Posted by William Charles on December 27, 2018
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Published on December 27th, 2018 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Amtrak: 1-2-3, Take Three Roundtrips On Acela or Northeast Regional & Get One Free

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The Offer

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  • Amtrak is offering rewards members who enrolled in this promotion one free round trip when they take three roundtrips on Acela or Northeast Regional between January 2nd and February 28th, 2019.

The Fine Print

Acela:

  • Take six qualifying one-way trips on Acela between January 2, 2019 12:00:00am CST and February 28, 2019 11:59:59pm CST and get two coupons valid for free one-way Acela trips. Minimum spend of $89 per one-way segment is required for travel to qualify. Limit of two qualifying one-way segments per day and one qualifying segment per train number per day. Free trip coupons are redeemable for Acela Business class travel between July 2, 2019 and August 29, 2019. A  maximum of four coupons may be earned. Must be an Amtrak Guest Rewards member and register for this offer to participate. Members who have Select Executive status from January 2, 2019 12:00:00am CST through February 28, 2019 11:59:59pm CST will earn coupons redeemable for First class travel. Register online at AmtrakGuestRewards.com/Acela. Other terms and conditions may apply. Acela is a registered service mark of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

Northwest Regional:

  • Take six qualifying one-way trips on Northeast Regional between January 2, 2019 12:00:00am CST and February 28, 2019 11:59:59pm CST and get two coupons valid for free one-way Northeast Regional trips. Minimum spend of $49 per one-way segment is required for travel to qualify. Limit of two qualifying one-way segments per day and one qualifying segment per train number per day. Travel with a monthly pass or using multi-ride tickets does not qualify for this promotion. Free trip coupons are redeemable for Northeast Regional Coach class travel between July 2, 2019 and August 29, 2019. A maximum of four coupons may be earned. Must be an Amtrak Guest Rewards member and register for this offer to participate. Members who have Select Executive status from January 2, 2019 12:00:00am CST through February 28, 2019 11:59:59pm CST will earn coupons redeemable for Business class travel. Register online at AmtrakGuestRewards.com/NER. Other terms and conditions may apply. Northeast Regional is a service mark of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

Our Verdict

It’s a bit weird because you don’t actually need to take round trips, you just need to take six one way trips and then you get two free one way trips as well. For most readers this will be a useless promotion because they don’t do train travel that frequently. I know some people do take these frequently for work though and this is very useful for them. Let us know if you can take advantage of this promotion so we can gauge how useful these types of posts actually are.



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Franholio
Franholio

Thanks for posting Amtrak deals! I’m one of the Rail Warriors who can regularly be found on the Acela.

One interesting thing about the free one-way coupons is that phone agents don’t always cancel your coupon code when generating your ticket. Upgrade vouchers always get consumed when upgrading, but free ticket vouchers have some potential to be reused if you’re lucky. This probably reflects a difference in the underlying tech, where upgrades are applied by the system and free tickets are done manually.

David
David

There’s no “northwest regional” 😉

Joe
Joe

The $49 minimum spend is just mean. I booked a whole bunch of NY – WAS trips on Black Friday that were discounted to $39, which means that I don’t get the free round trip. If you’d give me the choice I’d have opted out of that promo and paid an extra $60 (6 x $10) per free trip

Biggie F
Biggie F

Totally agree. I thought I had just walked into some free tickets, only to discover I was going to be punished for scoring the $39 tickets. Lame.

Ryan B
Ryan B

These are super helpful for me – I regularly travel up to NY from the Philly and Wilmington area

jdh
jdh

Very helpful to have this post. Thanks!

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