2,500 SPG Points For Adding An Authorized User For American Express Cardholders

The Offer

This direct link should work, even if you didn’t receive the targeted e-mail (look on the left side after logging in)

  • Add an additional person to your Starwoods Preferred Guest card from American Express and receive 2,500 points

The Fine Print

  • The offer for 2,500 Starpoints expires on September 19, 2016.
  • Card Members are limited to one-time receipt of 2,500 Starpoints through this email offer.
  • Bonus points will appear on your Starwood Preferred Guest statement 8-12 weeks after you add an additional Card.
  • You must notify Additional Card Members that we may obtain, provide, and use information about them and that their use of your Account is subject to certain provisions of the Card Member Agreement.
  • The maximum number of Additional Cards issued on each Account is 99.

Our Verdict

There is no fee to add an additional cardholder, just keep in mind authorized user accounts do count towards the Chase 5/24 rule (although it’s sometimes possible to get an exception for authorized users) and American Express do require a SSN. That being said, this is still an easy 2,500 SPG points. American Express also offered a similar bonus for Hilton cards in June and I expect these offers to roll out on all cards eventually. If you get an e-mail about these offers, please contact us with the link as it looks like you don’t actually need to have received the e-mail to get the points.

Hat tip to /r/churning

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savemesf
savemesf

If you add yourself as an AU, is this correct: (1) no hard pull, (2) it will show up as a new account on your credit report, which probably only matters for Chase 5/24?

xin
xin

both I and my wife have own SPG personal cards, Can we add each other as an authorized user? the term says “must never have had a defaulted account with American Express.”

ccnham
ccnham

It appears that this is NOT for Canadian SPG Amex card holders…

Howard
Howard

Added authorized user Friday. Points posted today (Monday).

rich
rich

I never got the email, can you post link please?

Mark
Mark

I received the same error message as Rick

Rick
Rick

Received this…

“Thanks, VAR_FIRSTNAME. We’ve received your application, but we can’t give you a decision right now.
Pending final verification of your application, the following Additional Card(s) will arrive at your primary billing address in a plain white envelope displaying the American Express Blue Box logo, addressed to each individual below, and with a return address in XXXXXXXX
We’ll process your application as soon as possible and send you a decision within 14 days.”

Is this common with you guys?

Biggie F
Biggie F

Got the same nutty message. We’ll see!

Biggie F
Biggie F

This am new AU shows up under Account Management, whereas it hadn’t last night when I looked. Maybe a weekend delay? In any event, quickly resolved to the good.

Jacob D
Jacob D

Is there a minimum spending requirement of the second card to earn the 2,500 SPG Points?

Drdre95
Drdre95

What is the minimum spending on the second card to get the 2,500 point bonus?

B
B

No dice on either spg biz, only eligible for personal.