SPG Amex in US: Limited Time Offer – 30,000 bonus Starpoints

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  1. SPG Champion
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    For a limited time, you can earn up to 30,000 bonus Starpoints® with The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express:
    -10,000 bonus Starpoints with your first purchase
    -20,000 bonus Starpoints when you spend $4,500 in the first 3 months of Cardmembership

    Offer ends 8/22/11. For US residents only. Apply now here.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
    Social Media Specialist
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
  2. JohnDeere19
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    Thanks for making the referral open to everyone...I was very surprised to find out that the referral was initially targeted.

    With that, if anyone plans on signing up, I'd be happy to refer you.
     
  3. lightangel

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    Is there an open link for amex spg business card?
     
  4. gster78

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    I just referred a bunch of friends. How long will it take the system to send them the actual emails with the referral links? Just curious.
     
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    Similar cards internationally please! Even without the signup bonuses, would get this for the benefits here in Japan :D
     
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    You would click on the "Using the card for business expenses? Apply here" link.
     
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    My understanding is that former SPG cardmembers are not eligible for the first-purchase bonus, but that even return customers can earn the separate 20K bonus for hitting the spend target. Anyone have experience with this, or even a random uninformed opinion?:rolleyes:
     
  9. SPG Champion
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    I don't know, but I can make some inquiries to see if AMEX will share that information.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
    Social Media Specialist
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
  10. Hi, it seems the Business version is not working, after I filled in all the information and clicked "Continue to Verify", it doesn't continue and IE status bar has "Error in page"?!
     
  11. gster78

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    Thanks William. It's strange because I referred a bunch, and only one of them has received anything from AMEX so far. He was also the most recent referral. The rest haven't received anything yet.
     
  12. Jenny & Curt
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    It's funny, too, that AmEx would initially target some for referrals and then open it up. Maybe they were tired of giving the 5,000 points? Darn, as I was really hoping for a few more referrals -- for those of you who don't yet have the card, those Starpoints are really awesome!
     
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    There's no reason for people not to use a referral. The spirit of community would encourage it actually.
     
  14. gster78

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    I think I figured it out. The ones who didn't receive the emails probably had previously opted out of marketing emails from AMEX. D'oh.
     
  15. Jenny & Curt
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    I'll bet you're right. I always think opting out is a good idea until I miss out on something like this one -- so then I end up missing things because they are buried somewhere in my overloaded inbox!
     
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    yeah i didn't get the initial referral option due to opt-out. anyway, i am able to refer and can provide some OE as to some of the best redemptions i've found :)
     
  17. gleff
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    William, you've probably answered this elsewhere and i should probably just know this anyway, but what property is pictured in your avatar?
     
  18. SPG Champion
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    So, American Express says it would take a matter of hours before your referral should get an email. They also offered some suggestions as to why some may get it and others not. For instance, have your friends checked their spam folder or have they asked to be removed from AMEX's email distribution lists or have you entered their email address correctly?

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  19. SPG Champion
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    Just as an FYI, the two issues most commonly reported appear to be fixed now. The submission button for the Business card application is now working and the lesser offer of 25K as opposed to 30K for referrals should not appear using this url: https://www201.americanexpress.com/c...enCampId=20048

    which has also replaced the original in the first post of this thread.

    Best regards,

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  20. SPG Champion
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    I'll make some inquiries. I have about 10 of these that I change out periodically and I've just lost track of which property the one I'm using today is.

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    William R. Sanders
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  21. gleff
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    Oh, it's not so important as to spend time on, was just curious :)
     
  22. SPG Champion
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    Today's avatar is the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. Might not be the same as tomorrows. ;)

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    William R. Sanders
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    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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    Lots of people may be burning their free resort nights there on the basis of that avatar!
     
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    LOL. That and the fact that it is the only Category 7 property that is participating. :D

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