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Reader Question: When Will The Starwood Hotel (SPG) 30,000 Point Bonus Come Back?

Reader Question:  When Will The Starwood Hotel (SPG) 30,000 Point Bonus Come Back?

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Million Mile Secrets reader goals^n^dreams commented on an old post on the American Express Starwood Hotel (SPG) 30,000 point signup bonus :

When will 30000 bonus come back again? do you know? I am waiting for this!

I don’t have any inside information, but the American Express Starwood Hotel (SPG) 30,000 point signup bonus has always appeared in the 2nd half of the year.

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Starwood Preferred Guest Includes 9 Different Hotel Chains

Starwood Preferred Guest hotels includes AloftElementFour PointsLe MeredienSheraton,  St Regis,  The Luxury CollectionWestin and W brand hotels.

Here’s when the 30,000 point American Express Starwood hotel offer has previously appeared:

  • 2010 – June 30, 2010
  • 2011 – July 2011
  • 2012 – August 2012

Perhaps it will come back in a different month, so in September, October, November or December this year.  Or perhaps it will come back in the same month, so either June, July or August.

Or not at all, though I suspect that AMEX has to increase their sign-up bonuses to stay competitive with the other card issuers, so we may see some new offers.  Marketers are fairly predictable, so if we know that something has worked well in the past, we’re eager to bring it back!

The current bonus for the Starwood Preferred Guest personal and business card is 25,000 bonus points after spending $5,000 within the first 6 months.

You earn 2 points per $1 spent at Starwood hotels and resorts with the Starwood Preferred Guest card from American Express.  You also earn 1 Starpoint for each dollar spent everywhere else.

Starwood hotel points transfer to over 29 airlines including American, British Airways & Delta.  And you get a 5,000 bonus when you transfer 20,000 Starpoints to partner airlines.

Cash & Points greatly increases the value of SPG points, because it lets you pay for a hotel stay using fewer points, but with a nominal cash supplement.

BOTTOM LINE

There are no guarantees that the Starwood 30,000 point offer will return.  But if you were planning on applying for the Starwood Preferred Guest card from American Express and can wait for a few months, you could get an extra 5,000 Starwood points!

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Thanks Darius, I applied for both and got approved the personal card over the phone and while on the phone, got an email that the business card got approved. 😀

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@PY – Very nice!

Looks like the 30k card is back. I just got an invitation to apply for the card(s). Can I apply for both personal and business SPG card?

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@PY – You can apply for both at the same time, though you may need to call to get approved.

Last time I open this card, they fail to honor me the 15000 bonus starpoints for spending 5k. I called several times and got different answers. I was unable to get points anyway. That SUX

AMEX SPG is no longer a favorite of mine. The card has to come now with a nice 50K in order for me to move and take it.

Some of SPG’s changes (aka devaluation) were really brutal, especially in HI.

goals^n^dreams

Thanks Daraius! I really love this post! I hope it will come back soon ^_^

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