SPG is offering a nice promo for the personal Amex card. This is similar to the promo they recently had for the business version (you can still sign up) of the card. You can earn an extra 5,000 Starpoints after you spend $5,000 in qualifying purchases on your enrolled Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express between the time you complete enrollment and December 31, 2016. Enrollment period ends on October 31, 2016.
The promo is likely targeted. You can log in here and check if you have the personal Amex SPG card. You’ll need to activate it first, and then do the spending required. With the business promo some people had success by calling in, even if they weren’t targeted online.
This is basically 2 Starpoint per dollar if you spend $5,000 bu the end of the year. These are very valuable points, often well over 2 cents a piece, so this will make sense for lots of people looking to stay at SPG properties or even transfer them to travel partners.
Extra points will be credited to your account 10-12 weeks after you reach the Purchase Requirement.
Let me know if you were targeted.