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Great Amex Offer with Peninsula Hotels – 10k Bonus points or $100

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We are Peninsula Obsessed, and have a little bucket list item that consists of staying at every Peninsula hotel in the world. There aren’t many, 10, mostly in Asia, and I’ve stayed at 3 of them so far ( New York, Beijing, and Bangkok). This promotion lasts until November 30th ( my birthday is in September – you can see where I’m going here… ) Let’s take a look at this Amex Offer which I’m almost guaranteed to make use of – I’m looking at you Chicago. Maybe Tokyo? Is that crazy?

Take a look at our reviews of the Peninsula Beijing and Bangkok. The one in Beijing is unbelievably nice and crazy affordable

Peninsula Beijing

Peninsula Bangkok

Unsure what Amex Offers are all about? We have an entire post dedicated to them. Read it here.

I find throughout the year the savings that can be had by adding Amex Offers to your targeted cards can outweigh your annual fee without taking any other benefits into consideration. Maybe not the entirety of the $1200+ that I pay in Amex Annual fees from my 5 cards, but every bit helps.

Here are the 5 American Express Cards that I keep and links to their current offers and why we have them in our wallet and recommend your consideration.

If you’re unfamiliar with Peninsula they are a very small, uber lux brand with just 10 properties in the world. Here’s a list and when they opened ( thanks Wikipedia ).

The hotels which are a part of this offer?

  • Peninsula New York
  • Peninsula Chicago
  • Peninsula Beverly Hills
  • Peninsula Tokyo
  • Peninsula Paris

The offer comes in two forms: $100 or 10k Membership Rewards

Personally, I’d take the 10k Membership Rewards, as I utilize them to transfer into partners and get a value way higher than $100. That’s just me…

Terms and Conditions

  • Room rate and room charges only
  • Ends 11/30/19
  • Spend $500+ get $100 or 10k depending on what your card is targeted to receive
  • Beverly Hills, New York, Chicago, Paris, Tokyo
  • Must be booked at or 866-382-8388

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card


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. 

Welcome Offer

60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months

Annual Fee


Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

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.

  • 3x on dining
    •  including eligible delivery services for takeout
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
  • $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 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 Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Primary rental car coverage is my favorite

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. 

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