credit cards, Hotels, starwood, travel hacking
Link: Starwood Preferred Guest (Personal)
Link: Starwood Preferred Guest (Business)
Years before I became a full-time traveler and learned to use travel hacking
to pay my way around the world, I had only a couple of credit cards. One of those cards was the Starwood Preferred Guest by American Express, and I used it religiously. Years later, I have many other cards, but I continue to use this one every day.
The card just made a big update to make it easier for people to earn the initial signup bonus of 25,000 points
. You used to earn some of the points upon signup and the rest after completing a minimum spend. Now, you'll earn the entire bonus upon spending $3,000 in the first three months of having the card.