Amex Offer: Get vouchers worth upto Rs.40,000 on travel spends

By | December 3, 2021
Amex offer Dec 2021

American Express has come up with a new spend linked offer, targeted and here’s everything you need to know. Before we get into the details, there is a major difference with this offer compared to most others we saw in the past. This offer is eligible only on travel spends and not the spends done in other categories.

Offer Details

  • Offer: Spend Rs.X and get Rs.Y voucher
  • Offer Period: December 3, 2021 to January 15, 2022
  • Spend Type: Spends made on booking of holidays, flights, trains, hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, cabs and bus will be considered. Any spend done with a registered travel agent will also be considered eligible under this offer. Any spend done on fuel will not be considered.
  • Offer fulfilment: 15th May 2022

Offer Variants (Regular Cards)

  1. Spend 2L & get Rs.15K Taj voucher
  2. Spend 50K & get Rs.4K Taj voucher
  3. Spend 25K & get Rs.1.5K (Air India) voucher

Return on spend is in the range of 7.5% approx. for most offers above. Its interesting to see Amex still sticking to Air India voucher despite getting a good(!) feedback on that before.

Offer Variants (Platinum Charge Cards)

  1. Spend 4.5L & get Rs.40K Taj voucher
  2. Spend 2L & get Rs.20K Taj voucher
  3. Spend 75K & get Rs.6K Taj voucher
  4. Spend 50K & get Rs.4K Taj voucher

Return on spend is as good as 10% on select offers, like the offer #2 and most other offers too gives returns above 8%, which is good.

I got the offer #3 on my platinum charge card.

Bottomline

It’s good to see yet one more spend linked offer from American Express but sad to see the spend type getting limited to Travel only. Given that Omicron has just been discovered, I wonder who’s planning to travel.

But if you intend to travel anyway, its certainly rewarding one with additional 7-10% off on your holiday.

Have you received the Amex spend linked offer? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

22 thoughts on “Amex Offer: Get vouchers worth upto Rs.40,000 on travel spends

  1. AAJ

    None received this time, need to get previous ones first.. they should start giving other options too.

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  2. Gautam Garg

    Can one double dip this offer along with an earlier offer -> “Get Taj Hotels voucher of INR 30,000 upon booking domestic travel worth INR 1,00,000 or more during offer period.” ?

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      Sort of grey area. But I think its mostly YES, because plat travel debit note will obviously be under travel but I’ve never done such booking, so can’t confirm this yet. Hope the experiences ones can comment on this.

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  3. Ash

    Yeah I got this offer but I just spent on travel just 1 week back , wonder if Amex tracks my spends and rolls out offers just after I end up spending. :D.

    Also otherwise just limiting 0.5 good conversation rate just Taj vouchers for annual milestones achievement is really a pain.

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  4. Ankur S

    Hi Sid,
    Off topic –
    Are you noticing amex offer tab in your account as it has disappered for my cards and every link goes to latest offers page. Any idea if amex offers are discontinued due to rbi ban ?

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      I don’t think it’s related to RBI. I see that they’re focusing more on Amex Experiences App for offers and so they might have taken it down. Let’s wait and see what they do in future for Save to card offers.

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      1. Philip Choudhury

        Amex support guy confirmed me that the offers section will no longer be available and all the offers will either be generic to every costumer or to be enrolled from the link received through email (if targeted).

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  5. lon3volf

    Sid – great article as always.
    I just wanted to share that my Plat Charge isnt targeted however my Plat Reserve is – 75K Spend for 6K Taj vouchers.
    So those offers meant for Charge includes Reserve as well, potentially

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  6. Mahesh S. Panicker

    Received the Air India voucher offer on my MRCC. Would have been better if they had provided a voucher on one of the popular travel booking platform, they have good EMI offers already running with MMT, EMT and Yatra already, and would have been more usable for customers. Think this is to be skipped for me…

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  7. Gkcards

    How do you book room with Amex vouchers for Taj as Taj reservation team says that they cant book member rates with Amex vouchers…Amex says that they cant do anything as this is Taj policy? I was trying to book a holiday using these vouchers, and the difference with and without this voucher (member rates and BAR rate) is around 7K, which makes this 10K voucher (got with Plat Travel card) kind of useless as its worth only around 3K in this case

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    1. nitin agarwal

      You do not need to book through these AMEX vouchers. Just book the property through their online reservation and REDEEM these vouchers in settling the bill at the property itself.
      Have redeemed 4 vouchers till now and no issues whatsoever…I could even pay for my food bill.

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  8. Ravi

    Never seem to get any of these offers from Amex. I have complained several times on chat. They have re-registered my email ID on their marketing platform, but never receive these offers. Do you know how to get this sorted?

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      Are you either spending too low or too high?
      If so, that’s how it works.

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      1. Ravi

        Had a chat with concierge. They said I have this variant – Spend 2L & get Rs.20K Taj voucher targeted for me. But I never received the email. Have asked them to whitelist my email several times, but nothing works!

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  9. R

    I don’t see this offer is lucrative (even if you double dip with Kaizen offer as compared to HDFC smartbuy, where you get upfront 33% on hotels and flights with no minimum booking.)

    Do you agree?

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  10. A B UPADHYAY

    Yes I also conveyed same thing to amex official regarding Member Rate & Standard Rate issues at TAJ ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM TAJ OFFICIAL RESPONDED THROUGH RETURN EMAIL IF AMEX VOUCHER TO BE USED YOU HAVE TO BOOK AT STANDARD RATE WHICH IS NEARLY 2K MORE THAN MEMBER RATE. IN THAT CASE BENEFIT REDUCTION IS ABOUT 6K THEN ACTUL 10K

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