Got a Starwood Preferred Guest credit card? Want a friend to get one? Here’s a little chance to pick up something extra.
5,000 SPG Points to Refer A Friend
Banks know that their best advocates are often their current cardholders. That’s why they are often willing to refer you for referring a friend. Starwood will give you 5,000 SPG points when you refer a friend to the card.*
In this case, you get a karma bonus because the SPG American Express is actually an excellent card. In addition to some benefits at Starwood hotels, you earn a point per dollar spent (with a bonus at Starwood and Marriott hotels). One SPG point is worth 2.5-3 cents toward the cost of your hotel room, so these points are more valuable than your run of the mill rewards. The 5,000 points you earn are worth ~$150, while your friend can earn up to 35,000 SPG points.
*Beginner’s Hint: Truthfully, it doesn’t have to be a Starwood Amex card. Most credit cards have some sort of referral program. All it takes is a web link or a phone call. But if you don’t want to refer a friend or need a card yourself, why not get it through the Credit Cards for Charity page? All proceeds from that page go to charity.
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