Just a short note that the personal AMEX SPG card has lowered its spend requirement from $5,000 to $3,000 in 6 months. If it wasn’t a no-brainer before (although it was), it is definitely a no-brainer now!
SPG is the only hotel program that has absolutely unreal balance transfer rates to airlines—1:1 (even 1:1.25 when you transfer more than 20,000 points). However, I personally find SPG points so valuable that I only transfer them in an emergency—I recently transferred SPG points when I needed to top off my AA balance in order to book Business Class tickets to Paris (that couldn’t wait!).
Unfortunately, the AMEX SPG 25000 business card offer remains the same: $5,000 in 6 months. In addition, all of us who have already gotten the bonus with the personal card won’t qualify for a new one, unfortunately. But to everyone else:
Go for it!
If we identify you as currently having an American Express® Card account, you may not be eligible for this welcome bonus offer. This offer is also not available to applicants who have or have had this product.
25,000 StarpointsTo be eligible to earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints, you must use The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card to complete $3,000 of eligible spending by the end of your first 3 months of Card Membership, based on the date of your Card approval.