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Amex Offers: Preferred Hotels
Preferred Hotels is a group of over 650 independently owned and operated luxury hotels around the world that are held to a 1600 point inspection to insure a high standard across the membership. I had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel Bennett in Charleston in the summer of 2020 via Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts. It was a fantastic stay in the heart of one of America’s most historic and vibrant seaside towns and I’d go back in a heartbeat. Let’s take a look at the current Amex Offer for Preferred Hotels
A little aside regarding Preferred Hotels and Choice Hotels
If you’re familiar with the IHG cash + points trick this one is very similar. Essentially, as long as you have a minimum of 6k points in your account, you can buy the remaining points needed for a redemption at just $7.50 per 1000 points.
You just need to make sure you follow these rules/steps set forth by Choice:
Miles – I don’t have a Choice hotel points. Hello Amex.
Other than just buying the 6k points when there is a juicy sale, you can just transfer the 6k points over 1:1 from your Amex account. The transfer is instant and you’ll be able to start booking Cash + Points awards. We wouldn’t advise using any more than 6k to boost your account solely because Amex points are worth far more than $0.0075 you’ll pay to buy what you need with Choice.
Amex Offers and why I keep 7 Amex cards.
We have an entire post dedicated to Amex Offers, how they work, and why you can easily earn back your annual fee in statement credits or points. You can read it here.
Here are the 7 American Express Cards that I keep, 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 x2
- American Express Business Goldx2
- American Express Blue Business
- American Express Blue Business Plus
- American Express Green Card
Spend $300+ get $60 back with Preferred Hotels
- Offer runs between 9/8/21 and 12/15/21
- Must spend $300+ in one or more transactions
- US based cardmembers and valid only on US properties and US Territories
- Must book via preferredhotels.com, via the I Prefer app or by calling 1-866-990-9491
- Room and room charges only
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