Final Weekend for Starwood American Express 30,000 Point Bonus

The Starwood American Express 30,000 point signup offer is scheduled to be pulled on September 4th.

  • 10,000 bonus points after first purchase
  • 20,000 more points after $5000 in spend within 6 months
  • No fee the first year ($65 thereafter, which is lower than most airline co-branded cards

I’ve been using this card as a consistent go-to for over a decade, it was the one I recommended most back in 2002 when I started this blog and Starwood points remain the most valuable currency to this day — whether for redeeming on hotel stays (and their cash and points awards really stretch points to get the most out of them) or transferring to airline miles with the largest array of frequent flyer program partners.

It’s a great offer, when I got the card I did not receive any signup bonus for doing so. And through September 4th the offer is as big as any they’ve made in the past. So final reminder before the offer drops sometime on Tuesday.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary ┬╗

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Comments

  1. I agree, I’ve been playing the miles/points game for a while and SPG points have been the most valuable and most redeemable.

  2. IIRC the ap must be APPROVRD by Sep 4th,
    to get the 30K,
    so even though I applied a few days ago,
    I got one of the “we’ll get back to you in 2 weeks” responses, so MMMV.

  3. I had the Starwood Preferred Guest card a while back then cancelled it after a year. Could I apply and get the Business version now, and get the bonus? Thank you. ­čÖé

  4. Gary, I just did my first churn at the beginning of July and got 4 cards. What are the chances I could get approved for this card now?

  5. @JBG without knowing your credit history etc I can’t tell you for sure but if your last churn didn’t include Amex you could certainly be approved.

  6. @Gary
    Why do you think one can only get approved if the last churn didn’t include Amex? Is there a minimum time between Amex applications?
    Thank you.

  7. I applied and then today called to withdraw the application. Any cc company that cannot approve, decline or get back to me with questions in 10 days is pretty messed up. I have never been declined for any cc in my life, 25+ yrs of credit and have a legitimate LLC.

    The people answering the phone for amex are useless.

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