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Kimpton Hotels definitely have a cult following. And, if you’re hooked on the brand’s funky, service-oriented and pet-friendly vibes, you can get up to 20% cash back on your next stay through Amex Offers. If you’re targeted, you’ll get a $60 statement credit for spending $300 or more on a hotel stay at eligible properties.

If you aren’t familiar with Amex Offers, they’re opt-in, limited-time deals for targeted American Express cardholders. Recent offers include 3x Membership Rewards points on Amazon purchases5,000 bonus points for spending $250 or more at Hilton and 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards points for spending $1,000+ with Air France or KLM.

Now through October 14, targeted cardholders will get $60 cash back for spending $300+ at Kimpton Hotels:

The terms and conditions confirm that this isn’t available at any other IHG property. And, it’s not even available at every Kimpton. St. Petersburg Florida’s Kimpton Hotel Zamora is specifically excluded, as well as international Kimpton properties.

In order to take advantage of this promotion, you’re going to have to make the hotel reservation directly with Kimpton via website, IHG’s app or by calling Kimpton directly. You’re going to need to book, stay and pay by October 14 to qualify for the promotion.

Remember that Amex Offers are often targeted, so not every American Express card will have this offer in its account. In order to see if you’ve been targeted and to enroll in the offer, log in to your account and scroll down to the “Amex Offers and Benefits” section. You may need to click “Load More” to see the offer. For reference, I’m targeted for this particular offer on four of my six Amex cards:

The only two cards that weren’t targeted are my Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express and my Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express — both are understandably not targeted for this offer at their competitor.

This offer also serves as a great reminder to check the entire list of Amex Offers in your account for money-saving discounts on both general purchases as well as cash back on travel purchases charged to your Amex.

Make sure to click the “Add to Card” button to enroll your card in the offers you want before making your purchases. If you have multiple cards linked under the same username/password, remember that there’s a limit of one registration per Amex Offer per username/password. So, choose wisely if you have multiple targeted cards under a single login (or try using multiple private browsers or moving cards to separate logins).

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