Category Archives: AMEX Starwood (SPG)

Reminder! Best-Ever AMEX Starwood 35,000 Point Bonuses End Tomorrow!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

If you plan on applying for the amazing 35,000 point offers on the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest personal and small business cards, your application must be received by tomorrow, April 5, 2017.

This is the highest bonus ever offered for these cards.  And because of the Marriott – Starwood merger, they may not being around much longer!

The sign-up bonuses alone can be used for Big Travel at luxurious Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton hotels.  Or award flights with Starwood’s airline transfer partners, like American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and more.

Starwood 35000 Offer 2017

35,000 Starwood Points Is Enough for a Free Night at the Stunning Starwood Category 7 Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this terrific deal!

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Do You Know the Difference Between Starwood Hotel Brands?

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Ever wonder why hotel chains have so many different brands?

Remembering lots of different brands can be difficult.  But it’s actually meant to help you decide which hotel you want faster!  That’s because each hotel brand comes with its own identity.

Choose the one that suits your trip (romantic, business, environmentally friendly, etc.), and you’re on your way!  And with the increased 35,000 point sign-up bonus on the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards, you’ll have a LOT of hotels to choose from.

Starwood Hotel Brands

Starwood Has 11 Hotel Brands – Something for Everybody!

I’ll give you a quick explanation for each of the Starwood hotel brands!

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New AMEX Offers: Save Big With Android Pay, AMEX Travel, and More!

Earlier today I told you about a great targeted promotion for folks with the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express.  But if you have any AMEX card, you might be targeted for other great deals!

There are new AMEX Offers which will save you money on purchases you make through Andriod Pay, AMEX gift cards, and general travel!

AMEX Offers are a fantastic way to save on everyday purchases you might already make.  To see which deals you’re targeted for, sign-in to your American Express online account.  Then add the deals to your card to take advantage of the savings.

Remember, you may be able to get these discounts more than once if you have multiple AMEX cards.

AMEX Offers April 2017

You’ll Save Big If You Have Multiple Cards That Qualify for Android Pay’s Latest AMEX Offer

Here’s a look at the new offers.

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Big Targeted Promotion for AMEX Starwood Business Cardholders!

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AMEX is running a terrific targeted promotion for Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express cardholders.

If you qualify, you’ll earn 10,000 bonus Starwood points after you register and spend $10,000 on eligible purchases by June 30, 2017.

That’s a lot of spending, but because Starwood points are so valuable and flexible, this deal is worth it for many folks.  It’s like earning 2 Starwood points per $1 (or 2.5 airline miles per $1 if you transfer Starwood points to airline miles) on your everyday purchases!

Big Targeted Promotion For AMEX Starwood Business Cardholders

You’ll Earn Enough Bonus Points From This Promotion for a Night at the Starwood Category 4 Walt Disney World Dolphin

I’ll share the details!

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Fascinating History at These 5 Starwood Hotels!

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One of the many things Emily and I love to do when traveling is learn about the history of a city or country.  Like exploring a 16th century church in Rome!

A fun way to add to the experience is to stay at fascinating hotels with historical importance!  And even use points at these hotels for free nights!

For example, you can redeem Starwood points for a luxury stay at the 100+ year old St. Regis New York.

Historic Hotels

Use Starwood Points to Stay at the 100+ Year Old St. Regis New York! It’s Famous for Inventing the Bloody Mary Cocktail!

I’ll show you where to use Starwood points for stays at historic hotels!

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Want to Earn More Miles? Don’t Use Your Airline Credit Card for Regular Spending!

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Want to earn more American Airlines miles or British Airways Avios points for regular spending?  You may think using an American Airlines or British Airways co-branded credit card is your best option.  But it isn’t!

Because with the personal and small business American Express Starwood cards, you can earn MORE miles when you transfer the Starwood points you earn to most airlines.

Plus, until April 5, 2017, both cards are offering a limited-time increased sign-up bonus of 35,000 Starwood points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

Ways To Earn American Airlines Miles

Want to Use American Airlines Miles or British Airways for an Exotic Vacation? Get the Best Rate for Regular Spending With the AMEX Starwood Cards!

I’ll explain why the AMEX Starwood cards are great to use for everyday spending.  Especially if you want to rack-up more airline miles.

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Last Chance to Apply for Best-Ever AMEX Starwood 35,000 Point Bonuses!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

If you’ve been waiting to apply for the highest-ever 35,000 Starwood point offers on the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest personal and small business cards, time is running out!

To earn the bigger bonus, your application must be received by April 5, 2017.

You can use the sign-up bonus from either card to save $1,000+ on hotel stays.  Or transfer points to terrific airline partners like American Airlines.

This is the best offer I’ve ever seen on these cards.  And because of the Marriott – Starwood merger, we aren’t sure if these cards will stick around.

Starwood 35000 Point Offer 2017

After Earning the Full Sign-Up Bonus on Either Version of the AMEX Starwood Card, You’ll Have Enough Starwood Points for 2 Free Nights at the Luxurious W Austin!

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this terrific deal!

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Which Sign-Up Bonus Is Better: 35,000 Hotel Points or 60,000 Airline Miles?

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Million Mile Secrets reader, Yvette, commented:

I’m trying to decide between the limited time 35,000-point offer with the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and a targeted offer for 60,000 American Airlines miles with the Citi® / Advantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ MasterCard®.  I can only meet the minimum spending requirements for one card at this time.

Great question, Yvette.

The best sign-up bonus depends on how you plan to redeem the miles or points to meet your travel goals.

If you’re unsure of your travel plans, I’d recommend the AMEX Starwood card.  Because you’ll earn flexible Starwood points, which you can use later for free stays at Starwood AND Marriott hotels or transfer to airline partners.

But the targeted 60,000-mile sign-up bonus with the Citi American Airlines card can potentially be more valuable.  Because you can redeem the miles for a one-way Business Class flight from the US to Europe, which might save you thousands of dollars.

Apply For An Airline Or Hotel Credit Card

Is Paris in Your Travel Plans? You Can Get the Citi American Airlines Sign-Up Bonus for Award Flights or Choose the AMEX Starwood Sign-Up Bonus for Free Hotel Stays

I’ll explain what else to consider when deciding between the airline and hotel credit card.

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Every Category 1 Starwood Hotel In One Spot!

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Planning a trip with miles & points can be tricky, especially for folks new to the hobby.  Because sometimes it’s hard to figure out how many points you’ll need for a specific hotel.

So I decided to make a list of all the Category 1 Starwood hotels, organized by region and country.

It’s easier to use than using Starwood’s site. 😉

Category 1 Starwood

Catch a Glimpse of the Pyramids of Giza From the Pool at the Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa

Let’s take a look at the list.  And how many points you’ll need for a free night.

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Do You Have Too Many AMEX Cards to Qualify for the Starwood Cards?

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I’ve written about the unofficial number of American Express cards you can have at one time.  But the official rules have changed!

And because lots of folks are interested in the limited-time 35,000 Starwood point sign-up bonus on the personal and small business AMEX Starwood cards, I wanted to tell you about the new guidelines.

Now, there’s NO official limit to the number of AMEX credit cards or charge cards you can have at once!  But the decision to approve you or not is still ultimately up to the bank.

Maximum Number Of American Express Cards You Can Have

The Maximum Number of AMEX Cards You Can Have Has Changed for the Better!

I’ll explain the details.  And help you decide if applying for the highest-ever offer on the AMEX Starwood cards makes sense for you.

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