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How We Got a FREE Las Vegas Vacation From AMEX

VEGAS This post is brought to you by Bankaholic reader Sofiya M. from Queens, New York.

She wrote in to talk about she and her husband got a FREE weekend getaway to Las Vegas, paid for with credit card sign-up bonuses from American Express.

I thought it was a pretty interesting story, so I thought I’d share it with everyone.

“Since my husband has just retired and our kids are all off doing their own thing, we thought it would be a nice opportunity to take a vacation. We’ve been looking into some condos out in Las Vegas, and decided we might as well go out for a weekend getaway.

Fortunately, I’ve been following Bankaholic for awhile now, and managed to book a 3 day weekend vacation absolutely free, paid for by the friendly people at American Express.

Two FREE Roundtrip Delta Airline Tickets to Vegas
Taking advantage of the free airline ticket bonus on the AMEX Business Gold Rewards card, my husband and I each signed up for the card. We each got 25,000 points credited to our accounts 2 weeks after we made purchases. We redeemed them for roundtrip Delta Airlines tickets from LGA (LaGuardia) to LAS (McCarran). We will be flying out December 7th.

Two FREE Nights at Planet Hollywood Hotel
We were able to book free nights at Planet Hollywood using the 10,000 bonus points on the Starwood Preferred Guest card. When I was looking for hotels to redeem my points, I found that there are only two hotels in Las Vegas that accept Starwood points: Planet Hollywood and The Westin Casuarina. I was a little disappointed by this, because I was hoping to stay at the Bellagio. Nevertheless, we chose the former and we will be staying for two nights, December 8-9, completely free thanks to AMEX!”

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  1. Sofiya said:
    on October 2nd at 04:23 am

    Thank you for posting our story! We are very excited to go on our vacation, especially since its free!