Posted by William Charles on March 27, 2018
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Published on March 27th, 2018 | by William Charles

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[Expired] American Express Business SPG 35,000 Points Offer [Ends Tomorrow]

This deal has expired and is no longer available. Click here to view the best current credit card bonuses.

Just a friendly reminder that this deal is due to expire on March 28th. If you’re interested I’d recommend getting it sooner rather than later and why not use a readers referral link that provides useful comments?

The Offer

Direct link to offer (please use a readers referral link instead)

  • American Express is offering a sign up bonus of up to 35,000 points on the SPG business card when you spend $7,000 or more within the first three months.

Card Details

Our Verdict

35,000 is the highest bonus we’ve seen on this card and $7,000 is one of the lower minimum spend requirement. We saw the 35,000 offer twice last year, once in November which required $10,000 in total spend and February with a $8,000 spend requirement. I can’t see this bonus going higher than 35,000 points so I’d recommend applying for this card and offer if you can meet the spend requirement. Because of this I’ll be adding it to the best business bonuses.

I personally find SPG points very valuable for a few reasons:

  • Properties are priced reasonably in points (35,000 points goes a long way to compared to other programs)
  • They transfer at a rate of 1:3 to Marriott
  • They can be transferred to airline partners at a 1:1 rate with a 5,000 mile bonus for every 20,000 transfered

You can view the best uses of SPG points here. American Express usually doesn’t match sign up bonuses if you’ve recently applied for this card, what they will do is offer courtesy points. You must call in to receive these courtesy points and sometimes it’s necessary to escalate to a manager. Make sure you stay polite and be kind to your phone reps, they don’t owe you anything and are more likely to help somebody that is polite and nice than somebody who makes demands.

Also worth remembering you’re not eligible for this bonus if you’ve held this card before. If you have any other questions about American Express, please read this post before asking them in the comments. Also referrals are available for this offer, please do not post your links in this comments section or you will be banned. You can share them in this linked post if you follow the rules.

Hat tip to dragonflysexparade

 



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Justin
Justin

Is Amex clawing back bonuses when the spending requirements are met with MS?

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

Also wondering about bank account funding, I could knock out $5k in 15 minutes, but don’t want a claw back :-/

Theory
Theory

Which bank (banks?) lets you fund 5k on this card?

Max martori
Max martori

What bank dude let us know!!! 5k with Amex that’s a find!!!

BW
BW

Depends on the kind of MS

Justin
Justin

Specifically, thinking of third party gift card purchases?

BW
BW

From Simon they will claw back. I also wouldn’t risk GCM.

Van
Van

I’ve been doing Simon MS via Amex cards for a while and as of late 2017, yes they have stopped it from meeting MS on any Amex cards. 7k is too much for me without MS. However, I got the Marriot Biz which is also 25k SPG after transfer and is MS ‘able.

Leonel
Leonel

I got this bonus last time and got it by paying some overdue taxes (ouchhh) with one of the services. No claw back from Amex rats.

Jason
Jason

How is Amex with Venmo? I’d avoid just venmo back and forth. But are they cool with venmo to family, and they zelle it back?

CJS415
CJS415

I met my min spend over a year ago with tax payment and MS, used those points a long time ago. So the answer for me is no.

Brian C
Brian C

Interested to know this as well, especially with regards to the staples gift cards posted today.

Todd
Todd

Also interested in this, especially with Edvest for GoC

Benny
Benny

ive had the personal card. I green for this card right?

Jay
Jay

Yes.

Matthew
Matthew

Wow, still trying to finish up my $10k – it’s rough, I just don’t spend that kind of cash so having friends reimburse does help. I wonder if the referrals will work with this kind of spend. A friend did get a bonus for referring me. At $7k, this is a steal!

T
T

Looks like there is a referral link for the 35k SPG offers

Paris
Paris

Great offer but spending requirement is a bit high…

Avi
Avi

This is actually the lowest it has been in two years.

Vic
Vic

Btw, new referral links now come with 35,000 as well

MoreSun
MoreSun

Got this card 2 months ago, chatted and called Amex about the bonus change but they wouldn’t match or offer me courtesy points. A couple people on reddit got 3k points, one got 1k, most are getting denied like me. Might be worth a shot though in case you get lucky with a rep willing to give you the points. Best of luck to anyone else trying this!

apple
apple

Hi, how many Amex cards can one person have? Currently I have 5 amex personal cards (including one converted from Citi Hilton card). Should I close one before applying the SPG business card? How long do i have to wait after closing one personal amex account? thx

Superchurn
Superchurn

I just recently confirmed that a 5 card limit is in effect for both personal and biz cards combined. I had to cancel my Blue Cash Everyday to get a 20k MR bonus on the Blue Biz Plus

Jacob
Jacob

I was declined. I own 3 Personal and 2 Biz. I’m going to try to remove the Citi Hilton.

Jacob
Jacob

Actually, in the meantime AmEx called me and they initiated the dea to close the Citi Hilton. We rolled the CitiHilton credit limit over to the new SPG card and immediately approved with terms of the bonus offer. And a lucky referral got his/her bonus too.

jcm
jcm

Does amex get upset if you refer your spouse?

Francesco
Francesco

jcm: I haven’t had any problems with that.

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

No, even if they’re AU on your other cards (in my experience, as always YMMV)

VL
VL

Never had a problem with that. Did it on one personal (SPG) and one biz (BGR).

Sam
Sam

Expired?

Al
Al

Silly question: how can I find out if I had this card in the past? I remember I had one 2 years ago, but I can’t remember if it was personal or biz. Looked in Amex website, didn’t see any trail.

Traylor
Traylor

I’ve done this by chatting with them.

Josh
Josh

Maybe you should update the “best uses of SPG points” document to mention Hotel/Flight packages DO NOT count towards companion pass!

Troll
Troll

Will this card allow free in room internet at Marriott properties also?

Prindiaos
Prindiaos

I’m seeing this message for the first time when applying for Amex business cards: “Your Annual Business Revenue must contain at least four (4) digits”.

Is this a new requirement?

Chris N.
Chris N.

Did you ever get a response on this? As a “business” owner, I could not justify putting even $1,000.

Dan
Dan

Called today to ask for the courtesy points (I applied for this card in December) was told no, asked to speak to a supervisor and was told no and without even mentioning blogs the supervisor said there has been misinformation going out on the blogs about asking for courtesy points. I asked if any courtesy points had been given at all. He said he personally had not given any. I asked if anyone at all had and he said he couldn’t speak for everyone. But it was pretty clear that they’ve been given very specific talking points on this issue.

Nate
Nate

I’ve seen mixed dp’s concerning Amex and Plastiq. I am considering this for my so but will be a few k short in organic spending. I personally had issues with my 10k biz a few months ago that had some gcm and staple/od promo ms mixed in organic but eventually got credited after a few calls. I consider Plastiq organic as it is a bill paying service but I thought I remembered seeing some reports of amex denying bonus due to it

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