Fees and rates
Annual Percentage Rate (APR)
The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express® Reward Program
EARN 6X POINTS
on eligible purchases at participating SPG® and Marriott Rewards® hotels. EARN 2X POINTS
on all other eligible purchases.
Automotive Discounts. This credit card offers discounts when you buy your new car. Why not save a little extra money on your ride?
You can get Free Shipping at some online stores. When you get it, if you don’t like it, you can return it for free as well.
No Overlimit Fee
No Over-the-Limit Fee. You won’t pay an over-the-limit fee if your credit card balance goes over your credit limit.
Let’s say your credit card limit is $5,000. One month, you spend more than your limit on the card. Some credit card companies will charge you between $25 and $35 for this mistake. If your card advertises no overlimit fee, you won’t be charged a penalty for your spending.
Extended Warranty Insurance
Extended Warranty Insurance. This credit card extends the original manufacturer’s warranty of an item. You get the benefits of an extended warranty without purchasing the store’s expensive extended warranty.
Imagine that thing you bought at full price goes on sale the next week. With this credit card’s Price Protection benefit you can get back the difference between the sales price and what you paid. You can only claim this benefit for the exact item: same model; same manufacturer; same everything.
Let’s say you bought a round-trip ticket to Orlando for $750, but two weeks later, the airline has a sale. Everything is the same, except it now costs $500. If you had a price protection guarantee on your credit card, your credit card company would refund you $250. Contact your credit card company to find out specifics on how to get the money back.
Purchase Protection. If that thing you bought is stolen or accidentally damaged within a specific period of time, you’re covered. The credit card company may reimburse you up to the full purchase price.
Rental Car Insurance
Rental Car Insurance. This credit card covers any damage from collision or theft on most rental vehicles, up to the value of the car.
Have you ever had that thing you bought break just outside the warranty period? With Return Protection, you have a longer warranty period to make sure it worked, or decide if you like it.
Travel Accident Insurance
Travel Accident Insurance. If you’re ever in an accident while on a vehicle licensed to transport the general public, you’ll want this insurance. It covers injuries from losing an eye or a limb all the way up to death.
The credit card company’s Fraud Protection keeps your account safe from unauthorized charges. In fact, once the charges are proven fraudulent, you will be guaranteed a refund. All you have to do is check your statement. If you find something wrong, contact the credit card company and file a claim.
Entertainment Access. Some credit card companies host exclusive card member-only events, like Broadway shows, concerts, sporting events and more.
Global Assist Hotline
Global Assist Hotline. This service provides the credit card holder with customs information and destination guides. Should you be traveling more than 100 miles from home, Global Assist provides extra services. These include help for a lost passport, translation requests, missing luggage, and emergency legal and medical referrals. As the cardholder, you would be responsible for any fees from third-party service providers. Fortunately, you may be able to charge these to the credit card.
Presale Tickets. Tickets for that band that you love are going on sale next Friday. This credit card allows you to purchase your tickets before the general public.
Instant Card Number
Instant Card Number. Need to pay for something immediately, and you don’t have a card yet? The credit card company will give you instantly issued credit card numbers upon your approval for a card. This number can be used for online purchases, and at vendors who take credit card numbers without a physical card.
Sign Up Benefits
Once approved for this credit card, you may get Welcome Points that you can use for other benefits. These include travel, high-end merchandise, discounts, or bill credits. Each card has different requirements for using the points.
Family Vacation Benefits
Family Vacation Benefits. When you use the credit card to book your vacation, you may be eligible for vacation amenities. Some credit card cards have departments where you can book your vacation directly. Booking with an in-house travel department unlocks exclusive benefits for cardholders. These include discounts on activities, meals, and credits on cruise and hotel resorts. Other perks include adjoining or connecting rooms and discounted activities during your stay.
No Blackout Dates
No Blackout Dates. With this credit card, you avoid dates when travel rewards and other special discounts and promotions are unavailable.
No Foreign Fees
No Foreign Fees. With this credit card, you won’t pay any fees on any transactions you make while traveling overseas.
Roadside Assistance. This credit card company can arrange for someone to meet you for roadside repairs. They can also organize to have your car towed to your home or a shop within a specific radius.
Credit Score Needed For The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express®
Your best chance of being approved for this credit card involves having a credit score 751 - 850. Having your credit score in this range does not guarantee approval. There are still other factors besides credit score that determine if you will qualify for this card.
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