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The upcoming combining of SPG®* and Marriott Rewards®* into one program will result in changes to your Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. Here are some of the changes coming August 2018.
In August you will earn points in the new Loyalty Program, they will no longer be considered Starpoints®*.
Your earn rate will change as per the below:Current Earn Rate:
|•||1 Starpoint®* for every dollar charged to your Card.|
New Earn Rate:
|•||5 points for every dollar in eligible purchases charged to your Card at participating SPG and Marriott Rewards properties.|
|•||2 points for every dollar in purchases charged to your Card.|
At the time of this program change, the number of points needed to redeem in the loyalty program will have corresponding changes as determined by SPG and Marriott Rewards.
The Free Weekend Night Award will be replaced with an Annual Free Night Award and will have no spend requirement. It will be redeemable any night of the week at eligible SPG and Marriott properties with a redemption value of up to 35,000 points and will be awarded automatically each year after your anniversary date.
As an SPG Cardmember you will receive an automatic complimentary upgrade to Silver Elite Status. This will entitle you to priority late checkout where available, 10% bonus points on stays, and more. To earn Silver Elite Status through the program you would normally need to stay at least 10 nights a year. On top of that, you will be eligible for complimentary Gold Elite Status after spending $30,000 in eligible purchases on the Card each year.
For more information about these changes, please visit our FAQ page on our website.