Great New Amex Offer For Stays At All SPG Brands

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card.

To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for. These offers come in different forms, including discounts and even in some cases bonus points. Amex has just rolled out a new promotion that I’m very excited about, and plan to take full advantage of. This is similar to a promotion they offered last fall.

With this new, targeted Amex Offer, you can earn $60 back when you spend $300+ at any Starwood property in the US through September 4, 2018.

All eligible room rates and room charges should qualify towards this offer, including taxes and other fees. It would appear as if you could use this even for a stay after the deadline, as long as your room is charged prior to the deadline (so if that’s the case you’d want to book a pre-paid rate — just make sure the hotel actually charges you at the time you book, because sometimes hotels don’t charge you right away for pre-paid rates). You don’t have to spend the entire $300 in one transaction, but rather multiple transactions should qualify.

This promotion is pretty awesome when you consider that it’s valid at any Starwood portfolio property in the US and US territories, including Aloft, Element, Four Points by Sheraton, Le Meridien, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, St. Regis, Tribute Portfolio, W Hotels, and Westin. Other Marriott properties and Design Hotels properties aren’t eligible for this promotion.

This promotion is targeted, though it at least seems to be pretty widely targeted. In my case, all of my American Express cards (with the exception of my Hilton Card, understandably) are targeted for the offer. So getting 20% back on SPG stays in certain increments is an incredible value. Amex Offers is such a great program, and for many more than justifies the annual fees on many cards (and in some cases even allows you to “make money” on cards, since these are even on no annual fee cards).

If you book a stay costing significantly more than $300, you can always ask them to charge multiple credit cards at check-out, so that you can maximize your rewards and savings.

Was your account targeted for this SPG offer, and do you plan on taking advantage of it?

(Tip of the hat to Doctor Of Credit)

Comments

  1. This is great. Thanks, Lucky.

    I had this on all of my AMEX cards except for Hilton (understandably).

  2. Ben, do you know if the charge has to be over 300 in one transaction or can it be cumulative? Thanks.

  3. Thanks for the heads up!

    Lucky, I stumbled across a lucrative package promotion “Our Birthday, Your Starpoints” at the Sheraton in Portsmouth, NH. 3,000 bonus starpoints per stay. It was $13 more than AAA though prepaid rate vs. cancelable. For the one night I was looking it was $154 per night. Nice hotel in really quaint seaside city.

    Not sure if any other Starwoods/Sheratons are doing this nationwide but pretty interesting for those in the area.

    Considering Marriott’s lame “750 points per night promotion starting on the third night” promotion, this is pretty nice as it equals 9,000 Marriott points.

  4. @ Joey — Not that I know of. Maybe there’s a way to buy gift cards at US SPG properties, but that’s not something I have experience with. Maybe someone else can chime in on that.

  5. @Lucky I got this from @ask amex on twetter, a little odd. Could you please help confirm with your source?

    “Good morning, thanks for tweeting. The $300 has to be in one booking, per the Terms and Conditions. Thanks for choosing American Express.”

  6. @Lucky Do you know if the stay has to be completed before September 4th? For example, could I stay at a Westin property in October and still have the offer applied if I prepaid for the room in July?

  7. @Tim – that is a great deal. I scored 3000 points that way for my stay at the Kuala Lumpur Le Meridien last month. The cost was negligible.

    I booked from the app. The ‘points deal’ was near the bottom of the scroll. You have to find it; it won’t come looking for you. 🙂

  8. @Grant – Ironically, it was the first package that came up! I’m going to hunt for that option to see if it’s buried deep next time!

  9. Strange…..I wasn’t targeted. I’m usually targeted for all of the hotel and travel offers. Bummer. Unrelated, but for many months now, I don’t get notified of follow-up comments by e-mail, even when I check the box that I want to be notified. You might want to look into this, Lucky.

  10. Can I use this offer in conjunction with a Fine Hotels & Resorts booking?

    I don’t see why not, but I just wanted to confirm…

  11. I just registered my SPG Amex card for this offer. This is awesome! But, I read the terms and conditions: ” Limit of 1 statement credit(s) per American Express® Card across all American Express offer channels. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 9/4/2018, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase.” …I can only use it once…

  12. @Lucky – same question as Nolan. I have 2 upcoming SPG stays. Added offer to all 5 cards, would love to prepay $300 on each. Please, please, please, let me know.

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