Earn 15,000 Membership Rewards Points Or $150 At MGM Properties [Targeted]

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The Amex offers keep on coming! Hot on the heels of the excellent Delta offer I wrote about earlier, the offers available at various Hilton properties, and the great saving available on FHR bookings, come a number of Amex offers for spending at MGM hotels and resorts.

Offer 1 – Spend $250 And Get 5,000 Points With MGM

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Headline Details

Get 5,000 additional Membership Rewards points one-time by using your enrolled Card to spend $250+ on room rate and room charges, when you pay for your stay with select MGM Resorts Destinations from 9/23/2020 to 1/10/2021.

Key Terms

  • 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 only valid on room rate and room charges.
  • Offer not valid for lodging stays that are paid for before the promotion start date or after the promotion end date.
  • Offer valid at:
    • New York-New York
    • Luxor
    • Excalibur
    • Beau Rivage
    • Gold Strike
    • Borgata
    • MGM National Harbor
    • MGM Springfield
  • Reservations must be made directly through MGM Resorts online at mgmresorts.com, by phone, or via mobile app.
  • Limit of 5,000 additional Membership Rewards points per Card Member.
  • Additional points will be credited to your Membership Rewards program account within 90 days after 1/10/2021, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase.

See your targeted offer for full terms and conditions

Offer 2 – Spend $500 And Get 10,000 Points With MGM

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Headline Details

Get 10,000 additional Membership Rewards points one-time by using your enrolled Card to spend $500+ on room rate and room charges, when you pay for your stay with select MGM Resorts Destinations in Las Vegas from 9/23/2020 to 1/10/2021.

Key Terms

Most of the key terms and conditions for this promotion are the same for the promotion above so I’m not going to reproduce them again. The main difference between the two promotions is that they’re valid for spending at different MGM properties in the US.

  • Offer valid at Bellagio
  • ARIA
  • Vdara
  • MGM Grand Las Vegas
  • The Signature at MGM Grand
  • Mandalay Bay
  • Delano Las Vegas
  • Park MGM
  • NoMad Las Vegas
  • The Mirage

See your targeted offer for full terms and conditions

Corresponding Cash Back Offers

As is often the case with these Amex offers, these deals come in two varieties. The first variety offers cardholders the chance to boost their Membership Rewards balances (shown above) while the second variety offers cash statement credits (below).

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As a rule, cardholders are not allowed to use a points offer and its corresponding cash back offer so as soon as you load one of the offers to a card, the corresponding offer will disappear from your account (in this case, if you load the $100 rebate offer to a card, the offer for 10,000 points will disappear).

As I’ll discuss in a moment, I consider the points offers to be more valuable than the cash back offers so those are the offers that I’ve loaded to one of my Membership Rewards cards and it’s why I’m not discussing the cash offers in any great detail.


I value Amex Membership Rewards Points at 1.5 cents each (based on the value I know I can get out of them with minimal effort) so, effectively, these two points offers will generate rebates worth $75 and $150 respectively…and that’s exactly why I wouldn’t choose to load the cash back offers to my cards.

As standalone offers, these are both very nice indeed (the spend requirements are more than reasonable and the returns are attractive) but they’re even better when considered alongside a World of Hyatt promotion that these can be stacked with.

A number of MGM properties partner with the World of Hyatt program so anyone making the most of these promotions at the World of Hyatt participating properties will also be able to earn triple World of Hyatt points as well as bonus World of Hyatt elite night credits on their stays.

The combination of easy Membership Rewards Points, bonus Hyatt points, and bonus Hyatt elite night credits is one that quite a few people will probably find hard to resist.

I Have To Mention This

I have to confess that although I’ve loaded these two offers to one of my Membership Rewards cards I’m pretty sure I’m not going to get a chance to use them and it would be wrong not to mention why that’s the case. Put simply, I can’t think of many worse places to be right now than Las Vegas.

Apart from the fact that I despise how Vegas casinos have moved to nickel-and-dime customers at every opportunity over the past few years, the fact remains that the behavior that’s tolerated (and often encouraged) in Las Vegas isn’t conducive to keeping the population safe while there’s a pandemic raging outside. While I fully appreciate how much fun Vegas can be when it’s at its best, it’s not somewhere I’m likely to want to visit any time soon and I can’t in good conscience discuss a promotion that’s designed to tempt people back to the city without pointing this out.

Bottom Line

Amex is currently targeting cardholders for a number of offers for spending made with a variety of MGM properties in the US. As usual, there are points-earning and cash back-earning offers available, but unless you have a good reason not to choose to pick up some easy Membership Rewards points, the cash back deals are best left to others.