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3.9/5.0 from 12 Offer Ratings
Over the Past 60 Days!
$0 intro annual fee for first year, then $95
Late Payment Fees Up to $37
Foreign Transaction Fee None
Balance Transfer Fee Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater
Cash Advance Fee Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each cash advance, whichever is greater
Returned Payment Fee Up to $37
Penalty APR 29.49%
Minimum Interest Charge N/A
Rewards Cap No Cap
Rewards Rate Earn up to 5 Starpoints on eligible purchases, & 1 Starpoint on all other purchases.*
Annual Fee $0 intro annual fee for first year, then $95
Grace Period 25 Days
$0 Fraud Liability No
Auto Rental Insurance Yes
Extended Warranty Program Yes
Roadside Assistance Yes
Purchase Protection Yes
Travel Assistance Yes
Flight Accident Insurance Yes
Lost Luggage Reimbursement Yes
Concierge Service No
With this card you get the privilege of being an American Express cardmember and it will reward you with plenty of Starpoints. Cardholders can get 25,000 bonus Starpoints by making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. And for additional point accrual, cardmembers can earn up to 5 Starpoints on purchases at participating SPG hotels and resorts, and one Starpoint for each dollar spent on all other eligible purchases.
Starpoints can be redeemed at more than 1,200 hotels in nearly 100 countries without any restrictive blackout dates. As long as there is a standard room available at the participating hotel, you can book the a room by redeeming Starpoints. Hotel redemptions start at just 3,000 Starpoints for a category 1 hotel, and cardholders can transfer their Starpoints to nearly 30 popular airline frequent flyer programs.
The current APR for purchases and balance transfers is 15.49%-19.49% variable, depending on your creditworthiness. There is also a $95 annual fee, but American Express waives it for new cardholders the first year.
The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express has one of the best travel rewards programs on the market, especially for those who like to stay at Starwood hotels. You can get 25,000 bonus points within your first 3 months and the points are good for credit towards hotel stays without blackout dates or air travel.
The ability to transfer your Starpoints to so many valuable airline partners makes The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express very appealing, even if you don't exclusively stay at Starwood hotels. With a low annual fee and great redemption options, every travel enthusiast should consider carrying this card.
You must have excellent credit to get approved and there's an annual fee of $95 after year one.
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12 Total Ratings