Amtrak Great Escape Promo: Purchase Three Acela Trips, Get One Free

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Update: The current sign-up bonus for the Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard is 12,000 points after spending $500 in the first 3 months, 2 points per dollar spent on Amtrak, and one point per dollar on everything else.

While I love to fly, sometimes taking Acela is just easier. Being NYC based, it means I avoid a trip to the airport and I feel like every Amtrak seat has more space than most domestic first class cabins.

If you do take Amtrak, you should sign up for their loyalty program, Amtrak Guest Rewards. They are currently running a buy three, get one free promotion on Acela (register here).

Details:
Make your GREAT ESCAPE this year with free Acela® travel. Because when you register and start traveling this winter, each qualifying Acela trip you take counts toward free travel this summer. And when you take three trips, you get one free.*

EARN a free roundtrip on Acela by taking three qualifying roundtrips (or six one-way trips) on Acela between January 10 – March 19, 2011.

BOOK your free trip on Acela between June 1 – August 31, 2011.

TRAVEL free anywhere Acela will take you between July 3 – August 31, 2011.*

*Must be an Amtrak Guest Rewards member and register for this offer to participate. Register online at AmtrakGuestRewards.com or by calling 1-800-307-5000. To qualify, three Acela roundtrips or six one-way trips must be taken between January 10, 2011 and March 19, 2011. Minimum spend of $85 per qualifying trip one-way required. Free trips are valid for Acela Business Class travel July 3, 2011 through August 31, 2011 and are subject to Acela award travel time-of-day restrictions on weekdays. Acela award travel may not occur from any boarding point between start-of-service and 8:59 a.m. inclusive, or between 2:00 p.m. and 5:59 p.m. inclusive Monday through Friday ET. No printed voucher will be mailed. Free trips may be redeemed online beginning June 1, 2011 on AmtrakGuestRewards.com or by calling 1-800-307-5000. Free roundtrip will be awarded in the form of two one-way trips. Limit of two qualifying trips per day (one roundtrip or two one-ways).Members must include their membership number when making reservations. Cancelled or refunded reservations/tickets will be deemed ineligible. A maximum of two roundtrips may be earned. Other terms and conditions may apply.

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