Save Big on Flights, Hotels and Cruises in October Using Amex Offers

Oct 4, 2016

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Amex Offers are opt-in, limited-time and generally targeted deals for American Express cardholders. If you’ve ever looked through the list of Amex Offers, you know how overwhelming it can be. Digging through all of the discounts and other mediocre deals to find the ones actually worth considering is a daunting task.,

We’ll continue to post separately about excellent Amex Offers like $50 back when spending $250+ at Westin Hotels, $200 back when spending $1,000+ with Virgin Atlantic and $200 back when spending $1,000+ with Delta. However, we’re here today with a round-up of the top travel-related Amex Offers currently available.

AIRLINES

Aerolineas Argentinas is part of SkyTeam.
Looking for a trip to Argentina? Use the Aerolineas Argentinas Amex Offer to save on your flight there. Image courtesy of Aerolineas Argentinas.

Aerolineas Argentinas — Spend $500 or more, get $100 back

  • Expires: November 15, 2016
  • Number of purchases: Multiple purchases will count toward the $500 spending requirement
  • Availability: Common
  • Offer found on: Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express, Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, The Blue for Business Credit Card from American Express
  • Other restrictions: Only valid for purchase of airline tickets and add-ons purchased at the same time. Must purchase directly with Aerolineas Argentinas at aerolineas.com.ar/en-us. Purchase transaction must be in USD. Excludes Aerolineas Vacations.

ANA, All Nippon Airways — Spend $1,000 or more, get 20,000 Membership Reward points

  • Value of Offer: Based on the most recent TPG valuations, the 20,000 Membership Reward point bonus is worth $380.
  • Expires: November 26, 2016
  • Number of purchases: Multiple purchases allowed toward the $1,000 spending requirement.
  • Availability: Rare
  • Offer found on: The Platinum Card® from American ExpressThe Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN, Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN
  • Other restrictions: Only airfare purchases must be made through ANA’s US website or through ANA’s call center will count toward this spending requirement. ANA flights booked through an online travel agent won’t count toward the spending goal

Virgin Atlantic — Spend $1,000 or more, get $200 back

  • Expires: November 6, 2016
  • Number of purchases: Unclear. Recommend making one purchase of $1,000+ to take advantage of this offer.
  • Availability: Common
  • Offer found on: Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express, Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express, Amex Green Card
  • Other restrictions: Purchases must be made on Virgin Atlantic’s US website or the Virgin Atlantic mobile app. Purchases made at “airports, Virgin Atlantic local offices and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses” and in-flight purchases are excluded.
  • More information about this offer

HOTELS

Best Western Posada Royale hotel featured
Save $20 off an upcoming Best Western stay with Amex Offers. Image courtesy of Best Western Posada Royale.

Best Western — Spend $100 or more, get $20 back

  • Expires: November 30, 2016
  • Number of purchases: Unclear. Recommend spending $100 in one transaction to take advantage of this offer.
  • Availability: Common
  • Offer found on: Premier Rewards Gold Card from American ExpressBusiness Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, Amex Green Card, Amex EveryDay, Amex Business Platinum Card, The Blue for Business Credit Card from American Express
  • Other restrictions: Only valid for Best Western hotels located in the US and US Virgin Islands. Must book through BestWestern.com, Best Western app or calling Best Western at 1-800-780-7234. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is canceled.

Fourth Night Free through American Express Travel

  • Offer: Book a hotel stay through American Express Travel for at least four nights, receive the fourth night free
  • Expires: October 31, 2016
  • Valid dates: September 15-November 15, 2016
  • Offer found on: N/A — offer is publicly available
  • Other restrictions: Only available for the hotels listed on the promotion webpage.
Save on an upcoming stay at Hilton - such as at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. Image courtesy of Hilton.
Save on an upcoming stay at Hilton — such as at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki — using these Amex Offers. Image courtesy of Hilton.

Hilton Portfolio — Spend $200+, get 3,000 Membership Reward points

  • Value of Offer: Based on the most recent TPG valuations, the bonus of 3,000 Membership Rewards points is worth $57.
  • Expires: October 18, 2016
  • Number of purchases: Unclear. Recommend spending $200 in one transaction to take advantage of this offer.
  • Availability: Rare
  • Offer found on: Amex Green CardAmex EveryDay
  • Other restrictions: Only valid for Hilton properties within the US (including Puerto Rico and Guam). Reservations must be made directly with Hilton. Offer does not apply to advance purchase rates, including Advance Purchase, Save Now & Pay and non-refundable rates. Excludes gift card purchases.

