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There Could Be One More Shot at the SPG 25K Bonus Soon…

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Written by Charlie

With the public SPG offers changing to the very bad $200 statement credit offer, there may just one more shot at getting the SPG 25K bonus. There is a little bit of hope that this will be how you can get them in the next couple of days!

A little while ago, I wrote about how the new SPG bonuses are really bad – a statement credit that you need to do various spending on to get. However, there may be one more shot at the SPG 25K bonus soon. Here is why.

One More Chance for the SPG 25K Bonus?

Like many other point fans this morning, as soon as I saw the new SPG bonus, I quickly checked the SPG referral bonuses. Unfortunately, both the personal and business offers came back as either expired or a system problem. This is not that surprising except for one big thing – both referral offers for the SPG 25K bonus were listed as lasting until October 31, 2018.

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Will They Go Back On the Date? Yes, But Maybe Not Yet

Of course, Amex could change that as I doubt an expiration date like that was binding. But, it would be the first time (that I am aware of) that Amex eliminated/changed a bonus that still had time left on a referral application. Amex normally dates the referral offers for expiration after public and affiliate offers so it wouldn’t be unusual for the SPG 25K bonus to still be around for a while.

But, there is also no way they could leave the bonus around until October 31, 2018 as the cards will change after August 1. However, I would expect Amex to send out e-mails to the people who received the referral offer to let them know that they have until a (new) date to apply and receive the bonus.

There Is Some Hope The SPG 25K Bonuses Will Return – Through Referral Links

I talked to a couple of Amex reps today (yes, they may not have the actual answers but I wanted to check) and was told by both that the referral offers are having technical issues right now that they are working on and they should be working in the next couple of days. And, yes, the referral offers should return to the SPG 25K bonus. This was said by different reps.

Here are the details for the SPG referral offers that are supposed to last until October 31, 2018:

  • The personal offer will be for earning 25,000 Starpoints after spending $3,000 in 3 months
  • The business offer will be for earning 25,000 Starpoints after spending $5,000 in 3 months
  • You, the referrer, can earn up to 55,000 Starpoints by referral in a calendar year
  • The referred must apply through the link you send by 10/31/2018
  • You must have a personal card to refer the personal and a business card to refer the business card.

So, if you missed out on it, stay tuned as it may not be over yet! If the SPG 25K bonus returns, I will post those referral links in this post and a new one. Fingers crossed!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

1 Comment

  • I sure hope so! I need to convert those to Marriott to get my Nights and Flights package.