anybody get the amtrak guest rewards credit card?

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  1. dtsaos

    dtsaos DIS Veteran

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    Is it worth getting as far as earning free fares on amtrak? how many pts are needed & what does it get you etc? thanks!

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  3. goldcupmom

    goldcupmom <font color=black>BL6 Black Team Co-captain<br> <f

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    Flyertalk.com has an Amtrak Guest Rewards forum - you might want to ask this there. I think they said there is a 2500 point offer if you get the card. I don't recall what value that really is, but I'm thinking maybe a coach, 1 zone ticket..

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  4. Ms. Belle

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    I have an Amtrak guest rewards card and I don't recommend anyone getting it. The interest rate is really high and it is hard to use the points. When turning in points for Amtrak travel, they have alot of black-out dates. You can also turn in points for a Starwood property (Sheraton, Westin) voucher. OMG, what a pain! I finally threw the thing out. No one at Starwood knew what I was referring to, I always had to talk to a manager and usually there was no where I could use the voucher, even if I did find someone who could help me. I almost never use it anymore, only keep it on-hand just in case Amex isn't accepted.
     
  5. dtsaos

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    Wow! glad I asked first-don't want to bother with anew cc for no reason!
     
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    I LOVE my Amtrak Guest Rewards card! :banana: I earn enough points in a year to qualify for a free one-way trip in a standard sleeper from NYC to Kissimmee (15,000 points). I earn 1 point for each dollar spent, but double points for all Amtrak travel. (I'd rather take the train than fly!)

    For me, the Amtrak card is the only way to go!
     

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