Enter your Amtrak Guest Rewards number during checkout on Wanderu and gain 2 points for every dollar spent on Amtrak travel!
You asked for it and we made it happen! If you’re an Amtrak Guest Rewards member, you are now able to earn points for every Amtrak ticket you purchase through Wanderu, including regular Amtrak routes and the high-end Acela tickets. All you need to do is enter your unique Amtrak Guest Rewards number on the Wanderu checkout form and you’ll be one step closer to awesome rewards like free Amtrak travel, hotel stays, movie tickets, and more.
What is Amtrak Guest Rewards?
Amtrak Guest Rewards is Amtrak’s loyalty program that allows travelers to accumulate points for using the company’s services. It’s similar to the frequent-flyer programs of many airlines in that you can use the points you collected to redeem free or discounted tickets or other rewards. If you’re not a member yet, you can enroll in the program for free here.
If you’re planning to travel within the next couple months, you should definitely enroll as you’ll automatically receive 500 bonus points when you travel within 90 days of joining. The best part is that they’ll be in addition to the points you’ll earn from the purchase itself. As we mentioned above, you get 2 points for every dollar spent on Amtrak travel. And if that’s not a strong enough incentive for you, keep in mind that you can get free Amtrak tickets for as little as 800 points, which means you’ll already be more than halfway to your first free trip!
For more information and all the details regarding the program, check out the Amtrak Guest Rewards website.
How to earn reward points through Wanderu
Accumulating Amtrak reward points is really easy. All you need to do is have your member number ready to enter during the checkout process. Here are the steps you’ll need to take:
1. Go to www.wanderu.com or use the Wanderu app to find an Amtrak trip that you’d like to book. Press SELECT on the trip of your choice.
2. Once the ticket price and availability have been confirmed, press BOOK.
3. You’ll be taken to the checkout form where, under Passenger Info, you’ll be able to enter your Amtrak Guest Rewards number in the designated field.
After you fill out all the necessary info and finalize the purchase, the points will be automatically added to your account – yes, it’s that easy!
How to redeem Amtrak reward points
Once you create your Amtrak Guest Rewards account, you’ll be able to keep track of all the points you’ve racked up. When you’re ready to spend your point collection, head over to www.amtrakguestrewards.com/redeem and choose among all the cool stuff Amtrak has waiting for you. That’s where the fun begins!
What can you redeem your Amtrak points for?
There’s a rich variety of services and products you can get using only your Amtrak Guest Rewards points. Those include:
- Free travel!
Use your points on what you love doing the most – traveling! You can easily redeem your points for a wide variety of Amtrak travel options. Those include regular Amtrak rides, Acela Express trips, and multi-ride tickets, among other choices. The amount of points you’ll need to spend will be based on the price of the trip you’d like to book with them.
- Free car rentals!
You can use your Amtrak reward points to purchase $50 or $100 gift certificates that you can use to rent a car during your next trip.
- Free hotel!
Amtrak has established partnerships with a number of hotel chains, allowing you to use your points to either get a discounted rate or a completely free stay.
- Free dinner and a movie!
With your Amtrak Guest Rewards points, you can get $50 and $100 gift cards for AMC Theatres, as well as various restaurant chains. Enjoy a fun night out and let your reward points pick up the check!
- Free shopping sprees!
Who doesn’t like a good shopping spree? With your Amtrak reward points, things are about to get even better! You can redeem your points for $50 and $100 gift cards at various retail chains and treat yourself to that extra pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing for quite some time now.
For a list of all the cool stuff you can get with your points, go to the Amtrak Guest Rewards website.
Head over to Wanderu.com or download the free Wanderu app to plan your Amtrak getaway now and begin accumulating points. The sooner you do it, the sooner you’ll be able to score some awesome rewards. After all, the best things in life are free, right?