Starwood Cash and Points Math Mishaps: Don’t Forget the Tax Factor

Tweet When planning Starwood hotel stays, I often try and figure out if it’s best to use points outright or to use cash and points.  At one point, I concluded that cash and points is always a more valuable use of points.  I no longer think that is necessarily true, as it depends on the […]

25,000 Starwood Bonus Opportunity

Tweet 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 […]

Starwood 25,000 Bonus Offer is Back

Tweet Last summer, the Starwood American Express had a limited time sign up bonus where you could get up to 30,000 Starwood miles.  Update September 5th, 2012.  This offer has expired. The offer only comes around once or twice a year, so this is a great time to consider this card. I’m personally really excited […]

Starwood Cash and Points Vs. Starwood Points| Discover the Best Value Per Point

Tweet Around our home, we’re always dreaming about (and planning) our next trip. In 2012, we’re planning on doing a lot of traveling, and of course I don’t want to pay a lot for our travels.  We’ve got a decent amount of Starwood points that we’ve earned from the Starwood American Express, but not enough […]

Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card® from American Express Review | Why this Card Has Home in My Wallet

Tweet I’ve used, owned, and signed up for a lot of credit cards in my life.  I’ve never had a late payment on a credit card, and I’ve never paid any financing fees.  So why such a long history with credit cards?  Quite simply, credit cards are the best way to bulk up any rewards […]

25,000 Bonus Starwood Points With American Express

Tweet I’ve never hid the fact that I love to get free travel.  One of the best ways I’ve found to help build points account balances is credit card rewards.  It’s not just about getting the credit cards, but about signing up when they have the most lucrative rewards. This is one of those times.  […]