Get 25,000 Starpoints with the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Card. After you use it just once, you'll get 10,000 Starpoints. After spending $5,000 in the next six months, you'll get another 15,000 points, plus 1 point per $1 spent, so you'll actually have 30,000 total in your account. Starpoints can be very valuable and are worth much more than $0.01 each. They can be attractively redeemed at Starwood family hotels (Westin, Sheraton, St. Regis, etc.) and can be easily transferred at a 1.25:1 ratio to most major airlines (20,000 Starpoints = 25,000 miles). This card just won SmarterTravel's Award for "Best Travel Rewards Card" this past year. For more details, read our longer analysis Don't Have a Starwood Card? 10 Reasons Why You're Losing Money! Plus, with this offer, the $65 annual fee is waived for the first year.