5 Fun & Free 5-Night Hotel Stays Using the Starwood Card’s Limited-Time 35,000 Point Bonus [OFFER EXPIRED]

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Update: This offer for the Starwood AMEX cards is no longer available but check Hot Deals for the latest offers!

With the current sign-up bonus on the Starwood card, you can get a 5-night award stay at top hotels in exciting locations like the Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach in the Canary Islands, the Sheraton Cocoa Beach in Florida, and more!

Until March 30, 2016, you’ll earn 35,000 Starwood points on both the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express personal and small business cards after completing the minimum spending requirements.

This is the biggest bonus EVER for these cards!

5 Fun Free 5 Day Hotel Stays Using The Starwood Cards 35,000 Bonus

You Can Use Your 35,000 Starwood Point Card Bonus to Stay 5 Nights at the Beautiful Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa in Mauritius

I’ll show you how you can do it!

Best Offer Ever on AMEX Starwood Cards!

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

If you apply before March 30, 2016, you can earn an increased sign-up bonus on both the personal and small business AMEX Starwood Preferred Guest cards.  You’ll get:

Note:   American Express only allows folks to get the sign-up bonus ONCE per person, per lifetime on ALL their cards.

Here’s my full review of the Starwood 35,000 point offer.

How You Can Use Your Starwood Card Bonus

Both the Starwood Preferred personal and small business cards come with great benefits.  And 1 of the best parts of the Starwood Preferred Guest program is the 5th night free perk.

Starwood’s 5th night free benefit only applies to Starwood Category 3 to 7 hotels.  

5 Fun Free 5 Day Hotel Stays Using The Starwood Cards 35,000 Bonus

Starwood Has Some Amazing Category 3 to Category 7 Hotels. Like the Category 4 Sheraton Desert Oasis Villas in Scottsdale, Arizona.

You’ll get the 5th night free when you book consecutive award nights.

And anyone can book their 5th night free.  You do NOT need elite status with Starwood to take advantage of this perk!

6 Nights at Category 3 Hotels

With your 35,000 Starwood point bonus you can easily get 6 nights free at any Category 3 hotel.  Those hotels cost 7,000 Starwood points per night.

And with the 5th night free benefit, 5 nights will cost you 28,000 points (7,000 points per night X 4 nights plus the 5th night free).  You’ll have 7,000 bonus points to spare!  Enough for another free night!

5 Nights at Category 4 Hotels

Category 4 hotels cost 10,000 points per night.  So you’ll need 40,000 Starwood points for a 5 night stay using the 5th night free perk (10,000 points per night X 4 nights plus the 5th night free).

Remember, you’ll have at least 38,000 OR 40,000 Starwood points after completing the minimum spending requirements, depending on which version of the card you get.

You Also Earn Points From the Minimum Spending Requirement!

For example, with the Starwood Preferred Guest small business card you’ll have to spend $5,000 to get the 35,000 Starwood point bonus.  Because the Starwood card gives you at least 1 point per $1 you spend, you’ll earn another 5,000 Starwood points.  For a total of 40,000 Starwood points to use!

With the Starwood Preferred Guest personal card you’ll only have to spend $3,000 to get the 35,000 Starwood point sign-up bonus.  So you’ll earn another 3,000 Starwood points, for a total of 38,000 Starwood points.

But if you need 40,000 Starwood points for your stay, you’ll have to do an extra $2,000 in spending to earn another 2,000 Starwood points.

Where Can You Use Your Starwood Bonus?

Here are 5 fun Starwood hotels where you can use your Starwood bonus to get 5 free nights!

1.   Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa in Mauritius

How about taking a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean?

You can stay 5 nights free at the Westin Turtle Bay & Spa with your Starwood card bonus!

Mauritius is a top diving destination and the hotel itself offers some great amenities.  There’s a spa and a kids club.  And a fully supervised indoor and outdoor playground!

5 Fun Free 5 Day Hotel Stays Using The Starwood Cards 35,000 Bonus

It’s Hard To Believe a Place This Beautiful Exists! And You Can Stay Here For Free!

This Category 4 hotel costs 10,000 Starwood points per night.

5 Fun Free 5 Day Hotel Stays Using The Starwood Cards 35,000 Bonus

The Hotel Is Next to a Marine Nature Park Offering Outstanding Snorkeling and Diving Opportunities!

With the 35,000 point bonus from the Starwood small business card, the 5,000 points you’ll earn from meeting the minimum spending requirement, and the 5th night free benefit, you’ll have enough for 5 free nights at this outstanding hotel!

A 5-night stay in July 2016 would cost ~1,138 euros (~$1,275).  So you’re saving lots of money by using your Starwood points here!

2.   Four Points by Sheraton Cocoa Beach

Many people love vacationing at the beach, and the Four Points by Sheraton Cocoa Beach in Florida is just steps from the sand.

5 Fun Free 5 Day Hotel Stays Using The Starwood Cards 35,000 Bonus

The Sheraton Cocoa Beach Has The World’s Largest Surf Complex

It gets 4 stars on TripAdvisor for its great location and friendly staff.  It’s also close to popular attractions like the Kennedy Space Center.

This Category 3 hotel costs 7,000 Starwood points per night.  So with either bonus from the Starwood personal or small business card, you’d have enough points for 5 to 6 free nights here!

