Update September 5th: The 30,000 Starwood offer has expired. The current best offer is 10,000 points after your first purchase and 15,000 points after spending $5,000 in the first six months. To get that offer click here.
I read an article yesterday by Darius at Million Mile Secrets that points out that the terms and conditions on the Starwood American Express say you must be approved for the card by September 4th, 2012. That small detail is causing me to move up my Starwood American Express application.
And I want to be sure to let you know about it, in case you are planning to wait until next week (like I was).
I don’t know when to tell you is the last day you can get the 30,000 Starwood American Express bonus. I know what day the terms and conditions say you must be approved by – September 4th, 2012.
Over the last couple of summers, Starwood has offered a 30,000 bonus points opportunity.
Usually, you can get 10,000 points after your first purchase and 15,000 after spending $5,000 in six months. However, right now you can earn an extra 5,000 points for a total possible 30,000 point bonus.
Really, 5,000 extra points isn’t amazing or outstanding, but if you’re planning to get the card in the near future, then 5,000 extra points is certainly a reason to go ahead and expedite the application.
I typically get easily between 2-3 cents value out of my Starwood points, so the bonus is worth between $600-$900 worth of hotels. Of course, the ‘value’ depends on how you value and use your points.
We all know there is a different day between when you apply for and when you are approved for a credit card. I personally don’t want to risk getting approved after the 4th of September, so I’m going to take the safe road and apply soon.
Anyway, that small change in terminology is moving my application to today or tomorrow.
Moral of the story: 30,000 offer has expired. Use the links below to get 10,000 points for signing up and making a purchase. Get an extra 15,000 for spending $5,000 in the first six months.
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