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The American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts (FHR) program is one of the best ways to potentially save big on your next trip. In addition to the benefits you’ll get when booking through the program, there’s also the possibility of saving even more cash with free nights. For example, when I was searching for hotels for an upcoming trip to Singapore, nearly all of the FHR properties in the city were eligible for a free night.

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You can book a three-night stay at The Fullerton Bay Hotel for a nightly rate of $570 and get the third night for free. So, you’ll pay $1,140 for a three-night stay (normally $1,710 without the free night). Booking through the hotel’s website on the same dates would cost a total $1,113 for the three nights, so you’d be paying $27 more with FHR. But, you’ll receive the $125 food and beverage credit, complimentary breakfast for two people and other FHR benefits, which will ultimately save you money. Remember that the value of the free night will be deducted from the total hotel of the bill at check-out — not when booking.

As a reminder, you need to be a cardholder of The Platinum Card from American Express, its business version or the Centurion Card in order to have access to the FHR portal. You’ll always get noon check-in when available, room upgrade when available, daily breakfast for two people, 4:00pm late check out, complimentary Wi-Fi and a unique property amenity.

For more on this perk, check out Richard Kerr’s post, “How to Score Free Nights With Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts

Featured image courtesy of The Fullerton Bay Hotel.

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