Posted by William Charles on March 5, 2017
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Published on March 5th, 2017 | by William Charles

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[YMMV] American Express SPG Spending Bonus: Spend $5k, Get 5k Bonus Points

The Offer

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  • American Express are offering an extra 5,000 SPG points after you spend $5,000 in qualifying purchases on your enrolled Starwood Preferred guest card before May 31st, 2017.

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The Fine Print

    • Must enroll by March 31st, 2017
    • E-mail subject line is ‘We love having you as a Starwood Preferred Guest(R) Card Member’

Our Verdict

SPG card normally earns 2x points on SPG/Marriott purchases and 1x points on all other purchases. If you spend $5,000 exactly this is basically an additional 1x point per $1 spent. Given how valuable SPG points are, I’d definitely be happy getting 2x points per $1 spent.

It seems to be targeted to those with the annual fee becoming due soon, that makes it less of a good deal unless you planned on keeping the card anyway.

Hat tip to reader @SQLJason & Elizabeth K

 



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tim
tim

I think it’s targeted – the link said I needed to receive an invitation

Nate P.
Nate P.

Just enrolled. Not sure if it’s worth it though. $5k in 3 months is quite a lot. I’d rather spend that much on a new card for signup bonus.

Dan
Dan

Seems to be target to those whose annual fee is coming up…

Jason T Thomas

Agreed. My renewal date is 4/1/2017 and I got this.

anthonyjh21
anthonyjh21

I was targeted and my AF is due in less than two weeks.

Tom
Tom

Ditto

Jackie
Jackie

For people who gets it, is it on your business or personal SPG card? Mine is business and my annual fee is not coming up until august and didn’t get this.

Steve
Steve

Would it include Authorized User Spend?

lumangoy
lumangoy

need an answer to same question.

John
John

I would assume it works same as spend for sign-up bonus, which includes AU cards.

Ken
Ken

Dammit, I never get these targeted Amex deals.

J T
J T

Received this email today for my SPG personal card, first AF due to post this month. I was just approved for SPG business last week, and EveryDay on the same day & pull, so I have quite enough minimum spend to meet. Planning on cancelling the personal card, and I don’t see enough of a reason to change plans even with this offer.

Shoeless
Shoeless

DP: no offer on 2 personal nor 2 biz. AF is 6 months away

chocolate cake
chocolate cake

DP: Offer on personal, AF in 2 weeks

Adrian
Adrian

AmEx hates me. I never get targeted.

Kmart28
Kmart28

I was eligible. My AF is due this month.

chris
chris

got this also and my AF is due soon so definitely targeted for people with AF coming up. already called for retention and no offers. gonna wait til AF posts to call again. hoping to get another offer on top of this offer but this might be enough to get me to keep the card.

Ben
Ben

DP: Offer on Personal, AF on 3/20.

So glad I finally got a spend bonus, wasn’t eligible the last time and been waiting and asking for one!

J.M.
J.M.

I got the offer (after I checked the link supplied here) and I was targeted. My annual fee is coming up for the first time in about a month.

icemule1
icemule1

My AF is due soon. Going to take advantage of this promo and then call in for retention offers, then cancel if they don’t have any. I already have SPG Biz card so don’t need both.

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