Up to 50% Off Airbnb with Amex Offers

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American Express has released a new offer giving a $50 statement credit with a $100 or Airbnb purchase.

The Offer

Get a one-time $50 statement credit by using your connected Card to make a single purchase of $100 or more on Airbnb by 12/31/15.

Key Terms

  • Enrollment limited.
  • Offer valid for approved bookings and gift cards purchased on Airbnb.com and the Airbnb mobile app.
  • Offer valid for a single transaction of $100 or more made by 12/31/15.
  • Offer not valid for bookings made with gift cards.
  • Offer valid for eligible domestic and international Airbnb locations.

You can find the full terms here.

How to Enroll

This offer may be available on the American Express website, however it does not show up in the few accounts I checked. You can also load the offer to your cards by tweeting #AmexAirbnb from a linked account.

Questions?

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Last updated on December 20th, 2018

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Mark

Sorry I know this is off-topic but I tried googling and going through different blogs and forums but have been unable to find an answer. Does using your Discover card to purchase Amazon gift cards earn the 5% cash back or is that excluded? Thank you very much in advance.

Dee
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Dee

I got it on my Everyday, personal Platinum and biz Gold.

Dee
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Dee

Hubby got it on his Delta and Simply Cash biz

JDH
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JDH

Thanks for posting! I got the offer on my Delta Amex but not on my SPG Amex.

iahphx
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iahphx

Using the FrequentMiler instructions, I just synced an AMEX card to the promo and used it. Thank you!

Before I did, I opened another account and “referred” myself: which gave me an additional $20 booking credit. This was convenient because, at least for my booking, there was an Airbnb service fee of $21.

So the net result was a nice savings of $49.

Does anyone know if Airbnb would care if you have multiple accounts (with multiple referral credits)? Otherwise, the service fee makes their site pretty illogical to use, because you could book direct and save the fee.

HeavenlyJane
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HeavenlyJane

You might eventually get busted by Airbnb for doing that. They have a specific department called “Trust & Safety” and if they ever do an audit on duplicate profiles, they will sleuth out that you set up two accounts in order to get a referral fee. I’m not saying you shouldn’t do it, $20 is a powerful incentive. I just feel badly that there is a note in my record that I got reprimanded.

renzhen
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renzhen

can you redeem multiple gift cards in one booking? Thanks.

Kent C
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Kent C

No.

iahphx
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iahphx

If this is the case (1 card per order), this offer is really only useful for inexpensive stays. If you’re renting a house for a few days, it’s hardly worth the trouble because airbnb will charge you more fees than other channels.

John
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John

Actually. AirBnb gift cards can be “loaded” to your account – e.g. the same way you handle Amazon GCs. So in short, don’t try to use the GC to make a booking. Just load GC(s) to your account, then use your GC balance to pay whatever part of your booking you can cover.

To access this, you go to your account, click on Payment Methods. At the bottom there is a box to enter GC code and “Apply to Account”.

iahphx
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iahphx

Thanks, John. So have you or anyone else actually loaded multiple gift cards to their account and used them on a single booking? This is obviously the Holy Grail of this deal and, if it’s doable, the offer becomes much more valuable.

BTW, I’m assuming you need a second airbnb account to buy the gift cards from? I recall reading somewhere that you can’t load gift cards to the same account they’re bought in. True?

SDO
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SDO

But the problem is- doesn’t the balance expire after a certain period of time?

James
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James

anyone found a secondary market for these?

FlyerDad
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FlyerDad

Thanks Shawn. I already had a stay booked in April, 2016. I contacted Airbnb and they were able to change my method of payment to my AmEx. It’s a four day stay, and made a rate we were already very happy with to a great rate.

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freqflyercoll
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freqflyercoll

I purchases a $100 airbnb GC over the weekend. the charges has now posted to my account, but i haven’t received any emails or other communications about the offer being used. has anyone else had that experience? I’ll probably wait a few more days and see if it just posts

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