Via Free Frequent Flyer Miles, there’s a new best offer for the Starwood American Express: 10,000 points with first purchase, no annual fee the first year. (Previously the best offer I’m aware of was 6000 points with first purchase and then the potential for additional bonus points via hotel stays.)
Via Don there is also – finally – a Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express and it also offers 10,000 points with first purchase and no fee the first year. This is useful for several reasons:
- because American Express generally doesn’t let you sign up for the same card more than once to double and triple dip on signup bonuses, but you can sign up for a personal and business card and collect both bonuses.
- because it’s easier to use a business credit card for business spend than to add additional cardholders to a personal account – actually using the card for its intended purpose can really rack up those SPG points, which I generally value more highly than airline miles (aside from the ability to transfer the points at favorable rates to most airlines).
Update: Though I have a nice email from American Express about this new business card product, the link isn’t working at the moment – I’ll update shortly.
Update 2: Link is fixed.