amtrak sale

Amtrak has an offer on now to save up to 40% on reward travel.

Available for travel through September 30, redeem your points for less and have more fun with family and friends or on a relaxing solo getaway.

Offer ends August 25.

Interestingly, since points use a chart, you will want to check cash prices first.

For example, I tried a sample Acela route and, even their cash fares turned out to be on sale. $58 for an Acela NYC – BOS is pretty insanely cheap.

Even with the redemption sale it would be 3,238 points. Definitely better to pay cash!

If you were going to go for the auto train, you’d see a nice points discount, with a room for 15,080 points vs $708 cash – more than 5cpp in value. Amtrak points are usually good for around 2cpp.

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at the South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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