It’s no secret that credit card sign up bonuses are currently the biggest source of acquiring frequent flyer miles. You have probably seen numerous posts on travel blogs about them. I rarely blog about credit cards but just thought I would share this deal. American Express has a special deal where existing card members can get a bonus if they refer friends and family for cards they have. For example, I have the SPG Amex and the Amex PRG and can offer referrals for either one of them. This is what the offer currently looks like.
The offer of bonus points you get looks like these.
I can't refer for cards I don't have such as any of the Platinum cards. The offers above are equal to the best offer currently on the market for this card so you don't lose anything by letting me refer you and you help me to keep traveling, birding and writing if you do use my links. I need your first name, last name and email address to refer you so it would be best to do this privately.
The benefits of the Amex PRG include the Membership Rewards program and the ability to transfer your points to many different partners.
This is my go-to card for airline fees as I get the 3x. Even when booking award tickets, there will be taxes & fees.
With the SPG card, your points will automatically sweep to your SPG account so you should have one set up before you apply. Once they are in you SPG account, you can use them for hotels or transfer them to any of their airline partners. It is best to transfer in lots of 20,000 points because you get a bonus 5000 miles in the program you have transferred too. For example you transfer 20,000 SPG to American Airlines. You will get 25,000 miles in your AAdvantage account.
If you have friends and family who want to get started in the miles & points game, once you have your own card, you can get a referral link of your own and start referring them!