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Amtrak promotions are some of the best ways to earn additional points, especially the lucrative Double Days promotions! If the title didn’t give it away, the Amtrak Double Days promotion is back! From 9/18 to 11/18, you’ll earn twice as many points on paid trips than you normally would. You’ll need to register, which you can do here or by logging into your Amtrak Guest Rewards account and navigating to the Promotions tab.

(SEE ALSO: Amtrak NYC to Boston Review)

Terms and Conditions

  • Earn double points on qualifying Amtrak travel from September 18 12:00:00am CST through September 18, 2017 11:59:59pm CST
  • Must be an Amtrak Guest Rewards member and register for this offer online at AmtrakGuestRewards.com/DoubleDays to participate
  • Members must include their membership number when making reservations for travel to qualify
  • Limit of four qualifying one-way segments per day
  • Amtrak Guest Rewards points will not be awarded for cancelled or refunded reservations or tickets

Earning extra points is easy

With the Double Days promotion, all you need to do is register, and any trip you have planned within the two month window will be eligible to earn double points, as long as you’ve paid cash. A friend and I are visiting Philadelphia (and another friend) next week, so we’ll both earn double points on that trip! With these promotions, the math can really work in your favor, especially if you also have the Amtrak Guest Rewards World credit card from Bank of America. Let’s use that Philadelphia trip I have coming up as an example: a $112 Amtrak Northeast Regional coach class ticket. That ticket will net me:

  • 224 base points
  • 224 bonus points for participating in the Double Days promotion
  • 336 points for using the Amtrak Guest Rewards World credit card

In total, I’m earning 784 points for one roundtrip fare! That’s SEVEN points per dollar spent–a pretty good return on the ticket price! And while 784 points isn’t enough for a roundtrip ticket between NYC and Philadelphia, it is about 20% of the points you need–not bad for one purchase.

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Having an Amtrak credit card can really boost your points count during promotions like this!

Conclusion

Even if you don’t think you’ll take an Amtrak trip in the next two months, registering for a promotion like this is a no-brainer! Plans change, and you may find yourself needed to book a ticket, and wouldn’t double points be nice? Again, here’s the link to register for the promotion, and while you’re at it–register for their other promotions too!

(READ MORE: 4 New Amtrak Promotions Now Available)

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