[Offer Expired] Last Chance to Open the SPG Card from Amex
It’s time to say Bonvoy-age to the Starwood Preferred Guest card from American Express. The card is now closed to new applicants.
The card is being rebranded as the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card on Feb. 13. Chase has the exclusive agreement to issue the mass market co-branded Mariott Bonvoy consumer card.
If you already hold the card, American Express will automatically issue you the new Marriott Bonvoy-branded card after Feb. 13. And there are a few reasons why you might want to squeak in an application before this card disappears.
Full Benefits of the SPG Card from American Express
Welcome Bonus of 75,000 Points: New cardholders will receive 75,000 Marriott Rewards points after spending $3,000 in the first three months of card membership.
An Annual Free Night Certificate: Receive an annual free night certificate each year on your account anniversary date good for one free night at any property in the Marriott portfolio costing 35,000 points or less. In our opinion, this is reason enough to justify the $95 annual fee after the first year.
Silver Elite Status: Just for holding the card you will get complimentary Silver Elite Status.
6x Points at Marriott Hotels: Earn 6x points per dollar spent at Marriott Hotels and 2x points per dollar spent on all other purchases.
Annual Fee: $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
Thrifty Tip: See our post on the ugly restrictions for opening a Marriott co-branded credit card to make sure you qualify.
Even if you don’t often stay at Marriott hotels, the free anniversary night alone should allow you to get three to four times the value you are paying for the annual fee each year. The card is now closed to new applicants.
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