TRAVEL HACKING: Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card from Amex – Get 25,000 Bonus Starpoints = 6 Free Nights Hotel!

UPDATE: Increased Bonus – For a limited time, American Express has increased the Welcome Bonus from 20,000 points to 25,000 points! Offer ends Oct 18, 2017. If you haven’t already signed up for the card, now’s the time to do so. An awesome deal got even better.

If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you’ve likely started Travel Hacking after reading my all-time most popular postAmerican Express Gold Rewards Card – FREE 30,000 Points = FREE Flight to Anywhere in North America! The Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Card from Amex is the 2nd step in your Travel Hacking journey. Travel Hacking is the art of collecting miles and points to get free flights, hotels, and more.

I’m always learning about travel hacking and wanted to share with you another amazing, even better offer American Express Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card! For a limited time, they’re offering an incredible 25,000 (20,000) Welcome Bonus Starpoints! That’s enough points for up to 6 Free Nights Hotel at a Category 2 property! Each SPG point is worth around 3.55 cents CAD so you’re getting tremendous value. I now use this card as my primary go to (daily use) card. I charge whatever I can to it because it gives me twice the value compared to my other credit cards.

Plus, the card has an awesome referral program – get 10,000 bonus Starpoints for each friend/family you refer to this card (earn up to 150,000 bonus points annually)! 

To get the 25,000 welcome Starpoints, all you have to do is sign-up for the card and charge $1,500 in purchases to the card within the first three months of card membership. The card has a $120 annual fee, but even with that, this is the absolute best card to have because of the generous welcome bonus (worth over $850 CAD). If you don’t like the card, you can cancel the card at any time without penalty and keep your points.

If you’re new to the Starwood Preferred Guest program, it’s one of the best loyalty programs in the world because it gives you access to nine exciting hotel brands with more than 1,000 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries.  Because of this, the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card is one of the best travel cards for earning travel rewards!

This is a special limited-time offer so don’t miss out! Sign-up now before the offer ends. The exclusive offer is valid for Canadians only.
I did a lot of research before I got this card due to the $120 fee, but I’m so glad I got it!  Here’s why:

  • Welcome Bonus: Earn 25,000 Welcome Bonus Starpoints, after you charge $1,500 in purchases to your Card in your first three months of card membership. That’s enough for up to 6 free nights (over $850 value).
  • Referral Bonus: Refer a friend or family, and get 10,000 bonus points for each successful referral!  This is the absolute best part of this card, as the SPG card sells itself!
  • Earnings: You can earn 2 Starpoints for every dollar of eligible purchases charged to the Card at participating SPG and Marriott Rewards hotels.  Earn 1 Starpoint for every $1 in all other purchases charged to the Card.   You are getting over 2.5 cents return per dollar, higher than almost every other card out there!
  • Free Travel Insurance: Get $500,000 Travel Accident Insurance, Flight Delay Insurance, Baggage Delay Insurance, Lost or Stolen Baggage Insurance, Hotel/Motel Burglary Insurance and more!  Travel with peace of mind!
  • Free Entertainment Access:  Get special Front of Line Advance Access to all the popular concerts that are always sold out.  Purchase tickets before everyone else!  With this perk, I’ve never had a problem purchasing any concert tickets that I’ve wanted to go to!
  • Free Shopping Coverage: Buyers Assurance Protection Plan doubles manufacturer’s warranty automatically up to 1 year longer, and Purchase Protection Plan automatically insures your products for physical damage and theft!

The exciting thing is what you can do with your SPG Points:

  • SPG Moments: Experience once-in-a-lifetime events with SPG Moments (biggest music, sports and cultural events in the world).
  • No Black Out Dates: Redeem Starpoints for Free Nights with no blackout dates at over 1,200 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries.  Here’s a list of hotels available.
    • 5th Night Free: Book 4 nights and get the 5th night free if you book Category 3 and above
  • Transfer to Marriott: With Starwood and Marriott’s partnership, you can instantly transfer to and from Marriott points at 1:3 ratio.  Get even more hotel choices!
  • Transfer to Frequent Flyer Miles:  Transfer Starpoints to frequent flyer miles with nearly 30 airlines, usually on a 1:1 basis.

I’ve already saved thousands of dollars thanks to SPG.  I started by signing up for the card and then referred my wife – just by doing that, we got 50,000 SPG points for $240 ($120 annual fee X 2 cards). We recently took a trip to New York City and stayed at the Element New York Times Square West for 5 nights. Because the 5th night was free, we only used 48,000 points with no additional fees or taxes!  For our dates, the price would have been about $1,850 all in, so we got almost 4 cents per point value!  Just by signing up these 2 cards, we managed to save over $1,600 and still have a couple thousand points to spare!

I won a SPG Moments auction and went to the 2017 NHL All-Star game!

Because the card sells itself, I’ve been able to easily refer friends and family to also sign-up for the card and accumulate lots of bonus points (10K bonus points for each referral). Earlier this year, I used SPG Starpoints and won a couple SPG Moments auctions and got to go to the NHL All-Star Game in LA as well as NHL Awards in Vegas! It was truly an once-in-a-lifetime experience and I was only able to go because of SPG.

If you consider all the points, this is a deal you can’t ignore! Worst case, you take the 25,000 Starpoints and cancel the card before the first year.

Click Here to start Travel Hacking and get your 25,000 SPG Welcome Points today!

