American Express Offers Up Summer Entertainment Rewards for 2018
- July 9, 2018
- Posted by: Shannon Serpette
- Category: Credit Card News
During the summer, American Express is offering many limited-time rewards to cardholders, including a few that involve Las Vegas.
American Express has a lot of limited-time offers for its cardholders that reward them for how they spend their downtime. From wineries to electronics to vacation opportunities, the card issuer is offering up summer entertainment perks for cardholders.
These rewards might not be available to everyone who has an American Express credit card, so check with the issuer to see what’s available to you. But Amex’s targeted offers can help you coordinate your spending to earn more rewards or get statement credits and discounts. Here’s a look at some of the current offers for entertainment rewards.
10 American Express entertainment rewards for the summer (click a reward to read more):
- Amazon Kindle Unlimited
- Exhale Spa
- Gurney's Newport Resort and Marina
- MGM Resorts
- Rosen Shingle Creek
- SPG Hotels and Resorts
- Stags' Leap
Summer Entertainment Rewards From American Express
Below is a list of the 10 entertainment rewards for summer 2018.
Amazon Kindle Unlimited
If reading books is a cardholder’s favorite activity to do in their off hours, they might want to take advantage of this offer for 30 percent off a 12-month Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscription. To score this deal, cardholders must purchase the subscription at Amazon.com/kuamex by Sept. 30.
If you’re planning on upgrading your electronics anytime soon, you can get one point extra for every dollar you spend at BestBuy.com and BestBuy.com/outlet. The offer expires Oct. 31.
In recent years, adult coloring has become a big thing. It helps adults relax and unwind from the stresses of life and gives them an outlet for exploring their creative sides. If adult coloring is something that a cardholder is into, they can get a $10 statement credit when they spend at least $30 at Crayola.com by Sept. 15.
Those who have kids’ birthdays to shop for might want to take advantage of this bargain – if they’ll be buying a gift anyway, they might as well get a statement credit from it. Crayola is a big hit with kids of all ages.
If unwinding is a top way for cardholders to entertain themselves, they might want to book a treatment or two at Exhale Spa. If they make a single purchase of at least $75 in the store there or at ExhaleSpa.com online by Aug. 8, they will get a $25 statement credit.
In addition to spa services and therapies, this spa has fitness classes, including barre, yoga, and cardio.
Gurney's Newport Resort and Marina
When cardholders spend at least $500 on room rate and room charges by Oct. 21, they will get a $100 statement credit at Gurney’s Newport Resort.
This resort is located on Goat Island and is encircled by Narragansett Bay. There is a lot to do and see in this area, including museums, mansions, golf courses, beaches, vineyards, and parks. Throughout the year there are interesting annual events visitors love to attend.
Cardholders who are heading to Las Vegas will have a lot of entertainment options through LasVegas.com. They can get tickets to see big-name shows or tour nearby places like the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam.
If cardholders spend at least $150 at LasVegas.com by July 29, they’ll get a statement credit of $30. That will leave more money for eating and gambling while in Vegas – if that’s what the cardholder wants to do.
Those who are looking to book the ultimate weekend getaway and take in all the entertainment Las Vegas has to offer can rack up some big points when they spend at least $300 on booking a room at MGM Resorts. They’ll get 6,000 additional rewards points if the getaway is taken by Aug. 30.
MGM is one of the most popular resorts in the hottest section of Las Vegas.
Rosen Shingle Creek
For a getaway on discount, check out this deal from American Express and Rosen Shingle Creek. Those who spend at least $500 to book a room and associated room charges at Rosen Shingle Creek by Aug. 31 will receive a $100 statement credit.
SPG Hotels and Resorts
Some locations of SPG Hotels and Resorts are teaming up with American Express to offer a one-time statement credit of $60 when a cardholder books and spends at least $300 on room and room charges until Sept. 4.
If spending a day at a gorgeous winery estate sounds like a great way to be entertained, check out Stags’ Leap. The winery was established in 1893 in Napa Valley, Stags’ Leap has become a destination for more than just wines. It has breathtaking buildings, gardens, an interesting history, and great natural beauty.
Those who spend at least $300 on their American Express cards at Stags’ Leap by Aug. 25 will receive a statement credit of $90.
How to Maximize Your Rewards
Regardless of which adventure you choose, cardholders should remember to spend responsibly. They shouldn’t spend more than they can afford just to cash in on these offers. And in the long run, avoid carrying a balance as the credit card interest will eat your rewards.
But as you rack up the big rewards on your American Express card, you’ll want to make sure you check out the best ways to use your Amex membership rewards points.