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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 March 19 to May 19, 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)

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Terms and Conditions

  • Earn double points on qualifying Amtrak travel from March 19 12:00:00am CST through May 19, 2018 11:59:59pm CST
  • Must be an Amtrak Guest Rewards member and register for this offer online at 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

But wait, there’s more!

Additionally, you’ll be able to earn even more points with Amtrak Partners. During the same time period (March 19 to May 19), you’ll be able to earn up to 6 times the Amtrak points with the follow 12 partners:

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If you were in the market for anything sold by these companies, it may pay to look at the earning potential through Amtrak.

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. I’ve got a paid trip coming up in May, so I’m looking forward to earning double points on those trips! 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 a trip I have coming up as an example: two round trip Coachclass tickets between New York City and Utica, NY.  These two tickets will net me and my partner:

  • 260 base points each (520 total)
  • 260 bonus points each for participating in the Double Days promotion (520 total)
  • 780 points for using the Amtrak Guest Rewards World credit card

In total, We’re earning 1,820 points for two roundtrip fares! I value those points at $50.78, not a terrible return!

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


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!

Will you take advantage of this promotion? Let us know!

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