If you’re looking to earn the most points for free stays at Marriott, Starwood, and Ritz-Carlton hotels, you’ll want to consider the limited time AMEX Starwood offer. It’s the biggest bonus I’ve seen for the personal and small business cards!
Remember, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood are now one company. But the hotel chains still have separate co-branded credit cards. And the current sign-up bonuses for each of the hotel cards are very different!
For example, the current AMEX Starwood card sign-up bonus is a total of 35,000 Starwood points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements. This can get you 3 free nights at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Hawaii. But the sign-up bonus with the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card would only get you 2 free nights.
I’ll review the current AMEX and Marriott card offers and share 8 pros of the AMEX Starwood card.