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 Personal SPG Card: 75,000 Point Bonus (Marriott Points)

The Offer

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  • American Express is offering a sign up bonus of 75,000 points on the SPG personal card after $3,000 in spend within 3 months

Card Details

  • 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
    • Two points per dollar spent on all other purchases
  • Free unlimited Boingo Wifi
  • Coming in 2019: Receive 15 nights towards elite status
  • Silver status and earn gold status by making $30,000 in purchases within a calendar year (increases to $35,000 in 2019)
  • Premium in room internet access at participating properties.
  • Can only get the bonus once per lifetime

Our Verdict

These are Marriott points, so really 25,000 SPG points under the old program. That’s the standard bonus we’ve seen on this card with occasional increases to up to 35,000 points. I suspect we will see something similar with this renewed card but rather than a total of 105,000 I suspect they will just make it up to 100,000 points occasionally (this is what is currently being offered on the business card).  The SPG/Marriott programs will become unified on August 18th, when that happens getting this card will also make you ineligible for other Chase Marriott cards. This is explained in more detail here. The restrictions aren’t too bad on the personal card though and I suspect American Express will be forced to discontinue this card at some stage.



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C J
C J

Isn’t this card once per lifetime?

Christian
Christian

Bummer, I wish the bonus was higher. Thank you for posting the info. I think there might be a typo, AMEX website says $3,000 spend, but you put $5,000.

KP
KP

Can anniversary free night be used at pre-merger SPG portfolio properties ONLY or also at Marriott-branded properties? And if it is both, is the ” up to 35,000 points” good for both SPG *and* Marriott properties given that Marriott points are only worth 1/3rd of SPG points?

Tigris23
Tigris23

Doc, looks like there’s no referral bonus on this–do you know if Amex will bring the referral bonus back?

Kaung
Kaung

I looked at the T&C, and this is what it says about new restrictions:

Effective 8/26, welcome offer not available to applicants who have or have had The Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card from Chase, The Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card from Chase, The Marriott Rewards Credit Card from Chase, or The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card from JP Morgan in the last 30 days.

So if I already have Marriott Biz and SPG Biz, I can still get the SPG Personal bonus? And combine the 3 anniversary nights for a decent weekend trip? Sounds like a reason to keep some of these, as long as you don’t mind having 2 of 5 Amex CC spots taken up.

mark
mark

can you get more than once per lifetime?

Yammy
Yammy

So if I got the Marriott Premier Plus in March (bonus posted in April), I can’t get this card’s sign up bonus? Not sure if I am reading the T&C correctly. Thanks

Alucard
Alucard

So if you’ve had the previous SPG card or received the bonus on it then you can’t receive the new bonus due to the once in a lifetime rule correct?

Will
Will

Some people on Reddit are saying you’re eligible, some are saying you’re not. We may have to wait on a DP to confirm..

Paul
Paul

If going for the spg lux but are a current Chase Ritz holder, would applying for this personal spg to get any sort of bonus and then upgrading to lux when that comes out work?

Andrew
Andrew

Hey William! Any chance we will see a newbies guide to maximizing Marriott points before the new rules kick in?

Leeel
Leeel

Can I transfer this points to Korean air?

WannaBeRacer
WannaBeRacer

So this or the SPG Lux?

sevillada
sevillada

can anyone confirm if there’s no 4X multiplier? only 6X or 2X? I can’t find many more details

CongestionCharge
CongestionCharge

SPG BIZ card has 4x

sevillada
sevillada

thanks, that’s what got me confused

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