35K SPG AMEX and 35K SPG Business AMEX Bonus Offers

35K SPG AMEX and 35K SPG Business AMEX

 

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There are 35K SPG AMEX and 35K SPG Business AMEX signup bonus offers again available, nearly one year after the first 35K SPG AMEX bonus offer appeared last March 3, 2016. The normal signup bonus for each of these cards is 25,000 Starpoints, and each year (usually around September) there's a higher 30K signup bonus.

Note that this year, there's a higher spend requirement to earn the full 35,000 bonus points. For the personal card, you have to spend a total of $5000, and for the SPG Business, the minimum spend is $8000 to earn the bonus.

If you're new to travel credit cards, you may wonder why the excitement over such a small bonus, compared with, say, the recent 100,000 Chase Sapphire Reserve or even the current 80,000 Ink Business Preferred. The reason is that Starpoints can transfer to many different airline frequent flyer programs, most of them 1:1, and there's a built-in 25% bonus when transferring in increments of 20,000 points, so 20,000 Starpoints becomes 25,000 Lufthansa Miles & More miles or 25,000 Alaska miles, etc. For more on this, see SPG Airline Partners: Transfer Starwood Points to Miles.

Here are the offers:

35K SPG AMEX

  • Earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints after making $3000 in purchases within the first 3 months of card membership
  • Earn an additional 10,000 bonus Starpoints after making an additional $2000 in purchases within the first 6 months (total spend of $5000 to earn the 35,000 bonus points)
  • Earn 2 Starpoints per dollar on eligible purchases charged to your card at participating Starwood properties (in addition to bonus Starpoints earned with Starwood Preferred Guest Program; total of 4 Starpoints or 5 Starpoints per dollar if you have SPG elite status)
  • SPG Elite stay credit: 2 stays and 5 nights
  • Boingo AMEX Preferred Plan: complimentary access to Boingo land-based Wi-Fi (not in-flight WiFi)
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Complimentary Premium Internet at Starwood hotels (which Gold and Platinum SPG elites also receive) 
  • No annual fee the first year; thereafter $95 per year
  • Offer ends 4/5/17

 

35K SPG Business AMEX

  • Earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints after making $5000 in purchases within the first 3 months of card membership
  • Earn an additional 10,000 bonus Starpoints after making an additional $3000 in purchases within the first 6 months (total spend of $8000 to earn the 35,000 bonus points)
  • Complimentary Sheraton Club Lounge access 
  • Earn 2 Starpoints per dollar on eligible purchases charged to your card at participating Starwood properties (in addition to bonus Starpoints earned with Starwood Preferred Guest Program; total of 4 Starpoints or 5 Starpoints per dollar if you have SPG elite status)
  • SPG Elite stay credit: 2 stays and 5 nights
  • Boingo AMEX Preferred Plan: complimentary access to Boingo land-based Wi-Fi (not in-flight WiFi)
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Complimentary Premium Internet at Starwood hotels (which Gold and Platinum SPG elites also receive) 
  • No annual fee the first year; thereafter $95 per year
  • Offer ends 4/5/17

FAQ

Can I Get the Bonus Again If I Previously Had the Same SPG AMEX Card?

No, not per the terms, which clearly state: “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.” Keep in mind that AMEX signup bonuses are now once in a lifetime, including for business cards. See AMEX Business Card Signup Bonuses Once in a Lifetime


How Do I Transfer to Marriott Rewards, and What's the Conversion?

1000 Starpoints = 3000 Marriott Rewards points. See Link Your SPG and Marriott Accounts, How to Transfer Points and FAQ


How Long Do Starpoints Transfers to Airline Frequent Flyer Programs Take?

See typical transfer times at SPG Transfer Times to Airlines.


If eligible, do you plan to apply for the 35K SPG AMEX or 35K SPG Business AMEX?

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