July 17th, 2012

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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).
Details:

“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.”

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.

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More Things to Know
  • Receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • No matter where you're traveling, when you use your Premier Rewards Gold Card there are no foreign transaction fees from American Express.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, if available with The Hotel Collection at americanexpress.com/hc. Terms apply.
  • There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
  • Terms and limitations apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
N/A
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer Fee
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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