Sponsored: Spend, Collect & Enjoy

We get it: you’d rather be in St Regis’s Astoria Suite in Singapore. Or the exclusive W Retreat at Koh Samui. Or playing golf at The Makai on Kauai.

But instead you’re at the office, or on your laptop, or on your smartphone—working. That sucks. But here’s the thing—make your job work for you. When you’re out of the office travelling, bring your Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express to get the best bang for your buck. The card will get you from business to personal in no time.

Spend Your Way to Luxury

Put a dollar on your card, you get a Starpoint—it’s just that simple. And you can spend those Starpoints on hotels, flights, tickets, room service, incredible experiences—the list goes on and on. Travel for business? We know how that goes. Whenever we travel for business, we direct all that spending through our SPG Amex Credit Card and invoice the company later. Flights? We got that. Hotel? Yep, that too. Then there are cabs, per diems, conference fees—it all goes on our SPG Amex, and we just invoice the company later. We get the points even though they spent the money—no skin off our back, since they’re taking care of that invoice in a timely manner anyway.

Collect More Bonus Starpoints

There’s an increasing amount of ways to get bonus Starpoints. For example:

  1. You get a whopping 10,000 Welcome Bonus Starpoints once you put $500 on your card in the first three months. That’s a few nights right there!
  2. Then, each time you refer one of your friends to an SPG Amex Credit Card you can gain additional Starpoints.
  3. As a Cardmember, being automatically enrolled in the SPG program you can earn 2 Starpoints and Gold and Platinum members earn 3 Starpoints per $1 (US) spent at hotels and resorts.
  4. Additionally, each quarter Starwood creates a new promotion for their SPG members. This quarter you can earn double the Starpoints on two or more nights and triple the Starpoints on stays that include a Friday or Saturday night.

Enjoy Your Starpoints

Starpoints take you to nine hotel brands with over 1,100 hotels in over 100 countries. If you want, you can use ‘em to fly you there too. And if you want something extra-special, like seats at the Singapore Grand Prix or the chef’s table with Todd English, check out SPG Moments.

Really, it’s just that simple. You deserve a reward once in a while, don’t you? Well, start saving Starpoints now—there’s a whole world of rewards waiting for you.

This post was sponsored by Amex Bank of Canada. The views and opinions expressed in this article, however, are purely my own.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Kubina

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