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My Amex Travel 5,000 bonus points have posted … for £8.25 spend

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If you read this post from a few days ago, I am pleased to say that the promotion is working exactly as planned.

The deal is that Amex Platinum cardholders can get 5,000 bonus Membership Rewards points for making ANY booking on the Amex Travel website.  A similar offer to Amex Preferred Rewards Gold cardholders is offering 2,500 points.

Dorm room

Well, I booked my £8.25 dorm room in Thailand a couple of days ago (as pictured above!) and my statement now show:


Amex Travel Brighton  £8.25

Base points:  8

Bonus points:  5,016

Total points:  5,024

Unlike the Mr Porter, travel insurance and FX promotions, these points are posting immediately – so one less thing to remember to chase up!

The cheapest verified room I’ve heard of is £5.21 …. there was a £4 claim on the blog but I haven’t been sent a link to that one!

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Comments (41)

  • David says:

    Could you book a hotel room at a refundable rate, get the points, then cancel the room?

    • Raffles says:

      No. These will be non refundable rooms in general, ince they need paying in advance. But if your room is £5, who cares?!

  • Flashware says:

    It now appears to be open to all, just received this email:
    Earn an extra 5,000 Membership Rewards points with your first booking

    As a Platinum Cardmember we recently sent you a fantastic offer giving you the chance to earn 5,000 Membership Rewards points on your first booking if you register. The good news is that you no longer need to register, just book before 31 January 2013 and the points will automatically be credited to your account.

  • Alan says:

    Email from them today – you no longer need to register to take advantage of the offer 🙂