ACT NOW: SPG and Marriott Credit Cards Disappear FOREVER Tomorrow

Yet another chapter of the Marriott, SPG, and Bonvoy drama comes to a close in the coming days. It’s time for the credit cards to all merge under one happy family. While this just creates another chapter of confusion, it also creates another unique opportunity in the world of credit cards.

As of about 24 hours from now, the old SPG and Marriott credit cards will be gone, forever. If you apply for these now, you’ll have this absolute last chance to get their benefits and sign up bonuses.

Here’s a last chance rundown of the Chase and American Express cards, the bonuses, terms, and extra benefits associated with them.

Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card

Chase’s entry into this space is the Premier Plus Credit Card

Earn 75,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

  • $95 annual fee 
  • 6x points for every $1 spent at Marriott and SPG hotels.
  • 2x points per $1 spent everywhere else.
  • Free night certificate every year worth up to 35,000 points, granted on your card anniversary.
  • Automatic Silver Status
  • 15 Elite Nights every year
  • Gold Status at $35,000 in spend

SPG credit Card

American Express’ entry for personal cards is the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card. You can read more here.

Earn 75,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

  • $0 annual fee the first year, $95 after that
  • 6x points for every $1 spent at Marriott and SPG hotels.
  • 2x points per $1 spent everywhere else.
  • Free night certificate every year worth up to 35,000 points, granted on your card anniversary.
  • 15 Elite Nights every year
  • Gold Status at $35,000 in spend

From American Express

SPG Luxury Card

Looking for a little more… lux? Read more about this card here.

Earn 75,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

  • $450 annual fee
  • 6x points at SPG and Marriott hotels
  • 3x points at restaurants
  • 2x points at restaurants
  • $300 SPG or Marriott Statement Credit
  • Free Night award up to 50,000 points at each account anniversary.
  • Complimentary Gold Status, and Platinum Status after 75,000 a year in spend

SPG Business Credit Card

Have a small business, the card for you could be this one. Read more here.

Earn 75,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

  • $0 annual fee the first year, $95 after that
  • 6x points for every $1 spent at Marriott and SPG hotels.
  • 4x points at US Restaurants, US Gas Stations, wireless phone service
  • 2x points per $1 spent everywhere else.
  • Free night certificate every year worth up to 35,000 points, granted on your card anniversary

Sheraton Libertador, from StarwoodHotels.com

My thoughts

Once these cards are gone, they’re gone forever. You can’t ever sign up for these cards again, and you’ll be stuck with the new Bonvoy (stupid name) cards.

Your eligibility for the sign up bonus will be dependent on what cards you have or currently have. The rules are pretty freaking byzantine, but Greg and Nick over at Frequent miler made a handy chart to follow. I’m not going to try and explain it, but instead I’m going to put it here (thanks guys, we appreciate the leg work).

Thanks Frequent Miler!

So, in short. If you’ve never had the card, go for any of the personal cards (I think the SPG basic is enough). If you’ve got a business, go for that one, but one thing is for sure. DO NOT let the cards go up in smoke, otherwise you’ll save BonVoy-age (hahahaha) to all those bonus points.

Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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  1. Did you just seriously pilfer frequent miles chart and just give him credit? Did you have his permission Isn’t the accepted method to link to his page with the chart?

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    • Considering that both Greg and Nick are close personal friends, I’m pretty sure that I have their blessing to use a photo, ESPECIALLY considering that I called it out in the article itself. As I said, it was a fantastic graphic, and I absolutely gave them all the credit. But, I do appreciate you looking out for them and all their hard work!

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