Hilton Portfolio of Hawaiian Properties — Spend $1,000+ or more, get $200 back

  • Expires: October 15, 2016
  • Number of purchases: Unclear. Recommend spending $1,000 in one transaction to take advantage of this offer.
  • Availability: Rare. Offer explicitly excludes all business cards.
  • Offer found on: Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Amex EveryDay
  • Other restrictions: Only valid for Hilton properties within the state of Hawaii. Reservations must be made directly with Hilton. Offer does not apply to advance purchase rates, including Advance Purchase, Save Now & Pay and non-refundable rates. Excludes gift card purchases.
Stay at the gorgeous Loews Miami Beach.
Use Amex Offers to save $60 off a $300+ stay at the gorgeous Loews Miami Beach. Image courtesy of Loews Miami Beach.

Loews Hotels and Resorts — Spend $300 or more, get $60 back

  • Expires: November 30, 2016
  • Number of purchases: Unclear. Recommend spending $300 in one transaction to take advantage of this offer.
  • Availability: Hit or miss, but available to all Amex cardholders by tweeting from a linked Twitter account with the #AmexLoews hashtag.
  • Offer found on: Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, The Platinum Card from American Express, Amex Business Platinum Card, The Blue for Business Credit Card from American Express, Amex EveryDay, Amex Green Card
  • Other restrictions: Offer only valid on room rate and room charges. Valid at any participating location in the US, except Loews properties located within Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

Provenance Hotels — Get 20% off your stay

  • Expires: December 30, 2016
  • Availability: Common
  • Offer found on: Premier Rewards Gold Card from American ExpressBusiness Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, Amex EveryDay, Amex Business Platinum Card, The Blue for Business Credit Card from American Express
  • Other restrictions: Only valid for stays through April 1, 2017. Must book via provenanceoffers.com/amex and use promo code AMEX. Blackout dates may apply and vary by property. Offer not valid at The Westin Portland, The Benson or The Paramount Hotel.

Renaissance Hotels — Spend $200 or more, get $40 back

  • Expires: November 30, 2016
  • Number of purchases: Must spend all $200 in one transaction.
  • Availability: Common
  • Offer found on: Premier Rewards Gold Card from American ExpressBusiness Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, Amex EveryDay, Amex Business Platinum Card, The Blue for Business Credit Card from American Express
  • Other restrictions: Reservations must be made online at renaissance-hotels.marriott.com, via the Marriott mobile app or by phone. Offer valid only at Renaissance Hotels brand properties in the US and US territories. Excludes gift card purchases. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is canceled.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Use the GroundLink Amex Offer to save on your next on-demand limo.
Use the GroundLink Amex Offer to save on your next on-demand limo.

GroundLink.com On Time Car+Limo Service — Spend $150 or more, get $50 back

  • Expires: February 4, 2017
  • Number of purchases: Multiple purchases count toward the $150 spending requirement
  • Availability: Common for personal cards
  • Offer found on: Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, The Platinum Card from American Express, Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express, Amex EveryDay, Amex Green Card
  • Other restrictions: Per the T&C, “Valid online only. If you order an item during the offer period but it is not sent until after 2/4/2017, it may not count towards determining whether the purchase qualifies for the offer.”

CRUISES

Two cruise offers are available, but they aren’t found on many cards. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Crystal Cruises — Spend $500+, get 10,000 Membership Rewards points

  • Value of Offer: Based on the most recent TPG valuations, the bonus of 10,000 Membership Rewards points is worth $190.
  • Expires: October 22, 2016
  • Number of purchases: Multiple purchases count toward the $500 spending requirement
  • Availability: Rare
  • Offer found on: Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Amex EveryDay, Amex Green Card
  • Other restrictions: Offer valid for reservations booked directly via CrystalCruises.com, phone at 1-888-722-0021 and travel agent only between 9/8/16 and 10/22/16. Excludes onboard purchases and services (including spa), Bon Voyage gift order, shore excursions, transportation to and from the ship, transactions made on third party sites, Crystal UK, Crystal Luxury Air, and Crystal Private Adventure.

Oceania Cruises — Spend $500 or more, get $150 back

  • Expires: October 14, 2016
  • Availability: Rare
  • Offer found on: Amex EveryDay, Amex Green Card, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

Regent Seven Seas Cruises — Spend $500+, get 10,000 Membership Rewards points

  • Value of Offer: Based on the most recent TPG valuations, the bonus of 10,000 Membership Rewards points is worth $190.
  • Expires: November 30, 2016
  • Availability: Rare
  • Offer found on: Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

Which of these Amex Offers are you planning to utilize?

 

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