- Earn 25,000 Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
- Earn 2 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases spent at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
- No Foreign Transaction Fees on International purchases.
- Redeem Starpoints® at over 1,300 participating hotels and resorts in over 100 countries and for flights on more than 150 airlines with SPG flights, all with no blackout dates.
- $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
- Planning a road trip? Rent your car, fill up your tank, book your hotel, and pay for it with your American Express® Card.
- Terms Apply.
- View Rates and Fees
APR: 16.49% - 20.49% Variable APR
Penalty APR: 29.99%, Variable
Cash Advance APR: 26.49%, Variable
- High rewards rate
- Flexible rewards redemption
- No foreign transaction fee
- Sign-up bonus
- Has annual fee
- Rewards program may be changing in 2018 due to Marriott merger
- Requires good/excellent credit
Earn 25,000 Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Terms Apply.
$0 for the first year, then $95
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The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express is one of the Nerds' favorite hotel cards. It offers up to 5 Starpoints per dollar on purchases at participating SPG hotels, 2 Starpoints per dollar at Marriott Rewards properties, and 1 Starpoint per dollar on all other purchases.
You'll also get a signup bonus: Earn 25,000 Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Terms Apply. But what really sets the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express apart is its high value per point. The annual fee is $0 for the first year, then $95.
Want more information? Check out our review of the SPG Starpoints program and our full review of the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express.
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