Save Big on Hotels, Cruises and Ground Transportation in February Using Amex Offers

Feb 2, 2017

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Amex Offers are opt-in, limited-time and generally targeted deals for American Express cardholders. If you’ve ever looked through the list of Amex Offers, you know how overwhelming it can be. Digging through all of the discounts and other mediocre deals to find the ones actually worth considering is a daunting task.

We’ll continue to post separately about excellent Amex Offers like $50 back when spending $250+ at Hilton, $60 back when spending $200+ at Hyatt and 20,000 Membership Rewards points for spending $1,000 with ANA. However, we’re here today with a round-up of the top travel-related Amex Offers currently available.

HOTELS

Save $35 off your next stay at Hilton’s Hampton or Garden Inn. Image courtesy of Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O’Hare Airport.

Hampton by Hilton & Hilton Garden Inn — Spend $175 or more, get $35 back

  • Expires: March 17
  • Number of purchases: Unclear. Recommend making one purchase of $175+ to take advantage of this offer.
  • Current availability: Hit or miss. Note that “Corporate Cards are not eligible for this offer.”
  • Other restrictions: Reservations for Hampton by Hilton must be made online at hampton.com, via the Honors App or by calling 1-800-445-8667. Reservations for Hilton Garden Inn must be made online at hiltongardeninn.com, via the Honors App or by calling 1-877-782-9444. Offer only valid at Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn in the US & US Territories. Excludes other brands. Offer does not apply to advance purchase rates, including Advance Purchase, Save Now & Pay and non-refundable rates. Excludes gift card purchases.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts+Curio Collection — Spend $250+, get 3,500 Membership Rewards Points

  • Value of offer: Based TPG’s valuations, the bonus of 3,500 Membership Rewards points is worth about $67.
  • Expires: April 15
  • Number of purchases: Unclear. Recommend making one purchase of $250+ to take advantage of this offer.
  • Current availability: Common. Note that “Corporate Cards are not eligible for this offer.”
  • Other restrictions: Offer only valid on room rate and room charges. Offer not valid for lodging stays that are paid for before the promotion start date or after the promotion end date. Reservations for Hilton Hotels & Resorts must be made online, via the Hilton Honors App or by calling 1-800-445-8667. Reservations for Curio – A Collection by Hilton must be made online, via the Hilton Honors App or by calling 1-844-442-8746. Offer only valid at Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Curio – A Collection by Hilton in the US and US territories. Excludes other brands. Excludes gift card purchases. Offer does not apply to advance purchase rates, including Advance Purchase, Save Now & Pay and non-refundable rates.
Stack a Hilton gift card deal with a stay at a Hilton in Hawaii for extra savings. Image courtesy of Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki.

Hilton Gift Card — Spend $75 or more, get $5 back

  • Expires: April 30
  • Number of purchases: Multiple purchases will count toward the $75 spending requirement.
  • Current availability: Common
  • Other restrictions: Must be purchased direct from www.americanexpress.com/hiltongiftcard. The Hilton Gift Card may be used only at Hilton Hotels and properties worldwide that accept American Express Cards. Funds do not expire.

Hilton brands in Hawaii — Spend $1,000 or more, get $200 back

  • Expires: June 30
  • Number of purchases: Unclear. Recommend making one purchase of $1,000+ to take advantage of this offer.
  • Current availability: Rare
  • Other restrictions: Valid at Hilton brands in the state of Hawaii. Reservations must be made online at hilton.com, via the Hilton Honors App or by calling 1-800-445-8667. Offer does not apply to advance purchase rates, including Advance Purchase, Save Now & Pay and non-refundable rates. Excludes gift card purchases.
Save $10 off a purchase of $50 of Hotels.com gift cards.

Hotels.com Gift Card — Spend $50 or more, get $10 back

  • Expires: February 28
  • Number of purchases: Multiple purchases will count toward the $50 spending requirement.
  • Current availability: Common
  • Other restrictions: Offer valid only for gift card purchases at www.hotels.com/giftcards. Excludes all other purchases. Valid only on US website.

