them. I got my points in the next statement immediately after I called.


When I gave them a call, they told me to wait the full 12 weeks.

I just got my card, but I do not have any info on my Starwood account - do they send this separate or should I call for this info?

Can you switch from Blue Cash to the Starwood Card? I know about the annual fee etc, and I am assuming the answer is no, but I just thought it would be worth asking. Thanks!

FFGuru said: [Q]Can you switch from Blue Cash to the Starwood Card? I know about the annual fee etc, and I am assuming the answer is no, but I just thought it would be worth asking. Thanks!
I think the answer is no too. But you've got to ask the CSR.

We need to start a thread just for this card, don't you think?

If nobody beats me to it I'll do a little research and start a thread for the card. Just rate this reply as a + and if several people seem to agree I'll do it.

It is too good to pass up. Thanks so much Cbass98!! If you would like the honors, go ahead.

kane1911 said: [Q]I just got my card, but I do not have any info on my Starwood account - do they send this separate or should I call for this info?
Call them.

FFGuru said: [Q]We need to start a thread just for this card, don't you think?

If nobody beats me to it I'll do a little research and start a thread for the card. Just rate this reply as a + and if several people seem to agree I'll do it.

It is too good to pass up. Thanks so much Cbass98!! If you would like the honors, go ahead.

FFGuru,

Go ahead and start the "Official Starwoods AMEX Card" thread. You can just link to this thread as the current promo.

Cbass98

I got 6K points (and first year free) when I got this card initially (last year), so this offer may be rare but it is not new.

How many points do we need to get an airline ticket or hotel stay?

Can anyone send me the point breakdown?

What's the approximate cash equivalent of 2000 points?
you can apply through cardoffers.com and get $40 bonus and 4000 pts after first purchase
http://www.cardoffers.com/introCreditCards/directory/cards/details/card.asp?id=93
register(free) and login, before applying.

imwise1 said: [Q]How many points do we need to get an airline ticket or hotel stay?

Can anyone send me the point breakdown?




Try SPG.com

fotomaniak said: [Q]What's the approximate cash equivalent of 2000 points?
you can apply through cardoffers.com and get $40 bonus and 4000 pts after first purchase
http://www.cardoffers.com/introCreditCards/directory/cards/details/card.asp?id=93
register(free) and login, before applying.

Incorrect. They dont offer cash for this card. Don't sign up - I went through the whole process and they don't pay on this paticular card.

Thanks OP. Just applied and was approved with $18K. I wanted this for Price Protection and Extended Warranty. I just applied AMEX Gold Business Card last month to get $100.

razorweb said: [Q]fotomaniak said: [Q]What's the approximate cash equivalent of 2000 points?
you can apply through cardoffers.com and get $40 bonus and 4000 pts after first purchase
http://www.cardoffers.com/introCreditCards/directory/cards/details/card.asp?id=93
register(free) and login, before applying.

Incorrect. They dont offer cash for this card. Don't sign up - I went through the whole process and they don't pay on this paticular card.

More details please. you are saying that after registering at their website, loggin in and applying through them you did not get Cash Back? Did you contact them and they confirmed that they don't offer bonus for this card?

How long ago did you pally? They are very slow with payouts, it can easily take 3 month to get your check.

razorweb said: [Q]fotomaniak said: [Q]What's the approximate cash equivalent of 2000 points?
you can apply through cardoffers.com and get $40 bonus and 4000 pts after first purchase
http://www.cardoffers.com/introCreditCards/directory/cards/details/card.asp?id=93
register(free) and login, before applying.

Incorrect. They dont offer cash for this card. Don't sign up - I went through the whole process and they don't pay on this paticular card.

well, they did for me last december when i got it - got a $30 check, that i wasn't actually expecting. i went through their link initially, which only had 6000 bonus points based on stays, but ended up applying up via another link that got me 4000 points on first purchase, plus the 6000 earnable bonus points - still ended up getting a check from cardoffers though.

and as for the value of points - it depends on how their used of course. starwood just ran a targeted promo - 50% off points required for redemption at cat 1-4 hotels. i'm doing 5 nights @ w san diego, normally 40k points (5th night free award), w/promo 5k/night - total 25k points. paying cash it would be $270/night best rate = $1350, so 5.4 cents/point. i'm sure people have done much better than this with other promos/destinations too.

I guess I should sign up for this since my one year anniversary on my "free for the first year" Rewards Gold card is next month and presumably they are going to want to charge me some ridiculous amount of money to keep it. I assume there is no way to convince them otherwise?

Cbass98 said: [Q]
FFGuru,

Go ahead and start the "Official Starwoods AMEX Card" thread. You can just link to this thread as the current promo.

Cbass98

Done. This card neeeds an "official" thread since it is such a good deal. So I've done it. We'll start posting reward deals, transfer strategies, and transfer wait times there. Reply to the new "official" thread with any valuable information you might have about the card.

