American Express Experiences
Access exclusive discounts, pre-sale concert tickets and competitions with American Express Experiences.
If you have an American Express credit card, you could enjoy exclusive entertainment offers, discounts and benefits courtesy of American Express Experiences (formerly Invites). Whether you want pre-sale tickets to an upcoming concert, the comfort of an exclusive lounge before an event or discounts for your next date night, American Express Experiences has got you covered.
What is American Express Experiences?
American Express Experiences is an entertainment service available exclusively to American Express cardholders. It gives you access to a hand-picked selection of the hottest upcoming events and experiences. The perks can include reserved and pre-sale tickets for upcoming concerts or theatre shows, discounts for events and passes for the American Express Experiences Lounge.
You can also enjoy discounts on your next meal out with American Express Experiences Taste offers and amp up your rewards even further by entering Invites competitions available only to Amex customers.
You can browse the different entertainment deals on the American Express Experiences website and American Express Facebook page. If you want to stay up to date, you can also opt in for email and Facebook updates on the latest offers.
What benefits will you get with American Express Experiences?
- Access to reserved tickets
You can use your American Express credit card to purchase reserved tickets to some of the hottest events, theatre shows or concerts. For example, in 2019, American Express offered reserved tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for selected show dates in May 2020, which could be booked until the allocation was exhausted.
- Pre-sale ticket opportunities
Secure concert tickets before the general public with American Express Experiences pre-sales. Usually, you’ll be required to pay with your American Express credit card and enter a promotional code to access the tickets.
- Potential discounts on tickets
You can also enjoy discounts on ticket prices to select events.
- Pay with points options
You can use your Membership Rewards points to pay for tickets booked through Ticketmaster. All you need to do is purchase the tickets using your American Express credit card and you can select your Membership Rewards points to cover all or some of the cost.
- Dining offers in Australia
American Express has partnered with TheFork to offer you exclusive perks at listed restaurants around Australia. The offers available vary from complimentary entrees to wine or even discounts on your food. You can search for restaurants and offers, or read more about the partnership on TheFork website.
- American Express Dining
Foodies can enjoy access to over 400 selected restaurants around the world with this global dining programme. All you need to do is visit the American Express Dining website (based in the UK) and click on the region you'll be visiting to view the list of participating restaurants. To claim an offer, just let the restaurant know you're an American Express cardholder and use your Amex credit card to pay for your next meal. If you do this, you’ll enjoy one of three perks: a complimentary bottle of wine, an appetiser or 20% off the food bill.
American Express Experiences sometimes hosts competitions that are only available to AMEX cardholders. For example, in 2019, American Express Experiences offered cardholders the chance to win a trip for two to Coachella in 2020.
American Express Entertainment Lounges
This perk gives you a way to avoid crowds and relax before your next event in one of the three American Express Entertainment Lounges in Australia. Simply show your American Express card at the door and you (and up to three guests) can enjoy comfy seating while ordering food and drinks that will be brought straight to where you are sitting.
Currently, there are two American Express Experiences Lounges in Sydney – one at Qudos Bank Arena and one at the First State Super Theatre – as well as a lounge at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. If you use your Amex card to spend $15 or more at one of these venues, you'll also get a free bottle of water with your purchase. All lounges are open from the time the main venue doors open and can be accessed until the start of the headline act on the night, subject to lounge capacity.
Here's more information on the American Express Experiences program
- Exclusive discounts
You can save on your next gig with discounts only available when you pay with your American Express credit card.
- VIP perks
Enjoy reserved tickets to the hottest events and access to VIP entertainment lounges.
- Extra value
If you already have an American Express credit card, taking advantage of the perks on offer through American Express Experiences is a clever way to get extra value from your card.
- Card costs
Your American Express credit card is likely to have an annual fee and interest costs. So, you should make sure that these costs don’t outweigh the value of American Express Experiences and the other card features.
- Select events
Reserved seating and discounts from American Express Experiences are only available for a select list of events (you can find them on the website). You won’t be able to take advantage of the American Express perk at every concert or event that you attend.
- Terms and conditions
You might be required to sign up for an offer by a certain date or pay for tickets using your American Express credit card to enjoy the perks. So, make sure you know exactly what’s involved to get the most out of the American Express Experiences offer.
If you own an American Express credit card, American Express Experiences can be a great way to get extra value from the card and enjoy a variety of entertainment perks. Browse the American Express Experiences websites for details on the latest offers and the terms and conditions you need to know to get the most out of the program.
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