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Amex continues to roll out targeted hotel offers for cardholders and following deals for Hilton, Marriott, and Best Western stays (amongst others), we’re now seeing two excellent offers for stays at Four Seasons properties in select locations.
Spend $750 & Get 15,000 Points With Four Seasons
Get 15,000 additional Membership Rewards points one-time by using your enrolled Card to spend $750+ USD on room rate and room charges when you pay for your stay at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts or a Private Retreats villa or residence from 10/1/2020 to 12/31/2020.
- Must first add offer to Card and then use same Card to redeem.
- 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 valid for eligible U.S. Card Members for purchases at one of the participating properties in the Four Seasons Private Retreats Collection of luxury home rentals in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Anguilla, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
- Offer also available at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts properties in the same locations, plus the Bahamas.
- Reservations must be made online at U.S. website fourseasons.com or in-person.
- Excludes Four Seasons Gift Cards purchased online.
- Excludes any service or amenity not charged to a room, third party bookings, Four Seasons Private Jet, The Four Seasons Beds, Four Seasons Magazine subscriptions and other amenities.
- Qualifying purchase means a purchase at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts or Private Retreats luxury Rentals made during the offer period with your enrolled American Express Card and which is in an amount of at least $750 USD as posted to your account, following conversion from a foreign currency, if applicable, in accordance with your Card Member Agreement.
- Offer only valid on room rate and room charges.
- Limit of 15,000 additional Membership Rewards points per Card Member.
See your targeted offer for full terms and conditions.
There is a parallel offer available where targeted cardholders can choose to receive cash back when staying at select Four Seasons properties:
Broadly speaking, the key terms and conditions for the cashback offer are the same as those for the points offer.
I value Membership Rewards Points at 1.5 cents each (based on the value I know I can get out of my points with minimal effort) and that’s why I consider the points offer to be the superior of the two deals. By my valuation, 15,000 Membership Rewards Points is equivalent to a rebate of $225 so unless you specifically prefer a statement credit over points, the points offer is the one to load to your targeted card.
Speaking of targeted cards…
Hopefully you’ve had this offer targeted to your Amex Green Card (3 points/dollar for travel spending) or perhaps even the Amex Business Gold Card which offers 4 points/dollar on 2 select categories where a cardholder spends the most each month (up to the first $150K in combined spend) as those are probably the two cards that will return the most value.
Personally, I’m only seeing this offer on Membership Rewards cards that offer a solitary point per dollar for spending at hotels but as I’m already being offered 15,000 points, I don’t have too much cause to complain!
American Express is currently targeting cardholders for bonus points or a statement credit at select Four Seasons properties in North America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. For fans of Membership Rewards, the points offer is clearly the more valuable of the two but considering the strange times we’re living in, I’d understand it if some cardholders would prefer to keep things simple and choose to take the statement credit.
Which offer do you prefer?
Featured Image: Four Seasons Maui courtesy of Four Seasons