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American Express is probably the savviest credit card company when it comes to social media, offering lots of discounts and promotions to cardmembers who sync their cards to Foursquare and Twitter. This week they launched a new deal that caught my eye: a $50 statement credit when you spend $250 or more on a Travelocity Hotel purchase for travel through October 31, 2012. All you need to do is sync your American Express card with your Twitter account and then compose a Tweet containing #AmexTravelocity. Once you tweet, you’ll get a confirmation tweet back confirming your enrollment. A similar offer can also be found on Facebook’s Link, Like, Love page.
The only downside? Most hotel programs require you to book directly in order to get points and elite status, so I’ll probably use this if I have any non-chain hotel stays (which I try to avoid, but do book from time to time).
“You must receive a confirmation Tweet from @amexsync stating that the offer has been added to your Card before you can redeem the offer. This confirmation Tweet will begin with your @username and will appear in your Mentions tab on the Connect page. These terms will be available to you via a link in the confirmation message. If, you do not receive an @reply message about this offer from @amexsync, please Contact Us or direct message us at @AskAmex. Limit one (1) statement credit per Card. Statement credits are generally issued within 3-5 business days after your qualifying purchase, but may take up to 2 billing periods to post to your account. Program Terms and Conditions apply; click here for details.
Discount based upon total hotel price excluding taxes & fees. Qualifying purchase means min. 1 Night Hotel stay offered on Site during Promotion Period valued at $250+. Travel dates between June 5 and October 31, 2012. Booking dates between June 5 and August 31, 2012.”