New Intro Bonuses on the AMEX Starwood Personal and Small Business Cards

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The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express have new welcome offers.

With the AMEX Starwood personal card, you can earn 75,000 Marriott points after meeting minimum spending requirements.  And the AMEX Starwood business card is offering a 100,000 Marriott point intro bonus after meeting spending requirements.

Because the Starwood – Marriott merger will be official August 18, 2018, the points you earn with these cards are Marriott points.

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Here are the details of these offers.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

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Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

The personal AMEX Starwood card is now offering a 75,000-point welcome bonus after spending $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.

The card also comes with perks like:

  • 6 Marriott points per $1 spent on eligible purchases at participating Starwood and Marriott hotels
  • 2 Marriott points per $1 spent on all other eligible purchases
  • 1 free night award certificate every year after your account anniversary (valid for award nights costing 35,000 points or less)
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Complimentary, unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi on up to four devices at more than 1,000,000 Boingo hotspots worldwide (enrollment required)
  • Terms Apply

The $95 annual fee is waived the first year.

Because of the impending Marriott – Starwood merger, earning 75,000 Marriott points is like earning 25,000 Starwood points.  Which has been a standard offer on the AMEX Starwood personal card in the past.

Just remember, AMEX only allows folks to earn the intro bonus once per person, per lifetime, on ALL their cards.  So if you’ve earned any welcome bonus on this card before, you’re ineligible for this offer.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express

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With the AMEX Starwood small business card, you can earn 100,000 bonus points after making $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.  This limited-time offer ends October 31, 2018.

The card also earns:

  • 6 Marriott points per $1 spent on eligible purchases at participating Starwood and Marriott hotels
  • 4 Marriott points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and wireless telephone services purchased directly from US service providers, and on US purchases for shipping
  • 2 Marriott points per $1 spent on all other eligible purchases
  • 1 free night award every year after your account anniversary (valid for award nights costing 35,000 points or less)
  • Complimentary Silver Elite status
  • Spend $35,000 on eligible purchases in a calendar year and earn an upgrade to Gold Elite status through the end of the next calendar year
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Terms Apply

Like the personal version of the card, the $95 annual fee is waived the first year.

Again, because of the Marriott – Starwood merger, the 100,000 point sign-up bonus is like earning ~33,333 Starwood points.  Which is close to the highest welcome offer we’ve seen for this card.

But the nice thing about the business version of the AMEX Starwood card is that getting it won’t hurt your chances of being approved for any Chase cards in the future.  Because it won’t show up on your personal credit report!

We’ll be back to give you a full in-depth review of both of these cards soon.  So keep an eye out for those and other ideas about how to use the points you earn!

And don’t forget, starting August 26, 2018, there will be stricter application rules across all Starwood and Marriott co-branded credit cards.  So be sure to take those into consideration when deciding on which cards to get next!