There’s a new Amex Offer for United Airlines flight purchases, which allows you to earn up to a 20% discount on United flights booked between now and August 8, 2023.
United Airlines: Spend $750, Get $150
The new United Airlines Amex Offer requires manual registration before it applies on your card.
Once registered, you’ll earn a $150 (CAD) statement credit upon spending $750 (CAD) in qualifying flight purchases with United Airlines via the website or mobile app by August 8, 2023.
If you were to make a purchase of exactly $750, you’d effectively unlock a 20% discount on your purchase via the $150 statement credit.
This offer has a registration cap of 40,000 cardholders, so make sure to register as soon as possible to lock in your eligibility.
This Amex Offer has been witnessed across a wide range of American Express cards. Cardholders have reported seeing the offer on their Business Platinum Card, Platinum Card, Gold Rewards Card, Marriott Bonvoy Card, and more.
It’s worth noting that a similar offer last year gave a $250 statement credit upon spending $500. While the offer this time around isn’t quite as lucrative, it’s still worth considering if you have any trips to the US in the next year.
Save on United Flights for 2023 and Beyond
The offer can be thought of as an incentive to book with United on any upcoming travel plans you might have in 2023 and 2024. United flies to several Canadian destinations, including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, and Ottawa, and the terms of the offer state that your booking must originate in Canada to be eligible for the statement credit.
In particular, even though most of us might be more inclined to redeem points for premium cabins on long-haul international flights, it might make sense to consider saving your points and booking with United on a cash fare for any trips to the US, Hawaii, or elsewhere in the Americas.
That’s especially the case if you can leverage United Premier Silver status from Marriott Titanium Elite for some added perks.
United doesn’t allow you to split up a larger purchase into smaller chunks of $750 each. However, if you’re booking flights for multiple passengers, you can split up the reservation by passenger to maximize the $150 statement credits you earn across multiple cards.
Does This Work with United TravelBank?
The United TravelBank feature allows travellers to load up their account with TravelBank funds and use it towards future flight purchases, for a period of up to five years before expiry.
Loading the United TravelBank is a popular way to “cash out” Amex US airline incidental credits and save the funds towards a larger trip on United in the future.
Thus, Canadian Amex cardholders might naturally wonder if it’s possible to earn a $150 (CAD) statement credit by loading $750 (CAD) to their United TravelBank under this Amex Offer.
However, note that the terms and conditions of the offer state the following:
Purchases must be made on the Canadian version of the merchant’s website or app and in Canadian dollars to be eligible. Flights must originate in Canada. Flights with partner airlines booked through United Airlines are not eligible. The following are not qualifying purchases for this offer: purchase of gift cards, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel bookings, activities, transport, transfers, cargo and freight transport, flights booked using a travel agent or travel website including American Express Travel Services.
Indeed, United TravelBank funds can only be loaded in US dollars, and can only be redeemed on purchases denominated in USD too.
Previous United Airlines Amex Offers have not been triggered by TravelBank loads, and we expect that to be the case this time around as well.
Scotiabank American Express Cardholders Can Register Too
As we’ve seen on previous Amex Offers, the “Spend $750, Get $150” United Airlines offer is also available for primary and supplementary cardholders of the Scotiabank Gold American Express, Scotiabank American Express, and Scotiabank Platinum American Express to register via this link.
This gives you yet another option to scale up your savings under this promotion by registering and using the Amex Offer on both your Amex- and Scotiabank-issued Amex products.
American Express is rolling out a new set of $150 statement credits on $750 United Airlines flight purchases. If you have any upcoming travel plans where it might make sense to book with United Airlines, this Amex Offer could certainly offer very meaningful savings.
All current cardholders should see at least one of these offers on their accounts, as long as you’ve held your card for a few weeks and have started seeing Amex Offers roll in.
Don’t forget to register on your Amex Offers dashboard before the maximum number of registrations is hit, and then start planning your United flights before August 8, 2023.