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[Expired] New 40k-Point Amtrak Credit Card Welcome Offer [Apply By April 3!]

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Amtrak has refreshed its signature credit card with some exciting perks. In addition, there’s a new limited-time welcome offer for new applicants.

Here’s what you need to know!

Elevated Welcome Offer on Amtrak Guest Rewards Preferred Card

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 welcome offer for the card: a whopping 40,000 Amtrak Guest Rewards bonus points after making at least $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 billing cycles of your account opening. This is the highest offer we’ve seen since the card’s refresh and is double the standard introductory offer of 20,000 points.

Typically, Amtrak Guest Rewards points range in value from about 0.8 to 3 cents per point, which makes this bonus worth around $320 to $1,200. This welcome offer ends on April 3, 2024.

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Amtrak points can come in handy, especially if you’re traveling along the East Coast. Prices on the Acela Express can be as much as $300 one-way, particularly for last-minute travel.

So, if you’re a frequent Amtrak rider, you should consider opening the Amtrak Guest Rewards Preferred card, which charges a $99 annual fee. You’ll get all the perks mentioned above, plus:

  • 3 points per $1 spent on Amtrak travel, including onboard purchases
  • 2 points per $1 spent on dining and travel, including transit and rideshare
  • 1 point per $1 spent on all other qualifying purchases
  • Round-trip companion coupon upon card anniversary
  • 1-class upgrade upon card anniversary
  • Station lounge pass upon card anniversary
  • 20% rebate on Amtrak onboard food and beverage purchases in the form of a statement credit
  • 5% point rebate when you redeem points for Amtrak reward travel
  • Earn tier status faster with 1,000 TQPs (Tier Qualifying Points) each time you make $5,000 in qualifying purchases
  • Points don’t expire as long as your account remains open
  • No limit on how many points you can earn as long as your account remains open
  • No foreign transaction fees
Hot Tip:

Amtrak has another credit card, the Amtrak Guest Rewards® Mastercard®, which has a $0 annual fee. This card offers 2x points spent on Amtrak travel (including onboard purchases) and dining and 1x points for all other purchases.

Final Thoughts

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 on April 3.

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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