Starwood Preferred Guest Amex 30,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus

Update: This offer is expired! 

Several times a year American Express offers an enhanced sign-up bonus of 30,000 points, up from the usual 25,000 points for the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) card. This new offer is especially important as today American Express improved many of the benefits offered and also debuted a new card design. I recently covered the improved benefits in my review of the SPG cards last week. I am confident when I say that the SPG is the best travel credit card based on Starwood’s loyalty program and the ability to earn bonus miles when you transfer to almost any airline.

 

Some of the new enhancements include:

    1. No Foreign Transaction Fees —  Enjoy international travel without foreign transaction fees.
    2. Free Unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi — You’ll get complimentary, unlimited Wi-Fi access when you enroll in the Boingo American Express Preferred Plan.
    3. Free Premium In-Room Internet Access — Usually faster than the basic internet.
    4. Sheraton Club Access — If you have the SPG Business card, you’ll receive free access to Sheraton Clubs when you book paid stays. This is basically free continental breakfast and evening snacks. Nothing fancy but it’s a nice perk.

 

The not so good news is that the annual fee has went up from $65 to $95.  I’d say with the benefits offered it makes up the fee. I’ve often been frustrated by the foreign transaction fees when staying at Starwood Hotels abroad, most recently in Paris. I’m very glad to hear I can use this anywhere in the world now without the fear of additional fees as it is one of my favorite credit cards. Move quick the offer ends 9/14/15!

 


Starwood Preferred Guest by American Express – (Card Review) – TOP STARTER CARDSPG Card thrifty traveler

  • 30k bonus after $3,000 spend in 3 months (Limited time offer until 9/14/15)
  • No annual fee the first year, then $95
  • If you transfer over 20k miles to an airline program you get a 5k bonus(25% points bonus)
  • Spending over $30k per year will get you SPG Gold Status
  • New: No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • New: Receive free in-room, premium internet access
  • New: Enjoy complimentary, unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi on up to four devices at more than 1,000,000 Boingo hotspots worldwide
  • Provides 5 nights towards status per year
  • This is my everyday spending card when I’m not working towards a spending bonus

Starwood Preferred Guest Business by American Express – (Card ReviewSPG Card Thrifty traveler

  • 30k bonus after $5,000 spend in 3 months (Limited time offer until 9/14/15)
  • No annual fee the first year, then $95
  • If you transfer over 20k miles to an airline program you get a 5k bonus(25% points bonus)
  • Spending over $30k per year will get you SPG Gold Status
  • New: No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • New: Receive free in-room, premium internet access
  • New: Enjoy complimentary, unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi on up to four devices at more than 1,000,000 Boingo hotspots worldwide
  • New: Free access to the Sheraton Lounges
  • Provides 5 nights towards status per year

 

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