The SPG AMEX Card has its public signup offer increased until September 25, 2013:
- For a limited time you can earn 20,000 Welcome Bonus Starpoints after you charge $1,000 in purchases to your Card in your first three months of Cardmembership
- Earn 1 Starpoint for $1 in purchases charged to the Card
- Enjoy a Free Weekend Night Award when you reach $40,000 in purchases each year
- Experience Starwood Gold Preferred Guest status when you reach $30,000 in purchases each year
- $120 annual fee (annual interest rate 19.99% on purchases and 21.99% on funds advances)*
However, that is not the best offer. There has always been a offer which gives 21,000 points with this link. Note that this credit card is only available to Canadians. (The US offer gives 25,000 points). So even though there might be fanfare about this promotion, be sure to look for the best offer when you’re applying!
I personally love this card for everyday spend for its 1.25 points per dollar earned as well as the flexibility for being able to transfer to both Aeroplan, American, Alaska, and Avios. I would say that it is probably the best card for everyday spend without bonus categories.