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[Expired] Amex Offers: Get $20 Back on a $100 Hotels.com Gift Card Purchase

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Update:The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available.

Amex Offers is out with a new offer allowing you to get $20 back when you purchase a Hotels.com gift card on the Hotels.com gift card website. You can use a Hotels.com gift card to purchase pretty much any hotel worldwide, so this is an easy way to save on your next stay.

Amex Offers

To check for this offer, you’ll want to log in to your American Express account, either on your app or on the website, and scroll through each card you have to see if you were targeted. This offer won’t be available for everyone, but you can check each card individually to see which of them it may be on, if any. Make sure to add the offer to your card to enroll prior to purchase.

The Offer

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You can use your Hotels.com gift card to purchase a stay at most hotels worldwide. Image Credit: Hotels.com

This offer requires you to purchase either a physical or digital gift card from Hotels.com before October 29, 2023. The gift cards need to be purchased on the U.S. version of the Hotels.com website, and bulk or registry gift cards won’t count.

One very important thing to note is that this offer is for gift cards only, and you can’t use it to simply shop on Hotels.com. You need to first purchase the gift card which you can then use on your hotel booking.

Hotels.com

If you’re not familiar with Hotels.com, it is similar to Expedia or Travelocity where you can search for thousands and thousands of hotels worldwide and then book directly on the website. Because of this, if you booked a $100 hotel stay, you’d essentially be saving 20% with this offer, a pretty great deal.

One thing to keep in mind, however, is that Hotels.com bookings always count as third-party bookings when booking with major hotel chains, so you won’t earn any loyalty points or stay credits or receive elite benefits on a Hotels.com stay. If these perks matter to you, you’ll want to book directly through the chain.

Hotels.com does participate in the new One Key rewards program, so you can earn up to 6% in OneKeyCash and earn towards status on eligible bookings.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking to save on your next hotel stay, be sure to check your American Express cards to see if you were targeted for this offer to save $20 off your next Hotels.com gift card purchase of $100 or more. Because this can be used to book pretty much any hotel on the Hotels.com website, there are a lot of ways you can use this offer!

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About James Larounis

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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