New SPG Amex offer for 30K

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  1. Scottrick
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    I just got a new email from SPG Amex for 10K after first purchase and 20K after $5K in 6 months. Doesn't sound too bad. It appears to be available for both the personal and business cards. Application due by December 12. I'm not sure if this is targeted or not.

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    Dear SCOTT,

    You're invited to take advantage of an exclusive offer: Earn up to 30,000 bonus Starpoints®2,3 with The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express. With 30,000 Starpoints, you could enjoy 7 free nights4 at any Category 2 hotel.

    Enjoy free nights5 at over 1,000 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries and free flights on more than 350 airlines — all with no blackout dates. With exclusive benefits, such as credit for 5 nights and 2 stays toward SPG® elite status each year,6 there's never been a better time to get the Card.

    With the Card, your Starpoints will add up quickly:

    10,000 bonus Starpoints after your first purchase2

    20,000 bonus Starpoints when you spend $5,000 in the first 6 months of Cardmembership3

    Up to 5 Starpoints per eligible dollar spent at hotels and resorts participating in the SPG program7

    1 Starpoint per eligible dollar spent everywhere else8

    Enjoy an introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $65.

    Don't miss your chance to get the Card that helps you get the most out of the Starwood Preferred Guest® program. To start earning more Starpoints for your next getaway, apply by December 12, 2011.
     
  2. Jimgotkp
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    Got the same offer... It would be nice if they let us churn this card ;)
     
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  3. Espan

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    be nice if this was public, not targeted
     
  4. mattsteg
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    Be nice if I could invite my wife to join using this offer and get a bonus at both ends.
     
  5. Scottrick
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    That does seem to be the case. I wasn't sure at first, but "You're invited to take advantage of an exclusive offer" does seem to send a message.
     
  6. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Like the "exclusive offer" I just got from Chase/Hyatt to get two nights in a suite when signing up for their credit card? I pretty much ignore any mention of "exclusive" as marketing speak meaning "anyone with a pulse" (and in the case of Hyatt, Diamond status).
     
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    My offer mentioned 4 points per $ at Starwood. Maybe it is targetted
     
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    Sounds easier than the previous 4.5k within 3 months.
     
  9. thetenken
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    It's my understanding that the SPG card only gets you 2 points per dollar, no? The other three points are the 1 point for being an SPG member, an extra point for being SPG Gold or Platinum, and the point for regular base spend.

    1. 1 point per base spend
    2. +1 SPG Preferred Guest
    3. +1 SPG Gold and Platinum Bonus
    4. +2 SPG Credit card
     
  10. TAHKUCT
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    Here are the links to the above mentioned offer:
    Personal
     
  11. TAHKUCT
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    and here is the Business SPG 30k offer link: Business
     
  12. Scottrick
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    My bad for not posting the links. Thanks TAHKUCT!
     
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    How soon after you apply the first time can you get a bonus again? Thanks!
     
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    Not sure... never did it and I got the card a few months ago. Sorry :(
     
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    Just got this card in the mail before they announced it. How easy is it to get the bonus bumped?
     
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    How quickly have everyone's bonus points posted in the past? I hit the minimum spend for a similar offer back in October and it's been six weeks and they have not posted. Customer service told me 8-12 weeks. Seems like a long time considering my Chase bonus points posted when the statement closed. But I'm also severely impatient.
     
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    Has been a long time for me when I became an SPG cardmember. Do not recall, but it was not right away after statement closing.
     
  18. Signed up for this card thru the pointsguy link - card came right away thru UPS next day service. When I activated the card, the CS rep mentioned the 10K and 20K bonuses. The 10K points posted right away after my first use of this card (haven't received the first statement yet). I already had the HH AMEX and got a letter stating that they had moved some of my maximum card balance to the SPG (no way I'll hit the ceiling in either so that's fine).

    So far, I'm impressed with the service and just need to get to $5K spend within six months
     
  19. Toula
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    My husband has the same issue on his account. I contacted AMEX and they referred to the 8-12 weeks and told me if the points had not posted by mid Jan to contact them. Oddly enough a friend I referred approx a month before had all her points post promptly upon completion of the spend.
     

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