A New SPG Small Business Amex Offer?

I received a marketing email this morning for the Starwood Preferred Guest small business American Express card. I’ve written about offers for it in the past, 10,000 points with first purchase and another 15,000 points for spending $15,000 on the card during the first six months (plus fee waived the first year).

This morning’s email offered the usual 10,000 points with first purchase and 1,000 points for each additional card ordered for the account up to 5,000 points. So fewer total points, but no spending requirement for the extra bonus points. Planned on blogging it, as low spend readers might easily benefit.

The link in the offer, though, didn’t mention the 5,000 points for additional cardholders — the link offered instead the usual offer of 10,000 points + 15,000 more based on spending in the first six months.

Now, it might be that using the link will give you both the points based on spending and the points for additional cardholders. Or it might not. Or you might have to fight for one of the other. But someone who is in the mood might try and then push to receive both bonuses — by printing a copy of the website offer and getting a forwarded copy of the email offer that contained the link (just shoot me an email asking for it, but be sure to follow up with me to let me know how it turned out for you).

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  1. Beware that if you already have / had a business card, you wil not get the bonus points. I legitimately closed a business and its associated SPG card, then waited a few months and got another card with a new business I opened, fully expecting the bonus. No dice per AMEX, once only. (I did do personal and business BTW).

  2. I’ve written about this before, Amex is generally good about tracking who has gotten the bonuses in the past (though my past experience has been that if you sign up for a better bonus then you’d get the incremental amount above your previous bonus, but that’s not recent data).

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