Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) points are hard to come by. You earn a bunch upon signing up for the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit cards and securing the bonus, but afterward they are tough to accumulate, as you only earn 1 point per dollar spent on the cards aside from Starwood purchases.

They recently announced you can earn up to 10,000 Starpoints by adding authorized users to your existing card accounts. You’ll get 2,500 SPG points for each authorized user you add AFTER they spend $1000 on the card within three months — up to 10,000 SPG points per card.

As best I can tell, you can do this for multiple cards and get up to 10,000 points per card. So if you hold both the personal and business versions of the Starwood AMEX, I see no reason why you couldn’t accumulate 20,000 points.

You can take advantage of this offer here when logged into your AMEX account and you must add everyone by September 30, 2017. You will want to see, when logged in, if you are able to access it for both cards. If not, it may not work for both, but only the card it presents when you log in. I checked with AMEX on this and they said the card has to show up in the offer via the link  in order for it to be valid.

Earn SPG points


Who Can I Add?

  • If you are married, I would certainly advise adding your spouse.
  • Got kids 13 or older? It says the authorized users only have to be 13 and above.
  • If you hold both the business and personal cards, I don’t see any fine print that says you can’t add the same people to both cards.
  • If you hold the business card, feel free to add multiple employees.

The points will be added to your account within eight to 12 weeks of meeting the minimum spend.

How Can I Spend the Points?

You an book Starwood hotel rooms, transfer them to Marriott Rewards, transfer them to a variety of airlines and earn a bonus 5,000 points for every 20,000 you transfer (love this!), OR use them to book once-in-a-lifetime experience through SPG Moments.


Will you take advantage of this offer? I know I will!

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