Amex Offer: Get Movie/Travel Vouchers worth upto Rs.15,000 on International Spends

By | May 20, 2019

Here’s a new targeted offer from American Express that gets you Paytm Movie Vouchers on International spends over Rs.20,000 during the offer period.

Paytm Vouchers Offer

  • Spend a total of ₹20,000 or more overseas during the offer period on your American Express® Card, including spends on your Supplementary Card(s) to get Paytm Movie Vouchers worth ₹2,000
  • Type: Targeted Offer
  • Validity: MAY 20, 2019 TO JULY 31, 2019.
  • Source

That’s good to get 10% back as Paytm Movie vouchers. Well, while that may sound like 10%, it is only 6% due to Markup fee. Also, as anyway you will have Buy 1 Get 1 offer on other cards, I would say the overall reward rate drops to about just ~3% or so.

Yet its decent, as you can also spend Online and grab the vouchers as its not just limited to POS spends.

Travel Vouchers Offer

  • #1 Spend a total of ₹50,000 or more overseas to get Amex Travel Vouchers worth ₹5,000 (Reward Rate: 10%) Source
  • #2 Spend a total of ₹1,50,000 or more overseas to get Amex Travel Vouchers worth ₹10,000 (Reward Rate: 6.7%) Source
  • #3 Spend a total of ₹2,50,000 or more overseas to get Amex Travel Vouchers worth ₹15,000 (Reward Rate: 6%) Source
  • Type: Targeted Offer
  • Validity: MAY 20, 2019 TO JULY 31, 2019.

This is AMAZING. If you’ve travelling out of country, all you need is your American Express Credit Card.

Even after counting in 4% loss in markup fees on above targeted offers, you still get at-least 2% back, over & above regular reward rate, which is cool. Above all, you get a peace of mind while swiping your Amex cards in a foreign land.

Remember, if you don’t have an American Express credit card, not to worry, Amex MRCC & Amex Plat Travel are still availing for FREE as a limited period offer.

Bottomline

While it’s a good offer, Amex decided to send it only to select cardholders. So, if you haven’t received the communication reg. the same, you will not be eligible for the offer. I’m yet to receive the email!

I wish Amex had this for all cardholders with a better reward, like get Rs.5,000 Domestic Travel Voucher on Spending Rs.50,000 or above.

Update: Good to see this offer has already been granted 🙂

Moreover, speaking about international spends, you may also check out the HDFC International spends offer which they rolled out recently as a part of their 25th birthday.

Have you received the above international Spends offer? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Author: Siddharth

A Credit Card addict, minting reward points & air miles for years. Obsessed with aviation, airport lounges and luxury hotels. Helping Indians choose a right credit card and enjoy luxury travel at affordable cost.

36 thoughts on “Amex Offer: Get Movie/Travel Vouchers worth upto Rs.15,000 on International Spends

  1. MT

    i got a different offer , 50k international spends for a Rs 5000 hotel stay voucher , same dates for spends

    Reply
  2. Anup

    I got a different offer: “Get a complimentary American Express® Domestic Travel hotel stay voucher worth ₹5,000”
    for the same time frame.

    Reply
    1. Anup

      Offer Details:
      Spend a total of ₹50,000 or more overseas during the offer period on your American Express® Card, including spends on your Supplementary Card(s)

      Offer period:
      THE OFFER IS VALID FROM MAY 20, 2019 TO JULY 31, 2019.

      Reply
  3. Arjun Mahajan

    “I wish Amex had this for all cardholders with a better reward, like get Rs.5,000 Domestic Travel Voucher on Spending Rs.50,000 or above. 🙂”

    ^Amex did send me the exact same offer. It does exist under the spend overseas campaign. Details:
    Dates: 20th May 2019 to 31st July
    Spend target: Rs 50,000
    Incentive: Rs 5,000 Domestic Travel Voucher

    Reply
      1. HG

        Did you just take a peek at the future and come back Sid
        LOL 😀

        Reply
        1. Siddharth Post author

          Its just that Amex guys are able to read my mind 😀

          Reply
  4. Gaurav Mittal

    “I wish Amex had this for all cardholders with a better reward, like get Rs.5,000 Domestic Travel Voucher on Spending Rs.50,000 or above. 🙂”

    I actually got the above offer where I will get INR 5k Amex Hotel Voucher if I spend more than 50k in overseas spend during the offer period. Surprising how you wanted this and some folks got this 🙂

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Surprising indeed 🙂

      P.S. I’m yet to receive any offer. Let’s see what I get, if i get.

      Reply
  5. YS

    I got another one 50K international spends for a 5k hotel GV

    .. guess your wish was granted.

    Reply
  6. Parantap

    I guess I got the best offer till now.

    Spend a total of ₹2,50,000 or more overseas during the offer period on your American Express® Card, including spends on your Supplementary Card(s)

    American Express® Domestic Travel hotel stay voucher worth ₹15,000

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Cool. So there are 3 Domestic Travel voucher offers, apart from Paytm movie offer. All details now updated 🙂

      Reply
  7. Mudit Bhargava

    Just a query: Amex mentions that there are no points against payment of utility bills, insurance and fuel. But are these counted towards total purchases. I am looking forward for the Taj voucher on spend of 4 L on my Amex platinum Travel Card.

    Reply
    1. Ameya

      A former Plat Travel card user.
      Yes, all spends are counted towards milestones even if they don’t accrue regular points.

