SPG 30K offer is back, plus refer a friend for 5K


American Express SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) cardholders can once again refer friends to the card and earn 5,000 SPG points for each successful referral (up to 55,000 points per calendar year).    Even better, Amex has increased the usual signup bonus from 25K to 30K.  Here are the details (which I received in an email as an SPG cardholder):

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As a Card Member, you know the value of your Starpoints® and the rich rewards you can get from the Starwood Preferred Guest® program. Now you can help spread the word to your friends, family and colleagues and earn 5,000 bonus Starpoints for each approved referral.1 The more friends you refer, the more Starpoints you can earn — up to 55,000 Starpoints per calendar year. 

Your friends must apply for the Card through the REFER NOW buttons in the email and be approved in order for you to earn your Referral Bonus. 

And for a limited time, each friend can earn up to 30,000 bonus Starpoints: 10,000 Starpoints after their first purchase on the Card in addition to 20,000 Starpoints after they make $5,000 in purchases within their first 6 months of Card Membership.2,3 Referrals need to occur by June 30, 2014 and your friend must be approved by June 30, 2014 to be eligible for this limited time offer.4

Starwood Preferred Guest

If you’d like a referral, please see the comments below to find someone offering to refer others.

NOTE: According to the footnotes, the welcome bonus is not available who have or have had this product

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Any thoughts on whether the 30K promotion is coming back this year?


i ll take a referral from someone. flytheworld at hot mail. thanks


I would be more then happy to business or personal SPG 30k referrals. Just email me at rajeevvadgama@yahoo.com and let me know which card referral you want, your first name, last name and email address. Thanks!

Alan Chang

My Wife and I both have Personal and Business SPG Cards. We have many
rewards left. Email me, and I’ll provide you with a referrral.


Steven Michaud

I have the Personal and Business versions of the SPG cards. Would be willing to help with award booking questions or general questions you may have if using my referral link up to 10 people max. Email me if interested wishwell85 (at) hotmail.com


I’d be happy to refer anyone for a business SPG card. Email me at rafriedrich@gmail.com. Thanks!


I have the personal, but want to apply for the business. I’d be happy to let someone refer me for the business so you can get the points.


Shannon, email me at jbstorie@gmail.com. I’ll send you the business referral right now.


Are you sure they’re not counting 20k points as 15k bonus and 5k in spend? They don’t mention it.

Frequent Miler

Yes, I’m sure.


I got approved for second lifetime bonus on both personal and business version of SPG card and applied on May 2. Has anyone gotten denied the 2nd signup bonus because of the May 1 once-in-a-lifetime deadline?


I have the personal and business cards if anyone needs a referral. Greg-not sure if you have both or just one. You probably have 11 approved referral apps by now. 🙂 E-mail jbstorie (at) gmail.com.

Frequent Miler

I just have the personal card. Haven’t done any referrals yet. Working on my first 🙂


Would you like a Biz referral?

Frequent Miler

Maybe. I have the max 4 Amex credit cards right now so would have to give one up to get the SPG biz card. If you email me this question I’ll reply with my personal email address (for you to refer me) in case I go for it.


Ok, email sent. I think I have the correct email.

John Hill

I will take a personal referral from Frequent Miler and a business one from Ken. john at alltp dot com



Hi John, referral sent!

Frequent Miler

Thanks John! Referral sent.

John Hill

I was instantly approved for the Personal card and had to call in for the Business card. Told I had to call back in 5 days because I applied for them at the same time. The lady said no issues, just have to wait 5 days and then I will be approved. I have 815 FICO so no worries. Glad to help you guys get the 5K points!

John Hill

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Great, thanks John!


FM, I’d take a referral for the personal. Please email nrdk00 at gmail dot com


John Hill

Ken, I just activated my Business SPG!


Awesome, thanks for the followup John.