Get 20,000 Membership Rewards points on ANA purchases with this latest Amex Offer

Oct 2, 2019

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If you’re an ANA flyer, or you have a trip to Asia planned soon, you might want to check your Amex accounts for this no-brainer deal.

Several TPG staffers woke up this morning to find a great offer from ANA. Here’s what you need to know. You’ll get 20,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $1,000 or more on ANA flights from now until December 1. You’ll need to book directly with the airline to be eligible.

The offer appears to be targeted. While I didn’t see the offer on any of my three Amex cards, TPG Travel Analyst Zach Griff was targeted on The Platinum Card® from American Express.

Premium economy class to Asia typically hovers in the $1,100-$1,300 range if flying out of major hubs such as New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX), which means meeting this spending requirement should be a breeze if you have a trip planned soon.

Targeted Amex cardholders can receive a one-time $60 statement credit when they use their card to spend $300+ in one or more transactions with Delta. This offer expires on Nov. 12, 2019, and to qualify, your flight must begin in the U.S. and the purchase must be in U.S. dollars.

This offer is only valid when you use your card to make a direct purchase with Delta (via the Delta website, app, or by phone). This includes spending for airfare, upgrades, baggage fees and Delta Sky Club membership. Just note that things like in-person purchases do not qualify for this deal. So purchases made at the airport, lounges, and sales offices, or on-board food, beverage, Wi-Fi, and entertainment purchases won’t net you the statement credit. You also can’t buy Delta gift cards.

You’ll receive your credit within 90 days of the offer expiration date of Nov. 12. This deal isn’t just for Delta cardholders — TPG Executive News Director Scott Mayerowitz received this deal with The Platinum Card® from American Express. No matter which Amex card you have, it’s worth taking a look.

Other Amex Offers

If you’re an American Express cardholder and thinking of flying Cathay Pacific soon, you might want to check your Amex Offers portal because you may have the potential to score big.

You will receive a $300 statement credit after spending at least $1,500 or more on Cathay Pacific flights made directly at cathaypacific.com or the app by November 24. Note that the flight must originate in the US to be eligible. I saw this offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express but other cards may be targeted.

Meeting the spending requirement shouldn’t be difficult. A round-trip ticket from New York (JFK) to Vancouver (YVR) in premium economy is just over $1,700. Keep in mind that this “fifth-freedom” route will end next spring, so if you want to experience this route you may want to book soon rather than later.

And there are plenty more offers to choose from.

Targeted cardholders will receive 20,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $1,000 in one or more eligible transactions with Air France or KLM by Oct. 31. Note that all flights must originate from the U.S., be charged in U.S. dollars and be booked at airfrance.us or klm.us. There are several restrictions on the offer, which excludes KLM Package Deals, hotel bookings and car rentals.

We value Amex points at 2 cents each, making this offer worth a whopping $400.

Meeting the $1,000 threshold shouldn’t be difficult. KLM often runs promotions from its US locations to Europe and Africa. For instance, we’re seeing premium economy deals from New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) for just $1,074 round-trip. If you look hard enough, you may even be able to snag a rare business class deal on KLM, as some of us in the TPG office did a few weeks ago.

TPG Family editor Summer Hull was targeted for the offer on The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express while I was targeted on The Platinum Card from American Express.

The information for the Amex EveryDay Preferred has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

To check to see if you were targeted, log into American Express account and check the Amex Offers portal. Make sure to check all of your cards before clicking ‘Add to Card’ on one of them, as you’ll want to select the one that offers the best return on spending. In this case, the Platinum card is your best bet since it offers 5x points on purchases made directly with the airline.

As with any Amex Offer, you’ll want to check all of your cards to select the one that offers the best return on the purchase. Offers are targeted, so you may not see them at all. If you do, I’d encourage you to add them right away, since these tend to have limited enrollment and may disappear before the expiration date.

If you don’t have an American Express card and don’t want to miss out on future offers like this, consider adding The Platinum Card from American Express to your wallet, as it’s offering a welcome bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points after you use your new card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first three months. However, you might be eligible for an Amex Platinum 100k points bonus offer using the CardMatch Tool (offer subject to change at any time).

You’ll also receive 5x Membership Rewards points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel and 5x points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com. As a Platinum cardholder, you’ll also receive complimentary Gold status with both Marriott Bonvoy and Hilton Honors, so your stays could be even more rewarding.

If the Platinum Card isn’t for you, consider reading our guide on choosing the best American Express card that suits your style.

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