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If you like Westin and Sheraton hotels you’re gonna love this deal. American Express and Starwood Hotels & Resorts unveiled a new credit card this week that enables you to earn up to four air miles for every dollar spent. With the new Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, cardholders earn one Starpoint for every eligible dollar charged for purchases plus two additional Starpoints for every eligible dollar charged at participating Starwood hotels. Starwood Preferred Guest Gold and Platinum members earn three Starpoints per eligible dollar spent. Points are redeemed for free Starwood nights or can be transferred into 29 different airline programs at a 1:1 ratio. This means Platinum level cardholders can earn four air miles for each dollar spent on a Starwood stay. Other card benefits include bonus points during the first year for charging Starwood stays on the card, an annual 50% off coupon, and complimentary membership in Preferred Plus, a new level of the Starwood Preferred Guest, offering complimentary upgrades, late checkout, and free newspapers. The card also offers a six-month 2.9% intro APR on purchases followed by a prime +9.99% interest rate. The card also carries a $30 annual fee, which is waived for the first year. The card has a 20 day grace period and offers credit lines up to $100,000. Starwood Hotels include: The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points and W Hotels. For more information: www.americanexpress.com/starwood.

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