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American Express has added a new, premium rewards card to
its Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) portfolio – the Starwood Preferred Guest®
Luxury Card. Along with offering a 6-point bonus on SPG and Marriott hotel
stays, the Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card features a
limited-time offer: Cardholders can earn 100,000 bonus points when they spend
$5,000 in the first three months of card membership.
The 100,000-point introductory offer is scheduled to end
Oct. 31, 2018.
Guest Luxury card details
Like many premium credit cards, the Starwood Preferred Guest
Luxury card comes with a hefty annual fee. Fortunately, the card’s generous
rewards rate and lavish benefits help offset its expensive price tag.
|Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card|
Why use it?
If you frequently stay at SPG and Marriott hotels, the Starwood Preferred Guest Luxury card offers a great opportunity to earn a large influx of points – thanks to its generous welcome bonus and rewards rate.
|Estimated Yearly Rewards Value ($75,000 spend)
Based on the average consumer who spends $75,000 each year
on gas, food, clothing and general purchases, we estimate that you can get $1,433
worth of value from the Luxury card annually – which more than covers the $450
Additional card perks include:
- $300 in statement credits for purchases made at
participating SPG and Marriott hotels
- One free night award each year after your
- $100 statement credit for Global Entry credit or
an $85 credit for TSA PreCheck
- Complimentary Priority Pass Select membership
for two guests
- No foreign transaction fees
As a Luxury cardholder, you will also receive automatic Gold
Elite status, which entitles you to a 25-percent bonus on base points and free
room upgrades, among other benefits. Cardholders who spend $75,000 in a
calendar year will be boosted up to Platinum Elite status.
Are you eligible for
the welcome bonus?
American Express has placed several restrictions on who can
receive the Luxury card’s welcome bonus, based on which Marriott cards you
currently have or have had in the past. If any of the following applies to you,
you will not be eligible for the Luxury card’s 100,000-point bonus offer:
|Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card||You currently have or have had any of the following cards in the past 30 days:
Should you apply now?
With its lavish, 100,000-point welcome bonus, now is a great
time to apply for the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury card. Just
be sure to do so by Oct. 31, 2018, to take advantage of the limited-time bonus
See related: New Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn up to 100,000 bonus points, Earn 75,000 bonus points with the Marriott Rewards Premium Plus Credit Card
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