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Via CreditCardWatcher, you can get a $200 American Express statement credit for buying a Cathay Pacific ticket.
American Express Offers
You can save money on everyday purchases with American Express Offers. And you can combine them with other discounts and coupons for even bigger savings!
You can register almost all American Express cards except corporate cards, gift cards, and prepaid cards like Bluebird.
$200 AMEX Statement Credit
One of the latest American Express offers is a $200 American Express statement credit when you spend $2,000 or more on the Cathay Pacific website by July 31, 2014.
You have to book your ticket through the specific Cathay Pacific website to get the $200 American Express statement credit.
Let’s say you and your partner wanted to spend Thanksgiving week, November 22, 2014, to November 30, 2014, in Hong Kong.
Two coach tickets on Cathay Pacific from Los Angeles to Hong Kong would cost ~$2,198. But if you registered and paid with your American Express card, 2 coach tickets would cost $1,998 ($2,198 for 2 coach tickets – $200 American Express statement credit).
If you’re already buying tickets to Asia, using your American Express to save $200 is worth it. Because it’s worth saving cash instead of earning Chase Ultimate Rewards points, Citi ThankYou points, or Barclay Arrival points.
For example, if you used your Chase Sapphire Preferred you would get ~4,396 Chase Ultimate Rewards points (~$2,198 in airline tickets X 2 Chase Sapphire Preferred travel bonus). You’d have ~$44 (if you redeem for cash back) or ~$66 in Ultimate Rewards points (~4,396 x 1.5 cents per Ultimate Rewards ).
So $200 cash is better than $66 in flights!
How to Register Your AMEX
You can log into your American Express account to see if you were targeted for this offer. If you weren’t targeted, you can still take advantage of the offer and register your American Express card which I’ll explain below.
You can register for the $200 AMEX statement credit offer in 2 ways:
1. From Your American Express Account
Step 1 – Click on “AMEX Offers for You”
Sign into your American Express account, scroll to the bottom of the page, and and click on the “AMEX Offers for You” tab.
Step 2 – Click on “Save Offer”
Find the Cathay Pacific offer and click “Save Offer.”
Your offer will be saved.
2. Sync Your American Express Card
If you didn’t get the offer in your American Express account, you can get the offer by syncing your American Express card via American Express Offers for Twitter.
Step 1 – Sign in With Twitter
From the American Express Offers for Twitter website, click on “Sign in with Twitter.”
Step 2 – Tweet using #AmexCathay
Send the following tweet: “#AmexCathay”
You’ll receive a message from @AmexOffers stating that this offer has been added to your connected American Express card.
You can get a $200 AMEX statement credit when you spend $2,000 or more on the Cathay Pacific website using a registered American Express card until July 31, 2014.
But saving $200 for a flight you’re already planning on booking is a good deal!