If you’re an American Express card holder, you should be aware of the Amex Offers available to you when you log in to your account on americanexpress.com. Usually the offers from American Express are in the from of a statement credit. This offer however allows you to earn 10,000 AMEX points with AMEXTRAVEL when you make a $500 purchase. This is a great deal because I had a hotel already booked through Expedia (which I cancel for free) and I was planning to pay for it using my Citi Prestige credit card which gives me 3X ThankYou points on travel. The bonus through Citi Prestige would’ve given me 1,500 ThankYou points on a $500 travel purchase but now through my Platinum Card from American Express, I can get 10,000 Membership rewards points in addition to the 1 point/$1 spent.

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Offer Terms and Conditions:

  • Enroll your eligible American Express® Card
  • Use your enrolled card to make a single transaction of $500 or more for a prepaid hotel booking at AmexTravel.com by 6/21/16
  • Excludes the Fine Hotels & Resorts. See terms for additional exclusions.
  • Only U.S.-issued American Express Cards that are enrolled in the Membership Rewards program at the time of purchase are eligible
  • Limit 1 enrolled Card per American Express online account.
  • Bonus points will be credited to your Membership Rewards program account within 90 days after the offer end date

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As you can see above in the email confirming that I used the offer, it says to look out for a $10,000 statement credit. Now that would be an amazing mistake!! 🙂


Bottom Line:

If you are targeted for this offer and have a travel purchase to make before 6/26/16, make sure to take advantage of it. This is especially great if you’re purchase is as close to $500 as possible and not much more in order to maximize the bonus per $1 spent. Your purchase would have to be larger than $3,333 in order to consider another card like the Citi Prestige for your travel purchase. A $3,333 travel purchase with the Citi Prestige will give you ~ 10,000 ThankYou points, so if your planning on spending more than that, you might want to evaluate which card will be better for you to use.


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  1. Hi R,
    I have couple AMEX cards. Every time I try to book through AMEX travel and then check other sources, they come in WAY higher. I never end up booking through them. Guess this might be only time…

    • Ramy

      Hi Laurie, I redeemed this offer through my Platinum card and the rate I got on amextravel was exactly the same low price I had on Expedia. Not sure why you would get different rates, Amex advertises lowest rate guarantee!

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