If you apply for both the personal and business card today, you’ll have 60k Starpoints after meeting the minimum spending requirement after meeting the minimum spending requirement of $5k per card in the first six months. (50k bonus points plus 10k for spending.) That’s 75k American Airlines, US Airways, or Delta miles.
Or it’s enough for 30 free hotel nights.
In the last few weeks, I’ve written several posts about extremely high value ways (think 3-4 cents per point) to use Starpoints, which are the most valuable point/miles in the milesphere.
- Starwood Preferred Guest Primer (Everything You Need to Know about the Cards and SPG Program in One Place)
- How to Get 10 Nights in Hawaii and First Class Flights for Free (Nights & Flights Awards)
- A Chance to “Buy” Starpoints for 1.1 Cents: Starwood Cash & Points Awards (Cash & Points Awards)
- 50k AA Card Offer Plus Expiring SPG Cards’ Offer Means Round-the-World Business Class Award (Using the SPG cards for American Airlines Explorer Awards)
Tons of readers have excitedly emailed me to tell me they’ve been approved for the SPG cards and what their plans are for the points.
Finally, one thing that I mentioned only in passing in the Primer, but I think is crucial for small spenders to remember: both cards have a $5k minimum spending requirement over six months.
That’s only $834 in minimum spending requirement per card per month. These days it’s hard to imagine someone couldn’t meet both cards’ spending requirements at once.