Update: SPG Starpoint Transfers to Family Members take 26-27 Days, not 30
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Now that my dad has the SPG card, he is working on the $5,000 minimum spending requirement to receive the full 30,000 SPG Starpoints. He received the first 10,000 SPG Starpoints after his first purchase.
I have been trying to transfer SPG points from his SPG account to my SPG account and was glad to see that Award Wallet has updated both of our accounts.
The transfer went through to my account yesterday (September 8).
… and on September 8 for my dad as well.
The interesting thing is that SPG says you need to have had the same address for at least 30 days, but that doesn’t appear to be true. My dad was approved for the SPG card on August 6, but he didn’t create his SPG account until August 13 (entered our home address). So it appears that you only need to have the same address for around 26-27 days, not the 30 SPG claims it takes.
This may or may not be helpful to anyone, but at least I got the SPG points a few days earlier than expected. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.