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craigm1
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SPG 30,000 bonus

Postby craigm1 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:52 pm

Looking to get the Amex SPG when they have the 30k bonus Anybody have an eta when this might be available again

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Postby djrez4 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:55 pm

It has popped up in August for the past two years.
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Postby FutureBillionaire » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:49 pm

I've heard conflicting reports on this card. Some folks think it's great, others think it's terrible. I'm not sure who is right.
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spg vs chase marriot

Postby craigm1 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:04 pm

it seems like it takes points less to get a room with the spg vs the marriot am I missing anything.

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Postby djrez4 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:50 pm

25% transfer bonus: 20k SPG points = 25k airline miles.
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Postby cashback » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:54 pm

Im a fan of the SPG Moments auctions. They sell some pretty cool experiences.
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Postby rockyrock » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:55 am

craigm1 wrote:it seems like it takes points less to get a room with the spg vs the marriot am I missing anything.

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It all depends on the property and where you travel but I came to the same conclusion.

I've always found to get the best deal with award stays you hold you points until you find a good deal. That means paying for some stays even if you could get them for points...I know this doesn't work for everyone.
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Postby FutureBillionaire » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:59 pm

rockyrock wrote:It all depends on the property and where you travel but I came to the same conclusion.

I've always found to get the best deal with award stays you hold you points until you find a good deal. That means paying for some stays even if you could get them for points...I know this doesn't work for everyone.


I actually think this strategy makes sense. You always want the best deal, no matter what currency you are using.
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Postby Z06Biker » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:33 pm

Although sometimes, life is too short to continually hold off until the theoretical next best thing comes around the corner.

My partner's birthday popped up a couple weeks back and I used 20,000 starpoints on two nights at The W in San Diego. Could I have gotten a better deal? Probably. Was it worth it, though? Hell yes.
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Postby tigerhunt2011 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:11 pm

I'm waiting on the 30k offer to use at the Le Meridien Beach Plaza in Monte Carlo during the Grand Prix or in Nice during the film festival. Each room is about 400-700 euro, so I peg one night for 20,000 Starpoints at "priceless" (whoops :ppp )
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