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Save money with these travel-related offers on your credit cards this month

Nov. 03, 2022
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One of the ways to ensure that you’re getting continuous value from your rewards credit cards is by taking advantage of the targeted promotions available to you.

You may be most familiar with Amex Offers, which provide some excellent discounts on travel, retail and other transactions. However, other issuers have also stepped up their game, and we’ve seen some useful offers extended to people with cards from other companies.

In this monthly roundup, we’ll gather some of the most lucrative travel-related credit card promotions and discounts that we’ve found. But don’t forget to use a shopping portal, too, so that you can potentially earn even more points, miles or cash back on your spending.

Amex Offers

Amex Offers is the most prolific and easy-to-understand program, and I’ve personally saved hundreds of dollars from these promotions over the years.

To view your offers, log into your online Amex account, scroll down to where you see a tab for “Amex Offers & Benefits,” then click on the ones that are available to you and see which ones are of interest. If you find one you’d like to take advantage of, you can click the “Add to Card” button and you should be able to see the terms. Most of these have expiration dates and other conditions that you must meet.

Marriott Le Meridien Maldives. KATIE GENTER/THE POINTS GUY

Hopefully, you’re targeted for some of the following deals, as they can help you save big on upcoming travel:

  • HMSHost Sit-Down Restaurants at Airport Terminals: Spend $40 or more, get $10 back (expires Nov. 18, 2022).
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts: Spend $750 or more, get $150 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in Mexico: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Uniworld River Cruises: Spend $3,000 or more, get $500 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Uniworld River Cruises: Spend $1,000 or more, get $250 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Millennium Hotels & Resorts: Spend $300 or more, get $100 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Qantas Airways: Spend $1,500 or more, get $300 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Hotels.com Gift Card: Spend $50 or more, get $10 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • MGM Resorts — Luxury Destinations: Spend $700 or more, get $140 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • MGM Resorts — Select Destinations: Spend $400 or more, get $80 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Sunset Tower Hotel — West Hollywood: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Hotel Casa del Mar — Santa Monica Beach Hotel: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 13, 2022).
  • Hilton: Get 3% back on purchases, up to a total of $100 (expires Dec. 14, 2022).
  • Opal Collection: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 15, 2022).
  • Preferred Hotels and Resorts: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 15, 2022).
  • Viceroy Hotels and Resorts: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 15, 2022).
  • Grand Hyatt: Spend $300 or more, get $60 back (expires Dec. 15, 2022).
  • Luxury Escapes: Spend $1,500 or more, get $300 back (expires Dec. 18, 2022).
  • Marriott: Spend $300 or more, get $60 back (expires Dec. 18, 2022).
  • Marriott: Spend $250 or more, get $50 back (expires Dec. 18, 2022).
  • IHG — InterContinental, Kimpton and Hotel Indigo: Spend $300 or more, get $75 back (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Cambria & Ascend Hotels: Spend $300 or more, get $75 back (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Hilton — Nevada locations: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • The Ned NoMad Hotel NY: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Silversea Cruises: Get +5 Membership Rewards points per dollar, up to 50,000 points (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Get +5 Membership Rewards points per dollar, up to 50,000 points (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Royal Caribbean International: Spend $1,000 or more, get 25,000 bonus Membership Rewards points (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and LXR: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Hilton Hotels, Curio Collection and Canopy: Spend $100 or more, get $40 back (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Cathay Pacific Airways: Spend $1,000 or more, get $175 back (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Homes & Villas by Marriott International: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back — up to two times (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Marriott International Luxury Brands: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • The Leading Hotels of the World: Spend $700 or more, get $150 back (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Best Western hotels: Spend $100 or more, get $30 back (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car: Get 5 extra points per dollar spent, up to 5,000 points maximum (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Big Sky Resort — Montana: Spend $500 or more, get $125 back (expires Feb. 17, 2023).
  • Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Las Vegas: Spend $300 or more, get $60 back (expires Feb. 19, 2023).
  • Hilton — Las Vegas and Nevada locations: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Feb. 28, 2023).
  • Mint House: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Feb. 28, 2023).
  • Park 'N Fly: Spend $75 or more, get $15 back (expires March 15, 2023).
  • Silverado Resort — Napa: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires March 20, 2023).
  • Cruise America RV rentals: Spend $500 or more, get 10,000 bonus points (expires April 3, 2023).
  • Staypineapple — Boutique Hotels: Spend $250 or more, get $50 back (expires April 3, 2023).
  • Turo: Spend $150 or more, get $30 back (expires April 21, 2023).

