For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card.
To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for. These offers come in different forms, including discounts and even in some cases bonus points.
At the moment there’s a great new targeted offer on airfare. Specifically, there’s an Amex Offer for a $150 statement credit when you spend $700 in one or more transactions with Qantas by June 30, 2019.
In order to be eligible, you need to book on Qantas’ US website in USD for flights originating in the US.
This promotion is targeted. It’s not as widely targeted as some offers (sometimes I see offers on almost all of my cards), but rather in this case I just see it on one of my cards, one of Ford’s cards, etc. The best case scenario is that you see the offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express, since the card offers 5x points on airfare purchases.
Note that I’m only seeing offers for a $150 statement credit for Qantas purchases, though typically when you see these kinds of offers there’s also a version offering points in lieu of a statement credit, which would be a much better value.
Maybe some people see an offer for 15,000 Membership Rewards points when spending $700, which I’d value significantly more (since I value Membership Rewards points at 1.7 cents each).
This is obviously only going to be useful if you’re considering booking a Qantas ticket from the US (or even if a friend is booking one, and is willing to let you put the purchase on your card).
I do wish this would also be valid for flights within Australia or other regions, where a lot more people could get value from this offer.
While the $150 statement credit offer is good, hopefully there’s also a version of the offer out there for 15,000 bonus points, which I’d consider to be even better. This deal is best if you get the offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express, since you can earn 5x points on airfare purchased directly with airlines on that card.
If you were targeted, do you plan on taking advantage of this Amex Offer?