When Your Business and Personal Life Intertwine in a Great Way

You risked it all to follow a dream that had no guarantee. It still doesn’t. But your resilience and drive, those are guaranteed, they won’t ever falter. A good risk deserves an even better reward. Don’t just be smart with your business travel – be rewarded for it.

Entrepreneurs and execs need to travel for business frequently – just like leading and innovating, it’s part of the job. Now, thanks to the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, business travel can affect your personal travel in a big way.

Every time you hit the road or sky to move your business forward, using your SPG credit card from American Express will earn Starpoints – one point for every $1 dollar spent – which can then be redeemed for personal travel. The question is, where will you go when you’re not working?

My bucket list (think: the next 12 months) is the Grand Canyon, San Diego, the Hamptons, and Italy.

As we’ve already explored together, there are countless options available to visit. Not only that, but reaching $40,000 in purchases each year will earn a Free Weekend Night Award. Since you’re already spending the cash on your business travel, this is the very definition of bonus.

So let’s talk status.

Status gets you where you’re going; only in a much bigger and better way. Once you spend $30,000 on your card, you’ll earn Gold Preferred Status – and in Gold Status, the perks only get better. You earn three Starpoints/$1USD spent at SPG hotels and resorts in addition to one Starpoint per dollar earned on the Credit Card. But with Gold Status, it doesn’t simply end there. We’re also talking:

4 p.m. late checkout, when available.

An enhanced room at check-in, when available.

Special elite customer service telephone line (available in most countries).

Your choice of a welcome gift with each stay. Choose from bonus Starpoints, complimentary in-room Internet access, or a complimentary beverage.

Now that you’ve racked up your Starpoints on several months or years of productive business travel (congrats on the business success, by the way), why not use all of the accumulated points for free stays and upgraded rooms?

Wait – is that even a question?

Free nights begin at just 2,000 Starpoints – so use your card for all business travel and earn a free night, just like that.

Want to learn more about this card? Click here.


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