The Amex Offers program often has promotions that can save you money on hotel stays, especially with co-brand credit card partners Hilton and Marriott. For those who prefer different kinds of accommodations, there’s a great new Amex Offers deal for Airbnb.
Spend $250+ with Airbnb, get 5K Amex points
There’s a new targeted Amex Offers deals for Airbnb stays. With this, you can receive 5,000 bonus Amex Membership Rewards points when you spend $250+ with Airbnb. There are some terms to be aware of, as you’d expect:
- The promotion is valid for purchases through December 30, 2021
- You must make a $250+ purchase (in USD) in a single transaction online at airbnb.com or through the Airbnb app
- Registration is required; while this is a targeted offer, it at least seems to be widely targeted, as I see this on several cards
Since it’s possible you’ll see this offer on multiple cards, ideally you’ll want to register a card that also offers bonus points on vacation rentals. As far as I know, the only Amex card to offer bonus points in this category is the Amex Green, as the card offers 3x Membership Rewards points on travel purchases.
What I find interesting about this deal
I love the fact that Amex is offering bonus Membership Rewards points rather than cash savings here. Back in the day this was commonplace, but it seems like it has been getting rarer and rarer in the past couple of years to see offers for bonus points.
For those of us who like to maximize travel, it’s a much better deal to earn Amex points rather than cash back. That’s because Amex typically values Membership Rewards points at one cent each for these purposes, while I personally value them at 1.7 cents each. In other words, I’d choose 5,000 Amex points over $50 any day of the week.
I don’t remember the last time we saw an Amex Offers deal for Airbnb, let alone for bonus points. I wonder if this is almost a small scale competitive response to the Capital One Venture X, which is offering a vacation rental credit as part of the welcome bonus.
There’s a new Amex Offers deal that can earn you 5,000 bonus Membership Rewards points if you spend $250+ with Airbnb. This is an excellent deal, so if you have any upcoming Airbnb stays, definitely see if you’re targeted, and then take advantage of this.
Was your Amex account targeted for this Airbnb deal, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?