Posted by William Charles on August 1, 2018
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Published on August 1st, 2018 | by William Charles

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American Express Business SPG Card: 100,000 Point Bonus (Marriott Points)

The Offer

Direct link to offer (why not use a readers referral link instead?)

  • American Express is offering a sign up bonus of 100,000 points on the SPG business card after $5,000 in spend within 3 months

Card Details

  • Offer valid until 10/31/2018
  • Anniversary free night award up to 35,000 points (this is a free night certificated that can be used on properties costing up to 35,000 points)
  • $95 annual fee (waived first year)
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • Six Marriott rewards points per dollar spent at participating hotels
    • Four Marriott rewards points per dollar spent at U.S. restaurants, U.S. gas stations, wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping
    • Two points per dollar spent on all other purchases
  • Silver status and earn gold status by making $30,000 in purchases within a calendar year (increases to $35,000 in 2019)
  • Free unlimited Boingo Wifi
  • Coming in 2019: Receive 15 nights towards elite status
  • Premium in room internet access at participating properties
  • Can only get the bonus once per lifetime

Our Verdict

These are Marriott points, so it’s 33,333 points under the old SPG program. We’ve seen two bonuses of up to 35,000 points before ($5,000 spend vs $8,000 spend). Keep in mind these programs become unified on August 18th, 2018. It’s also worth remembering that getting this card will limit what Chase Marriott cards you can get. If you get this card/bonus you won’t be eligible to get the sign up bonus on any Chase Marriott card for the next 24 months. I previously suggested that signing up for this card before those new rules go into place, especially if you pick up the bonus on the Marriott business card now as well (getting the bonus on the Marriott personal card would be difficult for most people due to the 5/24 rule). This is even more true with this increased bonus.

Bonus on the personal card has also been changed from the $200 statement credit over to 75,000 points. Will do a post on this shortly.



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C J
C J

Isn’t this card once per lifetime?

MJ
MJ

Yes, although historical DPs show AMEX thinks most lives are only 7 years long.

Rahul
Rahul

I currently hold SPG AMEX business card since 7 months FOR 35,000 spg POINTS Bonus….can i get this new card?

Shan
Shan

This is the same card

FindingMyPossible
FindingMyPossible

This is also called the American Express Business SPG Card. So I think it is the identical product, they just changed the bonus and award terms.

frogger
frogger

Applied and got the card this morning. Was approved! Already have Chase Marriott Business and SPG personal

Steve
Steve

So in the terms and conditions, it says effective 8/26 the new disqualifying factors come into play. So if I get approved now, meet the msr after 8/26, am I still eligible for the bonus (assuming I have one of the disqualifying factors)?

FindingMyPossible
FindingMyPossible

That is what I am wondering also. Should I plan to apply for this and the Marriott Business before 8/26. I already have the Marriott personal and SPG personal.

Rj
Rj

Chase Marriott Business card page went down while I was in the middle of an application. I hope its not gone.

Amex Platypus
Amex Platypus

Will this be added to Best Current Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses & Offers?

Chase
Chase

I currently hold the SPG Personal and am looking to get SPG Luxury later this month when it comes out. I have no Chase Marriott cards. Do you think I could apply for this and then the Luxury card later and receive both bonuses?

MJ
MJ

Yes, assuming you have the AMEX “credit card” slots available… All new Marriott/AMEX/Chase restrictions still allow for someone to hold all 3 AMEX SPG cards regardless of new rules/mergers/etc.

Dave from DC
Dave from DC

So if I currently have the Chase Marriott Premier Biz card I need to apply for this SPG biz card before August 26th to get the bonus, right? Want to be sure I haven’t misunderstood and the bonus is already precluded for me.

P
P

I would like to know that too. If I got the bonus from Chase Marriott Biz few months ago, I can still get this SPG Biz bonus, right? Assuming I sign up before Aug 26

Ozzi
Ozzi

+1 on the same boat. Pls advise. Thanks!

Jay
Jay

So once the programs merge, will we lose the 5k bonus from SPG when transferring 20k points? Ergo, it could be better to transfer SPG points to partners before the merge is complete?

MJ
MJ

No, that’s sometime in 2019… after this Aug merger, you can still transfer with the same ratio that equates to that extra 5K bonus, so instead of 20K SPG equals 25K airline miles, it’s 60K SPG (now Marriott points structure) equals 25K airline miles, as all your SPG points will triple in number but be valued 2/3 less.

marcmsj
marcmsj

7 of us can get the bonus on this card

Rena
Rena

I got this message after approval when trying to add my card

We apologize for the inconvenience. This Card cannot be added to your existing Online Account. Please set up a new Online Account by completing the fields below.

I wonder why? My current account has both personal and business cards so I don’t think that’s the issue, but I can’t imagine what else.

Tony
Tony

I got this, too, Rena. Had to make a separate login and everything. I wonder why?

Rena
Rena

Plus, when I called (to have my card mailed to the business address instead of the home address, which they refused), the automated message that I had to go through to reach a living person said that there was no preset spending limit on the card and I was like ?????

Jake
Jake

Thx for your must-read site. Questions re your recommendation to apply now for Chase Marriot Biz & SPG Biz: (1) How long must I wait between AmEx Biz applications? (2) Will Chase count new Chase Marriott Biz (or AmEx SPG Biz) toward 5/24?

bas
bas

. Thx for your must-read site. Questions re your recommendation to apply now for Chase Marriot Biz & SPG Biz: (1) How long must I wait between AmEx Biz applications? (2) Will Chase count new Chase Marriott Biz (or AmEx SPG Biz) toward 5/24?

Ben
Ben

William Charles Chuck Referrals for this card are now live! The referral offer is the same as the public offer 100K / $5K in 3 months – referrer receives 20K points.

HG
HG

If you got approved now and get the card number exp date, then quickly meet the min spending, will the points posted as 100,000 SPG then translated to 300,000 Marriott lol?

Christopher Tamayo
Christopher Tamayo

Haha that would be insane. We can dream right?

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