Starwood 35,000 Point Signup Bonus is Still Around — But It’s Hidden in Plain Sight

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American Express ran a 35,000 point signup bonus for their Starwood co-brand credit card for the second time ever. The limited-time offer ended yesterday. It was a fantastic offer, I’m a Starwood credit card holder and have been for 15 years only when I signed up for the card there wasn’t even a bonus for doing so.

Although the 35,000 point offer has expired, and may well have been offered for the last time, you can still get 35,000 Starwood points for signing up for a credit card: the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Chase has upped the ante to the biggest signup bonus ever for the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card — a huge 100,000 Points after spending $5,000 on purchases in your first 3 months as a cardmember.

And on top of earning 100,000 points it also provides 7,500 bonus points when you add the first authorized user to your account and make a purchase in that same first 3 months from account opening.


I’ve just completed a stay at Al Wadi Desert Resort

With the Marriott credit card you can earn 107,500 points as a signup bonus and you can transfer them 3 to 1 to Starwood which means this is even bigger than a 35,000 point bonus.

In addition every year after your account anniversary date you’ll receive a 1 Free Night Stay at a Category 1 through 5 location (which includes about three quarters of Marriott properties).


Ritz-Carlton Partner Al Wadi Desert Resort is 40,000 Points Per Night

And it helps you earn status faster with 15 Elite Credits each year and an additional Elite Credit for every $3,000 spent on purchases on the card.

In general Chase appears to only approve new cardmembers who have had fewer than 5 new card products in the past 24 months. So it’s a good idea to get this one early.

Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

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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 InsideFlyer.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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