HotelStorm — Spend $200 or more, get $50 back

  • Expires: March 12
  • Number of purchases: Single purchase
  • Current availability: Rare
  • Other restrictions: Valid online only at www.hotelstorm.com/amex or by phone.
If you were able to snag the Marriott Amex Offer, make sure to use it before the end of the month for a great stay – like at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Image courtesy of the hotel.

Marriott — Spend $200+, get 3,000 Membership Rewards Points

  • Value of offer: Based on TPG’s valuations, the bonus of 3,000 Membership Rewards points is worth $57.
  • Expires: February 28
  • Number of purchases: Must spend $200 or more to earn the bonus. Bonus can be earned twice.
  • Current availability: Seems maxed out. Make sure to use this promotion soon if you’ve already claimed it.
  • Other restrictions: Offer valid only at participating Marriott brands in the US and US territories. Offer only valid on room rate and room charges. Offer not valid for stays that are paid for before or after the promotion start and end dates. Reservations must be made online at Marriott.com, by using the Marriott Mobile App or via phone to Marriott Worldwide Reservations, 1-888-236-2427. Excludes Ritz-Carlton hotels.

Omni Hotels & Resorts — Spend $300 or more, get $60 back

  • Expires: February 28
  • Number of purchases: Unclear. Recommend making one purchase of $300+ to take advantage of this offer.
  • Current availability: Seems maxed out. Make sure to use this promotion soon if you’ve already claimed it.
  • Other restrictions: Offer only valid at Omni Hotels & Resorts in the US. Reservations must be made online at omnihotels.com, via the Omni Hotels mobile app or by calling 1-800-843-6664. Excludes all other Global Hotel Alliance brands. Excludes Omni Store purchases. Offer only valid on room rate and room charges. Offer not valid for stays that are paid for before or after the promotion start and end dates. Excludes gift card purchases.

Waldorf Astoria & Conrad — Spend $350 or more & get $70 back

  • Expires: March 31, 2017
  • Number of purchases: Unclear. Recommend making one purchase of $350+ to take advantage of this offer.
  • Current availability: Seems maxed out. Make sure to use this promotion soon if you’ve already claimed it.
  • Other restrictions: Valid only at Waldorf Astoria and Conrad properties in the US and Puerto Rico. Must book directly with Waldorf Astoria or Conrad.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Use the GroundLink Amex Offer to save on your next on-demand limo.
Use the GroundLink Amex Offer to save on your next on-demand limo.

GroundLink.com On Time Car+Limo Service — Spend $150 or more, get $50 back

  • Expires: February 4
  • Number of purchases: Multiple purchases count toward the $150 spending requirement.
  • Current availability: Rare
  • Other restrictions: Per the T&C, “Valid online only. If you order an item during the offer period but it is not sent until after 2/4/2017, it may not count towards determining whether the purchase qualifies for the offer.”

Luxor Limo Car Service — Spend $100 or more, get $20 back

  • Expires: April 20
  • Number of purchases: Multiple purchases count toward the $100 spending requirement.
  • Current availability: Rare
  • Other restrictions: Valid online only. If you order an item during the offer period but it is not sent until after 4/20/2017, it may not count toward determining whether the purchase qualifies for the offer.

CRUISES

Just two cruise offers are available this month. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Carnival, Holland America, Princess, Seabourn or Cunard — Spend $500 or more, get $100 back

  • Offer: The offer is for “World’s Leading Cruise Lines,” but the terms list the specific brands above.
  • Expires: April 14, 2017
  • Number of purchases: Unclear. Recommend making one purchase of $500+ to take advantage of this offer.
  • Current availability: Hit or miss
  • Other restrictions: Must book directly on the cruise line’s website or US toll free phone number. Excludes onboard purchases, transfers and transportation to the ship, gift and services. Excludes the following if not booked at time of reservation: airfare booked through cruise line, excursions, prepaid food/beverage programs, prepaid gratuities, prepaid Wi-Fi packages, spa packages, photo & video packages, onboard celebrations, luggage valet services, travel insurance, vacation protection, motorcoach program, charters, meetings and incentive bookings.

Did you get any other travel-related offers that aren’t listed above?

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