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Revealed. The best ways to earn more Starpoints® with American Express.

It’s easy to earn Starpoints faster with the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express. Take a look at these simple ways to get even more Starpoints from your Card, taking you closer to complimentary nights at extraordinary destinations. Click on the tabs below to find out more.

How to earn more Starpoints

Be rewarded for the things you buy already

The weekly shop, filling up the car, paying your household bills. All those everyday purchases add up, and so will the Starpoints if you pay with your Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card.1 

You don’t have to spend any more than you did before. Just use your Card for the things you buy already. The more you put on your Card in total over the course of the year, the more Starpoints you’ll earn, and the closer you’ll get to those upgrades, complimentary nights, and award flights.

Until 31st December 2018, earn 2 Starpoints for every £1 spent on the Card at participating SPG and Marriott Rewards® hotels. View offer Terms and Conditions.

Come back with more Starpoints to plan your next escape

As well as helping you unwind, your holiday can reward you in other ways too – with lots of Starpoints. You'll also get points when you stay at any Starwood Preferred Guest hotel, which means you have a choice of over 940 of the world's most unique hotels and resorts in 93 countries including St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Le Méridien, Westin, Sheraton, Aloft, Element and Four Points by Sheraton. Remember, wherever you stay with American Express, you'll get points on all the travel, meals excursions and more if you pay with your Card. A great place to start is You’ll find all kinds of ideas on places to go and things to do. Take a look by clicking the link below.
More Cards mean more Starpoints

Add an extra Card for a family member or someone close to you. It’s simple, complimentary and you’ll get Starpoints for virtually everything they buy too. Remember, they must also be UK residents aged 18 or over.

This is one of the fastest ways to boost the amount of Starpoints you earn. So when it comes to treating yourself, you’ll really notice the difference. All you need to do to apply is call 0800 917 8019 and speak to Customer Services.

Settle your account in full. Make your escapes go further.

Setting up a Direct Debit to pay your Card account in full every month isn’t just convenient. It’s also another way to make the most of your Card.

Your minimum payment due at the end of each month may be up to 10% or £50 (whichever is higher) – check your statement to confirm your minimum due. But you could also choose to pay your balance in full. By paying your entire balance automatically every month (instead of just part of it) you’ll avoid paying interest. Which means you can enjoy those complimentary night and flight awards even more.

Earn bonus Starpoints

Refer your friends to take out an American Express Card and earn bonus Starpoints if they are approved. You could earn up to 90,000 Starpoints every year just by referring your friends.2

Book your holiday with

Visit and you'll get a great choice of flights, hotels, resorts and holiday packages. Don't forget, you could earn Starpoints on all your holiday purchases if paid for on your American Express Starwood Card.

Terms and conditions

1. You will be awarded 1 Starpoint for virtually every £1 you spend. Starpoints are not earned on Balance Transfers, cash withdrawals, American Express Traveler Cheques purchases, Foreign Exchange transactions, interest, any spending in excess of your credit limit, charges for dishonoured cheques, late payment or referral charges and American Express Credit Card finance charges.

2. You may refer as many friends or family members as you wish but you can only receive a maximum of 90,000 Starpoints per calendar year for those approved for a Card. Applicants must be UK residents aged 18 years old or over.

SPG, Starpoints, Preferred Guest, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Le Méridien, Westin, Sheraton, Aloft Element, Four Points by Sheraton and their respective logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates.

Statement of Lender and Borrower Responsibilities

American Express adheres to The Standards of Lending Practice which are monitored and enforced by the Lending Standards Board.

The American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card is offered by American Express Services Europe Limited registered office: Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom. It is registered in England and Wales with Company Number 1833139 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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