      Reply
    2. Neo

      Yes, for all spends.
      And you can simply route your fuel/insurance expenses via PayTM & Mobikwik gateways and get the points.

      Reply
    3. Mouli

      Yes all the spends will be considered for 1.9L and 4 Lakhs spends

      Reply
  8. Jasmiet Maken

    Hi, Was there an earlier promotion running for overseas spend 2x / 3x spends for May. It may be a double dip. Thx

    Reply
    1. Amit

      Will i be eligible if i buy from a foreign website amazon usa for example

      Reply
  9. Prashant Gupta

    Got the Paytm offer on amex plat reserve card which i dont use.

    Reply
  10. Chiru

    Hi Sid,
    I have been following you from last 2 years. Your website is too good to choose CC. I am using platinum travel CC from 2 years and spent 5.5 lakhs. I have received an Platinum card Upgrade offer with1.25 Lakh MR points like you mentioned in your Twitter handle. I was planning for Maldives. Is it good to upgrade this card ?? I already reviews about it but still confused as fee is 71K. Please suggest.

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      For Maldives, you could get a lot of value with “The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli” but again its an expensive property if you want to extend it beyond 1 free night.

      Reply
      1. Chiru

        Thanks for kind reply. I have checked St. Regis pretty expensive property. Any other county do you suggest please(Marriott)? Recently you have been to other country/ies. Because I wanna use this card for 1 year then cancel it. As per my ITR i may not get this card near future.
        Thanks

        Reply
        1. Neo

          Hi Chiru,
          if you are going to take MR points & transfer to BonVoy, then redemption at Category 1/2/8 would get maximum value ( 1 MR > 1 Re ratios).
          The other way might be book the Taj Maldives ( there is a 25% off promo running with Amex Plat reserve & Charge cards), take the 40K vouchers & use them ( just confirm with Taj CC to be doubly sure) & use the Taj vouchers & the Gold elite tier to get the upgrade

          Hope this works out for

          Cheers
          Neo

          Reply
      2. Vikas

        Hey sidh, can u tell me how they put in targeted offer, is it because if u don’t use your card or in a particular segment then they offer u???
        Be it amex or any other banks.

        HSBC is running good offer, spend 3k in total for fuel, dinning and telecom , no minimum amount in each category but all 3 should have spent n unget 500 rs Amazon voucher per month, enjying it since jan

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      3. Shrey

        I wouldn’t recommend The St. Regis Maldives to anyone without a lot of caveats. Even if you get the stay on points, be prepared to shell out a bomb for literally everything else you do!
        For starters, the (compulsory) round-trip sea-plane ride to get in and out of the property will cost you a whopping USD 695 per person. Then you’re “forced” to eat at one of their restaurants which should set you back by ~USD 1000 a day for two.

        you can definitely find properties which gives you more value in Maldives.

        Reply
  11. Vyom aggarwal

    10x reward points on loading forex plus cards (max 5000 per month) on hdfc cards. Plus international spend offer in addition to that . Thats 33 % value.
    And with forex card you can even withdraw currency from atm at a small fees of 2$

    Reply
  12. fossil

    The offer I got is spent a total of INR 1,50,000 to get a domestic travel voucher of INR 10,000

    Reply
  13. Ankit Saraf

    I got 2k paytm voucher offer on 20k international spends on MRCC.

    Reply
  14. Mouli

    I have received what Sid has wished for.5000 rs travel voucher for spend over 50000

    Reply
  15. Suhas Gopal

    Is it possible to use the Membership rewards voucher for booking International travel tickets?

    Reply
  16. Wah

    Hello sid & all,
    I’m chasing amex card from many months but didn’t applied as for limiting my cibil enquirys,
    My current cibil score is 770,recently they are 4-5 cibil enquirys in last three months,
    I hold a self employed business ITR of 6.5lac,
    I want u guy’s suggestions:
    Can i Apply for Amex card now or later(in what time),
    Which card is better MRCC or Platinum Travel,
    I want to go with platinum travel but it’s renewal fee is high can we get it reversed,
    I usually spend online,groceries,departmental stores,online travel sites.
    MRCC is also good rewarding.
    Bit confused!.
    Thanking you sid for such a wonderful site,
    Reply appreciated.

    Reply
    1. ravesh

      You should go with platinum travel only if you want domestic travel vouchers and Taj 10K rs voucher.

      The milestone reward system is best in MRCC. 1000 rewards per 4000 spent. (That is almost > 6% as 25p=1 point)

      answering your questions:
      – Can i Apply for Amex card now or later(in what time),
      Amex checks cibil. Cibil takes 6 months to a year to clear up any negative points. so its a bit risky play. (TIP: go for regalia first or clubmiles from HDFC, they dont check CIBIL)

      – I want to go with platinum travel but it’s renewal fee is high can we get it reversed,
      yes you can, if your spends are higher than 5L. call customer care and bargain. (if they dont, ask them to cancel the plat travel card and send you a LTF MRCC)

      – I usually spend online,groceries,departmental stores,online travel sites.
      both cards are same in this case.

      – MRCC is also good rewarding.
      Very true

      – Bit confused!.
      Domestic travel (goibibo/taj) : Plat travel
      Greater rewards points: MRCC

      Reply
      1. wah

        thanks ravesh,
        I want to tell u that all banks will enquiry cibil for every application weather pre approved or direct hdfc also does for regalia & ClubMiles as i already have ClubMiles.

        Reply

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