New Amex Offers: 20k points for $1k Spend with Air France or KLM

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American Express is offering some lucrative incentives to spend on their cards right now. Not everyone will have these Amex Offers available as they are targeted. If you have a Membership Rewards earning Amex card, check inside your account online to see if they’re available to you.

  • Spend $1,000 with Air France and earn 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards
  • Spend $1,000 with KLM and earn 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards

The $1,000 does not have to be spent in one transaction.  As long as the various transactions add up to at least $1,000, you will qualify for the bonus points. Also you’ll want to make sure you book through the US version of the website, as is mentioned in the offer terms.

I found these offers particularly interesting as many of you may be looking to book Flying Blue awards. They just changed their pricing structure today, and some awards are cheaper now than they were yesterday (and obviously, some are more expensive). If you’re booking for a group, especially in a premium cabin, taxes/fees/fuel surcharges can add up quickly on Flying Blue awards. If this is you, and you have a Membership Rewards earning card, check for and apply this Amex offer before booking your awards for a nice boost of Membership Reward points.

Delta Counts Too!

Looks like flights booked on Delta, as long as they are transatlantic and purchased on either KLM or Air France’s website, will also trigger the bonus points.

Conditions

Air France and KLM purchase(s) must be made by July 31 but the travel date can be whenever. Flights must be purchased directly with Air France or KLM (through their websites) in US dollars. In the case of earning the bonus points for purchases on KLM’s website, the flight must originate in the United States to qualify. For Air France, it doesn’t matter where the flight originates.

Be sure to add the offer to your Amex before buying anything with Air France or KLM, and once you do make sure you buy the flight with that card.

The offer is popping up on various types of American Express cards that earn Membership Rewards. I found it on my boyfriend’s Amex Platinum Card account.

How to Check if You’re Targeted

For the Membership Rewards offer, log into your Amex online account.

Scroll down below the recent transaction history of each Amex you hold that earns Membership Rewards, to the “Amex Offers & Benefits” section. You can filter out just the travel offers by clicking the drop-down and selecting “Travel”.

Bottom Line

If you have a Membership Rewards earning card from American Express, login to your online account to see if you can earn up to 40k Membership Rewards for spending on Air France or KLM’s website.

If you’re targeted for and can take advantage of both, that’s roughly a combined value of $800, using my valuation of 2 cents per Membership Reward. Pretty awesome.

Whenever you sign into your Amex online account, make a habit of checking out your Amex offers located under your recent transaction history. The deals change regularly, often representing huge savings, and are another good reason to hold an Amex card.

Hat tip Milestalk


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2 COMMENTS

  1. I just read the terms and conditions and I don’t see where it says the flight must originate in the usa. Please clairify

    • That is actually only the case for purchases on KLM’s website, not Air France. I updated the post. For KLM, it says it in the details drop-down right under the offer, “Flight must originate in US and be charged in USD to qualify.”

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