Eligible cards and other details

All personal and small-business American Express cards are eligible for Amex Offers, though which offers you’re presented with will vary by card. This includes popular options like The Platinum Card® from American Express, the American Express® Gold Card and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express.

Related: The secret to getting more (and sometimes better) Amex Offers on your card

Capital One Offers

There are plenty of popular stores available on the Capital One Offers platform with discounts that do not have stated expiration dates. All of the savings will apply as statement credits to your eligible account.

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Here are the current travel-related offers you might be interested in:

  • Agoda: 9% back.
  • Avis: 2% back.
  • Best Western Hotels: 12% back.
  • Booking.com: 7% back.
  • Budget Rent-A-Car: 2% back.
  • Camping World: 3% back.
  • CheapOair: Up to $24 back.
  • Choice Hotels: 6% back.
  • Expedia: Up to 5% back.
  • Extended Stay America: 10% back.
  • Great Wolf Lodge: 2% back.
  • Hertz: 10% back.
  • Hotels.com: 4% back.
  • Hotwire: Up to 6.4% back.
  • IHG: 8% back.
  • Marriott: 5% back.
  • Marriott Homes & Villas: 1% back.
  • Orbitz: Up to 4% back.
  • Park 'N Fly: 3% back.
  • Priceline: Up to 8% back.
  • Red Roof Inn: 8% back.
  • Rentalcars.com: Up to 10% back.
  • RVshare: 9% back.
  • Travelocity: Up to 4% back.
  • TravelPro: 5% back.
  • Trip.com: Up to 5% back.
  • Tripadvisor: 12% back.
  • Viator: 13% back.
  • Vrbo: 5% back.

Eligible cards and other details

All consumer Capital One cards are eligible for Capital One Offers — including the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card and the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card. However, the issuer’s small-business cards do not participate.

Just as a forewarning, Capital One Offers can take longer to post to your account compared to the other issuers, which typically take just a few business days (at most). According to Capital One’s fine print, it can take up to three billing cycles to get the statement credit for a specific purchase. As long as you’re all right with footing the bill when using a Capital One Offer and not receiving the discount for up to three months, it’s still worth it to take advantage of these great promotions.

Related: Complete guide to saving money with Capital One Offers

Chase Offers

Chase Offers often have a quicker expiration date than other issuers, but you’ll frequently find great savings for everyday spending on everything from restaurants to travel purchases. You’ll also find offers for rebates on gas with Chase more often than with other issuers, and this can help you save at home, on a road trip or even when filling up your next rental car.

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Here are some of the current offers:

  • Chevron pay-at-pump: 3% back when you pay at the pump, with a maximum of $1.50 back (expires Nov. 17, 2022).
  • Carnival Cruises: $35 back when you spend $100 or more (expires Nov. 17, 2022).
  • Exxon Mobil pay-at-pump: 5% back when you pay at the pump, with a maximum of $2.50 back (expires Nov. 20, 2022).
  • Sheraton Hotels and Resorts: 15% back when you spend $100 or more, with a maximum of $85 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Hyatt properties in the U.S.: 15% back when you spend $100 or more, with a maximum of $37.95 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).

Furthermore, Chase tends to provide promotions for many of the brands it already partners with — such as Hyatt or Instacart — so adding these offers allows you to double-dip your earnings. Your offers might vary depending on the specific cards you carry.

Eligible cards and other details

All Chase personal and business credit cards have the potential for Chase Offers. This includes popular options like the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and Ink Business Preferred Credit Card along with no-annual-fee options like the Chase Freedom Unlimited and even cobranded cards like the World of Hyatt Credit Card and the United Explorer Card.

