For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings offers. In many cases the savings can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card.
To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for. Most of these offers are for a discount when you spend a certain amount with a retailer, and registration is required. Over the past year I’ve saved over a thousand dollars using Amex Offers, and the August offers alone will rebate me ~$200 on each of my Amex cards.
New offers were just loaded for August, and there are a few travel-related offers that I think look interesting.
Sheraton Hotels | Spend $250 or more, get $50 back
This offer is straightforward, but it’s worth noting that the statement credit will only be triggered by stays at Sheraton branded hotels, and not other SPG properties. Furthermore, the stay has to be at a US property.
I mostly find myself at airport Sheratons, and can’t remember the last time I spent $250 on a stay, but added this offer to every eligible card just in case.
The Ritz-Carlton | Spend $500 or more, get $100 back
The offer for Ritz-Carlton requires a higher spend, but also gives a higher credit. In order to maximize this offer, I’ll be looking for a Ritz-Carlton that also participates in American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts.
When I stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey, for example, I received:
- Noon check-in, when available
- Guaranteed 4PM check-out
- Room upgrade upon availability
- Daily breakfast for two people
- In-room wifi
- A $100 food & beverage credit to be used during the stay
In effect, stacking these offers would bring a $500 hotel stay down to $300 — or less if you count the value of breakfast, the upgrade, wifi, etc.
Hilton | Spend $200 or more, get 3,000 Membership Rewards points
The Hilton offer is unique, in that you earn bonus Membership Rewards points instead of a statement credit.
I value Membership Rewards points at ~1.7 cents each, so this offer is worth ~$50 to me.
Postmates | Spend $30 or more, get $10 back
This one falls into the “easy money” category for me. Postmates has pretty much replaced hotel room service for me, and has been useful for having other items delivered as well.
You already get $10 off your first order with Postmates when entering a promo code on signup, so can effectively get $20 back when stacked with Amex Offers.
Getting offers on multiple American Express cards
Keep in mind that once you add an Amex Offer to one card, the offer will disappear for all your other cards (assuming you’re eligible on multiple cards).
The workaround here is to open each card in a new tab, and then add all the offers at once, which will allow you to take advantage of these offers on multiple cards.
Some offers will still be targeted to Membership Rewards-earning cards, versus other American Express products, but this method will maximize the number of cards you can link the offers to.
Amex Offers is one of the many reasons that I hold onto as many Amex cards long term as possible, given that I can save hundreds of dollars per year with these offers.
There are a lot of great niche offers through Amex Offers, especially for travel purchases, and there are several retailer-specific offers this month as well, so you’ll want to see what you’re targeted for if you have Back to School or other shopping to do this month.
Which Amex Offer are you most excited for this month?