Great Amex Offer: Save $100 On A $500+ Ritz-Carlton Stay

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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 and bonus offers. In many cases the offers 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. These offers come in different forms, including discounts and even in some cases bonus points.

A new targeted Amex Offer has been loaded that can save you money on the cost of a Ritz-Carlton stay. Through this Amex Offer, you can save $100 on the cost of a $500+ Ritz-Carlton stay that’s completed by December 11, 2017. Registration is limited, so you’ll want to register sooner rather than later. It’s also not clear based on the terms whether the spend requirement is cumulative or based on one stay, so I’d assume the purchase has to be made over one stay.

The promotion is only valid for stays at Ritz-Carlton properties in the US and US territories. In order to qualify, reservations must be made via ritzcarlton.com, the Ritz-Carlton app, or by calling Ritz-Carlton. The promotion excludes Ritz-Carlton Luxury Vacation Packages, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Ritz-Carlton Residences, Ritz-Carlton Destination Club properties, and timeshare purchases. It also excludes purchases through the Ritz-Carlton Shop, as well as gift purchases.

While the terms suggest you have to book directly through Ritz-Carlton, I’d be willing to bet that an Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts or Virtuoso booking would qualify as well. For all practical purposes these stays are considered “qualifying,” and I think the point of the terms is that a third party booking with a consolidator, etc., wouldn’t qualify. But as long as you pay for your stay at check-out, I can’t imagine it won’t qualify (at least that’s my guess, though do note the terms don’t technically support that, so it’s not a sure bet).

I got targeted for this offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express, while Ford got targeted for the offer on The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN. So combined we could get $200 off a $1,000 stay (at check-out you can ask them to split a purchase across multiple credit cards).

Were you targeted for the Ritz-Carlton Amex Offer, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?

(Tip of the hat to Miles To Memories)

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Comments

  1. Got it on my AMEX membership rewards cards. None of the contended cards (SPG, etc) was targeted.

    I wonder if you can use them to purchase a gift card? And can that gc be used at Marriotts?

  2. I have an upcoming stay booked using points from marriott.com. Do you think items (such as resort fees, parking, meals, etc) charged to the room will qualify?

  3. @Lucky – The front cover picture is amazing of the Ritz-Carlton Luguna Niguel in California. I stayed there for a week once for a conference. It’s beautiful and I don’t know if you have been but I would highly recommend it! I also took some amazing pictures of it.

  4. @Daniel – I read the T&C’s, and it does not apply to the purchase of gift cards.

    @Danny – it won’t apply to a reward stay. If you have >$500 in room charges, it *may* apply… but the T&C’s seem to imply require the booking to be made in the normal way.

    I’ve just activated the offer on my Amex Platinum. Thanks, Ben, for passing this along. I’m spending 4 days in September at RC Georgetown, so this should hopefully be a sweet $100 discount!

  5. Such restrictions on US only properties in those similar AMEX offer deals on the hotels are making me sick. Amex always brags how worldly its cardholders are and how much money it saves for its members, yet the company is solely restrict the offers to US only hotels.

  6. I’ve got some time in a VRBO in Aruba coming up at the beginning of December. And three leftover club upgrade certificates that expire at the end of December. And a wife who wishes we could stay in the Ritz there. Now, with the $100 off from the Biz Plat and the club upgrade, I should be able to pull off a weekend in the Ritz club level for about $900. Still extraordinarily expensive, but might be worth the trouble/cash. Thanks!

  7. Have that AMEX Hilton Honor which gets no deals and the points seem worthless in that they only apply to Hilton hotels. Looking to upgrade AMEX wise, not sure if I should go with SPG AMEX or Everyday AMEX. Thoughts?

  8. Not a good deal. It shows that Lucky has been promoting some promotions that he is paid to promote, but that does not necessarily make it a good deal.

    First, usually these are targeted promotions to certain individuals or to holders of certain cards.

    Secondly, it would only make sense if it was targeted toward the SPG card because of earning 5x points per dollar spent at Ritz/Marriott/SPG properties, but usually such promotions are targeted to Platinum.

    Third, using either the SPG card or the Ritz card would make more sense because of other benefits that come with paying with that card during one’s stay.

  9. I was targeted, but I doubt I will use it. It’s not really “savings” if I’m not planning to stay there anyway.

  10. RC informed me that I could not pay for my Chicago reservation with AMEX Platinum and still receive all my reservation perks as RC CC with Platinum status. They’re already giving me a slightly discounted room, club level and $100 credit but terms and conditions state I must use RC credit card. I’ve not validated this. Anyone know if this is true.

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