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AMEX Starwood Preferred Card Makes Travel Easier

June 6, 2012 by CreditCardsCo™

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Those who enjoy travel will find the Starwood Preferred Card from American Express a very valuable credit card. It provides ways to earn points that can be used for travel, travel perks, entertainment features and various other benefits that can be enjoyed all year long.

The credit card is available to residents of Canada with an application available online. It can take just minutes to complete and you are able to find out if you've been approved for the card instantly. As soon as you get the card, you start earning Starpoints.

Earn Starpoints with Every Dollar Spent

For every dollar spent on the card, Starpoints are earned. It's possible to earn points for every day purchases on gas, groceries and other items all year long. The American Express logo on the card ensures that it's accepted at millions of merchants around the globe as well as online.

The Starpoints can be used for:

  • Hotel stays
  • Free flights

The hotel stays are available all over the globe at 9 different Starwood Properties including The Luxury Collection, Westin, Sheraton and many others. There are no blackout dates, which mean that you can book the hotel rewards when you wish, not when it's convenient for the hotel.

There are also over 350 flight partners that accept starpoints. With enough points, it's possible to book flights for free vacations all over the globe. There are no blackout dates with these, either so you can go on vacation when you want to.

Up to 9 supplementary cards can be ordered on the account. With more people using the card, it will be easier to reach the reward levels that you want. All cardholders will be able to enjoy the same great features all year long.

American Express Provides Entertainment Features

American Express offers "front of the line." The best entertainment is just a phone call away. Tickets to concerts and special events can be purchased, even to those that are not on sale to the general public or are listed as sold out. A phone call is all it takes to take advantage of this feature.

Enjoy Travel Features All Year Long

Travel features come standard with the card. As long as the credit card is used to book your vacation, you will experience a number of complimentary features. This includes travel insurance, comprehensive of accidental death and dismemberment, for you, your spouse as well as any dependents who are traveling with you.

Additional insurance covers you with baggage delays, flight delays and even hotel/motel burglaries. Your items will be replaced or you will receive money to purchase the items you need until your baggage and other items have been recovered. You will also be covered with a car rental for damages as well as if it gets stolen.

Further travel benefits include travel assistance when traveling outside of Canada. A toll free number is available that operates 24/7 to help you. If you need referrals for legal or medical advice, you just need to pick up the phone.

Additional Features Are Always Available

The card also includes features such as:

  • Online account management
  • Buyer protection
  • Fraud liability protection

Online account management allows you 24/7 access to your account. Log on with a secure connection to find out your account balance, look up previous purchases and pay your bill. You also have the ability to download statements and communicate with customer service online.

Buyer protection works in two ways. One, all purchases will have the manufacturer warranty doubled to up to one year. Second, eligible purchases made with the card are protected against accidental damage as well as theft. This provides you with a safe way to make all of your purchases.

Finally, the card has fraud liability protection. Should your account be comprised, you will not be liable for any charges made to the account. Just call customer service and they will reverse the charges and open up an investigation. They will also replace your credit card if it is lost or stolen.

Conclusion

Traveling is easier when you have the Starwood Preferred card by American Express in your wallet. With points earned every time you make a purchase as well as travel benefits whenever you book travel on the card, it's the smart way to travel. The application is available online and you can be approved within minutes.

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