The Starwood American Express Business card just increased the sign up bonus to 35,000 points.

I track the bonus on this card and figured it was coming soon since the 35,000 points is the highest offer and it seems to be offered each spring for a short window. The normal sign up bonus is 25,000 points.

The offer is for a limited time and ends on March 28, 2018.

Starwood points are some of my favorite hotel points!

We redeemed the sign up bonuses for free hotels on our Disney World trip and for free hotels on multiple holiday ski trips.

It’s time to celebrate Free Money Friday.

How to Get Your 35,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

  1. Apply for the Starwood American Express Business* card by March 28, 2018.
  2. Spend $7,000 within the first 3 months to earn 35,000 points.

*Find and compare all current credit card offers in our credit card directory.

American Express Terms and Conditions

  • $95 annual fee is waived the first year.
  • Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on international purchases.
  • Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, purchases of travelers checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, or purchases of other cash equivalents.

More on Starwood

Personal Starwood Card. Currently, the personal Starwood card does not offer the increased bonus. The bonus on the personal card is 25,000 points after $3,000 in spending.

Marriott and Starwood. You can link your Starwood and Marriott accounts and transfer the points between them. 35,000 Starwood points will become 105,000 Marriott points.

Match Points. If you opened this card recently with a lower offer, you may be able to earn some extra points by requesting a match to the current offer. Sometimes they’ll give you some extra points and sometimes they won’t. I wasn’t successful in getting the match last time around.

Free Hotel Nights. You can use your Starpoints at 1,200 hotels in nearly 100 countries worldwide. There are no blackout dates.

Free Flights. You can redeem Starpoints on over 350 airlines with SPG Flights. There are no blackout dates.

Earning Points. You’ll earn up to 2 points per dollar spent at SPG hotels and 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.

Transferring Points. My husband and I combine our Starwood points to redeem them. It’s quick to transfer points to others in your household.

Referrals. You can receive 7,500 Starpoints for referrals, up to a maximum of 55,000 Starpoints per calendar year.

Increased Bonuses. Starwood sometimes bumps up the bonus to 30,000 points during the summer; they increased the bonus to 35,000 during the spring the last two years for a few weeks. The rest of the year the offer is for 25,000 points.

Business Card. Most credit card companies (including American Express) allow you to open a business credit card as an individual even if your business doesn’t have a name or tax ID number. You just need to list yourself as a sole proprietor using your name for the business name and your SSN. This is important since so many people now have side income that credit card companies are happy to consider for a business credit card.

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I’m busy planning where to redeem our annual award nights from Hyatt. Two free nights at any Hyatt and you really can’t go wrong.

After the first year you’ll also get an annual anniversary night. We redeemed our award night at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress; we just might do the same thing again this year since it was so much fun!

My husband and I both have this card. If you time it right with a spouse you can double your awards each year!

It’s our Free Money Friday offer.

How to Get Your 2 Free Nights

  1. Apply for the Hyatt credit card.
  2. Spend $2,000 in the first 3 months.
  3. Receive two free award nights at any Hyatt anywhere in the world!

See all the Travel & Hotel Rewards Credit Cards.

Terms and Conditions

  • $75 annual fee.
  • This product is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of this credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of this credit card who received a new cardmember bonus for this credit card within the last 24 months.
  • No foreign transaction fees.

More on Hyatt

Annual award night. Every year on your anniversary you’ll get an award night for a Hyatt category 1-4 hotel.

5,000 Bonus Points. Add an authorized user during the first three months and you’ll get 5,000 more points.

Earning Points. You’ll earn 3 points per dollar spent at Hyatts, 2 points per dollar at restaurants, airlines and car rentals and 1 point on everything else.

World of Hyatt Membership. With your card you’ll get Discoverist status at Hyatt.

Hyatt Promotions. You’ll also be eligible for Hyatt promotions. Register for the New Hyatt Promotion Summer 2017 for 10% Back on Award Stays.

5/24 The 5/24 Rule does not apply to the Hyatt card.

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Here’s another great Free Money Friday travel deal from Citi and Hilton!

Citi is currently offering 40,000 bonus points when you sign up for the Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card.

How to Get Your Free Hilton Nights

  1. Sign up for the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa.
  2. Spend $1,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of opening the account.
  3. Receive 40,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points!

Citi Terms and Conditions

  • No annual fee.
  • No cap on HHonors Points.
  • Points will appear on your account 4-6 weeks after you’ve met the purchase requirements.

More on Hilton

Earning Points. Earn 6 HHonors Bonus points per $1 spent at Hilton hotels; 3 HHonors Bonus points per $1 spent at supermarkets, drugstores & gas stations; Earn 2 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on all other purchases.

Keep Points Active. Your Points never expire as long as you use your card at least once every 12 months.

Hilton Silver Status. Retain HHonors Silver status for as long as you remain a Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature cardmember.

Weekend Nights. This card is the no annual fee version of the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card. If you need free weekend nights at hotels in a higher category, you may want to look into the Reserve card with the annual fee.

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We have another great travel offer for this week’s Free Money Friday! Marriott is offering a 50,000 point sign-up bonus that’s easy and could be worth anywhere from 1-7 nights at Marriott locations worldwide!

How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus

  1. Sign up for the Marriott Rewards Premier credit card.
  2. Spend $1,000 in your first 3 months.
  3. Earn 50,000 bonus points + one free night in a Category 1-4 hotel!

Chase Terms and Conditions

  • $85 annual fee (waived first year).
  • Free night E-Certificate must be redeemed within 6 months from date of issue.
  • First time customers only.
  • First purchase does not include using your account for balance transfers or cash advances, or checks.
  • Points & free night may take 6-8 weeks to be deposited into your account.

More on Marriott Rewards

No foreign transaction fees. If you’re doing any traveling abroad, this is a must-have in a card. In fact, it should easily compensate for most of a year’s annual fee.

Earning points. You earn 5 points per dollar spent at Marriott locations, 2 points per dollar on airline purchases, car rentals & restaurants and 1 point per dollar everywhere else!

Elite status. You earn 15 nights of credit towards elite status every year that your account is open (automatic Silver status) & earn 1 elite credit for every $3,000 spent with the card! Elite status gives you things like earning bonuses on stays, gift shop discounts, free internet, late checkout and more.

More Marriott points. If you’re looking for a lower annual fee or want to try to double up on points, don’t forget that the Marriott Rewards card offers a 30,000 point bonus with a $45 annual fee after the first year!