Starwood SPG Amex

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  1. aitchly
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    This is a popular card to have for its ease of transfer to a large number of airline partners.

    Starwood Preferred Guest AMEX [link to apply][10/15K link to apply]
    Standard bonus is 10K SPG points
    A frequent bonus application includes spend $15K and get an additional 15K points
    Gold status for $30K spend
    Earn 1 SPG point per $1 spent*
    Earn 2 SPG points per $1 spent at Starwood properties
    5 elite nights per year, 2 elite stays per year added to your account by 2/1
    Stay 2 nights at a Sheraton, get the third night free
    Annual Fee: Free 1st year, $65.00 after that

    The Canadian card Link to apply
    Bonus is 11K at the above link
    Annual fee is $120 for the personal card, $150 for business.

    *With a bonus for transferring a minimum amount of miles, the effective earning rate is 1.25.

    If you really really want to sign up now with the small bonus, start a conversation and send your email to:
    Aitchly
    Westsox
    Jenny-Curt
    Flyeril
    IDGFlygirl
    Kaanapali
    NomFlyer
    LXjenkins
     
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    If you are interested in helping out a fellow MP brother. I can refer you for the Starwood Amex and get a bonus of 5,000 points. Just send me your email address I will forward you the information.
     
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  3. aitchly
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    If you are going to sign up for the card and cannot find a working15K spend bonus link (spgamex.com is currently not working), might as well do it through a referral. We could even make it a conga line.

    If we get a few more people interested, I will update the first post with a list.
     
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    Do you want people to post here if they would like to refer others?
     
  5. flacey8
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    Unless you are in a hurry, I would wait to apply when there's a bigger/better bonus. I got mine in a hurry and I am telling my wife to wait. That way, she will get a bigger bonus and I will still get the 5K referral.
     
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    1 point per dollar on non-Starwood spend.
    2 to 5 points per dollar at Starwood properties, depending upon your status (5 for gold and platinum.)
     
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    What is a decent bonus? Thanks.
     
  8. aitchly
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    Got it.
    I only put 2.
    The additional earn is not on your card, but straight to your account (even if you don't have the card).
     
  9. aitchly
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    The largest in reported memory [​IMG] is a straight 30K sign up bonus.

    The typical good bonus is the 10K/15K. It comes and goes but can generally be found within any quarter. Unless you are desperate to get the card (or want to argue with Amex if a better bonus appears), I would wait.
     
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    IIRC, there was a 30K bonus sometime in 2010 (can't remember exactly which month) - however that was pulled quite quickly since the response was so good for them. Maybe others can comment?
     
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    Very good point. I sometimes end up double counting what I expect, due to confusing wording (such as this) from AmEx:
    Get more Starpoints for stays

    Receive up to 5 Starpoints for every eligible dollar spent at SPG hotels & resorts - 2 Starpoints per dollar spent on the Card in addition to the 2 Starpoints you can get as an SPG member. Plus, 1 more Starpoint with SPG Gold or Platinum status.4
     
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    Got that one myself, and glad of it.
     
  13. aitchly
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    Three of those (2 biz) plus a 10/15 for SO and myself were quite nice. One trip down, enough for 2 more.
     
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    I wish they'd come out with a product like the HHonors Surpass card... It was rumored that they would, but so far, nothing.
     
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    The 30K bonus was in July 2010. I believe that is the only time that a better offer has been made than the one listed in the first post.
    I would be more than willing to refer anyone myself.
    Who knows if they will ever offer anything similar again?
     
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    Stop the presses and referrals.

    The link for the 10/15 is back up!
    25K SPG point Amex
     
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    Yes, but why would anyone want to apply through a link when they can get the same offer through a referral and help a fellow MPer (we need a nickname) out?
     
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    30K. My wife applied for both the personal & business. 60K bonus is nice. [​IMG]
     
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    Exactly! I am also happy to help anyone out with a referral![​IMG]
     
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    I am sure there are plenty of people who would would love to give out referrals (Hint...that means I would like to help you out too!). [​IMG]
     
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    Gotcha entered on the top post . . . I have received approximately zero referral requests. Once I get one, I will take my name off and move to the next.
     
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    Thanks![​IMG]
     
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    Thank you as well! (This is almost like a mini-conga ;) )
     
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  25. FLYERIL
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    I think you should remove the link. We don't want to encourage bad behavior like applying without a referral.
     
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