A great spending offer appeared in my e-mail box from American Express – the ability to earn up to 10,000 bonus SPG points with my SPG business card! I am not sure if this targeted or not, so check out the details before and see if you can register at the link.
Earn 10,000 Bonus SPG Points with your SPG Business Card
The SPG cards from American Express are pretty straight forward – earn 1 Starpoint per dollar on all purchases (except for SPG hotels). There are no bonus categories and the sign-up bonus never goes above 35,000 Starpoints so these points can be hard to come by with just daily spend.
But, it appears that SPG and Amex are trying to get more spending done on the SPG business card with this spending bonus offer. Here is how it works:
- Earn 5,000 Starpoints after you spend $5,000 in qualifying purchases* using your Card.
- Plus, earn an additional 5,000 Starpoints (for a total of 10,000 bonus Starpoints) after you spend an additional $5,000 (for a total of $10,000) in qualifying purchases on your Card.
- Registration and spending must be completed by 10/15/16.
- Registration link here
You must register for it and it appears that it may be targeted since it does say you can enter a RSVP code. But, you might as well try to register anyway through the link above. If you are targeted, it will show your card as eligible and you can register. Make sure you register!
This offer essentially gives you 2 Starpoints per dollar on all spending up to $10,000 from now through 10/15/2016. I will definitely be taking advantage of this since I value Starpoints quite highly for their hotel use, their Moments’ use, and their airline transfer abilities. After spending $10,000 with this offer, I will earn a total of 20,000 Starpoints. Not bad!
I am really happy to see American Express doing this since they did away with the ability to earn a bonus again on a card if you have ever held it before. With offers like this, it could make your annual fee worth it as well.
Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card Special Offer:
Register and earn an additional 5,000 Starpoints after you spend $5,000 on qualifying purchases*, and an additional 5,000 Starpoints after you spend an additional $5,000 on qualifying purchases, for a maximum of 10,000 Starpoints. Purchases must be made on your Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card starting from the date that you complete your registration and ending on 10/15/16.
Purchases may fall outside of the promotional period in some cases, such as a delay in merchants submitting transactions to American Express or if the purchase date differs from the date you made the transaction. (For example, if you buy goods online, the purchase date may be the date the goods are shipped). Qualifying purchases can be made by the Basic Card Member and any Additional Card Members on a single Card account. Additional Card Members on your account are not eligible for this offer. This offer is non-transferable.
*Qualifying purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, purchases of travelers checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, or purchases of other cash equivalents. Additional terms and restrictions apply. Starpoints® received from your Card will be posted to your SPG® account up to 12 weeks after the end of each month. To be eligible to receive Starpoints, Card Member’s account must be active, in good standing, and not in default at the time of bonus fulfillment.
For questions regarding your Card account, please call the number on the back of your Card. American Express reserves the right to modify or revoke this offer at any time.