Earn 2,500 Starpoints for Adding an Authorized User to Your Amex SPG card!


Update: This offer is expired! 


Yesterday, holders of the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) personal credit card may have received an email for a targeted offer to receive an additional 2,500 Starpoints. The offer required cardholders to add an authorized card user to their account. Even if you didn’t receive an email about the offer, you should be eligible using this link.

One of the best parts of this offer is that you aren’t required to spend money on the authorized user’s card. You simply just need to add somebody to your card before September 19th to be eligible. Another great part of the offer is there is no credit pull when the card is opened. Even if the user is already an SPG Amex personal card holder they should be eligible to be an authorized user. See below for the full offer terms and conditions.


Terms and Conditions

The offer for 2,500 Starpoints expires on September 19, 2016. Card Members are limited to a one-time receipt of 2,500 Starpoints through this email offer. Bonus points will appear on your Starwood Preferred Guest statement 8-12 weeks after you add an additional Card.

Additional Card Members must be at least 15 years of age and never have had a defaulted account with American Express.

Additional Card Members do not have accounts with us but they can use your Account subject to the terms of the Card Member Agreement. You are responsible for all use of your Account by Additional Card Members and anyone they allow to use your Account. You must pay for all charges they make. You authorize us to give Additional Card Members information about your Account and to discuss it with them.


Thrifty Tip #1: Already have an authorized user on your account? American Express allows you to have up to 99 authorized users per card account. You can certainly add somebody else and be eligible for the bonus, however you will only receive the bonus one time, regardless of how many authorized users you add.

Thrifty Tip #2: Didn’t receive the targeted email offer from American Express? You should be able to follow this link to take advantage of the offer.


SPG AU 2,500 Point Offer

Targeted Offer from American Express


Bottom Line

Although 2,500 free SPG points is not earth shattering, there is very minimal effort involved in earning these points. Starwood redemptions start at 3,000 points. Mr. TT and I value Starwood points higher than almost any other points and miles currency, because of their flexibility and transferability into other loyalty programs. We have heard that the pending Marriott and Starwood merger will not take place until 2018, so we are definitely still accruing Starpoints. Worst case scenario is that we transfer them into other loyalty programs, or to almost any airline. Even if you don’t have an SPG card you can apply below and use the offer before September 19th.


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Starwood Preferred Guest By American Express 
  • 25k Starpoint bonus after $3,000 spend in 3 months 
  • No annual fee the first year, then $95
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Receive free in-room, premium internet access
  • Free unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi on up to four devices at more than 1 million Boingo hotspots worldwide
  • Provides 5 nights towards status per year
  • If you transfer over 20k miles to an airline program you receive a 5k bonus (25% points bonus)
  • This is my everyday spending card when I’m not working towards a spending bonus
  • Why the Starwood Preferred Guest Card is one of the top travel cards!

2 Responses

  1. SAMBA coulibaly says:

    By adding an authorized user with their social security will that show on the person’s credit report?

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