I value SPG points higher than any other form of hard currency because they are difficult to accrue. Besides staying at hotels or having a BIRDred on your shoulder, there is no way of effectively collecting SPG points. Even when I did pay for SPG rooms abroad, I still used other cards because of the 3% fee. Today, Amex finally got rid of those pesky fees making this card even more worth having. It remains to be seen if Amex will offset this advantage by upping the reasonable annual fee of $65.
In addition to this benefit, here are a couple more benefits for existing cardholders:
- Complimentary, Unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi
- Sheraton Club Access — If you have the Starwood Preferred Guest Business card, you’ll get free access to Sheraton Clubs when you book rates that are eligible to earn Starpoints.
In conclusion, go out and get the SPG card, both personal and domestic so you can go here with your points:
SPG needs to sponsor TPOL because of the great publicity that I am happy to share.