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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 20k 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.
I get targeted for Amex Offers a lot because I keep multiple American Express cards. If you’re unfamiliar with how their program works, I highly recommend reading our detailed Amex Offers post.
Here are the 5 American Express Cards that I keep and links to their current offers, why we have them in our wallet, and recommend your consideration. Amex Offers are incredibly valuable for any member and how we earn back tons of points and credit every year, but also remember that you can earn referral bonuses on each and every card you carry ( go here ). It’s how we earn over 500k points a year without spending a dime.
- American Express Platinum
- American Express Gold
- American Express Business Platinum
- American Express Blue Business
- American Express Blue Business Plus
Let’s take a look at this stellar deal
- On “Airfare Purchases”
- Must spend $1k by 12/1/2019
- Must originate in the US
- Must be in US Dollars
- Must be on ANA metal
- Must book via
- 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:
How I would aim to make use of the promo. ANA roundtrip business/first class flights to Japan.
75k to 95k r/t business class to Japan
- Other airlines one way:
- United 80k
- Aeroplan 75k
- Avianca 75k
- Singapore 115k
What an incredible value. These aren’t one way prices people, these are roundtrip. Yes, they’ll have heavy surcharges, but you’ll be getting 20k back if you hit $1k in tickets. That means, if you book two people, roundtrip on ANA business class ( which starts flying NYC to Tokyo in their new suite ) you could ring up it up for just 65k to 80k roundtrip per person. That is pretty amazing.
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