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:
- Last November I had an Amex Offer for $150 off my AT&T bill
- This April I had an Amex Offer for $20 of free spend with Amazon
- This July I had an Amex Offer for $75 off a $350+ Hilton stay
- This September I had an Amex Offer for $50 off a $250+ Westin stay
- This September I had an Amex Offer for $80 off a $400+ W stay
Those are just a few examples which saved me $375.
To access this offers, simply log into your online Amex account and scroll to the bottom of your card summary page, where you’ll see a section titled “Amex Offers & Benefits.”
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.
Through this targeted Amex Offer, you can receive $50 back when you spend $250+ at a Sheraton property in the US between October 28 and December 31, 2015.
One of my Amex cards is targeted for this offer. The basic details 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 Sheraton Hotels & Resorts from 10/28/15 to 12/31/15. See terms for brand exclusions.
If you were targeted, you’ll want to register as soon as possible, as registration for these offers is always limited.
Here are the full terms of the promotion:
Reservations must be made online at sheraton.com, via the Starwood Hotels & Resorts App or by calling 1-800-325-3535. Offer only valid at Sheraton® Hotels in the US & US territories. Excludes W® Hotels, St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts, Le Méridien®, Tribute Portfolio™, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft® Hotels, and Element® by Westin. Offer valid only on room rate and room charges. Offer not valid for stays that are paid for before or after the promotion start and end dates. Excludes Sheraton Store, Sheraton Club and Vacation Ownership. 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 US-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 returned/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.
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 put $50 back in my pocket. That’s in addition to the $130 in savings I pocketed with the previous Amex Offers for Starwood properties.
Were you targeted for the Amex Offer for $50 off a Sheraton stay of $250 or more? Do you plan on using the offer?