What will $600 in travel get you this summer – PART 2!!! Atlantic City

So, we have been telling you for half a year now that one Amex card – the Amex Gold Rewards card will give you 25,000 MR points, your partner 25,000 MR points and you get 10,000 more MR points for referring them. Total MR points is 35,000 ($350 in travel) for you and 25,000 ($250 in travel) for them. See our Amex page on this and our Worst case Scenario page. It’s easy and free your first year – if you end up cancelling your card before the year is up you will not have paid a dime – other than paying off your monthly bill!

The purpose of these next few posts is to see what that free money can do for you this summer.

Now bear in mind from the time you apply for the card, get the card, refer your partner, get your points, and they get their points it could take as little as 2-3 weeks if you both spend the $500 on the card right away – or longer – but this will assume you can use this travel by the end of July. You just book it on your Amex card and use their Trip Flex option.

So, we did a whole Detroit Summer Series on cheap flights out of Detroit so I’m going back to check if those great prices are still available.

Check out some of those posts – some really great prices out there!

You know what? If you want to go somewhere the last week of August – not everyone’s first choice I know – it is sooo cheap!

Detroit – Atlantic City Mon Aug 25 – Thur Aug 28 (3 nights) – $120 on Spirit pp.

2 flights  = $240 US – use up your partner’s 25,000 ($250 CDN) and you might owe $10-20

You still have your $350 credit.

There are many hotels on the Boardwalk with a nice pool that you can get for about $100-150 a night CDN for the 3 nights.

Check Google Hotel Finder, Trivago, whatever.

I found:

1.Tropicana – $103 CDN per night

2. Trump Taj Mahal $112 CDN per night

3. Harrah’s (not on boardwalk) $114 CDN per night

Point is there are a few “big name” hotels you can get for “free” again using your 35,000 MR points.

So there is option #2 – Atlantic City for 3 nights including flights – cost a couple about $20 total.


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