The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express is continually one of the best-reviewed cards from this issuer and card owners are most likely to rate highly on customer satisfaction surveys. The card offers excellent incentives and a low interest rate.
New cardmembers of the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express can receive welcome bonus of 10,000 Starpoints after their first purchase and another 15,000 Starpoints after spending $5,000 in the first 6 months. However welcome bonus offer is not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months. Points can be redeemed at more than 1,100 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries and over 350 airlines with SPG Flights.
The normal rewards program for the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express is fairly straightforward; offering Starpoints on the following types of purchases.
- Earn up to five Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases at participating SPG hotels and resorts – that’s 2 Starpoints for using the Card in addition to the Starpoints you earn as an SPG member.
- Earn one Starpoint for all other purchases
- Get 5,000 bonus Starpoints after you transfer 20,000 Starpoints to a frequent flyer program with more than 30 airlines
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is the rewards program associated with the Starwood network of hotel brands. The participating hotels include Sheraton, Westin, W Hotels, Four Points by Sheraton, Element, Meridien, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, and St Regis, for a collection of 1,100 hotels in nearly 100 countries. The points members earn can be redeemed for hotel stays, upgrades, flights from over 350 airlines with SPG Flights without blackout dates. At many of the hotels, you can redeem Starpoints for the hotel’s amenities and luxuries designed for guests, often unique to each location.
The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express offers a decent variable purchase APR currently 15.24% – 19.24%. There is an annual fee of $65 associated with this card like most American Express cards, however there is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then the annual fee of $65 commences.
With an excellent rewards program and big perks from American Express, many customers choose this card as their number one credit card. Terms and Restrictions apply. For more information or to fill out an application, visit the secure Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express application page.
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Updated May 13, 2013 and originally published June 8, 2011. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @flexo on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.