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Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card

Limited Time Offer
Earn 100,000 Bonus Points
after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.† Offer ends 10/31/2018.

$300 SPG/Marriott Rewards Statement Credit

Each year, you are eligible to receive up to $300 total in statement credits on your Card Account for eligible purchases made directly at participating SPG® or Marriott Rewards® hotels. Your first reward year begins on your account opening date. Each subsequent reward year begins on the anniversary of your account opening date.

15 Elite Night Credits
Each calendar year 15 Elite Night credits will be credited to your Marriott account on or before March 1.

6/3/2 Points
2 points for each U.S. dollar of eligible purchases charged on your Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card.

1 additional point (for a total of 3 points) for each U.S. dollar of airfare on a scheduled flight charged directly with passenger airlines (charter flights and private jet flights are excluded) and 1 additional point (for a total of 3 points) for each dollar charged at restaurants located in the U.S.

4 additional points (for a total of 6 points) for each U.S. dollar charged directly with participating Starwood properties, stand-alone Starwood retail establishments, and Starwood online stores. 4 additional points (for a total of 6 points) for each U.S. dollar charged directly with hotels participating in Marriott Rewards®, stand-alone Marriott-branded retail establishments, and Marriott-branded online stores (including online purchases of Marriott-branded gift cards).

Free Night Award (up to 50k points)
Each year, after renewal, you will receive one Free Night Award. The Free Night Award can be redeemed for a one-night stay inclusive of room rate and applicable taxes at participating SPG® and Marriott Rewards® hotels with a redemption level at or under 50,000 points.

Platinum Elite Status Upgrade
If, in any calendar year of Card Membership your total eligible purchases reach $75,000, you will be enrolled in Platinum Elite status. This upgrade to Platinum Elite status benefit is only available to the Basic Card Member. Your upgrade to Platinum Elite status is valid for the remainder of the calendar year in which it was earned and the subsequent calendar year.

Global Entry/TSA PreCheck

Priority Pass Select

Automatic Marriott Gold Elite Status

Annual fee of $450.
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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 10:48:39 AM »
considering the signup bonus of 35k spg points avil. fom time to time on a $0 af card (for the first year) this is a pretty lame bonus

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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 10:58:04 AM »
Past bonuses don't really matter. The question is if there will be a better bonus in the future. I would suspect not, but no way to know right now

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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2018, 11:02:17 AM »
Past bonuses don't really matter. The question is if there will be a better bonus in the future. I would suspect not, but no way to know right now
it matters that amex is going down the drain

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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 08:23:05 AM »
Past bonuses don't really matter. The question is if there will be a better bonus in the future. I would suspect not, but no way to know right now

I think they may be offering a low bonus now & they put that 8/26 loophole to get lots of ppl to sign up now (& they lose the chance to get the bonus again). After 8/26 or in a few months they’ll probably up the bonus. I’m thinking of getting it now anyway because I won’t be able to get it for 2 years & that’s an eternity in this game.

@Dan are we going to get your thoughts on this before 8/26?

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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2018, 08:43:46 AM »
Yup
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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2018, 08:52:01 AM »
Past bonuses don't really matter. The question is if there will be a better bonus in the future. I would suspect not, but no way to know right now
I think this game is too risky now to wait for anything. Think the CSR spree until CPC no longer could get past 5/24. Besides, between all the various SPG/MT/Ritz cards, it'll be forever until you're eligible for SPG Lux in the future, and that's assuming you don't get "gamered" by Amex by then.

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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2018, 09:10:34 AM »
I think this game is too risky now to wait for anything. Think the CSR spree until CPC no longer could get past 5/24. Besides, between all the various SPG/MT/Ritz cards, it'll be forever until you're eligible for SPG Lux in the future, and that's assuming you don't get "gamered" by Amex by then.

+1. Instant approval :). Now I'll need to wait a few months before 5/24, though :(.

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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2018, 11:17:17 AM »
any way to cash out the $300?  otherwise not paying $450 for 100k marriot points

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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2018, 11:20:44 AM »
any way to cash out the $300?  otherwise not paying $450 for 100k marriot points
I will gladly give you $500 if you ship me over the 100K marriott

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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2018, 11:25:43 AM »
any way to cash out the $300?  otherwise not paying $450 for 100k marriot points
walk into a hotel and buy a gc?

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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2018, 11:45:44 AM »
walk into a hotel and buy a gc?
you mean drive 20 min. then walk in

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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2018, 12:11:37 PM »
you mean drive 20 min. then walk in
i actually just meant walk in

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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2018, 01:00:51 PM »
No upgrade offer for me.

I assume it's because I spent $75K earlier this year on my consumer SPG Amex in anticipation of getting this card and getting Platinum for 2019. So Amex knows that, and knows I'll upgrade. Why give me a bonus?

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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2018, 01:04:43 PM »
No upgrade offer for me.

I assume it's because I spent $75K earlier this year on my consumer SPG Amex in anticipation of getting this card and getting Platinum for 2019. So Amex knows that, and knows I'll upgrade. Why give me a bonus?
dont assume that you will get platinum for previous spend.

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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2018, 01:23:32 PM »
walk into a hotel and buy a gc?

what type of gc? A Marriott gc? Or do they sell VGC in the hotels?
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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2018, 01:26:20 PM »
what type of gc? A Marriott gc? Or do they sell VGC in the hotels?
If they sold visa gift cards the line would be out the door to get 6PPD

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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2018, 01:29:02 PM »
what type of gc? A Marriott gc? Or do they sell VGC in the hotels?
marriott

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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2018, 01:30:50 PM »
marriott

excellent -- are these available in all locations, including courtyard by marriott? 
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Re: American Express SPG Luxury
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2018, 01:33:20 PM »
i actually just meant walk in
marriot just closed down all of their hotels in lakewood........