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Old Feb 29, 16, 5:07 pm
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Originally Posted by 2B or back in coach View Post
IME yes the taxes count. I just used the Hilton Spend $300 get $60. Total bill was $603.00. I put $300 on one card and $303 on another, both got the credit.
Me too. Also got $50 credit for another promo on the same card. For spending $250 at a hotel booked directly with them. I had a couple of these on my credit cards. So I saved $110 each card.
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Old Feb 29, 16, 5:08 pm
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I also have the Norwegian cruise offer on my BCP.

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Carnival Cruise

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Get a one-time $75 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $250+ in one or more transactions on a Carnival Cruise booking by 4/15/2016. See terms for exclusions.
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Old Mar 3, 16, 9:05 pm
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just saw Qantas 2000+ 400 back
no clue why I always get this as I haven't and not planning to fly on Qantas in near future

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Old Mar 4, 16, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by Kevin Liu View Post
...haven't and not planning to fly on Qantas in near future
The purpose of a promotion is not to reward you for something that you were already intending to do, but rather to generate new business for Qantas.
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Old Mar 4, 16, 4:31 pm
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Received my NCL $100 back yesterday along with $5 back for ordering my snorkeling equipment from Swim Outlet. com. Very pleased.
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Old Mar 4, 16, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
The purpose of a promotion is not to reward you for something that you were already intending to do, but rather to generate new business for Qantas.
on the other hand, the intention can also be making you use amex card instead of other card when you spend on something you intended to anyways ....
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Old Mar 5, 16, 5:38 am
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The merchant-specific offers are advertisements purchased by those merchants. This offer is from Qantas, not from American Express. It stipulates that the ticket must be purchased on the Qantas website. This means Qantas won't have to pay a travel agency commission, and they can use that savings to help offset the cost of the offer.

Something about our account activity or other demographic criteria (known to American Express) tells them that you and I are the type of people who might travel to Australia. Like you, I have intention to go. (Although, ms mia has been suggesting this for years, but I don't think American Express would know this unless there are audio chips in our cards ).
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Old Mar 5, 16, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
The merchant-specific offers are advertisements purchased by those merchants. This offer is from Qantas, not from American Express. It stipulates that the ticket must be purchased on the Qantas website. This means Qantas won't have to pay a travel agency commission, and they can use that savings to help offset the cost of the offer.

Something about our account activity or other demographic criteria (known to American Express) tells them that you and I are the type of people who might travel to Australia. Like you, I have intention to go. (Although, ms mia has been suggesting this for years, but I don't think American Express would know this unless there are audio chips in our cards ).
didn't know about that's from merchant, learned something today

well better get to soon for Ms Mia when offer is still out there :P
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Old Mar 5, 16, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Kevin Liu View Post
didn't know about that's from merchant, learned something today

well better get to soon for Ms Mia when offer is still out there :P
It is obvious at least some promotions come from the merchant.

I noticed with the Life Extension ones that the $25 back were labeled with Life Extension.

I mentioned above how they tried to avoid this by reducing what would have been $125 charges to a few cents below that (blamed on a computer glitich, although I do not believe it).

We can expect more merchants to try to lower the cost of the promotions by restrictions such as no gift card purchases (often by regular customers who are willing to spend now to get something they plan to purchase in the future)
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Old Mar 10, 16, 1:58 am
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Old Mar 10, 16, 7:49 am
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Originally Posted by solewalker View Post
... prepaid hotel booking at AmexTravel.com...
Note that amextravel.com is outsourced to Orbitz, and that some hotel programs will not honor status or award points on stays booked through this type of agency.
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Old Mar 10, 16, 2:26 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Note that amextravel.com is outsourced to Orbitz, and that some hotel programs will not honor status or award points on stays booked through this type of agency.
Has anyone ever posted which hotel loyalty programs will or will not honor status and/or award points for amextravel.com bookings?
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Old Mar 10, 16, 2:40 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
The merchant-specific offers are advertisements purchased by those merchants. This offer is from Qantas, not from American Express. It stipulates that the ticket must be purchased on the Qantas website. This means Qantas won't have to pay a travel agency commission, and they can use that savings to help offset the cost of the offer.

Something about our account activity or other demographic criteria (known to American Express) tells them that you and I are the type of people who might travel to Australia. Like you, I have intention to go. (Although, ms mia has been suggesting this for years, but I don't think American Express would know this unless there are audio chips in our cards ).
The Hulu offer has been ruining my life - I've gone on a CSI marathon.
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Old Mar 11, 16, 8:00 am
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Originally Posted by eajusa View Post
Has anyone ever posted which hotel loyalty programs will or will not honor status and/or award points for amextravel.com bookings?
I would research this by looking in each hotel forum for a thread discussing status and rewards on bookings made through online travel agencies such as Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz et.al. (This is NOT the same as FHR bookings made through Platinum Travel Service. PTS is not an "online travel agency", even though it does offer an online booking tool.)
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Old Mar 22, 16, 5:21 pm
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I just found out about the Amex offer for 2x on Amazon purchases. I added it today but I already made a few large purchases earlier in the day. I should be ok, right? It's the posting that should drive this? Or would you guys cancel/return and reorder the items.

Thanks
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