Click here to visit my new site RayTravelsFree.com for more travel hacking tips and deals.

Sabai Thai Spa: $119 for a Spa Package with Massage, Facial, Eye Treatment, and Foot Massage (57% Off)

Today’s Groupon Vancouver Daily Deal of the Day: Sabai Thai Spa: $119 for a Spa Package with Massage, Facial, Eye Treatment, and Foot Massage (57% Off)

Buy now for only $119
Value $227
Discount 57% Off
You Save $108

What You’ll Get

Getting a massage is a great way to manage stress and ensure your back isn’t covered in scorpions. Clear your mind with this voucher.

$119 for a Pure Serenity Spa Package (C$277 Value)

  • Custom whole-body deep-pressure antistress massage
  • Custom organic facial
  • Eye-brightening treatment
  • Thai foot massage

The entire package lasts 90 minutes.

This deal is a very hot seller. Groupon has sold over 10,000 vouchers at the time of this post!

This is a limited-time offer. Quantities are limited so don’t miss out!

Click here to buy now or for more info about the deal.

Infinity Salon and Spa: $49 for One or $85 for Two Mani-Pedis or $90 for One Mani-Pedi with a 60-Minute Massage (Up to 45% Off)

Today’s Groupon Vancouver Daily Deal of the Day: Infinity Salon and Spa: $49 for One or $85 for Two Mani-Pedis or $90 for One Mani-Pedi with a 60-Minute Massage (Up to 45% Off)

Buy now from only $49
Value $70
Discount 30% Off
You Save $21

What You’ll Get

Choose from Three Options

  • $49 for one mani-pedi ($70 value)
  • $85 for two mani-pedis over two visits or two people ($140 value)
  • $90 for one mani-pedi with a 60-minute massage ($165 value)

This is a limited-time offer. Quantities are limited so don’t miss out!

Click here to buy now or for more info about the deal.

Best Buy: 3-Day Sale (Aug 15-17)

Best Buy  is having a 3-Day Sale.

Find incredible deals online and in-stores from August 15-18, 2017.

There are sales in all departments. You can shop deals by category online.

Best Buy offers free shipping on orders over $35.

Click here to shop Best Buy online or for more details about this sale.

Hudson’s Bay: Deal of the Day – 50% Off Select Boxed Bras & Panties (Aug 15)

Hudson’s Bay is running a ‘Deal of the Day” promotion. Discover a new sale every day.

Hudson’s Bay will offer deep, one-day only discounts on select products. Each one-day promotion will begin at 12:00am EST and will end at 11:59pm EST that same day or while quantities last.

Today only (Tuesday, August 15, 2017), the Bay is offering the following sale:

  • 50% Off Select Boxed Bras & Panties by Warner’s & Wonderbra

The sale is available available in-stores and online until 11:59pm ET. There’s no rain checks or price adjustments.

TheBay.com offers free shipping on orders over $99, or $45 with HBC Credit Card.

Click here to visit Hudson’s Bay website to view today’s deal or for more details about this sale.

Air Canada: North America Sale (Book by Aug 17)

Air Canada is having a North America Seat Sale.

For a limited time, save on flights within Canada and to the U.S. if you book by Thursday, August 17, 2017.

Plus, earn Aeroplan Miles on every flight.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit AirCanada.com to book a flight now or for more details.

Click here to read my Travel Hacking post and learn how to easily get 30,000 FREE Aeroplan Miles, enough points for a free flight to anywhere in North America!

Click here to read my other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 25,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 6 Free Nights Hotel!

Groupon.com: Super Sized Sale (Aug 14-15)

Groupon.com is having a Super Sized Sale.

Save on select local deals (Ie. restaurants, massages, spas, activities, goods & more)! Prices as marked. No promo code requires. Valid on select deals and in select cities.

The sale is available for 2-days only from August 14-15, 2017.

Click here to shop Groupon’s Super Sized Sale.

LivingSocial.com: Today Only – Extra 20% Off Top Picks (Aug 14)

LivingSocial.com is offering an extra 20% off promo code.

Today only, save an extra 20% off top picks  when you enter the promo code MONDAY at checkout. I’ve tested the code and can verify that it works.

The promo code is available for 1-day only today (Monday, August 14, 2017) until 11:59pm PT.  It’s good for purchases of any amount with a maximum savings of $20.

This is a hot deal because most of the deals on LivingSocial is already discounted 50-95% off! You’ll find lots of great deals with the extra 20% off (sale on sale)!

Click here to visit LivingSocial.com and view all of their latest deals.

Halsey: $25 for Ticket to Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Tour with PARTYNEXTDOOR and Charli XCX at Rogers Arena on Nov 11 (Up to 58% Off)

Today’s Groupon Vancouver Daily Deal of the Day: Halsey: $25 for Ticket to Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Tour with PARTYNEXTDOOR and Charli XCX at Rogers Arena on Nov 11 (Up to 58% Off)

Buy now from only $25
Value $59.35
Discount up to 58% Off

What You’ll Get

The Deal

How G-Pass Works: Following purchase, your G-Pass will be in My Groupons. You may redeem your G-Pass via the Groupon mobile app when you enter the venue. You may also print it out in advance. Use the G-Pass to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices – price may differ on day of event.

This is a limited-time offer. Quantities are limited so don’t miss out!

Click here to buy now or for more info about the deal.