Amex Hotel Sale is Really Good!
Amex recently sent me an email that they were having a hotel sale up to 40% off select hotels.
This sale is going on until Feb. 26 and you book it through Amex Travel.
If you don’t already have an Amex card, they offer many benefits like this and I have been very pleased with their customer service and many offers they make.
As reported by Patrick at Rewards Canada, if you used your Gold Rewards Card you would earn 3x points on hotel purchases when you book through Amex Travel – that is a great return on your purchase.
I am generally wary of hotel “sales” as there are enough websites out there that can find me a deal – Expedia, Trivago, Hotels.com, the list goes on.
So I decided to check a weekend I am planning to be in Ft. Lauderdale in April.
Now, I am the first person to tell you to get a Hotel Branded credit card like the Starwood Amex so your stays can be free, but I thought I would check prices offered by this Amex Sale compared to the discount sites.
It was impressive.
I will list just 4 hotels and their prices using the Amex Sale and the best price possible using Trivago/Expedia/etc.
This is for a 3 night weekend in April – Thur/Fri/Sat.
Best Western Plus Deerfield – Amex sale price $311 CDN, best price offered Trivago $411 CDN
The Westin, Fort Lauderdale (not beach) – Amex sale price $473 CDN, best price Trivago $522 CDN
Courtyard Ft. Laud., Cypress Creek – Amex sale price $508 CDN, best price Trivago $702 CDN
Crowne Plaza Ft. Laud. Air/Cruise – Amex sale price $618 CDN, best price Trivago $812 CDN.
There were many more, I just thought I would list some from different chains at reasonable prices.
So, just with these 4 examples of many you can easily save $200 or more on a long weekend in an average hotel, and plenty more on nicer hotels!
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