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American Express is reminding Starwood Preferred Guest credit card holders about a limited time refer a friend deal.
For each friend you refer who opens a new account, you’ll receive 5,000 bonus Starpoints.
And you can earn the bonus up to 11 times this year, for a total of 55,000 points, which is as generous as some recent Chase refer a friend deals.
The catch is you need to invite your friends by April 23, 2015, though if you click through to your account you might see that the expiration is actually much later – October 31, 2015.
Starpoints are some of the most valuable around, and you know that as a card holder. So why not get friends in on it so they can experience how easy it is to get great value out of Starwood Preferred Guest.
Just beware that Amex is saying any referral you receive could be taxable.
We haven’t reports of them sending out any 1099 forms, and it’s unclear how they value Starpoints for those purposes. 1099-Misc forms are issued after $600 in miscellaneous income, so if they’re valuing points at 3 cents a piece (which is not yet known), you might be liable after you earn 20,000 points, or 4 referrals.
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