American Express has always been generous with their Starwood American Express card, because you can get 10,000 bonus points after your first purchase. This is good for a $150 ticket or a $100 Amazon gift certificate. Additionally, there is an extra 15,000 bonus points by spending $15,000 on the card within the first 6 months. The 25,000 points is good enough for a free airline ticket. There is an annual fee, but the fee is waived for the first year. Cancel the card within the first year if you don’t like the annual fee. For those in need of more bonus points, apply for the Business Starwood American Express Card for another 10,000 Starpoints after first purchase.
The best part with the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Card is their flexible rewards program. You can easily transfer the points to different flier programs or for gift card the Amazon.com. The program even gotten better recently with the announcement of a new redemption option. Now, all flights have no restrictions or blackout dates and can be purchased from site like Expedia.com by using your points.
Checkout their Starpoints Redemption Chart at the bottom of the page:
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Free Starwood Preferred Guest Plus Upgrade for Hotel Elite Status
With Preferred Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized attention and unparalleled service at more than 850 of the best hotels in the world, including Sheraton® Hotels & Resorts, Four Points® by Sheraton, St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Le Meridien ®, W Hotels ® and Westin® Hotels & Resorts. Benefits include:
Complimentary upgrades to a Preferred Room upon arrival
4 p.m. late checkout
2 Starpoints(SM) earned for every eligible U.S. dollar spent.
Existing Members – If you are already enrolled in Starwood Preferred Guest, please call 1-888-625-4988 and select option 1 to upgrade to Preferred Plus. Mention Promotion Code AP2.