Amtrak Trying to Build Credit Card Momentum

In April Amtrak announced that a new Guest Rewards Mastercard would be introduced in the fall, and that the card would come with a standard 2500 bonus points at signup — but that folks who registered using promo code 42507 would get 5000 points instead.

According to a new piece of email marketing from Amtrak Guest Rewards, they’ve upped the ante to 8000 points.

registration for the promo (using promo code 42507, you’ll be required to log into your account first) still appears to work.

The Amtrak Guest Rewards card is a good no fee card, earning free train trips and points are transferrable to Continental (at 1:1, so in some cases a better option than the costlier Chase Mastercard), Midwest Airlines, and Hilton.

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  1. If you already have SPG AMEX, you can convert your points into Amtrak 1:1, and then convert Amtrak into Continental 1:1. While this is not the best way to use SPG points (and also you will not get any bonus for transferring 20K), Amtrak card is really useless and its signup reward is unimpressive.

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