There’s a new Amex Offer available that can get you decent savings on hotel stays. You can get 10,000 additional Membership Rewards points one-time by using your enrolled Card to make a single purchase of $500+ for a prepaid hotel booking online at amextravel.com by 12/31/2017. The offer is targeted but I see it in a few cards.
- Valid only for a prepaid hotel booking at AmexTravel.com.
- Offer not valid at American Express Travel offices.
- Offer not valid for Car or Cruise bookings.
- Offer not valid for the flight portion of a flight+hotel package.
- Valid only on US website.
This is a pretty good offer for paid hotel stays, especially if you have the offer in your Amex Platinum cards that earn 5x points on AmexTravel bookings. There is some downsides with booking through AmexTravel however. Status is not usually recognized and you don’t earn stay credits. It could be more useful for non-chain hotels. I do prefer those sometimes as they offer a different experience.