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Do you travel often for business? If so, this means lots of nights spent in hotel rooms. Why not turn those nights into credit card reward points?

You can do this with the Starwood Preferred Guest(R) Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN. Limited Time Offer: Earn up to 25K Starpoints – Receive 10K after your first purchase and an additional 15K when you spend $5,000 in the first 6 months – enough for a weekend getaway

Yes, the Starwood Preferred Guest business card, offered by American Express, is just one more example of a positive trend — at least for consumers — in the credit-card world: The companies behind credit cards are offering valuable bonus programs as a way to nab consumers.


The credit-card companies have little choice: The rough economy has created consumers that are more hesitant than ever to spend. Credit-card providers have to offer lucrative bonuses if they want to compete for the business of these cautious consumers.

The Starwood Offer

If you apply for a Starwood Preferred Guest Business Card, you can quickly earn 30,000 rewards — this card refers to them as Starpoints — points. You can redeem these points at more than 1,000 Starwood hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries or for airfare on more than 350 airlines.

Earning the bonus points is a fairly easy task if you use your credit card often enough.

You’ll nab 10,000 initial bonus rewards points after you make your first purchase with your Starwood card. You’ll earn an additional 15,000 bonus points if you charge at least $5,000 with your credit card within six months after activating your account.

Other Rewards

You’ll one rewards point with this card for each dollar that you charge. If you use your card to pay for purchases at Starwood Preferred Guest hotels and resorts, you’ll earn four rewards point fo revery dollar. That total will jump to five points for every dollar after you hit the Gold or Platinum level of Starwood Preferred Guest Elite status.

Fees

This card has an annual fee of $65.

Apply for the Starwood Preferred Guest(R) Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN

  • Credit Required
    Excellent Credit
  • Rewards Program
    Get up to 5 Starpoints for every eligible dollar spent at SPG hotels & resorts, and 1 Starpoint for every eligible dollar spent everywhere else.
  • Signup Bonus
    25,000 Bonus Starpoints
    10,000 Starpoints(R) after your first purchase, an additional 15,000 when you spend $5,000 in your first six months.

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