Update: There’s a 50,000 point + $100 statement credit version of the offer that shows up when going through the steps of booking an Amtrak trip. You don’t have to finalize the booking to get the offer to show up. Thanks to Aloha808 in the comments for the heads up.
The Amtrak Guest Rewards Mastercard issued by Bank of America is offering a best ever welcome bonus of 50,000 points when spending $2,500 in the first 90 days of card membership.
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50,000 points is the best offer we’ve ever seen on this Amtrak card. While 50,000 points might not sound all that amazing considering all the 100,000+ point offers out there on other cards, this welcome bonus has shot this card into the top 5 welcome offers for personal cards on our Best Offers page.
That’s due to how valuable Amtrak Guest Rewards points are. The points have somewhat fixed values depending on how they’re redeemed, but you can get up to 2.9 cents per point of value out of them which means 50,000 bonus points can be redeemed for up to $1,450 of value. That’s an incredible amount of value for a card with an annual fee of only $79 seeing as three of the four cards above it on the Best Offers page have annual fees of $695.
This increased bonus is available through September 30, 2021, so you have almost two months in which to apply for this increased offer.