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June 26, 2024

Amtrak Guest Rewards Debuts New Points & Cash Feature

Members now have more redemption options when booking Amtrak travel

WASHINGTON – Amtrak Guest Rewards has introduced Points & Cash, a major enhancement that allows members to purchase Amtrak travel using a combination of points and cash. Previously, Amtrak reservations required payments either entirely in points or cash. Members will benefit by earning both Amtrak Guest Rewards and Tier Qualifying Points (TQPs) on the cash portion of ‘Points & Cash’ bookings.

“With more redemption options and fewer points needed to redeem, it’s easier than ever for our valued Amtrak Guest Rewards customers to use their points for reward travel,” said Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Eliot Hamlisch. “Amtrak Guest Rewards members enjoy exclusive benefits and an enhanced travel experience, and with Points & Cash, they now have a new way to redeem points earlier and more often.”

Points & Cash is available exclusively on and the Amtrak app. When booking travel, customers can select the “Use Points” filter in the search results and choose their preferred itinerary. Up to four Points & Cash options will be presented on the payment screen for each trip. More information on Points & Cash can be found here.

Signing up for Amtrak Guest Rewards is free and members can immediately earn points toward Amtrak reward travel, upgrades, and more. Members earn two points per dollar spent on Amtrak travel, plus a 25% point bonus for Business Class travel and a 50% point bonus for Acela First Class travel. Amtrak Guest Rewards members with Tier status receive additional point bonuses on travel, as well as benefits to elevate the customer experience, including upgrades, lounge access and companion coupons.

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