Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express Review: Credit Cards
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|Great travel card with high hotel redemption value of $2.30; 25K bonus point opportunity|
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) did very well in our Travel Rewards Credit Card Analysis, with the highest hotel redemption value of any card we looked at - a $2.30 value for every $100 spent. The high hotel redemption point value makes it a great choice for anyone staying at Starwood hotels who'd like to earn free nights and flights. The card's flights value was also good at $1.43 per $100 spent.
In addition to a high point value, card holders will also enjoy a 25,000 point bonus after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. Using the card for purchases will earn up to 5 points per $1 at participating hotels (2 points as a cardholder and 2-3 points as a SPG member), and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.
Overall this is a very strong travel card that indicated a high hotel point redemption value in our Travel Rewards Analysis. Some things to consider are that the card lacks chip-and-PIN technology, which may make it hard to use overseas, and that there is a $65 annual fee (waived the first year).
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