American Express rolls out Spend Offers for cardmembers (valid through April 15, 2022)

When it comes to spend-based offers, one of the chief proponents in the market is American Express. We usually don’t write about them because these are targetted. However, this time around, the spend-based offers seem to have been rolled out to a wide base of American Express cardmembers.

American Express Spending offers rolled out for various cardmembers

While American Express used to offer some Tanishq vouchers back in the day for spending, this time around, they have rolled out a far bigger bouquet, including Amazon Vouchers and Taj Vouchers. All offers rolled out are valid from March 1 to April 15, 2022, and enrolment is mandatory.

The offers rolled out by American Express are targetted at the following cardmembers:

  • American Express Platinum Card
  • American Express Platinum Reserve Credit Card
  • American Express Platinum Travel Credit Card
  • American Express Gold Card
  • American Express Membership Rewards Credit Card
  • American Express SmartEarn Credit Card

Various permutations have been rolled out, and you will receive one of the following offers:

  • Platinum Charge Cardmembers
    • Spend a total of INR 900,000 or more in eligible spending during the Offer period to receive Taj Vouchers worth INR 50,000 (5.5%)
    • Spend a total of INR 700,000 or more in eligible spending during the Offer period to receive Taj Vouchers worth INR 35,000 (5%)
    • Spend a total of INR 500,000 or more in eligible spending during the Offer period to receive Taj Vouchers worth INR 25,000 (5%)
    • Spend a total of INR 300,000 or more in eligible spending during the Offer period to receive Taj Vouchers worth INR 15,000 (5%)
    • Spend a total of INR 100,000 or more in eligible spending during the Offer period to receive Amazon Vouchers worth INR 5,000 (5%)
  • Other Cardmembers
    • Spend a total of INR 800,000 or more in eligible spending during the Offer period to receive Taj Vouchers worth INR 40,000 (5%)
    • Spend a total of INR 600,000 or more in eligible spending during the Offer period to receive Taj Vouchers worth INR 30,000 (5%)
    • Spend a total of INR 400,000 or more in eligible spending during the Offer period to receive Taj Vouchers worth INR 20,000 (5%)
    • Spend a total of INR 250,000 or more in eligible spending during the Offer period to receive Taj Vouchers worth INR 10,000 (4%)
    • Spend a total of INR 100,000 or more in eligible spending during the Offer period to receive Amazon Vouchers worth INR 4,000 (4%)
    • Spend a total of INR 40,000 or more in eligible spending during the Offer period to receive Amazon Vouchers worth INR 2,000 (5%)

There is no restriction on where you can spend, and there is no minimum number of transactions required. The offer is applicable for only select American Express Cardmembers. A Cardmember is eligible for this offer only if they have received an offer communication directly from American Express through any of its channels. Supplementary cardmember spending will also be counted towards the spending made by the primary cardmember.

Gift Cards will be sent to eligible Cardmembers on their registered email addresses with American Express by August 15, 2022. The Gift Card will have a validity of 150 days from the date of issuance by American Express.

Bottomline

American Express has rolled out its spend-based promotions for the season and offers anywhere between 4-5.5% incentives over and above the other rewards they usually offer for spending. You should have received an email communication with your customised offer from American Express, and make sure to enrol before you start spending.

What do you make of the offer from American Express? Which ones did you get?


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Comments

  1. I got this – Spend a total of INR 40,000 to receive Amazon Vouchers worth INR 2,000 on my MRCC. I think this should be 5% and not 4% as mentioned above.

    Moreover, one can earn 800 + 2000 (monthly 20k twice) + 2000 (4 txns monthly twice) MR points = 4800 -> ~Rs. 3000. So in toto, that is ~12.5% return

    • Though you are correct on rewards , 2000 Amazon voucher + 4800 ( points) equal 1k .. total 3k is close to 7.5 % return on 40k spends not 12.5% .. or are your points more valued than 250 rs / 1000 points ??

      • Even using the more utilitarian option of Amazon GV (7k for 18,000 points), this comes to 9.7% value: (2,000GV + 4,800pts x (7,000/18,000))/40,000.

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