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American Express has released a limited time promotion, where members can book flights on points and earn up to 10,000 bonus points. This promotion is specific to bookings made using MR points through the Amex Fixed Points Travel Program.
- Earn 5000 bonus points when you redeem between 15,000 and 50,000 points for flights using the Fixed Points Travel Program
- Earn 10,000 bonus points when you redeem 50,001 points or more for flights using the Fixed Points Travel Program
The offer does not appear to be targeted, so bonus should kick in even if you did not get an email. This promotion applies to new bookings only, made between April 1 – April 30, 2019. No travel date restrictions. Offer only applies to the fixed number of points redeemed towards the base ticket price. Points redeemed towards taxes, fees and surcharges are excluded. Limit of one offer per transaction during the offer period.
A quick glance at the Amex Fixed Points Travel Program – chart as shown below: A short haul return flight in economy class (15,000 points) can be had with a spend of $3000 on the American Express Cobalt Card or a return trip to Europe in Business class (140,000 points) with $28000 in card spend. These are incredible returns with daily spends on a card that earns 5X the points for grocery and dining.To learn why the Cobalt card is the best Marriott and Aeroplan earning card in Canada, click here for my review.
Promotion Terms and Conditions:
1. You can redeem a fixed number of points to cover the base ticket price of eligible flights up to the applicable maximum base ticket price. The base ticket price (often referred to by airlines as the base fare) excludes taxes, fees and carrier surcharges. You will be charged for these additional costs and any dollar amount that exceeds the applicable maximum base ticket price. The Fixed Points Travel Program applies to airfares offered through American Express Travel Services Canada or on americanexpress.ca/travel. When you redeem points for an eligible flight, the full cost of the flight, including taxes, fees and carrier surcharges will be charged to your Card upon booking. Within 5-10 business days from the date of booking, you will receive a statement credit for the base ticket price up to the applicable maximum base ticket price. If your statement monthly cycle cut date falls between the date the transaction is recorded on your statement and the date the statement credit is processed, you will be responsible for paying your monthly statement in full. The statement credit will be applied against your next statement. Full terms and conditions for the Fixed Points Travel Program can be found at americanexpress.ca/fixedpointstravel.
2. This offer is only available to Basic American Express Consumer and Small Business Cardmembers enrolled in the Membership Rewards Program. Offer starts on April 1, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on April 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET and is valid only for new bookings made using a fixed number of Membership Rewards points (“points”) to cover the base ticket price of flights up to the applicable maximum base ticket price under the Fixed Points Travel Program. When you redeem 15,000 to 50,000 points towards the base ticket price of flights using the Fixed Points Travel Program, you will earn 5,000 bonus points. When you redeem 50,001 or more points towards the base ticket price of flights using the Fixed Points Travel Program, you will earn 10,000 bonus points. Only the fixed number of points redeemed towards the base ticket price using the Fixed Points Travel Program count towards the point thresholds. Points redeemed to cover the difference between the base ticket price and the applicable maximum base ticket price do not qualify for the offer. Points redeemed towards taxes, fees and surcharges are excluded. Total points required for a flight must be redeemed at the time of booking. Bonus points may take up to 8 weeks to be credited to the account. If an eligible flight booking is cancelled prior to the travel date, the bonus points credited will be reversed. Account must be active and in good standing. Limit of one offer per transaction during the offer period.
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