Published on April 20th, 2018 | by William Charles79
American Express WON’T Continue To Issue Personal SPG Cards Long Term [Rich Sign Up Bonus To Come]
Update: Looks like American Express’ will continue to issue the personal SPG card, but when the program merges under a new combined name sometime in 2019 they will lose the right to issue this mass market consumer card (via View From The Wing). This makes a lot more sense given the original media releases.
Update Small additional detail, Danny Deal Guru was told the following:
Additionally, there will be a very rich sign-up bonus coming in the coming weeks (different than the $200 statement credit you saw today). Have no fear!
According to DansDeals American Express will continue to issue the regular SPG personal card after August 1st, 2018. This surprises me given that when the new contracts were signed with Marriott, American Express & Chase the following was stated (emphasis mine):
Marriott expects to introduce new, co-brand products starting in 2018 with enhanced member benefits – super-premium consumer and small business co-branded products from American Express and mass consumer and premium consumer co-branded products from JPMorgan Chase
I have confirmed that this is the case with American Express with a spokesperson saying:
I can confirm that the SPG Amex Consumer card will continue to welcome new Card Members now through August 2018, and beyond
They also stated that the original press release didn’t mention exclusivity. I guess this means that maybe Chase will continue to issue the Marriott business card as well. This is good news for anybody that missed out on signing up for the SPG personal bonus, but I wish it was clearer early as people might have wanted to wait for a higher bonus of 30,000/35,000 points.