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.
Lately we’ve seen a good number of offers for airfare, and the latest such promotion has just been rolled out.
Save On Qantas With Amex Offers
There is a new Amex Offer for a $200 statement credit when you spend $1,000+ in one or more transactions with Qantas by December 31, 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, as are almost all Amex Offers, so you’ll want to see if you’re eligible for it. 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 $200 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 20,000 Membership Rewards points when spending $1,000, 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.
If you were targeted, do you plan on taking advantage of this Amex Offer?