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[Expired] Spend $1,000+ at Carnival Cruise Line, Get 25k Membership Rewards Points

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There’s a great new Amex Offer out where you can earn a cool 25,000 American Express Membership Rewards points when you spend $1,000 or more at Carnival Cruise Line. This can translate to a significant discount depending on the cost of your cruise package, so you’ll want to check your Amex cards to see if you were targeted.

What Is Amex Offers?

Amex Offers are available to select Amex cardholders and can be found by logging into your Amex app or on the website. Once you view each card you hold, you can see a variety of discounts, rebates, and extra points to earn on eligible transactions, most of which are targeted.

This offer to earn 25,000 Membership Rewards points is targeted and you may not find it on your Amex cards.

The Offer

To earn the 25,000 Membership Rewards points, there are several terms and conditions you’ll need to abide by:

  • Gift cards are not eligible to trigger the offer.
  • You can redeem the offer in conjunction with any excursions, weddings, large events, in-room gifts, and onboard purchases.
  • This offer is not available for cruises booked via the mobile app. Instead, you’ll need to book on the Carnival website, by phone, or with a travel agent.
  • The offer is only available on Carnival Cruise Line and is not offered on associated lines such as Holland America, Princess, Seabourn, and Cunard brands.
  • You can make 1 or more purchases to trigger the offer, so long as all the purchases total $1,000 or more.
  • The offer is valid for bookings from July 11, 2023, through October 10, 2023.
Hot Tip:

In order to ensure you get this offer to trigger on your card, it’s best to purchase your cruise directly with Carnival Cruise Line.

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Since 25,000 points can be equal to $250 if cashed out, if you were to spend exactly $1,000 on a cruise, that is like a 25% savings, which is very significant. You can get additional value from your points by transferring them to a travel partner.

Final Thoughts

If you’re interested in booking a cruise, be sure to check all of your Amex cards to see if you were targeted for this significant offer. There are a lot of points available for spending $1,000 or more, so this might be enough of an incentive to book a cruise this fall!

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James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.

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