American Express India has been quite aggressive with targeted offers lately and they have sent out a targeted spend based offer to select credit card members today (15th Feb 2023). Here’s everything you need to know about it:
|Offer||Get Rs.X amazon voucher on spending Rs.Y|
|Max. Voucher Value||Rs.20,000 on Rs.6L spend (as far as I know)|
|Spend Requirement||Dynamic (likely based on previous usage)|
|Offer Period||15 Feb 2023 – 15 April 2023|
|Fulfilment||15th Aug 2023|
|Return on Spend||3%-4% + Regular Rewards|
|Source||Email – T&C for 4K voucher|
Its a simple and straight-forward offer from Amex as usual and the return on spend too is similar as what we used to see before.
Vouchers of upto 20K INR were targeted for non-plat cardholders, decent I would say.
What about Plat Charge?
While above are the offers received on regular cards, as always, Amex runs separate offers for plat charge cards and I’ve got one this time.
It’s an unimpressive 5K luxe voucher on 1L spend on my plat charge. Unimpressive because of “luxe” voucher. I wish they remove Luxe and just stick with Amazon, Flipkart & Taj vouchers.
That aside, I can see that one can get rewards as high as 40K Taj vouchers on 9L spend, which is pretty good for those who spend in that scale.
This is probably the first time in Amex India’s history that they’re sending targeted offers every single month consecutively for past 3 months. Initially they ran the Dec-Jan offer and then Jen-Feb and now Feb-April.
That’s good for cardholders, as we can extract more value out of spends for almost half the year. If you’re new to Amex, this is perhaps the best time to apply for American Express Cards as you can avail them as First Year Free:
- Amex Plat Travel (First Year FREE)
- Amex MRCC (First Year FREE)
Are you receiving the Amex spend based offers for past 3 months? Do let us know in the comments below.
For my AMEX Platinum Travel Card I got 20K Taj voucher offer on 6L spends for same period. Good to see the third spend based Voucher offer in short duration.
I will give it a pass.. Last year I received vouchers worth Rs50K but they lapsed soon. 3 months or 6 months. Don’t remember exactly.I was under the impression that the validity would be 1 year .. but that was not the case. I could not even make a future dated reservation at Taj since I was told that the vouchers must be valid at the time of check out. I approached Taj and Amex multiple times to extend the validity but each one pointed at the other..!
So guys check the fine print before you grab the offer.
That must have sucked indeed. Certainly not the experience one expects from AMEX
Also Taj Reservation team call centre was useless. I had to make a last minute reservation at Taj Vadodara Even after holding the line for 0ver 20 mins in the morning..I could not reach the booking agent. I shared the screen shot of my phone records with Taj but other than expressing regret they did nothing.
I got the offer “Spend Rs 4,00,000 or more and Get Taj vouchers worth Rs 12,000”.
But the previous 2 spend based offers not received.
On my Amex Platinum Reserve Card, I got Spend 2L and get 6K Amazon/Flipkart voucher offer
Strange I got nothing on my Plat charge, Plat travel, and MRCC.
Hey sid I have been holding amex MRCC since 2019.
I got an invite for platinum charge card with 125000 MR points subjected to 50k spend in 2 months.
Is it worth to go for upgrade?
I have same offer and question. Offer is about to expire tomorrow. Sid/Anyone any help with your thoughts on it.
It is indeed a good one if you’re into Marriott redemptions.
I got the useless offer, my limit is 2L on platinum travel and they expect me to spend 4L for 12k reward, how am i supposed to do that ?
It is 2 months period 🙂
For my AMEX Platinum Travel Card, I received the offer, spend 2L btw 15-Feb-23 and 15-Apr-23 to get 20K Taj voucher. Note: Enrollment/Registration is mandatory!
I hold Gold (since 2013) and MRCC and spend arpund 20-25K on them every month and a high spend (50K) atleast once a year (for reward multiplier) but never get these offers.
Got a different offer on Plat charge: 5X on reward multiplier which includes purchases of e-vouchers, plus any one of the below, whichever is met in the qualifying spend period 1-10Mar:
1. Additional 3K vouchers on spending min 50K.
2. Additional 5K vouchers on spending min 75K.
3. Additional 15K vouchers on spending min 1.5L.
This was sent for all I suppose.
I did not receive any offers. From 3 Amex cards, 2 were issued only 2 months back- Gold card & Platinum travel card, i guess this would be the issue. For SmartEarn card anyways they do not give any good offers.
Does Insurance spend qualify for this offer?