AmEx Statement Credit: Agoda (Spend $300 or More Get $30, Up to 2 Times)

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Save the offer to Card and spend $300 or more, in one or more transactions, online only at www.agoda.com/auamexoffer by 31/07/2019 to receive one $30 credit up to 2 times. Limited to the first 30,000 Cards to save the offer. Enjoy :)

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Comments

  • +5 votes

    If there is a discount code to go with this then it's a good offer. Otherwise you're better off with hotels.com still as you get cash rewards and hotel rewards.

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      I found Agoda to be almost always cheaper than booking.com and others in recent searches in Japan (this is before i applied the personalised 10% discount)

  • +2 votes

    I think atm the 12% off expedia is better. But how come I get different prices using different Google accounts on expedia?

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      They keep track on where your location, time/day of price checking, apple or android user to determine the price.

      Use incognito mode if you dont want to be discriminated.

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    No stacking with CR? Does agoda even know that you've used a different part of their website?

  • -1 vote

    I find Agoda’s price generally cheaper than hotels.com. Plus it’s 10% cash back from ShopBack at the moment.

  • -1 vote

    Damn, just paid for my accommodation yesterday. Wondering if you would get $60 back if you spend $600 in 1 transaction?

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      Not sure why I get negged, thought this is a fair question given that you can get $30 twice, and the $300 spend is in one or more transactions.

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      Can you cancel your booking?
      If yes - then you can use the above URL and your AMEX to book again.
      If no - SOL.

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        Yes, I'm in free cancellation period.

        Although the same hotel's prices have gone up by far more than 10%, could've double dipped if I chose to pay later.

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          Their 'pay later' option is a scam.

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            @BuilderBob: Absolutely, I am assuming you are talking about the different currency conversion rate used. I only found out after making the booking and called up to pay straight away later as the card used in the booking cancelled. I did make them to charge me the AUD price at booking by complaining.

            However, if you book using hotel's local currency and pay later, you will be fine.

    • +1 vote

      you still will receive the $30 offer, if you add the deal today.(regardless you spend yesterday)

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        That's intersesting, is amex credit dependent on date the transaction is cleared in your account (no longer pending)?

        • +3 votes

          yes, once it out of pending state, it will match the offer you save on the card.(so you can have 2-3 days of looking back time window)

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            @vigermam: Wow, here is hoping that it would work!

            Will report back if it does, also whether I receive one or two $30 (spent $1000)

            • +2 votes

              @victorheaven: looking forward the good news. I personally know that works because by coincidence I save the Woolworth deal but never spend afterwards but still received the cashback from previous spending.

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                @vigermam: Reporting back that the transaction was settled on 17th (one day after I saved it to my offer) and the credit has not appeared yet. Not sure if that is because payment was not made via the link specified in the offer.

              • +1 vote

                @vigermam: I contacted Amex and was told that the transaction has to be made via http://www.agoda.com/auamexoffer, and that's the reason why I didn't receive the credit.

                Upon checking the rates via the link, it is around 20% more expensive than going through tripadvisor, so this is not such a great deal.

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                  @victorheaven: @victorheaven Thanks for the feedback. If that's on the T&C then understandable it would not be validate though other links. Nowadays, AMEX deals are getting more and more spam type. Wise to check the everyday price before blindly using promotional link entry.

  • +8 votes

    Guys do your research…

    I've found if you go through any special promotions agodas display price is higher than usual so you're not really getting the discount you think you're getting.

    Don't be fooled by their shady practices, research other sites too!

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      can confirm. have found this too

    • +2 votes

      Like with any deal, always scout your options. For example, you wouldn't pay $100 for $10 cashback if you can consume the same product/service for $80 outright elsewhere.

    • +2 votes

      Always been like this, with all the accommodation booking places. You will notice going through cashrewards, directly with the company, using the app, going through tripadvisor all nets a different price.

      Generally I find going through TripAdvisor, gets me the cheapest prices. Which I still don't understand why. Since I will think they will have to pay TripAdvisor a fee.

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        Yup, can confirm I've always found Tripadvisor pricing to be the best. I've also found by going through Tripadvisor, I can usually add a coupon code.

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      For me agoda and booking.com genius yielded the best results.

      But now it seems so random as to which site is better.

      Trip advisor is my first stop.now to find the cheapest deals

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      True! The bkk hotel we are looking at is nearly $40 cheaper without using the amex offer url.

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    Have agoda only recently started taking amex payment?

