As mentioned before (and as they do every year, seemingly), the American Express Starwood card is now offering a 30,000 point bonus (rather than the normal 25,000 point bonus).
It’s 10,000 points after your first purchase, then an additional 20,000 after $5,000 spend in 3 months. $65 annual fee is waived.
If you’re new to this whole thing people love the SPG card because the points are enormously flexible – they transfer into a whole bunch of airline partners and you get a 5,000 mile bonus when you transfer 20,000 points. Plus, there are a TON of Starwood hotels at every level. People love this card for everyday spend for those reasons.
That said, I tend to remain cautious about churning, and if you’re within 90 days of your last churn I’d think for a bit before applying – it’s only an extra 5,000 points (which is great and all, unless it prevents you from getting another card in the future.
The bonus offer is good until September 3rd. You can’t get it if you’ve had an SPG in the last 12 months – you had to have canceled the card more than 12 months ago. (But if you’ve had a personal card in the past 12 months, you can get a business card – they’re considered separate cards.