This is the promotion that we’ve all been waiting for. American Express has just sweetened the pot. The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express has just lowered the spending requirement on this card. It is a great card to use when looking for luxury hotels that won’t cost you a fortune.
This is the best way to earn Starwood points, and stay in nice hotels for free! If you compare this to staying nights in Starwood’s properties, I can guarantee that this is a much better option to accumulate Starpoints. The offer changes from time to time, so watch for the best offer.
The Starwood Hotels include Sheraton, Four Points, Westin, Aloft, W, St Regis, Element, and Meridien. Their hotels are usually very luxurious, and can be found all over the world, so you can wet your world-wanderlust whistle with this card. They have hotels on every continent (except Antarctica).
Redemption awards start as low as 2000 points. That means that if one of those hotels fit your destination you could technically stay there for 17 nights!! I realize that you might be hard up to find one of those hotels and stay there for 17 nights, but either way this card is useful because the redemption awards are so generous! The Starwood points are much more valuable than those of Hilton.
If you’ve been weighing a hotel rewards card with an enormous initial bonus, I think this is your shot. I’m not sure we’ll get a better hotel card offer than this one. If you don’t mind, use our link and tell anyone you think might be interested.
Watch for special deals from Starwood from other places like TD Ameritrade.
They also tote a Cash and Points option, but I’m such a cheap guy that I figure that I’m getting the card for free hotels, not paying $100 for a hotel and using points. I’d rather just spend $80 on a hotel somewhere (Definitely not the Howard Johnson Inn Express). Everyone sees it differently though. If you normally spend $200 on a hotel and the points will last you longer, then that is great for you.