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Amtrak Guest Rewards has announced a promotion for their members to earn a 1,000 point bonus on a 2 or more night stay at participating SPG properties between now and January 31, 2017.


Members must change their earning preference and elect to earn Amtrak Guest Rewards (AGR) points instead of SPG points through SPG’s Airline Direct Deposit (ADD) program.  For more info and to sign up for ADD see  Note that any Starpoints earned after this election will be converted to miles (or in this case AGR points) and deposited in the member’s preferred partner account.

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Yesterday, I wrote about a good deal for exchanging Priority Club points to Amtrak Guest Rewards via Amtrak Guest Rewards had recently became a partner of and I thought that they were having a promotional offer for getting some exchanges done.

Alas, this was not the case. Someone at the had had a fat finger and loaded an incorrect trade value for these programs. Some had their point trades canceled while others that got their trade early in did not. [click to continue…]

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Priority Club and Amtrak Guest Rewards are transfer partners via Once you have signed up for account, you can then link number of your accounts and perform transfers between them, often at very unfavorable rates. But it is worthwhile sometimes to clean up old accounts or for meeting some promotional activity requirements.


Now, you can transfer Priority Club points to Amtrak Guest Rewards points at very favorable ratio, however. You 3 Priority Club points will turn to 4 Amtrak Guest Rewards points. The minimum number of points that you need to transfer from Priority Club is 10000 but there doesn’t appear to be upper limit and you can transfer any amount over 10K.


Amtrak Guest Rewards Points for Hyatt Gift Cards and SPG Cat 1 to 4 Hotels


Guest Rewards members can redeem 10K points for $100 Hyatt gift card that is valid in United States, Canada and the Caribbean. So, 7518 Priority Club points gets you a $100 Hyatt gift card. [click to continue…]