The Amex Offers program has just rolled out a great new targeted offer for the purchase of Virgin Atlantic flights, which could be worth considering for anyone planning a transatlantic trip.
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Save $300 on a Virgin Atlantic itinerary
With a new targeted Amex Offers deal, you can earn a $300 statement credit when you spend $2,000 or more with Virgin Atlantic by January 12, 2024.
There are some terms to be aware of:
- The flight needs to be booked directly through the Virgin Atlantic website
- The flight needs to originate in the United States and be charged in USD
- While you need to book by January 12, 2024, 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
It’s possible that there’s also a version of the offer for 30,000 bonus Membership Rewards points if spending $2,000+. If so, I’d definitely prefer that offer, since I value Amex points at 1.7 cents each, so those points would be worth $510 to me.
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).
I value Membership Rewards points at 1.7 cents each, so to me those points alone are worth an incremental 8.5% return. On top of that, the Amex Platinum offers excellent travel protection should you experience irregular operations.
In other words, if you took advantage of this offer with the Amex Platinum for a $2,000 ticket, you’d earn a total of 10,000 Membership Rewards points plus $300 cash back. That’s awesome.
There’s a new targeted Amex Offers deal for $300 back when you spend $2,000+ on a Virgin Atlantic purchase. If you’re planning travel on Virgin Atlantic, 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?