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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 Amex Offer has just been rolled out for those who like luxury hotels. With this new, targeted Amex Offer, you can earn 15,000 bonus Membership Rewards points after spending $750+ at Four Seasons properties in the US by October 10, 2018.
This promotion is only valid at US Four Seasons properties, and what matters is that you pay for your stay during the promotion period, even if you’re staying on a subsequent date (though most Four Seasons rates aren’t prepaid). The promotion terms also state that gift card purchases aren’t eligible for the promotion (I’m not sure to what degree that will be enforced if you buy them on property).
Personally I value Membership Rewards points at 1.7 cents each, so to me 15,000 Membership Rewards points are worth ~$255, meaning you’re getting a bit over a third back in value compared to what you pay.
As usual, these Amex Offers are targeted, and best I can tell only the $550 annual fee Platinum Card® from American Express and $450 annual fee Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN are targeted for the promotion (and not even all of those cards are). I guess that would be logical targeting in this case, since I imagine that’s the type of consumer Four Seasons is going after. I don’t see this offer on any other card, though if someone else does, please let me know.
Four Seasons doesn’t have their own loyalty program (at least not one that’s published), so this is a great way to get rewarded for a Four Seasons stay. Note that you should also be able to book through Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Virtuoso, or Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts while taking advantage of this offer, in order to get free breakfast, a property specific amenity, a room upgrade, and more.
Four Seasons isn’t my favorite hotel brand in the world, but if you can combine 15,000 Membership Rewards points with Four Seasons Preferred Partner perks, you’re potentially looking at a great deal.
Do you see this Four Seasons Amex Offer on your account, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?
(Tip of the hat to Janeway)