Posted by William Charles on November 4, 2018
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Published on November 4th, 2018 | by William Charles

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[Targeted] New Round Of American Express SPG Luxury Upgrade Offers

The Offer

No direct link, either targeted via e-mail (subject line of ‘<name>, It’s here! Upgrade to the new Starwood Preferred Guest(R) American Express Luxury Card’) or it will show up when logged in and you navigate to the SPG Luxury card sign up page (look for the ‘upgrade’ words

  • Some existing American Express SPG personal cardoffers are again seeing offers to upgrade to the new SPG Luxury card. Offer I saw was for 50,000 points, but others might be higher or lower.

Card Details

  • Valid until January 31st, 2019
  • $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

This is the second round of upgrade offers that have gone out, you can read our post on the first round here. Sign up bonus on the SPG Luxury card when you apply directly is now 75,000 points. This upgrade offer is worth considering, we talk about why in these three posts:

For more information on upgrade offers in general, you’ll find this linked post highly helpful.

Hat tip to reader Brettan



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Ryan
Ryan

This is when you wish you would have upgraded your SPG card when they were offering 100k points for 5k spend. I was torn between taking the 100k points upgrade bonus or waiting to see if a better offer would come along. I’m glad I decided to take the 100k point offer before it expired on 10/31. The 50k point upgrade offer is crap compared to what they were offering.

NinjaX
NinjaX

how the hell did you think 100k was no good? ur crazy bruh. i couldve easily told u that. we are not talking about HH here. this is starriott. if u get a 100k upgrade offer, u take it. its not going up anytime soon. max marriott was 150k for 30k or 120k pts for 12k. none of those are good vs 100k for 5k in the new program with new award charts.

Ryan
Ryan

I definitely took the 100k upgrade offer but I seriously contemplated it for a while. Normally, I would just jump on something like that since that is 33,333 points under the old AMEX SPG card. I’m actually kinda wondering if I could get away with also upgrading my chase marriott card at the same time and score an additional 50k points before 12/31/18 without Marriott / Amex / Chase catching it.

NinjaX
NinjaX

glad u took the 100k. if u get upgrade offers with big bonuses, u need to take it dude. to me, its a no brainer free new bonus. doing another new app just causes unnecessary problems like additional review of ur account or the amex RAT mssg. since u did the amex lux upgrade, u need to move on to the marriott 50k asap before they share data.

Stephen
Stephen

my upgrade offer is the same as before: 15k. Guess they don’t really want me to upgrade, haha.

frogger
frogger

I don’t have any upgrade offer. I wonder if this is because I have the Chase Business Marriott card.

Brian C
Brian C

Waiting until I can do upgrade and new card simultaneously and it’s right before annual fee so I can double dip the $300 credit.

I don’t see them stopping upgrade bonuses fir this card anytime soon

Ben
Ben

75k for 3k spend. Think I should take it? I generally don’t have a problem hitting minimum spends, so I don’t want to pass up 25k too easily. But still seems worth it for both credits.

Ben
Ben

Really wish I’d seen this yesterday. My anniversary date is 11/6, and it’s 11/5…

John Cuck
John Cuck

I was targeted for the SPG Luxury 125k card, and got it yesterday. It’s my 6th Amex personal credit card (I don’t have any charge card). I feel like I should’ve gone for HH Aspire instead.

NinjaX
NinjaX

really? u got a 6th card with no problems? hm. very interesting.

Subhuman-Male
Subhuman-Male

That’s actually pretty common now, from what I later learnt.

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