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The Amex SPG credit card disappeared Feb. 12, 2019

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The former SPG Amex card is no longer available to new applicants.

Please note: All information about Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card, previously Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, has been collected independently by Finder. Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card is no longer available through Finder as American Express is no longer accepting applications for the card.

An alternative to the SPG credit card

Hilton Honors American Express Card

  • Earn 75,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors American Express Card after you use your new card to make $1,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of card membership.
  • Earn 7x Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged directly with a hotel or resort within the Hilton Honors portfolio of brands.
  • Earn 5x Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations.
  • Earn 3x Hilton Honors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your card.
  • No foreign transaction fees. Enjoy international travel without additional fees on purchases made abroad.
  • Enjoy complimentary Hilton Honors Silver status with your card. Plus, spend $20,000 on eligible purchases on your card in a calendar year and you can earn an upgrade to Hilton Honors Gold status through the end of the next calendar year.
  • No annual fee.
  • Terms apply.
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Marriott Rewards program rebranding

The Marriott Rewards program is rebranding to become Bonvoy and giving some of its cobranded credit cards a facelift in the process. Specific cards will be phased out in the process — namely, the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express.

As of February 12, 2019, Marriott is no longer accepting applications for the card and has renamed it Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card. Those who applied and were approved before the cutoff date are able to keep their accounts open and continue taking advantage of the card’s great rewards and perks.

Here’s a quick rundown of what this card offers those who beat the deadline.

Welcome offer

If you spend $3,000 using your Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card within the first 3 months your account is open, you’ll earn 75,000 bonus points — enough for at least one standard-night stay at SPG or Marriott Rewards properties.

This reward bonus leads to another perk for existing cardholders.

Great point transfer options

The Marriott Rewards® program includes nearly 40 transfer partners and counting. This allows for flexibility in how you redeem your points, whether on hotels or airlines.

What’s more, for every 60,000 points you transfer to miles on a participating airline partner, Marriott throws in a bonus 5,000 miles to your new mileage total. This generous perk is one reason that Marriott Rewards cobranded cards are so well regarded.

Compare the last Amex Marriott cards

Name Product Welcome Offer Rewards Annual Fee
100,000 points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months
6x points at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels, 3x at US restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines and 2x for all other purchases
$450
Earn 100,000 bonus points when you spend $5,000 or more within your first 3 months of card membership
100,000 bonus points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months
6x Marriott Bonvoy points at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels; 4x points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and on US wireless telephone and shipping services; 2x points on all other purchases
$0 annual fee for the first year ($95 thereafter)
Earn 100,000 bonus points after you use your new card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of card membership.

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Chase will dole out remaining Marriott cobranded cards after the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card closes. Here’s what to know about this change.
  • Annual fee.
    The Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card waived its annual fee for the first year before reverting to $95 the second year. In contrast, its closest comparable card — the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ card from Chase — starts with a $95 annual fee out the gate.
  • Chase lockouts.
    If you’re someone who likes to take advantage of multiple cards, you know that Chase’s 5/24 rule prevents you from opening new accounts if you’ve opened more than five in the past 24 months. As an Amex card, the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card sidestepped this rule.
  • Brand perks.
    The Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card carried intrinsic perks of select American Express cards, including Boingo Wi-Fi access and ShopRunner two-day shipping.
  • Card design
    While not the most pressing reason to jump at an offer, new cardholders got a limited-edition design on the rechristened SPG Amex. The Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card features an abstract skyline design, replacing the old design’s purple coat.
Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card
Image of Starwood Preferred Guest credit card

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Name Product Welcome Offer Rewards Annual Fee
75,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months
7x points on direct purchases within the Hilton Honors portfolio. 5x points at US restaurants, US supermarkets and US gas stations. 3x points on all other purchases
$0
Earn 75,000 Hilton Honors™ Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 in purchases on the card within your first 3 months of card membership. Rates & Fees
125,000 points after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months
12x points on Hilton Portfolio spending, 6x points at US restaurants, US supermarkets and US gas stations and 3x points on all other purchases
$95
Earn 125,000 Hilton Honors™ Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 or more in purchases with your new card within the first 3 months of card membership. Rates & Fees
150,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months
14x points at participating hotels or resorts within the Hilton Portfolio, 7x points on flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com, car rentals, and US restaurants and 3x points on all other purchases
$450
150,000 Hilton Honors™ Bonus Points after you spend $4,000 or more in purchases with your new card within the first 3 months of card membership.
15,000 bonus points after your first purchase
3x points on participating hotel stays, Wyndham Vacation Rental North America properties, and on-property spending and maintenance fees at Wyndham timeshare properties, 2x points on gas and 1x points on all other purchases
$0
Earn 15,000 bonus points after your first purchase.
25,000 points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. Plus 25,000 points after spending an additional $3,000 in the first 6 months
4x points at Hyatt hotels plus 5x points as a World of Hyatt member, 2x points on gym memberships, commuting, restaurants and on airline tickets purchased directly and 1x points on all other purchases
$95
25,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus, an additional 25,000 bonus points after you spend an additional $3,000 on purchases within the first 6 months of account opening.

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Bottom line

Given the generous welcome offer, flexible redemption options and waived annual fee for your first year, the former Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express was a deal too good to last.

Steven Dashiell

Steven Dashiell is an ambling millennial miscreant who also happens to love helping people make the best decisions possible. When not writing, he enjoys creating art, exploring nature and chasing his next big interest.

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