As an American Express card member, you may know that your card entitles you to certain travel privileges. For example, you can book your travel through the American Express Travel service, where you will find a lot of offers and earn rewards for the travel purchases you make (with an eligible rewards card). What you may not know is that you can get immediate discounts and privileges just by using your Amex card to pay for your travel bookings.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a diverse global portfolio of independent hotels with 5 unique collections, lets you enjoy a complimentary third, fourth, or fifth night when you book two, three, or four consecutive nights. You will have to pay for the full booking using your American Express® Card, and bookings must be made through a Preferred Hotel Group brand website. The complimentary night offer varies by hotel. Use the promo code MKTAMX between now and March 31, 2016 to enjoy this extra night at no added cost.

Hyatt Hotels. Over 35 Hyatt properties around the world are American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program members. When you use your Amex card to make a reservation at a participating Hyatt through the Platinum Travel Service (an American Express travel service), you can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast for (up to) 2 people every day for the duration of your stay. Other privileges include a complimentary room upgrade (this is subject to availability at the time that you check-in) and guaranteed late check-out at 4 PM.

LHW. The Leading Hotels of the World Ltd. Is one of the world's largest luxury hotel groups, with close to 430 hotels, resorts and spas in 80 countries. When you use your American Express® Card to book and pay for a two-night consecutive stay, you will receive a complimentary third night's stay. This offer is valid until the 30 June, 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

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Blue Cash Preferred<sup>®</sup> Card from American Express

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

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  • $150 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months.
  • Special Offer: $0 intro annual fee for the first year of Card Membership, then $95.
  • 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $6,000 per year in purchases, then 1%) – that means spending $60 a week at U.S. supermarkets could earn over $180 back per year.
  • 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations and at select U.S. department stores, 1% back on other purchases.
  • Expanding merchant acceptance: Over 1 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in the last year.
  • Cash back is received in the form of Reward Dollars that can be easily redeemed for statement credits, gift cards, and merchandise.
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13.99%-24.99% Variable

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Hilton Honors™ Surpass<sup>®</sup> Card from American Express

Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express

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  • Earn 75,000 Hilton HonorsTM Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 12X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged on your Card directly with a participating hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio.
  • Earn 6X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases on your Card at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations.
  • Earn 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card. Terms and limitations apply.
  • As a Hilton HonorsTM Surpass® Card Member you'll receive Hilton Honors Gold status.
  • Spend $40,000 on eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year and you can earn Hilton Honors Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year.
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16.24%-20.24% Variable

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  • Earn 6X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases on your Card at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations.
  • As a Hilton HonorsTM Surpass® Card Member you'll receive Hilton Honors Gold status.
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Blue Cash Everyday<sup>®</sup> Card from American Express

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express

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  • $100 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months.
  • No annual fee.
  • 3% cash back at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $6,000 per year in purchases, then 1%).
  • 2% cash back at U.S. gas stations and at select U.S. department stores, 1% back on other purchases.
  • Low intro APR: 0% for 12 months on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable rate, currently 13.99% to 24.99%.
  • Expanding merchant acceptance: Over 1 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in the last year.
  • Cash back is received in the form of Reward Dollars that can be easily redeemed for statement credits, gift cards, and merchandise.
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0% for 12 months on Purchases and Balance Transfers

13.99%-24.99% Variable

$0

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Gold Delta SkyMiles<sup>®</sup> Credit Card from American Express

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

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  • Earn 30,000 Bonus Miles after spending $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 miles on every dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile for every eligible dollar spent on purchases.
  • Check your first bag free on every Delta flight - that's a savings of up to $200 per round trip for a family of four.
  • Settle into your seat sooner with Priority Boarding.
  • Enjoy a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
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16.74%-25.74% Variable

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  • Earn 30,000 Bonus Miles after spending $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
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The Amex EveryDay<sup>®</sup> Credit Card from American Express

The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express

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  • Earn 10,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Use your Card 20 or more times on purchases in a billing period and earn 20% more points on those purchases less returns and credits. Terms and limitations apply.
  • 2x points at US supermarkets, on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1x); 1x points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • You can use Membership Rewards® points for all or part of your flight, hotel booked and paid in advance, vacation or cruise booking.
  • No annual fee. Plus, 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 12 months, then a variable rate, currently 13.99% to 23.99%, based on your creditworthiness and other factors.
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0% for 12 months on purchases and balance transfers

13.99%-23.99% Variable

$0

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  • No annual fee.
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Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

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  • Earn 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and at US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a calendar year for baggage fees at one airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, when available with The Hotel Collection at americanexpress.com/hc.
  • $0 Intro Annual Fee for the 1st year, then $195.
  • Expanding merchant acceptance: Over 1 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in the last year.
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Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.

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  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and at US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases.
  • Earn 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
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Starwood Preferred Guest<sup>®</sup> Credit Card from American Express

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  • Earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases spent on the Card at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on International purchases.
  • Redeem Starpoints® at over 1,300 participating hotels and resorts in over 100 countries and for flights on more than 150 airlines with SPG flights, all with no blackout dates.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
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  • Redeem Starpoints® at over 1,300 participating hotels and resorts in over 100 countries and for flights on more than 150 airlines with SPG flights, all with no blackout dates.
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The Platinum Card<sup>®</sup> from American Express

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  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • New! Up to $200 Uber Savings Annually.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on eligible hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More. Terms Apply.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline. Terms Apply.
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$550

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  • Rewards program.
  • Platinum benefits.
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
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