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There is a new targeted Amex Offer out this morning for prepaid hotel bookings through Amex Travel: Spend $600+ on a prepaid hotel booking through Amex Travel, get 10,000 Membership Rewards points (or $100 back depending on your offer). That’s a very good offer, though we have seen slightly better offers in the past (e.g. Spend $500, get 10K / $100)). Sill, if targeted and you have a hotel booking to make, this is a great return.
- Targeted Amex Offer: Spend $600+ on a prepaid hotel booking at Amex Travel, get 10,000 Membership Rewards points (or $100 depending on your offer)
- Expires 7/15/18
- Must be used for a prepaid hotel booking
This offer is targeted. In my household, we only found it on my wife’s Everyday Preferred card. There is also an offer to spend $600 and get $100 back, though we didn’t see it on our cards (and it would be less valuable unless you do not value Membership Rewards very highly).
According to our Reasonable Redemption Values, Membership Rewards are worth around 1.82 cents each (though you could certainly get more value with the right redemption). That makes this offer worth around $182 back, which is a great deal. It’s not the best we’ve ever seen (this offer has previously come around as a Spend $500, get 10K offer), but it’s still a nice value if you have a prepaid booking to make.
Since you are booking via Amex Travel, your booking most likely will not qualify for hotel points or elite credit and you will not receive elite benefits. However, the value of this offer likely outweighs those things in many instances. While your booking must be prepaid, that doesn’t always mean nonrefundable. Check the terms of your chosen hotel. I know that when I first saw these offers, I ignored them thinking that a prepaid booking would eliminate flexibility, but it turns out that isn’t the case. Note that Fine Hotels & Resorts bookings do not qualify.
H/T: Doctor of Credit