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SPG 30K Offers Still Available for Now
As you know by now, the bonus on the revamped Amex SPG co-branded credit cards has temporarily been increased to 30K points. I noticed that some blogs said that yesterday (Sunday) was the last day to apply. That is not quite true.
Based on what I have seen around the internet, the affiliate links for the offer have pretty much gone away, however you can still apply for the cards directly on the Amex website. I have confirmed that personal referral links from current cardholders are still working as well.
Here are the direct links that are working as of now:
Note: You can also apply over the phone by calling 1-800-519-OPEN for business or 1-800-223-2670 for personal.
Public Service Announcement – CALL FOR AN APPROVAL on ALL SPG APPS!
Whether you apply today or you applied a week ago, you must gain approval by today in order to get the 30K bonus. Here is the language on the SPG applications:
If your application is not approved by 9/14/2015 because it is incomplete or in pending status, you will not be eligible for the 30,000 bonus Starpoints offer even if your application is subsequently approved.
While I don’t know what time zone American Express uses to determine this, my guess is they use your local time zone. Either way if you decide to apply now or if you have already applied and your application is pending, call right away. American Express will give you the lower bonus if your application isn’t approved today. This has happened to several people I know in the past.
The main reason for this post was to remind everyone that you have to be approved by today in order to get the 30K. If for some reason you thought it was too late to apply, it isn’t, but you definitely need to act fast and make sure you gain an approval today if you want the extra 5K!