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Save money with these travel-related offers on your credit cards this month

The Points Guy 10/4/2022 Ryan Smith
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Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers.

One of the ways to ensure that you’re getting continuous value from your rewards credit cards is by taking advantage of the targeted promotions available to you.

You may be most familiar with Amex Offers, which provide some excellent discounts on travel, retail and other transactions. However, other issuers have also stepped up their game, and we’ve seen some useful offers extended to people with cards from other companies.

In this monthly roundup, we’ll gather some of the most lucrative travel-related credit card promotions and discounts that we’ve found. But don’t forget to use a shopping portal, too, so that you can potentially earn even more points, miles or cash back on your spending.

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Amex Offers

Amex Offers is the most prolific and easy-to-understand program, and I’ve personally saved hundreds of dollars from these promotions over the years.

To view your offers, log into your online Amex account, scroll down to where you see a tab for “Amex Offers & Benefits,” then click on the ones that are available to you and see which ones are of interest. If you find one you’d like to take advantage of, you can click the “Add to Card” button and you should be able to see the terms. Most of these have expiration dates and other conditions that you must meet.

Marriott Le Meridien Maldives. KATIE GENTER/THE POINTS GUY © The Points Guy Marriott Le Meridien Maldives. KATIE GENTER/THE POINTS GUY

Hopefully, you’re targeted for some of the following deals, as they can help you save big on upcoming travel:

  • Marriott: Spend $300 or more, get $60 back (expires Oct. 9, 2022).
  • Marriott: Get 20% back, up to $50 maximum (expires Oct. 13, 2022).
  • Marriott: Spend $250 or more, get $50 back (expires Oct. 13, 2022).
  • Relais & Châteaux — U.S. and Europe: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Oct. 15, 2022).
  • Caesars Rewards Las Vegas Destinations: Spend $200 or more, get $40 back (expires Oct. 26, 2022).
  • ITA Airways: Spend $1,250 or more, get $200 back (expires Nov. 4, 2022).
  • Airfrance.us and KLM.us: Spend $1,000 or more, get 20,000 bonus points (expires Nov. 6, 2022)
  • Carnival Cruise Line: Spend $500 or more, get $150 back (expires Nov. 7, 2022).
  • Lotte Hotel Seattle: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Nov. 10, 2022).
  • Fine Hotels + Resorts and The Hotel Collection prepaid bookings: Spend $850 or more, get $200 back (expires Nov. 12, 2022).
  • Alaska Airlines: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Nov. 14, 2022).
  • Hertz: Spend $200 or more, get $40 back (expires Nov. 15, 2022).
  • HMSHost Sit-Down Restaurants at Airport Terminals: Spend $40 or more, get $10 back (expires Nov. 18, 2022)
  • Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in Mexico: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Uniworld River Cruises: Spend $3,000 or more, get $500 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Millennium Hotels & Resorts: Spend $300 or more, get $100 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Hotels.com Gift Card: Spend $50 or more, get $10 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • MGM Resorts — Luxury Destinations: Spend $700 or more, get $140 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • MGM Resorts — Select Destinations: Spend $400 or more, get $80 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Sunset Tower Hotel — West Hollywood: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Nov. 30, 2022).
  • Hotel Casa del Mar – Santa Monica Beach Hotel: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 13, 2022).
  • Hilton: Get 3% back on purchases, up to a total of $100 (expires Dec. 14, 2022).
  • Opal Collection: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 15, 2022).
  • Preferred Hotels and Resorts: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 15, 2022).
  • Viceroy Hotels and Resorts: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 15, 2022).
  • Grand Hyatt: Spend $300 or more, get $60 back (expires Dec. 15, 2022).
  • Luxury Escapes: Spend $1,500 or more, get $300 back (expires Dec. 18, 2022).
  • Hilton — Nevada locations: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • The Ned NoMad Hotel NY: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and LXR: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Homes & Villas by Marriott International: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back — up to two times (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Marriott International Luxury Brands: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Best Western hotels: Spend $100 or more, get $30 back (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car: Get 5 extra points per dollar spent, up to 5,000 points maximum (expires Dec. 31, 2022).
  • Big Sky Resort — Montana: Spend $500 or more, get $125 back (expires Feb. 17, 2023).
  • Silverado Resort — Napa: Spend $500 or more, get $100 back (expires March 20, 2023).
  • Cruise America RV rentals: Spend $500 or more, get 10,000 bonus points (expires April 3, 2023).

Eligible cards and other details

All personal and small-business American Express cards are eligible for Amex Offers, though which offers you’re presented with will vary by card. This includes popular options like The Platinum Card® from American Express, the American Express® Gold Card and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express.

Related: The secret to getting more (and sometimes better) Amex Offers on your card

Capital One Offers

There are plenty of popular stores available on the Capital One Offers platform with discounts that do not have stated expiration dates. All of the savings will apply as statement credits to your eligible account.

