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Amex Offers: ANA Spend $1k+ get 25k Membership Rewards

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One transfer partner of American Express that is often overlooked is ANA. It offers outstanding value from a points perspective, but because of the taxes and fees assessed, it rarely makes a “best use” list. Suddenly, this situation changes a bit when you take into account the savings you’d make point wise, and then the added points earned off a targeted offer like this one.

In my situation, the Amex Offer I received was to spend $1k and get 25k Membership Rewards. This doesn’t have been in association with a point redemption, ( you could just be purchasing an ANA ticket ) and there are several terms and conditions. Mainly…it needs to be on ANA metal in order to qualify and originating in the US. Well…funny enough, ANA has some fantastic options that fulfill the terms and conditions.

Here are the 10 American Express Cards that I keep and links to their current offers and why we have them in our wallet and recommend your consideration.

Let’s take a look at this stellar deal – Spend $1k on ANA and get 25k Membership Rewards

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Amex ANA Offers 2024 Spend $1000 get 25k Membership Rewards
  • On “Airfare Purchases”
    • Airfare, Fare Upgrades, Seat Selection Fees, Baggage Fees
  • Must spend $1k by 3/10/24
  • Must originate in the US or territories
  • Must be in US Dollars
  • Must be on ANA metal
  • Must book via
    • www.fly-ana.com
    • US website
    • US ANA app
    • US Reservation telephone
  • Doesn’t have any language that I can find that excludes taxes and fees on award tickets. If you see this, or experience the exclusion, let me know as it heavily devalues the promo.

Full Terms and Conditions:

ENROLLMENT/ELIGIBLE CARDS: Enrollment limited. Must first add offer to Card and then use same Card to redeem. Only U.S.-issued American Express® Cards that are enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program at the time of purchase are eligible. Limit 1 enrolled Card per Card Member across all American Express offer channels. Your enrollment of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card. Your enrollment does not extend to any other Cards that may be linked to the same Membership Rewards program account (such as Additional Cards). Offer is non-transferable. QUALIFYING PURCHASES: Offer valid for purchases made directly with All Nippon Airways through U.S. website fly-ana.com, All Nippon Airways U.S. App, and U.S. reservation telephone line: 1-800-235-9262. Flights must originate in the U.S., including U.S. territories. Offer valid only for purchases where All Nippon Airways is the merchant of record, such as airfare, fare upgrades, seat selection fees and baggage fees. Excludes the following: (i) in-flight purchases of WiFi, entertainment, or phone service, (ii) standalone hotel bookings and car rentals, (iii) purchases through third parties or affiliated agents, (iv) code share flights or ANA flights operated by partner airlines, (v) duty free shopping and orders, (vi) travel insurance/trip protection, Mobile Rental Service, and Bid My Price. Valid only on purchases made in US dollars. You may not receive additional Membership Rewards points if we receive inaccurate information or are otherwise unable to identify your purchase as qualifying for the offer. For example, you may not receive the Membership Rewards points if (a) the merchant uses a third-party to sell their products or services; or (b) the merchant uses a third-party to process or submit your transaction to us (e.g., using mobile or wireless card readers); or (c) you choose to make a purchase using a third-party payment account or make a purchase using a mobile or digital wallet. Purchases may fall outside of the offer period in some cases due to a delay in merchants submitting transactions to us or if the purchase date differs from the date you made the transaction (for example, the purchase date for online orders may be the shipping date). Additional points will be credited to your Membership Rewards program account within 90 days after 3/10/2024, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Note that American Express may not receive information about your qualifying purchase until all items/services from your qualifying purchase have been shipped/provided by merchant. We may not credit additional Membership Rewards points to, or we may take away additional Membership Rewards points that have been credited to, your program account if the qualifying purchase is returned/canceled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your purchase as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the additional Membership Rewards points. EARNING POINTS: Limit 1 enrolled Card per American Express Card online account. Limit of 25,000 additional Membership Rewards points per Card Member. The enrolled Card account must be active, not be past due, canceled or have a returned payment outstanding to receive the additional Membership Rewards points. Any additional points you receive through this offer are in addition to the points you would normally receive for purchases charged to your Card, but the number of additional points you receive will be based on the purchase price after any credit or other discount is applied. When we calculate the additional points benefit for Amex EveryDay® Card products, points awarded under this offer will not be included. Terms and conditions for the Membership Rewards program apply. Visit membershiprewards.com/terms for more information. Participating partners and available rewards are subject to change without notice. The value of Membership Rewards points varies according to how you choose to use them. To learn more, go to www.membershiprewards.com/pointsinfo. Amex Offers are available for varying and limited periods of time and are dynamic and personalized. If you navigate away from the Amex Offers page, you may see different offers when you return. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer. Bonus ID: B8K5 POID: K733:0001

Best ways to use ANA Miles – Transfer partner of Amex

Protip – If you use ANA miles on the following airlines you can avoid high surcharges.

  • Air Canada
  • Avianca
  • Copa
  • United

Here is how ANA divides the world like this:

Examples to Japan + Asia that are pretty stellar – r/t biz from 75k

As you can see in the charts below, which divide the year into low, standard, and high seasons – you can land some incredible roundtrip business and first class deals.

  • 85k Business Class Standard roundtrip from North America to Japan
    • As low as 75k in low season
  • 110k Business standard roundtrip from North America to Asia 2 ( Southeast Asian countries: Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, etc )
    • As low as 100k

You can fly roundtrip to Japan in The Room for just 75k points in low season. That is absolutely incredible.

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“The Room” courtesy of ana.com

Example: Roundtrip US to Europe in business class for just 88k miles. 

You could fly in Lufthansa Business Class over and Ethiopian Business Class back and pay just 88k miles. You could also pay $500+ each way…so is it worth it?

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Fancy a trip around the world?

You could fly in business class ALL THE WAY around by redeeming ANA miles. You could do an amazing trip on some of the best Star Alliance airlines in the world for 170k in business class. Just make sure you keep an eye on those taxes and fees.

I would highly recommend incorporating EVA if you can. Their business class is pretty much a first class experience.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card


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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex®  and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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1 Comment

  • Kenny February 29, 2024

    American Express Gold: https://americanexpress.com/en-us/referral/KENNYB08Yx?XLINK=MYCP
    American Express Platinum: https://americanexpress.com/en-us/referral/KENNYBgDlW?XLINK=MYCP

    I find the gold card to be most useful for food purchases, earning 4x points at restaurants and grocery stores. You can recover almost all of the annual fee for the gold card $240 of the $250 if you take advantage of the monthly credits from food delivery and Uber. I like to accumulate additional Amex points by using shopping portals like Rakuten.

    The Platinum is currently offering an 80,000 sign up bonus after $8,000 spend in 6 months.

    The numerous perks on the Platinum card make it worth it for me as I use so many of them whether at home or traveling.

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