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[ANALYSIS] Earning Starpoints with SPG

The Starwood Preferred Guest has become my primary hotel loyalty program, so I have been looking for various ways to earn more points. Below are the different ways that we can earn points:

Stay at SPG Hotels and Resorts

Earn 2 Starpoints for every $1 USD spent as a regular member at SPG hotels and resorts.

Earn 3 Starpoints for every $1 USD spent as a Gold or Platinum member at SPG hotels and resorts.

Credit Cards

American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card – Earn 10,000 sign up bonus Starpoints.

American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card – Earn 10,000 sign up bonus Starpoints.

American Express Gold Rewards Card – Earn 25,000 sign up bonus Membership Rewards points and transfer to SPG at a 2:1 ratio.

American Express Platinum Card – Earn 50,000 sign up bonus Membership Rewards points or 60,000 sign up bonus Membership Rewards points if you are referred and transfer to SPG at a 2:1 ratio.

Refer a Friend

If you currently have an American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card, you can earn 5,000 Starpoints for every referral.

If you currently have the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Card from American Express, you can earn 5,000 Starpoints for every referral.

If you currently have an American Express Gold Rewards Card, you can earn 10,000 Membership Rewards points for every referral and transfer to SPG at a 2:1 ratio.

If you currently have an American Express Platinum Card, you can earn 15,000 Membership Rewards points for every referral and transfer to SPG at a 2:1 ratio.

Audience Rewards

Earn Starpoints when you buy show tickets with Audience Rewards.

Car Rental & Transportation

Earn 50 points per day for every eligible rental with Avis.

Earn 250 Starpoints for every eligible rental with Sixt Rent a Car.

Crossover Rewards

SPG partnered with the Delta SkyMiles program, where SPG Gold and Platinum members earn 1 Starpoint per $1 USD spent on eligible Delta flights.

FourSquare

Earn points when you check in with FourSquare at participating Starwood properties.

Total Rewards

Earn 2 Starpoints per $1 at properties affiliated with the Total Rewards program found in Las Vegas.

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