The much-awaited Diwali festive spending offer from American Express (Amex) is here. But, this year we are in for a disappointment. Unlike previous offers, we have steeper spending targets with not so lucrative rewards. Here are the complete details for the Amex 2022 Diwali Offer.
|Offer||Spend Rs X and get Taj or other gift vouchers worth Rs Y|
|Validity||26-September-2022 to 10-November-2022|
Spends are valid only from the date of enrollment
|Type||Targeted. The offer has to be enrolled from the link in the email.|
|Eligible Card Variants||Platinum Reserve, Platinum Travel, Gold Card, Membership Rewards, SmartEarn|
The reward rate is around 4% for all the offers. The high spend targets make it more difficult to plan for these offers. Imagine spending Rs 7 Lakhs just to get Rs 30000 worth of Taj vouchers. Absolute madness! I don’t know who even thought of having such spending targets.
|Voucher Type||Voucher Value||Spend Target||Bonus Return|
|Taj||Rs 30,000||Rs 7 Lakhs||4.2%|
|Taj||Rs 20,000||Rs 5 Lakhs||4%|
|Taj||Rs 12,000||Rs 3 Lakhs||4%|
|Hidesign, Charles and Keith, Louis Philippe, MMT Hotel, MAC, Bobby Brown, and Aldo||Rs 4000||Rs 1 Lakh||4%|
I am somewhat disappointed to see this kind of offer from American Express. We had a bonus return of up to 9.5% in the Diwali spend offer provided for 2021. This time, it is 4%! I don’t expect many will make an effort to even try for this kind of return.
The second problem is spending targets. They are steep and beyond reach for many. Some have got spend targets exceeding their credit limit.
Have you received this offer on your Amex card? Do let me know in the comments.