The Top AMEX Travel Offers Include 20,000 Points for $1000 Air France-KLM Spend, plus offers from The Peninsula Hotels, Kimpton, and Waldorf Astoria / Conrad Hotels. Here are the offer details:
1. 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points for $1000 Air France/KLM Spend
Offer: Earn 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards points once by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $1,000 in one or more eligible transactions direct with Air France or KLM. Flight must depart U.S., be priced in USD, and be purchased directly from airfrance.us or klm.us Web sites; other booking channels don't qualify.
Deadline: Must purchase by October 31, 2019.
Analysis: If you have to buy an Air France/KLM flight that departs the U.S., within the offer timeframe, this is a great offer, since 20K AMEX Membership Rewards points are worth ~$400 at a valuation of 2 cents per AMEX Membership Rewards point. And ideally you're not redeeming AMEX Membership Rewards points at a valuation of less than 2 cents per point–if you are, you're probably better off with a cash back card.
Air France may not be the top choice for U.S. flyers (hence the offer, to try to generate more business) but Air France Business Class is particularly useful for flights from LAX to Papeete, French Polynesia. September is still a good time weather-wise to go to French Polynesia and Bora Bora, and early October, while on average rainier than the preceding 3 months, is still about as good as June. My top picks in French Polynesia: The Brando and Four Seasons Bora Bora.
Don't forget to reserve as a TravelSort Client or with your Pen Club advisor in order to maximize this offer and also enjoy Pen Club benefits, such as complimentary breakfast, upgrade if available, flexible check-in/check-out and a $100 hotel credit or similar benefit depending on the property.
3. Waldorf Astoria and Conrad Hotels: $70 Statement Credit for $350+ Spend
Offer: Earn at $70 statement credit after spending $350 or more on room rate or room charges at Waldorf Astoria and Conrad Hotels & Resorts in the U.S., China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand and the UK. Offer does not apply to advance purchase rates, including Advance Purchase, Save Now & Pay and non-refundable rates. Not valid on purchases of gift cards.
Deadline: Stay by 12/31/19
Analysis: To maximize this deal, combine it with Hilton Impresario Benefits for Waldorf and Conrad Hotels, which includes daily breakfast for two (including buffets, where breakfast buffets are served); a one category upgrade at check-in, if available; a $100 equivalent hotel credit once during the stay; and double Hilton HHonors points for the stay.
4. Kimpton Hotels: $60 Statement Credit for $300+ Spend
Offer: Earn at $60 statement credit after spending $300 or more on room rate or room charges at Kimpton hotels worldwide.
Deadline: Stay by 9/30/19
Analysis: To maximize this deal, combine it with IHG Luxury & Lifestyle benefits, which apply at select Kimpton Hotels. A 2 night or longer stay is required, and benefits include daily breakfast for two, welcome amenity, upgrade based on availability at check-in, free WiFi, 4pm late check-out, and a value-added amenity equivalent to ~$100 in value once per stay.
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