This is going to be mentioned ad nauseam around the blogosphere (once the bloggers get their affiliate links of course – no wonder why it is quiet thus far this morning) so I’ll make this quick but the offer on the Starwood American Express card has increased to 30,000 Starpoints after spending $3,000 3 months. This is the highest public offer on this card – in fact this probably the best ever offer on the card as this is the first time the 30,000 point bonus is offered with the lowered $3k spend requirement.
I wrote a popular PSA post back in May advising to NOT apply for the Starwood American Express at that time when a big deal was made about the spending requirement dropping from $5k to $3k for two major reasons.
- American Express limits an individual to only one signup bonus on personal cards in their lifetime. As such, it is imperative to only apply for a personal Amex card when the offer is at its peak.
- I told my readers that based on the history of the Starwood 30k offer, it would return sometime this summer. If you could wait a few months from when I posted in May, you would be able get an offer that was 20% better.
I don’t mean to toot my own horn but my advice was spot on. Now is the time to signup for the Starwood card if you don’t have it already as this offer is at an all time high and I don’t see foresee this offer ever getting better. SPG points are among the most valuable (if not most valuable) points out there as these 30,000 points could easily cover a few nights in Starwood hotels or the points could be transferred to many different airlines at a great ratio. This increased offer is valid through September 14th.
If you would like to support the blog and my efforts as a non-affiliate links blogger, I can refer others for the Starwood card as I am a current cardholder. I do receive 5,000 Starpoints for referring you but you will receive the same 30,000 point offer via email from American Express. If you are interested, please leave a comment asking for a referral (only I will be able to see your email address) or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will promptly refer you for the card. Thank you in advance for your support!