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Targeted: Hotel Hop in Las Vegas This Summer for up to 20,000 Amex Points

June 13, 2019
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Targeted: Hotel Hop in Las Vegas This Summer for up to 20,000 Amex Points
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Here at TPG, we're always looking for new ways to save money and earn more points to take the trip of a lifetime. After doing some poking around on our American Express accounts, we came across a way to visit Las Vegas this summer and rack up 20,000 Membership Rewards points, all while spending just $1,000 on hotel costs. The trick is the Amex Offers program, which currently has three targeted promotions for select cardholders.

Here's how you can do it.

The first off comes from Caesars Entertainment, where you'll get 4,000 MR points after spending $200 or more at participating Las Vegas properties:

  • Caesars Palace
  • NOBU Hotel at Caesars Palace
  • Caesars Suites
  • Bally's Las Vegas
  • The Cromwell
  • Flamingo Las Vegas
  • Harrah's Las Vegas
  • LINQ Hotel & Casino
  • Paris Las Vegas
  • Planet Hollywood Resort
  • Rio All-Suite Las Vegas

TPG Editor Nick Ewen was targeted for this offer on both his Platinum Card® from American Express and his Blue Business®️ Plus Credit Card from American Express.

This offer runs through Sep. 3, and reservations must be made through a direct Caesars Entertainment channel.

After a night or two in one of the resorts above, you can then hop over to a second property, as MGM Resorts has two targeted offers for travelers looking to get away to Vegas this summer. The first will give you 10,000 points for spending $500 or more at most of the MGM-branded properties in town:

Offer valid at Bellagio®, ARIA®, Vdara®, MGM Grand® Las Vegas, The Signature at MGM Grand®, Mandalay Bay® , Delano® Las Vegas, Park MGM®, NoMad® Las Vegas, and The Mirage® in the US.

Then there's a second offer for 6,000 points after spending at least $300 at MGM properties in "Select Destinations" — including the New York-New York, Luxor and Excalibur.

Both of these offers run through Aug. 29, and they too require booking through a direct channel rather than a third party.

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If you're targeted for all three of these offers, add them to your card, hop between MGM and Caesars hotels this summer and spend the required amounts, you'll take home 20,000 Membership Rewards points, worth a whopping $400 based on TPG's most recent valuations.

Las Vegas is a prime vacation destination and ranks as the second-most-popular US summer getaway — despite the summer heat. Once in Sin City, you can live like a rockstar by using hotel elite status to skip lines at casinos, as TPG's Edward Pizzarello writes.

If you don’t currently have a card that earns American Express Membership Rewards points and don’t want to miss out on a great deal like this in the future, there are a few great options currently available, each with hefty welcome bonuses:

  • The Platinum Card® from American Express: Earn 60,000 bonus points after you use your new card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first three months (though you may be targeted for a higher bonus using the CardMatch tool). Terms apply.
  • American Express® Gold Card: Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases on your new card in your first three months of card membership (though you may be targeted for a higher bonus using the CardMatch tool). Terms apply.
  • The Business Platinum Card® from American Express: Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $15,000 on qualifying purchases within your first three months of Card Membership. Terms apply.

Editor’s Note: This is The Points Guy’s permanent page for Amex Offers in Las Vegas. It will be updated as new ones are released.

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Cons

  • Steep $550 annual fee
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  • You must spend the $300 travel credit before earning 3x points for travel and dining
  • No automatic hotel elite status
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,200 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year.
  • Earn 5x total points on flights and 10x total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards® immediately after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually. Earn 3x points on other travel and dining & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,200 toward travel
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10xEarn 10x total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
5xEarn 5x total points on flights through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
3xEarn 3x points on other travel and dining.
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  • Intro Offer
    Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,200 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®

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  • Annual Fee

    $550
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    740-850
    Excellent

Why We Chose It

If you are looking to take your premium rewards to the highest level, this card is really a no brainer in our eyes. Chase's Ultimate Rewards make points easy to redeem, with a wide range of 10 airline and three hotel transfer partners and a friendly user interface. Despite the high annual fee, Chase is consistently adding new benefits to keep the card competitive in a fierce premium rewards field.

Pros

  • $300 annual travel credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year
  • Access to Chase Ultimate Rewards hotel and airline travel partners
  • Unlimited 3x points on the broad category of travel and dining
  • 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Broad definitions for travel and dining bonus categories

Cons

  • Steep $550 annual fee
  • May not make sense for people that don't travel frequently
  • You must spend the $300 travel credit before earning 3x points for travel and dining
  • No automatic hotel elite status
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,200 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year.
  • Earn 5x total points on flights and 10x total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards® immediately after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually. Earn 3x points on other travel and dining & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,200 toward travel
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Access to 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide after an easy, one-time enrollment in Priority Pass™ Select and up to $100 application fee credit every four years for Global Entry, NEXUS, or TSA PreCheck®
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more