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Saving money is always great, especially when it comes to reducing your cost on travel expenses. If you’re planning a hotel stay soon, you should check out your Amex Offers to see if you’ve been targeted for a discount with Expedia — allowing you to save $20.
Let’s take a look at the offer details.
Amex Offer Details
For those who are unfamiliar with Amex Offers, these are targeted deals for Amex cardholders that allow you to save money on various purchases, including travel, shopping, dining, and more.
This newest iteration allows those who spend with Expedia to save $20 on prepaid hotel bookings of $100+. The offer is targeted, so you’ll want to check your account to see if it’s available for you.
Here are the offer terms to keep in mind:
- Enrollment is required
- The Amex Offer expires August 27, 2023
- Save $20 on prepaid hotel bookings of $100 or more
- Receive a maximum of $20 in statement credits
- You must book via a specific link
- The Amex Offer can be used in multiple purchases
Is It Worth It?
While we’ll almost always say it’s worth it to use a discount that’ll save you money, this one is a little more sticky. Yes, you can definitely maximize this discount to get $20 off a hotel booking, but should you?
For the most part, we don’t recommend booking hotels through a third party. This is because hotel chains are the stingiest when it comes to giving out rewards for third-party bookings. By booking through Expedia, you’ll be missing out on any elite status benefits that you currently have, as well as the opportunity to earn elite night credits for achieving status.
Now, if you’re not someone who’s loyal to any one hotel chain, you may want to take advantage of this offer. As we mentioned above, it’s only valid on prepaid stays booked through a specific link, so keep that in mind when you’re looking.
You’ll also want to double-dip your earnings by stacking this offer with a shopping portal. Rakuten is currently offering 3% back on hotels booked with Expedia:
3% cash back is great and all, but you can also opt to earn American Express Membership Rewards.
Why is this important? Because we value Amex points at 2.2 cents each, meaning you’re effectively doubling your return versus choosing cash back. At this rate, you’re netting a 6.6% return on your bookings — on top of the $20 rebate you’re getting with your Amex offer.
Hot Tip: Looking for a way to spend all those Amex points? We’ve got you covered in our guide to the best ways to redeem Amex Membership Rewards points for max value.
Saving $20 on prepaid hotels booked through Expedia is a pretty decent offer for those who have been targeted, especially if the cost of your stay is above, but close to $100. Although it’s not always the best idea to book hotels with a third party, the ability to save $20 on your stay — and stack it with a shopping portal — makes this a pretty enticing offer worth considering.
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