    I could swear a week back when i made 2 bookings they only took visa and mastercard

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    Getting the best hotel deal is almost as complex as finding the cheapest power deal these days.

  • +1 vote

    Cheaptickets.com has 16% almost always so best to see what price you can get it's in USD though. Currently "TRAVELHOP"

  • +4 votes

    My big issue is getting the coupon box to appear.

    well after some fluffying around I've come up with the following (worked for me)

    1) Use one browser to search and do your recon.
    2) Fire up a new browser in desktop mode - Do Not Login
    2) Follow the instructions down the bottom of this page to get offered a 10% off coupon from Agoda
    https://www.travelclassroom.net/eng/agoda-discount-code.html

    (basically goto here on a desktop https://www.agoda.com/deals?cid=1795758 you'll be offered a 10%off coupon, then there's another link on the page to use for browsing hotels)

    NB don't login until after you've entered the coupon, or the coupon box will disappear.

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      Do we have a list of the links anywhere for all the regular hotel deals. Ie.

      10%/ 12% off (Expedia) with amex / mastedcard links?
      The above agoda 10%
      Cheaptickets rotating 16% off

      And I guess those that will double up with cash rewards / shopback etc

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        I just search here & google.

        But usually any links from deals (MasterCard, amex, cashback) the coupon box won't appear.

        The coupon was handy because there was no restrictions. So i got a 30% off a flash and then an extra 10% at the end. It was a real sale (as in it was 30% cheaper then expedia, hotels, cheap tickets, etc.

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      Literally cannot find anywhere to enter the coupon code??

      Tried using the find hotel link under the coupon offering

      Using a Macbook. Do I need to use a windows machine? or do i need to create a login/ account?

      *EDIT - So the 10% must not be all hotels. I chose a hotel across the street and the promotion box came up. Back into my chosen hotel, no dice!

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    assume you don’t need to book using that exact link right? Amex wouldn’t know if you had a payment made to Agoda, whether it came from that link, via their normal Agoda website or cash rewards…?

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      Has to be that link. Payment will go through a different system if done differently and you won't get the cashback.

      Happened to me before when I accidentally used the main website instead of that one. Hurt pretty hard cause previous offer was $50 cashback.

  • +2 votes

    In the past (MasterCard promo), I noticed that using the target promo landing page yield more expensive rates.
    The rates actually varies depending on which link you use.
    It’s a bit like price jacking. Give us a discount, but the rates are slightly higher.
    Not sure if it just the hotel I am looking at or something else.

    • +1 vote

      My experience also; Fluctuating prices depending on which link you go through and which promo is being advertised. Wasn't specific to any hotel in my experience. Akin to price-jacking in my opinion

  • +1 vote

    BEWARE: I've used 2 different credit cards to book 2 separate hotels and was charged a currency conversion fee on each booking. Australian hotels in AUD currency.

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      Yeah which cards. Nab used to do that. And i agrued that that was an unconscionable fee as it was a .com.au website charging in $au, so how can I know when I was going to be charged this fee?

      Its just a scam by the banks to collect more revenue. Use Amex, 28 deg, citibank

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        St george and virgin money credit cards.. Good to know that amex doesn't charge this. Yeah I cancelled the trip because I had free cancellation and was reimbursed the currency conversion fee.

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        Or could it be that the site you are buying from is using a foreign payment gateway?

        • +1 vote

          Yep Agoda stuff is processed in London (but you don't know that of course).

          One of my issues years ago was booking a domestic flight with Tiger, which apparently they processed in Singapore. The bank actually admitted it was a charge because they were missing out in forex conversion charges. One of the reasons I refuse to bank with NAB. How is anyone supposed to know where a company processes their credit cards.

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      The promo t&cs say bookings must be in Aud?
      I want to book stuff in Canada. Not sure if it is eligible?

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    Does this stack with cashrewards/shopback? sorry if that's a silly question

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      CashRewards does not stack(According to the T&C of CR). Regarding Shopback even I want to know if it does or not as I can't see any that in their T&Cs.

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      In the T&C of the amex deal:

      • Excludes transactions where you do not spend directly with your Card to which the offer is saved, at Agoda at www.agoda.com/auamexoffer.
      • Excludes transactions made through a third party establishment or payment processor.

      So to activate cash back with cashrewards and shopback, you have to click through from them.
      To use this deal you have to go to the amexoffer website, therefore you can't stack it.

  • +1 vote

    I can also confirm they jack up the price for anything over $300. Very dodgy