Introduction to SPG Starpoints

Recently, the AmEx Starwood Preferred Guest® is really hot due to its highest sign-up bonus in the history, 35,000 Starpoints. Starwood Preferred Guest is a very solid loyalty program, with valuable points, a heap of airline transfers, and a stable value with no major devaluation in recent history.

SPG offers (through American Express) only 2 cards that earn SPG Starpoints – the SPG Personal card and the SPG Business card. Except sign-up bonus, these two editions of SPG card is also good for daily spending: 2 points for every dollar spent at SPG, and 1 points for every dollar of other spending. They are better than a everything 2% cashback card due to valuable Starpoints.In addition to credit card, we can earn SPG points through its cooperation with some other companies. SPG has two joint projects called Crossover Rewards with Delta, and World Rewards with Emirates. Every dollar spent for flight will earn you 1 SPG points. SPG also has cooperation with Uber. After registration by clicking here, every dollar’s spending at Uber will earn you 1 SPG points.

Starpoints could be use to redeem free nights in SPG hotels. If you prefer airline rewards to free hotel stays, you can transfer your Starpoints to several frequent flier programs. The Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints program has more than 30 airline partners (assume a 1:1 rate unless specified otherwise):

Aeromexico Club Premier
Aeroplan/Air Canada
Air Berlin
Air China Companion
Air New Zealand Air Points (65 points to 1 mile transfer rate)
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
Alitalia MileMiglia
All Nippon Airways (ANA) Mileage Club
American Airlines AAdvantage
Asia Miles
Asiana Airlines
British Airways Executive Club
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines’ Sky Pearl Club
Delta Airlines SkyMiles
Emirates Skywards
Etihad Airways
Flying Blue
Gol Smiles (2 Starpoints to 1 mile transfer rate)
Hainan Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
Japan Airline (JAL) Mileage Bank
Jet Airways
LAN Airlines LANPASS Kms (1 Starpoint to 1.5 miles transfer rate)
Miles and More
Qatar Airways
Saudi Arabian Airlines Alfursan
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
Thai Airways International Royal Orchid Plus
United Mileage Plus (2 Starpoints to 1 mile transfer rate)
US Airways Dividend Miles
Velocity Frequent Flier
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

If you choose to transfer Starpoints to miles, you may want to wait until you’ve accumulated at least 20,000. For every 20,000 points you transfer to a frequent flier program, you’ll receive an additional 5,000 Starpoints.

 

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