However, note that the number of targeted discounts will likely be larger on those cards you use most frequently. Like Amex, these must be activated before your purchase.

In addition, any percentage discounts often have a relatively small dollar cap on them — so be sure you read the full terms of each offer to know what you’ll get back.

Related: The best Chase credit cards of 2022

Citi Merchant Offers

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Citi Merchant Offers can provide solid value, but what you see across your cards can vary greatly from one product to another or from one customer to another. Unfortunately, most members typically don’t see a large number of travel-related offers. Here are some that are currently available:

  • Caesars Rewards: Get $30 back on a purchase of $150 or more (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Hawaiian Airlines: Get $20 back on a purchase of $200 or more (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Shell: Get 5% back when you pay at the pump, with a maximum of $5 back — up to three times (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Viator: Get $20 back on a purchase of $200 or more (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Holiday Inn Express: Get $20 back on a purchase of $100 or more (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts: Get $20 back on a purchase of $100 or more (expires Dec. 31, 2022).

Eligible cards and other details

All Citi personal credit cards have the potential for these Merchant Offers. This includes not only cards that earn Citi ThankYou Points — such as the Citi Premier® Card and Citi® Double Cash Card — but also the American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card. Remember that you need to add the offers to your card prior to making your purchase; otherwise, you won’t receive the rebate.

Related: The best Citi credit cards of 2022

Bottom line

I always check my card offers before making a big purchase to make sure that I’m not missing out on any discounts. Additionally, these card offers have been helpful when I need gift ideas around the holidays, as I’m able to get a solid discount on a purchase I might not have considered before.

And remember: Just because you add an offer to your card doesn’t mean you have to make the purchase. It never hurts to have options, though.

We recommend that you make a habit of checking your card promotions on a regular basis since they can easily help you save hundreds of dollars every year. Be sure to bookmark this page, as we update it monthly with the latest deals we’ve seen.

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • Access to the Fine Hotels & Resorts program and Hotel Collection
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Why We Chose It

It's hard to find a card that competes with the mile-long list of benefits that come with the Amex Business Platinum. While it's certainly not the card for the average consumer, a business owner with tons of expenses -- especially related to travel -- will find this card incredibly valuable. This card is similar to the consumer version that Amex offers, but with more business-oriented perks around statement credits and earning rates that are a better fit for business owners.

Pros

  • An up to $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee every four to five years
  • Up to $400 annual credit for eligible U.S. Dell purchases (enrollment required)
  • Gold status at Marriott and Hilton hotels (enrollment required)
  • Access to the Fine Hotels & Resorts program and Hotel Collection
  • Extended warranty protection
  • International Airline Program and Cruise Privileges Program

Cons

  • Steep annual fee
  • Difficulty meeting $15,000 welcome offer for smaller businesses
  • Limited high-bonus categories outside of travel
  • The Points Guy Exclusive Offer: Earn 150,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Platinum Card® within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com, and 1X points for each dollar you spend on eligible purchases.
  • Earn 1.5X points (that’s an extra half point per dollar) on eligible purchases at US construction material & hardware suppliers, electronic goods retailers and software & cloud system providers, and shipping providers, as well as on purchases of $5,000 or more everywhere else, on up to $2 million of these purchases per calendar year.
  • Unlock over $1,000 in annual statement credits on a curation of business purchases, including select purchases made with Dell Technologies, Indeed, Adobe, and U.S. wireless service providers.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit: Get up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year for checked baggage fees, lounge day passes, and more at one selected airline.
  • $189 CLEAR® Credit: Use your Card and get up to $189 back per year on your CLEAR® membership. CLEAR® is available at more than 50 U.S. airports and stadiums.
  • The American Express Global Lounge Collection® can provide an escape at the airport. With more than 1,400 airport lounges across 140 countries and counting, you have more lounge location options than any other credit card on the market as of 9/2021.
  • $695 Annual Fee.
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