[Expired] American Express SPG Luxury 0-100,000 Point Upgrade Offer [Last Days]

Deal has expired, view more American Express deals here.

Update 10/30/18: Deal is due to expire today. A few additional things to note:

Apparently the offer is variable, reports of 50,000 and 15,000 offers as well. And reports of 0 point upgrade offers, yay!

The Offer

Direct link to offer (shows when you go to the Luxury card regular application page)

  • Some existing SPG personal cardholders are seeing an offer of 100,000 points after $5,000 in spend on the SPG Luxury card.

Card Details

  • $450 annual fee
  • $300 in statement credits each year of card membership for eligible purchases at SPG & Marriott properties
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 6x points per $1 spent at participating SPG & Marriott Rewards hotels
    • 3x points per $1 spent at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines
    • 2x points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Free night award every year after your card account anniversary (can be used at any property that costs under 50,000 points per night)
  • Complimentary gold elite status
  • Platinum elite status after you spend $75,000 or more on the card in a calendar year
  • Starting in 2019: 15 nights towards elite status (you’re restricted to getting this benefit once per Marriott Loyalty program number)
  • Unlimited complimentary priority pass lounge access for you and up to two accompanying guests
  • Statement credit for Global Entry ($100) or TSA PreCheck ($85) every four years
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Free, unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi access
  • Free in-room premium internet access at SPG & Marriott participating hotels
  • Read full review here

Our Verdict

Big question is does existing spend that was put on the regular SPG card count towards the $75,000 spend required for platinum elite status. Normally I’d think not, but it’s based on a calendar year rather than card member year so it’s possible it does. I know a lot of people have put that type of spend on their SPG card already (was a popular option when it earned 1 SPG/3 Marriott points). Update: VFTW asked this question back in April and was told that spend on the consumer card would count when upgraded. If you have questions about American Express upgrade offers, read this first.

Hat tip to @TravelonPM

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Bill M
Bill M

I just successfully accepted the point 100,000 upgrade offer from my list of Amex offers at 11:25PM ET. I noticed that there was a popup at the top of the main page after logging in that showed a 50,000 point upgrade offer.

Novacat05
Novacat05

Had this all planned out but when it came to the date I was going to pull the trigger, they yanked my upgrade offer(100k). So I say screw Amex and just upgraded my Chase Marriott to their new card for 50k and no work/min spend.

Marcus
Marcus

Yuck… 0 and 15k offer for me and my wife respectively…

Brian C
Brian C

Going to hold out until i can apply for the SPG luxury card and double dip.

I am sure they will be back in the future with another upgrade offer….This is Amex after all

DS
DS

How to see how many points I’m being offered in the upgrade? Upon entering my login information into the direct link, it just takes me to the “Request an Upgrade” page with no mention of points???

DS
DS

Clearly I’m a moron. Answer is a few comments below mine, means I’m getting no points!

Francisco J Rios
Francisco J Rios

I was targeted for the 100,000 point upgrade but I applied for it instead. I sadly do not see the upgrade anymore or I would do it. Anyone know how to get it to show back up? Called amex twice but no luck.

Sparky
Sparky

Just to be clear after logging in and going to your link, if you don’t see the words upgrade in the offer and just, “new card”, then you don’t have an upgrade offer and just the offer for a new card that we aren’t even eligible for?

Spalding
Spalding

I have the same question. I have the regular card, but don’t see an upgrade offer. I just see the Standard 100k pts to sign up w/ $5k spend as a New Card. I’m not eligible however as i upgraded this month the Marriott card. Worth a shot?

nick
nick

My offer was 10k when it first come out, it changed to 100k about 2 weeks back, i hestitated and it changed again, one week ago to 50k.
Well no more luxury for me.

elena
elena

Mine went from 100k to 15k! Lower spend requirement, though.

Jared
Jared

Is it a hard pull if you upgrade?

Zach
Zach

I had an upgrade offer of 100k points to go from SPG to SPG Luxury, which I submitted online. Amex CSR said that I wouldn’t be eligible for the signup bonus since I already had a SPG biz card opened in 2015. any truth to this? *side note* I also have an Chase Marriott Biz card since 2016, but my Amex upgrade offer didn’t have any exclusion language so I thought I would be in the clear.

Hoping the CSR was wrong but I’d like to know before trying to hit the 5k spend threshold.

thanks-

Stammers95
Stammers95

Zach, I was thinking of applying to the new Amex Lux card and Im running into the same issue. I have the SPG Biz Card but no language referring I would be disqualified….any word yet if you got the Bonus yet?