Use Capital One Offers to save on an RV rental, staying at places like Springfield Campground in Anderson, SC. KATIE GENTER/THE POINTS GUY © The Points Guy Use Capital One Offers to save on an RV rental, staying at places like Springfield Campground in Anderson, SC. KATIE GENTER/THE POINTS GUY

Here are the current travel-related offers you might be interested in:

  • Best Western Hotels: 9% back.
  • Booking.com: 7% back.
  • Camping World: 3% back.
  • CheapOair: Up to $24 back.
  • Choice Hotels: 6% back.
  • Expedia: Up to 5% back.
  • Great Wolf Lodge: 2% back.
  • Hertz: 8% back.
  • Hotels.com: 4% back.
  • Hotwire: Up to 6.4% back.
  • IHG: 6% back.
  • Marriott: 4% back.
  • Marriott Homes & Villas: 1% back.
  • Orbitz: Up to 4% back.
  • Priceline: Up to 6% back.
  • Rentalcars.com: 2% back.
  • RVshare: Up to 6% back.
  • Travelocity: Up to 4% back.
  • TravelPro: 5% back.
  • Trip.com: Up to 5% back.
  • Tripadvisor: 8% back.
  • Viator: 13% back.
  • Vrbo: 5% back.

Eligible cards and other details

All consumer Capital One cards are eligible for Capital One Offers — including the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card and the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card. However, the issuer’s small-business cards do not participate.

Just as a forewarning, Capital One Offers can take longer to post to your account compared to the other issuers, which typically take just a few business days (at most). According to Capital One’s fine print, it can take up to three billing cycles to get the statement credit for a specific purchase. As long as you’re all right with footing the bill when using a Capital One Offer and not receiving the discount for up to three months, it’s still worth it to take advantage of these great promotions.

Related: Complete guide to saving money with Capital One Offers

Chase Offers

Chase Offers often have a quicker expiration date than other issuers, but you’ll frequently find great savings for everyday spending on everything from restaurants to travel purchases. You’ll also find offers for rebates on gas with Chase more often than with other issuers, and this can help you save at home, on a road trip or even when filling up your next rental car.

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Here are some of the current offers:

  • Best Western: 10% back when you spend $100 or more, with a maximum of $31 back (expires Oct. 10, 2022).
  • Holiday Inn: 15% back when you spend $100 or more, with a maximum of $64.50 back (expires Oct. 10, 2022).
  • Carnival Cruises: $40 back when you spend $100 or more (expires Oct. 11, 2022).
  • Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts: 15% back when you spend $100 or more, with a maximum of $64.50 back (expires Oct. 14, 2022).

Furthermore, Chase tends to provide promotions for many of the brands it already partners with — such as Hyatt or Instacart — so adding these offers allows you to double-dip your earnings. Your offers might vary depending on the specific cards you carry.

Eligible cards and other details

All Chase personal and business credit cards have the potential for Chase Offers. This includes popular options like the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and Ink Business Preferred Credit Card along with no-annual-fee options like the Chase Freedom Unlimited and even cobranded cards like the World of Hyatt Credit Card and the United Explorer Card.

However, note that the number of targeted discounts will likely be larger on those cards you use most frequently. Like Amex, these must be activated before your purchase.

In addition, any percentage discounts often have a relatively small dollar cap on them — so be sure you read the full terms of each offer to know what you’ll get back.

Related: The best Chase credit cards of 2022

Citi Merchant Offers

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Citi Merchant Offers can provide solid value, but what you see across your cards can vary greatly from one product to another or from one customer to another. Unfortunately, most members typically don’t see a large number of travel-related offers. Here are some that are currently available:

  • Emergency Assistance Plus: Spend $179 or more, get $65 back (expires Oct. 31, 2022).
  • LugLess: Spend $50 or more on your first luggage shipment, get $20 back (expires Oct. 31, 2022).

Eligible cards and other details

All Citi personal credit cards have the potential for these Merchant Offers. This includes not only cards that earn Citi ThankYou Points — such as the Citi Premier® Card and Citi® Double Cash Card — but also the American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card. Remember that you need to add the offers to your card prior to making your purchase; otherwise, you won’t receive the rebate.

Related: The best Citi credit cards of 2022

Bottom line

I always check my card offers before making a big purchase to make sure that I’m not missing out on any discounts. Additionally, these card offers have been helpful when I need gift ideas around the holidays, as I’m able to get a solid discount on a purchase I might not have considered before.

And remember: Just because you add an offer to your card doesn’t mean you have to make the purchase. It never hurts to have options, though.

We recommend that you make a habit of checking your card promotions on a regular basis since they can easily help you save hundreds of dollars every year. Be sure to bookmark this page, as we update it monthly with the latest deals we’ve seen.

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Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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