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Oct. 15 - AmEx Increases Bonus Offer on the American Express® Gold Card
The bonus offer on the American Express® Gold Card has almost doubled from its previous offer of 35,000 American Express Membership Rewards points. The new offer is: Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months. Terms Apply.
Oct. 5 - New Centurion Lounge Opens at New York-JFK
Today, American Express announced it will open its 13th Centurion Lounge at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport in the coming days. The lounge is in Terminal 4 and will be regularly open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time. This will be AmEx's largest Centurion Lounge at more than 15,000 square feet, including two floors and six unique rooms, each inspired by a different New York City landmark or design era. Some of the exciting amenities to look forward to include:
The Equinox Body Lab: A spa and wellness center, offering self-led meditation and stretching sessions using Equinox’s Variis app and vibro-acoustic chairs for pre-flight relaxation.
“1850” Speakeasy Bar: A Prohibition-style bar with fancy cocktails created by Centurion Lounge mixologist Jim Meehan.
Culinary Experience by Ignacio Mattos: An upscale pre-flight dining menu created by New York chef and James Beard Award nominee Ignacio Mattos. To ensure the safety of patrons, the food will be served by AmEx representatives instead of traditional buffet style.
The seating configuration and food service has been arranged to allow for social distancing, so that members can feel comfortable in the lounge. As the fourth Centurion lounge to open in 2020, AmEx isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. And with so many airport lounges still closed, it's exciting to hear that a new Centurion Lounge will be opening at one of the world’s busiest airports.
Oct. 2 - AmEx Offering Special 3X Referral Bonus
Until Oct. 28, American Express is running a unique referral bonus for its credit card customers. The AmEx "3 for All" rewards current members who refer a friend to a consumer or business credit card with 3x more points or an extra 3% cash back, depending on the card, on each dollar spent for the next three months. This is in addition to the 7,500 point referral bonus. The referral must be approved for the card before the bonuses can be earned. To get started, log in to the Refer a Friend section on AmEx's website. Terms apply.
Sept. 29 - AmEx Announces New Benefits for Card Members
Those who hold Membership Rewards-earning American Express credit cards, and particularly owners of Platinum products, have a few hotel-related benefits and an airfare discount coming their way.
Big spenders looking for hotel stays at Fine Hotels + Resorts (FHR) properties will extract the most from these benefits, but even travelers who are more price-sensitive will receive some value given the new transfer bonuses to Marriott and Hilton. Here’s a quick rundown of the new perks:
$150 statement credit on Fine Hotels & Resorts bookings over $800 (limited enrollment).
Complimentary night or property credit at FHR properties (through Dec. 20, 2020).
$75 statement credit at Marriott (through Dec. 31, 2020).
40% transfer bonus to Marriott and Hilton (through Oct. 31, 2020).
Discounts on flights booked on AmExTravel.com (book by Dec. 31, 2020).
Pay with Points option on prepaid card reservations (coming soon).
» Learn more: Get the details on each offer here.
Aug. 3 - AmEx Cards Add Flexible Payment Options
New payment options are coming to three flagship American Express cards.
For starters, the issuer's Pay It Plan It® features, which have been options for some AmEx cards since 2017, is being extended to the following products:
June 4 - AmEx Partners With Calm App
American Express is offering a deal that may send some good vibes to stressed-out customers.
For a limited time, AmEx consumer and corporate cardholders can get a free year of Calm Premium, plus half off the subscription for the following year. Terms apply. Calm is a sleep, relaxation and mediation app that offers audio programming including guided meditations, nature sounds and bedtime stories. A selection of Calm’s content is available for free, but a Calm Premium subscription gives users access to the app’s entire content library.
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How to Maximize Your Rewards
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Airline miles and a large bonus: Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
No annual fee: Wells Fargo Propel American Express® card
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Premium travel rewards: Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Luxury perks: The Platinum Card® from American Express
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