Amex Offers vs. AFs Challenge

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Re: Amex Offers vs. AFs Challenge

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:50 pm

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kdm31091 wrote:Not seeing any exciting offers at the moment here. One is kinda cool, $25 off a hotel booking of over $100, ostensibly any hotel. Good deal, but only if I was booking a hotel anyway.

I wish I had the hotel booking offer. I will be staying for a couple of days in Vegas for valentines (but the weekend AFTER valentines), and it's paid for, but I'm sure the resort fee and food will be $100.

That is a good hotel offer. I got $60 off $300+ at Hilton (where I'm not even in the loyalty program).
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Re: Amex Offers vs. AFs Challenge

Postby yfan » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:45 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:
yfan wrote:
kdm31091 wrote:Not seeing any exciting offers at the moment here. One is kinda cool, $25 off a hotel booking of over $100, ostensibly any hotel. Good deal, but only if I was booking a hotel anyway.

I wish I had the hotel booking offer. I will be staying for a couple of days in Vegas for valentines (but the weekend AFTER valentines), and it's paid for, but I'm sure the resort fee and food will be $100.

That is a good hotel offer. I got $60 off $300+ at Hilton (where I'm not even in the loyalty program).

Same story here. :(

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Re: Amex Offers vs. AFs Challenge

Postby Nixon » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:42 am

I can't be arsed to add Twitter offers honestly. I take the offers I see on the AX site but the truly good ones don't seem to show up all that often.
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Re: Amex Offers vs. AFs Challenge

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:58 pm

Nixon wrote:I can't be arsed to add Twitter offers honestly. I take the offers I see on the AX site but the truly good ones don't seem to show up all that often.

I was really disappointed when I saw the Amex twitter offers. I had the expectation that there were a lot of great offers not available on the regular website.

*Waiting for 2016 PRG airfare credit to post. I'm thinking about closing PRG before the next AF. It feels... successfully drained of value. :ppp Keeping it is certainly an option, too.
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Re: Amex Offers vs. AFs Challenge

Postby rockyrock » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:43 am

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:
Nixon wrote:I can't be arsed to add Twitter offers honestly. I take the offers I see on the AX site but the truly good ones don't seem to show up all that often.

I was really disappointed when I saw the Amex twitter offers. I had the expectation that there were a lot of great offers not available on the regular website.

*Waiting for 2016 PRG airfare credit to post. I'm thinking about closing PRG before the next AF. It feels... successfully drained of value. :ppp Keeping it is certainly an option, too.


I'm with you. I really screwed myself last year with the airline credit. I left $75 on the table; just too busy at the end of the year and slipped my mind. :beat:
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Re: Amex Offers vs. AFs Challenge

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:17 pm

I used the PRG 2016 airfare credit for $100 ($85 economic) and PRG Whole Foods $10 back on $60+ ($8 economic).

BCE: +$72
PRG: +$91
EDP: -$26

I'll keep PRG for at least a few more months, and probably renew for another year, but closure isn't out of the question. Downgrading EDP to ED is likely.
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Re: Amex Offers vs. AFs Challenge

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:44 pm

Another $10/$60 Whole Foods offer takes BCE to +$80.
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