You can earn up to 55,000 Starpoints referring your friends to open the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express, two of my favorite cards.

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I got both of the cards for myself in September because Starpoints are the single most valuable mile or point on the planet.

With my 70,000 Starpoints earned so far on the cards, I plan to do a Nights & Flights award, which would be five nights at an awesome hotel plus 50k airline miles with the airline of my choice.

For more info on Starpoints and more reasons why the Starwood cards are two of my favorite cards, see Starwood Preferred Guest Primer and Three Great Uses for the Starpoints.

How does the referral bonus work? How can you refer your friends?

Last week, Starwood emailed card members about a new referral program in which you can earn up to 55,000 bonus Starpoints per calendar year (that I would value at $1,375).

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For every approved friend you refer to the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express, you’ll receive 5,000 bonus Starpoints, up to 55,000 per calendar year.

Screen Shot 2013-12-04 at 12.21.35 AMReferring is easy. Click on the Refer Now buttons in the email and enter the email addresses of people you want to refer. An email will be generated to the people you’re attempting to refer.

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If they’re points neophytes, which they probably are if they don’t have Starwood cards, you might want to point them toward my SPG primer, so they can make an informed decision about the cards –> https://milevalue.com/starwood-preferred-guest-primer-and-three-great-uses-for-the-starwood-30k-bonus-point-offers/

The referral offer is the standard offer for the card:

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express with 25,000 bonus Starpoints!

 

  • Starpoints® bonus: earn up to 25,000 bonus points: 10,000 after your first purchase and another 15,000 after you spend $5,000 within the first 6 months of Cardmembership
  • That’s enough for a weekend getaway to a Category 4 Hotel.
  • Earn up to 5 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases at participating SPG hotels and resorts – that’s 2 Starpoints for using the Card in addition to the Starpoints you earn as an SPG member. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  • Free Hotel Nights: redeem Starpoints at over 1,100 hotels in nearly 100 countries worldwide – with no blackout dates. Some hotels may have mandatory service and resort charges.
  • Free Flights: redeem Starpoints on over 350 airlines with SPG Flights – with no blackout dates
  • No limits on the number of Starpoints you can earn
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $65
  • Terms and Restrictions apply.

Application Link: Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

If you want to leave your email address in the comments for someone to refer you and earn 5,000 Starpoints for them, feel free to do that.

Bonus

You can also refer folks to the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card or The Platinum Card® from American Express for bonus Membership Rewards on this page. But your friends would be well advised to check CARDMATCH for a targeted offer on the Premier Rewards Gold Card before applying for the standard bonus.

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