railroad crossing
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Redeem 25 Percent Fewer Points 2020 With Amtrak Guest Rewards

For the first time in its history, the Amtrak Guest Rewards frequent travel loyalty program has launched a sale on the redemption of points for award travel through which you can save 25 percent on the amount of points you can redeem…

Redeem 25 Percent Fewer Points 2020 With Amtrak Guest Rewards

railroad train tracks
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

…but you must book your award travel reservations by tomorrow, Thursday, July 16, 2020 to take advantage of this promotion.

Sample trips and discounted redemption rates include the following:

Travel Acela Between Redeem As Few As
Washington and New York 5,353 points
Travel Auto Train — With Car — Between Redeem As Few As
Lorton, Virginia and Sanford, Florida 11,178 points
Or Travel Between These Cities
Redeem As Few As
Milwaukee and Chicago 800 points
Los Angeles and San Diego 932 points
Portland and Seattle 932 points
Saint Louis and Kansas City 932 points
New York and Philadephia 1,579 points
New York and Boston 2,200 points
Washington and New York 2,536 points
Washington and Chicago 2,717 points

You can purchase points now and top off your balance in case you do not have enough points to book the trip on which you want to travel.

Amtrak Guest Rewards Mastercard cardholders also earn a point rebate of five percent on reward travel by Amtrak.

If you are not yet a member of Amtrak Guest Rewards member yet, you may join now at no cost to you — and start earning points toward reward travel.

Select Terms and Conditions

11Foot8 bridge railroad crossing
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

This promotion is only available through the official Internet web site of Amtrak and the official mobile software application program of Amtrak.

Blackout dates apply.

This discount is not available on all departures and all dates.

Seating is limited. Seats may not be available on all trains, or all times.

Routes and schedules are subject to change without notice.

Once travel has begun, no changes to the itinerary are permitted.

Other restrictions, terms and conditions may apply.


11Foot8 bridge railroad tracks
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Other than for the vague term of “summer travel”, no specific period of eligible travel is given for this promotion — which means that you will need to start the process of booking your ticket to see if you will receive a discount of 25 percent on the redemption of points for your itinerary.

To further complicate matters, an award chart is no longer available with Amtrak Guest Rewards; so you have no idea as to whether or not you are actually seeing a discounted rate for your itinerary.

Amtrak has another current promotion through which when you purchase a ticket for a roomette by Friday, July 17, 2020 for travel to approximately 500 destinations through Wednesday, September 30, 2020, a companion may travel with you for no extra charge.

All photographs ©2017 and ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

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