An Easy 200-800 Amtrak Points!

Recently, I was poking around my Amtrak Guest Rewards profile, and noticed there were four promotions I had not enrolled myself in:

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After I enrolled, I noticed that the top two promotions– booking bonus and Take Acela–are retroactive to October 4th, 2012. Between 2012 and now, I’ve definitively booked on and taken the Acela, so once I enrolled, I was automatically given the 200 points per promotion, netting an easy 400 points. SCORE!

So, how can you enroll in these promotions? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Go to Amtrak Guest Rewards and log-in
  2. Click Log-In and log into your account (or Enroll in AGR now!)
  3. Click on the drop down under your points balance, and select “My Promotions”
  4. Click “View All Promotions”
  5. Enroll in any/all promotions

Note:  Amtrak points have a fixed redemption value of 2.7 cents a points, which means these 400 points are worth $10.80 in free travel. Not bad for ~5 seconds of work.

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Cardinal Schedule, effective 1/11/2016

The other two promotions, depending on where you live in the US, could also be easily attainable. The Cardinal runs 3 times a week (Sunday, Wednesday, Friday) from New York to Chicago via Washington, D.C. and the Crescent runs daily from New York to New Orleans. For me, both would be easy to accomplish; however, I can’t seem to find either of these trains when I search for service between New York and Philadelphia. Maybe these 400 points aren’t as easy to attain as I thought…


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