[Expired] New Amex Offers: JetBlue & HotelStorm

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There are a couple of useful new Amex Offers out today for JetBlue and HotelStorm.

Jet Blue

JetBlue Amex Offer

The Deal

  • Spend $200 or more, get $40 back
  • Valid on airline tickets purchased directly from JetBlue and upgrades, baggage fees, travel insurance, etc — if purchased at the time of booking.
  • Highly targeted, not available via Twitter

Key Terms

  • Expires 6/30/17
  • Excludes cruises, hotel bookings, car rentals, and on-board purchases

Hotel Storm

HotelStorm Amex Offer New

The Deal

  • Spend $200 or more, get $50 back
  • Terms state “each time”, which indicates that this discount is repeatable
  • #AmexHotelStorm to sync via Twitter

Key Terms

  • Expires 10/12/17
  • Transaction must be charged in USD to qualify

Quick Thoughts

The JetBlue offer appears to be highly targeted. Between my wife and I, we only had the offer on one card. A discount on flights could certainly be helpful if you’re already looking at buying a ticket.

On the HotelStorm side, remember that booking through a third party like this will typically eliminate any elite benefits or point earnings on your stay — it may even mean that you have to pay for Wi-Fi. Still, fifty dollars sounds like the right price point to make that trade in some situations. The fact that the terms state “each time” indicate that it is repeatable — meaning that it might be possible to save $50 on every night of a multi-night stay by simply reserving each night separately. That maneuver could necessitate a room switch, but if you book the same room type it is more likely that the hotel will let you keep the same room throughout the stay. I also find this kind of offer useful for a last-minute change of plans — when hotel rates can often be higher.

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  1. So for Hotel Storm, I guess this means, as a practical matter, it’s not too useful for Europe? The hotel has to bill in USD?

    • I haven’t booked with HotelStorm before, but I just looked up hotels in Paris, France and it displayed them in US Dollars. Since you’re paying HotelStorm (not the hotel directly), I would think you’ll be charged in US dollars unless you change the country currency from the drop-down in the upper right corner. (If you’re not in the US, I think it might detect your location/currency, in which case you’d just switch it to USD).

  2. I tried to use Hotelstorm to book a hotel but it took me to Booking.com, which doesn’t require any pre-payment. So I’ll pay at the hotel when check out? How is that going to be billed through Hotelstorm?

    • In the terms of the offer, it says you should go to hotelstorm.com/amex. I just did that and I can book directly through Hotel Storm — it doesn’t redirect. Have you tried that link from the offer terms?

  3. can hotelstorm booking be stackable with tmobile 25% off ? Do we have to book with /amex website ? Won’t amex offer not trigger automatically whichever link you use to book with hotelstorm.

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