For just 4,000 points, you can travel the entire length of the Northeast corridor on Amtrak — over 500 miles.
I transferred 8,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to my Amtrak Guest Rewards account to purchase a round-trip ticket for my daughter.
The points transferred instantaneously!
The retail price of the round-trip ticket on her travel dates is $239.
Points redeemed in this fashion are worth 3 cents apiece. This is a value proposition!
I earned these points through routine spending on my Chase Freedom credit card.
Amtrak Guest Rewards has a number of blackout dates around popular holidays when award tickets are not offered. Fortunately, there was no problem with our preferred travel dates.
Amtrak used to run a train to Montreal — “The Montrealer” — but dropped the line when Congress cut back funding.