I’ve started using Makemytrip recently for both Domestic & international Hotels as Goibibo is running out of offers on most hotels these days. 2015 was a great Year when Goibibo offers were on peak, but now after the announcement of Makemytrip & Goibibo merger, i see the offers are on lower side.
Hence was looking for some better Hotel offers and came across American Express Makemytrip Offer on IVR which usually gets played in the background when you are waiting on call for Amex customer support. It was quite a nice deal they were running. Fortunately the offer is applicable on both of my cards: Amex Gold Charge Card and Amex Platinum Travel Card. Below are the details of the offer:
American Express Makemytrip Hotel Offer:
Amex Makemttrip offer Code: MMTAMXGLD
It gives about 70% Flat Cashback across most of the domestic hotels in India. The same coupon code can also be used for Flights & international hotels as you can see below, but the best value is in Domestic Hotels. The same coupon code can be used twice in each category.
So i went ahead and booked for 2 day stay, separately. As per the coupon terms & conditions, 70% Cahback will be given on Base fare (excluding tax).
But hey no! They actually gave flat 70% cashback on the entire amount. OMG. That’s an unbelievable offer! After discounts, I ended up paying just Rs.979 per day (2 member) in a 3 Star hotel. Here’s my Amex Card Statement for Proof:
Here are the Numbers:
- Actual Cost of the stay Rs.3,262/day
- Expected Discount: ~Rs.1,600 (70% discount of Base fare, excluding tax)
- Actual Discount Given: Rs.2,282 (70% on the entire amount)
- Net Amount Paid from pocket: Rs.979/day
The say cashback gets credited in 21 days post transaction, but as you can see, i got it just in 7 days. Amex is always fast in crediting the cashback unlike other bank cards!
Its good to see that American Express & Makemytrip are generous enough to give away such wonderful cashback offers on Domestic hotels. So, this is the best time to plan your Domestic trip 🙂
Update (June 2017): You now get this as Instant Discount, instead of cashback system. New Validity of offer: upto Sep 2017, likely to be extended.
Have you used Amex Makemytrip Offers? Feel free to share your experience in comments below.