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Re: 1,000,000 SPG Points - Good Use
« Reply #90 on: December 04, 2014, 10:28:25 AM »
Like i said, unless you have a very large business you can run through the card, it is not so easy to amass such a large SPG balance. SPG does not really offer bonus categories or really allow for churning the relatively low signup bonus. Other programs are much easier to accrue miles/points in.

+1 unless they are selling visa gift cards at SPG hotel gift shops, you are churning for 1 point per dollar, and they're not worth 2 cents... so it's not worth putting 6 mil spend on versus united club, or even arrival or 2% cb cards. If this is true and not photoshopped then it just shows tens of thousands of dollars in value being left on the table. Unless someone can solve this riddle and show me where I'm missing something.

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Re: 1,000,000 SPG Points - Good Use
« Reply #91 on: December 04, 2014, 10:30:56 AM »
+1 unless they are selling visa gift cards at SPG hotel gift shops, you are churning for 1 point per dollar, and they're not worth 2 cents... so it's not worth putting 6 mil spend on versus united club, or even arrival or 2% cb cards. If this is true and not photoshopped then it just shows tens of thousands of dollars in value being left on the table. Unless someone can solve this riddle and show me where I'm missing something.
It could be the person did not/does not understand the value of points and is just using the SPG card as they know no better.
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1,000,000 SPG Points - Good Use
« Reply #92 on: December 04, 2014, 10:36:34 AM »
+1 unless they are selling visa gift cards at SPG hotel gift shops, you are churning for 1 point per dollar, and they're not worth 2 cents... so it's not worth putting 6 mil spend on versus united club, or even arrival or 2% cb cards. If this is true and not photoshopped then it just shows tens of thousands of dollars in value being left on the table. Unless someone can solve this riddle and show me where I'm missing something.
are there other cards from AMEX that are better to put the spend on?
Also without bringing CB in the equation if I had a chance to get that quantity of miles I would go for Starwood