Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Bonus Increased to 30,000 Points!

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UPDATE: The Starwood American Express credit card offers in this post are no longer available, but check Hot Deals for the latest offers!

For a limited time, the sign-up bonus on the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express personal and small business cards has been increased to 30,000 Starwood points after you meet minimum spending requirements.

Normally, the sign-up bonus on this card is 25,000 Starwood points.  So this is a good deal!

Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Bonus Increased To 30,000 Points

Find Your Zen at the St. Regis Bali Resort With Starwood Points!

This offer usually comes around once a year.  So this is a great opportunity!  You can use Starwood points for hotel stays or transfer them to airlines for even more Big Travel.

What’s the Deal?

Link:   Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

Link:   Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express

Link:   How to Fill Out an American Express Business Card Application

Link:   How to Use Starwood Points

Apply before September 14, 2015, to earn the increased bonus.  You’ll get: 

Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Bonus Increased To 30,000 Points

Take Your Pick of Beach or Pool With the Increased Starwood Bonus

Note:   You can earn extra Starwood points by linking your Starwood account with Uber.

What Can You Do With Starwood Points?

Have a look at my series on the best ways to use Starwood points!

Starwood points are valuable.  There aren’t many ways to earn them, and if you transfer them to partner airlines, you’ll get a 5,000 mile bonus for every 20,000 points you transfer.

So this new offer is a good deal for folks who have NOT yet earned the bonus on the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest card.

30,000 Starwood points is enough for an off-peak season night at a top-tier hotel like the St. Regis Princeville Resort in Kauai.

Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Bonus Increased To 30,000 Points

You Could Watch the Sun Set From the Patio at the St. Regis Kauai

Keep in mind, American Express only lets folks get the bonus on personal cards ONCE per lifetime.

But you can get the bonus again on American Express small business cards!

Special Discounts & Deals With AMEX

And remember, having another American Express cards gives you access to extra perks and more discounts, like:

AMEX Offers – Having multiple AMEX cards gives you more chances to be targeted for these discounts.  And you can get sometimes get the same offer on more than 1 card!

AMEX OPEN – (small business cards only) –  Earn automatic discounts when you use your AMEX business card at participating merchants, like Hyatt, FedEx, and Hertz.

Small Business SaturdayI hope Small Business Saturday returns this year!  Having another AMEX card will get you more discounts!

ShopRunnerAMEX cardholders get free membership in ShopRunner (free shipping & discounts from dozens of online merchants).

Bottom Line

The sign-up bonus for the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest personal and business card has been increased to 30,000 Starwood points for a limited time.

But you have to apply by September 14, 2015, to get the better offer!

This is a great deal for folks who haven’t had this card before.  American Express will only let you get the sign-up bonus ONCE on personal cards, and they normally increase the bonus once each year.  So this is a great opportunity.

Please share your favorite ways to earn and use Starwood points!

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13 responses to “Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Bonus Increased to 30,000 Points!

  1. Darius, great information as always. Quick question regarding churning this card. I understand that the personal version is 100% non-churnable, but with regard to the business version… Do you know if you have to wait the full 12 months if you want to apply for the business version for a second business? In other words, if I cancel my current card (affiliated with small business A) today, can I get the bonus now for a new card attached to small business B? Thanks!

  2. I would like to use your business link so that you get credit for it but appears the link is not working.

  3. I signed up a month ago for the SPG business for 25,000 points. I asked via chat twice to have the new offer matched. No luck. Has anyone else had luck?


  4. I was hoping for a shout out for my startup blog since I shared it with you 2 places this morning, Darius.

    @Shay: someone I know called in and was offered 5K points. Keep trying.

  5. This site is so helpful! I signed up for a Starwood personal card last week with the old offer, so I was sad, to see the new offer. I called American Express to see if I could switch to the new offer. The agent said that unfortunately I couldn’t BUT he did say because I have had an American Express card for 5 years, he would give me an extra 3000 point bonus for a total of 28000 points. This plus the fact that next year when I have to pay the yearly fee (deferred this year) it will be $65 and not the new $95 fee felt like a great compromise! So it may be worth it for others to make a call if you applied for a card before the new offer.

  6. Sweet, I’ve been waiting for this offer to roll around again! As far as I know, the offer never gets better than 30K for the SPG cards.

  7. I just received the AMEX Delta gold Business card last month (July). Do you think I am out of luck in applying for the SPG Business card by September 14?

  8. Hi Darius,
    Can I use the SPG Amex card to load my Serve account to meet the $3000 in three months?

    Thank you

  9. I recently met the minimum spend for the 25k points. I called today to inquire about the 30k points offer and was given an additional 2k points.

  10. I must have had a really nice representative. He said he might be able to work some magic, and I said “I like magic” with a smile. He told me he would give me 5,000, and he actually gave me 6,000 when I checked online. Perhaps a mistake? In any case, I’m thankful!

  11. Hi Daraius, My wife just applied the card through your link ( personal ), and got approved. I could not find anywhere about SPG would give any points ( or free nights ) upon annual renewal. Most of the other hotel cards do offer that. Pls clarify …. Thank you !

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