Targeted: $50 Off A $250+ Westin Stay With Amex Offers

One of the most overlooked benefits of American Express cards are Amex Offers, which can in many cases help you earn back your annual fee over and over again (and they’re even available on Amex’s no annual fee cards). For example:

Those are just three examples which saved me $245.

To access some of these offers, simply log into your online account and scroll to the bottom of your card summary page, where you’ll see a section titled “Amex Offers & Benefits.”

AmEx-Offers

There are often dozens of offers available at a time, though not everyone is going to find all of them useful. And for that matter, different accounts seem to show different offers.

There’s an awesome new Amex Offer today for us Starwood fans. It’s targeted, so not all accounts will be eligible, though many do seem to be.

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You can receive $50 back when you spend $250+ at a Westin property in the US between September 8 and December 31, 2015.

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A couple of my Amex cards seem to be targeted for this promotion, the basic details of which are as follows:

Get a 1X $50 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend $250+ on room rate and room charges, when you pay for your stay with Westin Hotels & Resorts from 9/8/15 to 12/31/15. See terms for brand exclusions.

In my case, both my Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card and American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card are targeted, while my Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express aren’t.

Usually I’d use one of the latter two to pay for my SPG hotel stays (since I earn two Starpoints per dollar spent), though I’ll gladly use the EveryDay Preferred Card and earn 1.5 Membership Rewards points per dollar spent while saving the $50 on a $250+ stay.

Keep in mind that registration is limited, so if you’re eligible you’ll want to register sooner rather than later if you think you can take advantage of this promotion.

Unfortunately this promotion doesn’t seem to be available via Twitter yet (some Amex Offers can be registered for through Twitter, in which case all cards would be eligible). It’s possibly that will still happen, though I wouldn’t count on it.

For what it’s worth, here are the full terms and conditions of the promotion:

Get a 1X $50 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend $250+ on room rate and room charges, when you pay for your stay with Westin Hotels & Resorts from 9/8/15 to 12/31/15. See terms for brand exclusions.

Reservations must be made online at westin.com, via the Starwood Hotels & Resorts App or by calling 1-800-937-8461. Offer only valid at Westin Hotels & Resorts in the US & US territories. Offer not valid for stays that are paid for before or after the promotion start and end dates. Excludes St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts, W® Hotels, Le Méridien®, Sheraton® Hotels & Resorts, Tribute Portfolio™, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft® Hotels, and Element® by Westin. Excludes Westin Well-Being and Vacation Ownership. Excludes gift card purchases. Please note that hotels, car rental companies, cruise lines do not accept prepaid cards for charges authorized in advance, although prepaid cards may be used to settle the final bill. Check to make sure prepaid cards are accepted before attempting to use your prepaid card to take advantage of offers for these merchants. Corporate Cards are not eligible for this offer. Enrollment limited. Must add offer to Card and use same Card to redeem. Only U.S.-issued American Express® Cards are eligible for this offer. Limit 1 statement credit per American Express Card across all American Express offer channels. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 12/31/2015, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Note that American Express may not receive information about your qualifying purchase from merchant until all items from your qualifying purchase have been provided/shipped by merchant. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you will not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer. POID: BVU0:0001

Bottom line

These Amex Offers add a ton of value to American Express cards, and are always worth keeping an eye on. I stay mostly at SPG and Hyatt properties, so this promotion will literally put $50 back in my pocket. That’s tough to beat!

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Were you targeted for the Amex Offer for $50 off a Westin stay of $250 or more?

(Tip of the hat to Deals We Like)

Comments

  1. You’re right, AMEX offers are pretty fantastic. I too got the Amazon offer you mentioned, and the Westin offer, which makes me wonder – are these offers specific to each cardholder, or does everyone get the same promotions? (I currently have a promo for 5,000 extra points for anyone I refer to the card, and i’m wondering if I could start a Conga for it, but obviously that would only work if others have the same offers I do)

  2. I also had the offer on my Delta Reserve and my Hhonors Surpass, but not my SPG Amex.
    I have a $600 bill coming up at the Westin, so I will have $250 of the charge placed on the Delta Reserve (no foreign transaction fee) and then put the balance on the SPG Amex.

  3. I have four AMEX cards (SPG, PRG, Delta, Hilton) in any case. But for those who are based abroad for a while, AMEX offers are quite useless. Most of offers require transactions in “US territories”. last Hilton Offer, Westin offer this time too. Even category bonus points (e.g. groceries, Uber) also require ones in “US territories”. Yuk !

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