The "Official" Starwood AmEx Thread

Thanks cbass98 (OP)!

Is there a limit on the amount of AMEX cards one can have?

I have the

Business Platinum
Green
Blue Cash

Wondering if anyone have more than 3 AMEX cards.

LittleNicky said: [Q]Is there a limit on the amount of AMEX cards one can have?

I have the

Business Platinum
Green
Blue Cash

Wondering if anyone have more than 3 AMEX cards.
have 1 busines + 4 personal
If your app is declined, you can convert your existing card to Starwood, but in this case no bonus and no annual fee waiver for 1st year. I called and was told I can convert one of my personal cards to SPG, don't remember which one (have NYC, Blue, Blue Cash, HHonors).

In your case you may be able to convert Blue Cash.

From personal experience I can say yes, you can have more than 3. I have cards I don't even use anymore so I would be happy to close one or more to get this one. I did have a problem with total credit line at one point (they insisted on taking from the other cards).

Off-topic: Does Citi still limit you to 4 cards? I'm actually entitled to a free Diners Club MC for being a CitiGold customer but last time I checked they would not give me another card, and I have 3 Rewards cards and one ClickCiti so I am maxed out.

fotomaniak said: [Q] I called and was told I can convert one of my personal cards to SPG, don't remember which one (have NYC, Blue, Blue Cash, HHonors).
I am confused.. did they actually reject your application for this card because you had too many cards already? It seems like you would definitely NOT want to convert to this, because you lose the first year free plus the points, as you mentioned.

76hhma said: [Q]I got 6K points (and first year free) when I got this card initially (last year), so this offer may be rare but it is not new.

Same here. I mention it in my AOR thread. I got the link from freefrequentflyermiles.com, where it's been posted for ages.

billrubin said: [Q]fotomaniak said: [Q] I called and was told I can convert one of my personal cards to SPG, don't remember which one (have NYC, Blue, Blue Cash, HHonors).
I am confused.. did they actually reject your application for this card because you had too many cards already? It seems like you would definitely NOT want to convert to this, because you lose the first year free plus the points, as you mentioned.

I have 5 cards and don't want to aplly for another, because there is a small chance of approval (my score is low at the moment). I wanted to see if I could convert one of my cards and waive the annual fee for 1st year on Startwood, so that I can try out BVG risk free. I don't care that much about SPG rewards program since I don't travel much. CSR said that they can't waive annual fee if I convert the card, so I decided not to convert. I did not push it though, will try to pretend that I am cancelling the card next time.

billrubin said: [Q]Off-topic: Does Citi still limit you to 4 cards? I'm actually entitled to a free Diners Club MC for being a CitiGold customer but last time I checked they would not give me another card, and I have 3 Rewards cards and one ClickCiti so I am maxed out.

Are you sure the # of cards is the problem? may be it's total CL.
Consolidate 2 cards together apply again and see what happens.

fotomaniak said: [Q]Are you sure the # of cards is the problem? may be it's total CL.
Consolidate 2 cards together apply again and see what happens.
They did not offer the option of moving CL between cards, so I think it was definitely the total #. BTW, Chase does not seem to care, at least I have not gotten to the number where they do (and my last card came with a ridiculous CL so they are obviously ok with that as well).

razorweb said: [Q]Incorrect. They dont offer cash for this card. Don't sign up - I went through the whole process and they don't pay on this paticular card.
I agree with the other poster. I got this card last August through CardOffers and got the $30 bonus check just fine (and my 2000 SPG points posted with the close of my first statement).

AyresFan said: [Q]razorweb said: [Q]Incorrect. They dont offer cash for this card. Don't sign up - I went through the whole process and they don't pay on this paticular card.
I agree with the other poster. I got this card last August through CardOffers and got the $30 bonus check just fine (and my 2000 SPG points posted with the close of my first statement).

Then you can share in his ignorance. They simply dont offer the $40 Cash Back for this particular card anymore. Other cards yes, this card no longer.

razorweb said: [Q]AyresFan said: [Q]razorweb said: [Q]Incorrect. They dont offer cash for this card. Don't sign up - I went through the whole process and they don't pay on this paticular card.
I agree with the other poster. I got this card last August through CardOffers and got the $30 bonus check just fine (and my 2000 SPG points posted with the close of my first statement).

Then you can share in his ignorance. They simply dont offer the $40 Cash Back for this particular card anymore. Other cards yes, this card no longer.

Could you please tell us how did you find out about this?
Site still says $40 bonus.

What can one buy with 6,000 Starpoints? Sorry if it is obvious for everyone else. Thanks!

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Only approved for $2K...but this was about a week or so after an AOR for me. So my credit score kinda sucks atm. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border=0> Bad timing. Oh well, I got in...

btw, how long does it take to cover from an AOR? I'd like to apply to another AMEX card and consolidate my lines. $2K just doesn't cut it for me.



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