The Amex Offers program has just rolled out a great new targeted offer for the purchase of ITA Airways flights, which could be worth considering for anyone planning travel to Europe.
Earn 17,500 Amex points on ITA Airways itinerary
With a new targeted Amex Offers deal, you can earn 17,500 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $1,000 or more with ITA Airways by September 17, 2023.
There are some terms to be aware of:
- The flight needs to be booked directly through the ITA Airways website or app
- The flight needs to originate in the United States and be charged in USD
- While you need to book by September 17, 2023, it’s okay if you travel on subsequent dates
- The offer is not valid for purchases by phone, at terminals, lounges, or on-board flights
Personally I value Amex Membership Rewards points at 1.7 cents each, so to me the 17,500 points are worth ~$298. There might also be a version of the offer for a $175 statement credit rather than 17,500 points, but I’d definitely consider the points deal to be the better value.
Ideally you’ll see this offer on the Amex Platinum
This offer is targeted, though it’s possible you’ll see it on multiple of your Amex cards. If so, I’d highly recommend registering The Platinum Card® from American Express (review) for this offer. That’s because the Amex Platinum offers 5x points on airfare purchased directly with airlines (on up to $500,000 of flight purchases per calendar year, and then 1x).
If you took advantage of this offer with the Amex Platinum for a $1,000 ticket, you’d earn a total of 22,500 Membership Rewards points (the 17,500 bonus points through this Amex Offers deal, plus the 5,000 points for spending). I value those points at ~$383, so that’s quite a great return.
On top of that, the Amex Platinum offers excellent travel protection should you experience irregular operations.
There’s a new targeted Amex Offers deal for 17,500 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $1,000+ on an ITA Airways purchase. If you’re planning travel on ITA Airways, this has the potential to be a great deal. Ideally, you’ll see this offer on the Amex Platinum so that you can really maximize your points.
Were you targeted for this Amex Offer, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?