I found rooms in July 2016 for ~$133 per night (~$665 for 5 nights).  You could use the money you save with your Starwood points for surf lessons!

3.   Sheraton Desert Oasis Villas, Scottsdale 

How about a trip to the desert in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona?  It’s a great spot for golfing, hiking, and shopping!  The Old Town area is fun for families too, with its outdoor cafes, art galleries, and street performers.

The Sheraton Desert Oasis Villas gets outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor for its location, amenities, and staff.

5 Fun Free 5 Day Hotel Stays Using The Starwood Cards 35,000 Bonus

You Can Get 5 Nights Free at the Sheraton Desert Oasis Villas

Rooms have kitchenettes and there is a designated kids pool along with a children’s playground.  It’s a great spot for families!

5 Fun Free 5 Day Hotel Stays Using The Starwood Cards 35,000 Bonus

The Hotel Even Offers a Kids Playground!

It is a Category 4 hotel and costs 10,000 Starwood points per night.

Using the 5th night free perk, this hotel will cost you 40,000 Starwood points (10,000 points per night X 4 nights plus the 5th night free).

Rooms here in July 2016 are ~$136 per night, or ~$680 for a 5-night stay.

So with the small business card bonus and the points you’ll earn meeting the minimum spending requirement, you’ll have just enough for 5 free nights!  And you’ll save ~$680!

4.   Four Points by Sheraton Munich Central

Munich is a wonderful city to experience architecture, art, and the Bavarian lifestyle.  And the Four Points by Sheraton Munich Central is a great spot to use your Starwood points for free nights!

Munich Sheraton Exterior

The Modern Four Points by Sheraton Munich Central Has a Great Downtown Location!

Folks on TripAdvisor give this hotel good reviews because of its cleanliness and convenient location.  It’s within walking distance to the main train station, many restaurants, and museums.   It is also near the Theresienwiese, where Munich’s famous Oktoberfest is held!

I found rooms for ~143 euros (~$160) in July 2016.  So a 5-night stay would cost ~715 euros (~$801).

Using Starwood points at this Category 4 hotel will only cost 10,000 Starwood points per night.

So again, with the small business card bonus (35,000 points), the points you’ll earn meeting the minimum spending requirement (5,000 points), and the 5th night free perk, you’ll have just enough for 5 free nights!

5.   Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort, Canary Islands

A Category 3 hotel, the Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort in the Canary Islands gets almost all 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor.   Spain’s Canary Islands are a very popular vacation spot for Europeans, and an excellent destination for an exotic getaway from the US!

5 Fun Free 5 Day Hotel Stays Using The Starwood Cards 35,000 Bonus

Soak in the Crystal Clear Waters Around the Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf, & Spa Resort in the Canary Islands

This stunning Sheraton hotel only costs 7,000 Starwood points per night.  The Starwood card’s bonus is plenty of points for 5 to 6 free nights.

With the 5th night free benefit, 5 nights will cost you 28,000 points (7,000 points per night X 4 nights plus the 5th night free).  You’ll even have 7,000 bonus points left over, which is enough for a 6th free night!

A 5-night stay here in July 2016 would cost ~685 euros (~$768), so your Starwood card’s bonus is worth a lot if you use it here!

Bottom Line

Through March 30, 2016, you can earn 35,000 Starwood points on both the AMEX personal and small business cards when you sign-up and meet the minimum spending requirements.

And you can use the bonus along with Starwood’s 5th night free perk for some amazing and FREE 5-night hotel stays!

I’ve never seen the bonus this high.  And it’s likely the last time it will ever be this much.  So if you’ve never had either card, right now is a fantastic time to apply.

And it’s a great time to start planning your next getaway!

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8 responses to “5 Fun & Free 5-Night Hotel Stays Using the Starwood Card’s Limited-Time 35,000 Point Bonus [OFFER EXPIRED]

  1. Great list.
    I’ve stayed at the Scottsdale Sheraton- best playground I’ve ever encountered at a hotel.

  2. I just signed up for the card when the bonus was 25K, and now it’s risen to 35K. I just reached out to Amex via live chat and requested the higher bonus. The rep said he couldn’t do anything since I didn’t have an ‘offer code’ for the higher bonus. Any idea what he’s talking about?

  3. I stayed at the Munich Sheraton last year during Oktoberfest.. was crazy busy but couldn’t have asked for a more convenient spot.. 10 minutes walk to the train station and 5 minutes to the tents.. great use of 10000 points with great staff (gave me a 9AM check in)..

  4. @K @ Jamie – Terrific! Thanks for sharing!

    @L – The 35,000 Starwood points offer is a public offer, so I’m not sure what the representative is talking about, either. Perhaps try calling back and speaking with a different agent?

  5. I just applied for this card never had it before and I was on the fence about it. I’ve stayed at the Desert Oasis in Scottsdale as part of a timeshare and have to agree it is very nice!

  6. I got the AMEX Hilton card 3 weeks ago and the AMEX Starwood Business 1 week ago. I tried for the AMEX Starwood personal card and was turned down. I was told AMEX only allows 2 cards per 90 days. Any advice?

  7. I like that Cocoa Beach idea! We were planning on blowing all the points on 1 night at a St Regis…maybe we will be more family friendly!

  8. @Boonie – Great!

    @Adam – There’s nothing in writing, but I’ve heard similar reports.

    @Chris – Tough decision! 🙂 Let us know what you end up doing!

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