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- Up to 6,000 Bonus Starpoints in your first year of Cardmembership
- Earn Starpoints for every eligible dollar you spend
- Use Starpoints for free nights, free flights, and more
- Annual 50% off Award for future stays at Starwood hotels and resorts
- The first year of Cardmembership is fee free, with an annual fee of just $30 per year thereafter
- Six-month 2.90% introductory APR on purchases and Fee-Free Balance Transfers
- Unparalleled Customer Service, 24 hours a day
The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express® is designed for those who frequently stay at Starwood Hotels and Resorts and plan to take advantage of the various benefits and services that are provided.
In reference to the reward program, one point is earned for every dollar spent on the card and three points are earned for Starwood related purchases. Points can be redeemed for various travel related services, such as free hotel stays and airline travel. Members receive 1,000 points for the first eligible stay and 500 points for each additional stay at a participating hotel or resort charged to the credit card, within the first year of membership (up to a maximum of 10 stays). Points do not expire as long as the cardholder makes one eligible stay at a participating hotel or resort annually.
Perhaps what is most impressive about the program is the fact that cardholders can transfer earned points to a variety of frequent flyer programs. In addition, when a cardholder transfers 20,000 Starpoints into miles, they are awarded 5,000 miles.
Aside from the reward program, the card does offer a variety of benefits, such as travel accident insurance, auto rental insurance, discounts via the Offer Zone, and various fraud and protection services with each usage of the card (see website for all benefits available).
The interest rate for purchases is reasonable (for a reward card) and there is an annual fee of $30. There is also a low introductory rate for purchases and balance transfers for the first six months.
Therefore, those who can afford to pay in full each month after the introductory rate expires (to avoid finance charges), frequently stay at Starwood Hotels and Resorts (to earn additional points), and can accumulate enough points for a free hotel stay or other travel related service within a two-year period, will benefit most from what the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express® has to offer.