700 points expiring: any options??

Old Jan 20, 18, 4:34 pm
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700 points expiring: any options??

I'm an Amtrak novice. I have 700 points due to expire in 30 days. This amount seems too small to redeem or transfer in any way, as far as I can see. Do I have any options at all other than buying up?
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Old Jan 20, 18, 10:15 pm
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You might be able to subscribe to a magazine...
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Old Jan 21, 18, 1:32 pm
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IIRC, the cheapest redemption is 800 points, which is worth about $20, give or take, so definitely worth not letting the points expire. IIRC Amtrak did change their expiration policy so that any activity resets the clock (previously, it had to be paid travel to reset it), so Seat 2A's suggestion would work (if that's a thing with AGR--not sure it is; most airlines do have magazine partnerships, but I'm not aware of any with AGR).

See here for Amtrak Guest Rewards earning partners: https://amtrakguestrewards.com/earn

The AGR shopping mall could work (you can do something like order something cheap at Walmart you were going to go get anyway for in-store pick-up): http://shop.amtrakguestrewards.com/.

Take a survey at SurveyPointsClub and earn 250 points: https://amtrakguestrewards.com/earn/purchases

Or, if you have any hotel or car rentals coming up, see the partners link above for details on partners and credit a stay/rental to AGR.

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