Published on March 5th, 2017 | by William Charles31
[YMMV] American Express SPG Spending Bonus: Spend $5k, Get 5k Bonus Points
- 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.
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’
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