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June 12, 2024

Amtrak Launches Limited Time 30,000 Bonus Points Offer for New Amtrak Guest Rewards Preferred Cardholders

Members can also earn 5,000 extra Tier Qualifying Points to accelerate reward benefits

WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced today a limited-time offer for its Amtrak Guest Rewards® Preferred Mastercard®. From Wednesday, June 12 to Wednesday, July 24, 2024, new cardholders can earn 30,000 bonus points – a 50% increase compared to the standard offer.

In addition, and for the first time, new cardholders will also earn 5,000 Tier Qualifying Points (TQPs), which count toward Amtrak Guest Rewards tier status: Select, Select Plus, and Select Executive. Earning these TQPs at sign-up accelerates how quickly customers can earn points that add up to rewards and reach a new tier. Additional TQPs are earned by traveling in Business Class or Acela First Class, or as a Preferred cardholder.

Cardholders receive their bonus points after application approval and making at least $2,000 in purchases within the first three billing cycles of account opening1. New cardholders can apply at

Additional rewards and benefits of the Amtrak Guest Rewards Preferred Mastercard, which has a $99 annual fee2, include:

  • Earn 3 points per $1 spent on Amtrak travel, including onboard purchases1
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on dining and travel, including transit and rideshare1
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other qualifying purchases1
  • Round-trip companion coupon upon account opening and card anniversary1
  • One-class upgrade upon account opening and card anniversary1
  • Station lounge pass upon account opening and card anniversary1
  • 20% rebate on Amtrak onboard food & beverage purchases in form of statement credit1
  • 5% point rebate when you redeem points for Amtrak reward travel1
  • Earn tier status faster with 1,000 TQPs (Tier Qualifying Points) each time you make $5,000 in qualifying purchases1
  • Points do not expire as long as your account remains open1
  • No limit on how many points you can earn as long as your account remains open1
  • No foreign transaction fees2

Customers can redeem travel starting at just 400 points and earn points on all purchases anywhere Mastercard is accepted, plus three points per dollar spent on Amtrak travel, including onboard purchases.

Please see the Summary of Credit Terms provided at time of application for important information on rates, fees, costs, conditions and limitations.

1 See the Credit Card Rewards Program Terms and Conditions in the Summary of Credit Terms at time of application for details. Please see the Amtrak Guest Rewards Program terms and conditions at for information regarding expiration, redemption, forfeiture, and other limitations on Amtrak Guest Rewards Points.

2 For additional information about the Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) fees, and other costs, see the Summary of Credit Terms provided at time of application. The APR for purchases and balance transfers will be a variable Purchases 28.24%. The APR for cash advances will be a variable 29.74%. These APRs will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate. The Minimum Interest Charge is $1.75. The Balance Transfer Fee is $10 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater. The Transaction Fee for Cash Advances or for certain “Cash Equivalent Transactions” is the greater of $15 or 5% of the transaction. Rates are accurate as of April 2024.

Cards are issued by First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO®), pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

For More Information

Amtrak Media Relations
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202 906.3860

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