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Amtrak has refreshed its signature credit card with some exciting new perks.
Here’s what you need to know!
The Amtrak Guest Rewards® Preferred Mastercard® was relaunched back in October 2022 through First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO).
Now, Amtrak is launching a limited-time promotion for the card: a whopping 30,000 Amtrak Guest Rewards bonus points when making at least $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 billing cycles of your account opening. While we here at Upgraded Points do not have a valuation for Amtrak Guest Rewards points, the revenue-based currency can range in value from about 0.8 to 3 cents per point, which makes this bonus worth around $240 to $900.
Additionally, when you open the card, you’ll receive 2 lounge passes, 2 upgrade certificates, and 2 companion coupons. These coupons can be extremely valuable if you ride the rails often. For instance, the lounge pass will grant you access to Amtrak’s new Metropolitan Lounge at New York’s Moynihan Train Hall.
This welcome offer ends on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.
If you’re a frequent Amtrak rider, you should consider opening the Amtrak Guest Rewards Preferred card, which charges a [up cc_id=334372 name="amtrak-guest-rewards-preferred-annual-fee-number"] annual fee. You’ll get all the perks mentioned above, plus:
Amtrak has another credit card, the Amtrak Guest Rewards® Mastercard®, which has a [up cc_id=369257 name="amtrak-guest-rewards-annual-fee-number"] annual fee. This card offers 2x points spent on Amtrak travel (including onboard purchases), 2x points spent on dining, and 1x points for all other purchases.
This is excellent news for casual riders and Amtrak Guest Rewards loyalists alike, especially considering how difficult it is to earn Amtrak points, as the program doesn’t partner with a major credit card issuer. If you want to earn Amtrak points and receive perks such as lounge access, make sure to take advantage of this offer before it expires!
The information regarding the Amtrak Guest Rewards® Preferred Mastercard® was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
The information regarding the Amtrak Guest Rewards® Mastercard® was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
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