One of my favorite ways to save money is by using American Express Offers. If you have an American Express card, you are eligible for (seemingly) random offers that appear on your account. When I checked my offers this morning, I saw that Amex was offering a great deal for purchases on KLM!
Amex Offers always seems to have a great array of savings deals – both travel related and not. This offer popped up on my Amex Premier Rewards Gold card account which offers a lot of great features ($100 airline statement credit, 50k Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus, no foreign transaction fees, and points multipliers on purchases like airline tickets, restaurants and gas stations). Per the offer, you will earn a $200 statement credit for spending $1,000+ with KLM on flights. The offer is good through April 8, 2016.
The purchase must be made on KLM’s website and the flight(s) must originate in the US, which per the terms includes Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and US Territories.
Per the terms, the offer excludes KLM Package Deals, City Pass Amsterdam, lodging accommodations, car rentals and airport transfers which are bookable on KLM’s website. The offer is also not valid on any purchases made by using American Express Membership Rewards. In other words, flights booked directly through the KLM website are about the only thing eligible for this deal.
It is unclear from the terms whether you have to make one purchase of $1,000 or more, or if $1,000 in aggregate purchases would qualify – though in my experience with Amex Offers it has to be in one purchase. Although the terms state that your statement credit will post within 90 days after April 8, 2016, in my experience the statement credits usually post within a few days of your purchase (though YMMV).
So why is this such a good deal? Well, you are essentially receiving 20% off a ticket on KLM with no blackout dates. That means you could use this offer to fly to Europe during the peak summer season for ~20% off!
This is a great way to save 20% on a $1,000 flight for doing nothing more than enrolling your eligible American Express card in the deal! I have been looking at some mileage run deals ex-Europe, so I may take advantage of this offer myself for positioning flights to Europe.
Will any of you be taking advantage of this deal?