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One Tweet to Score 10% Off Virgin America Flights

March 13, 2012 at 8:34 AM | by | ()

Trust the fun new social media stuff to be released during the SXSW Interactive Festival these last few days. The one we're most immediately excited for can actually benefit people outside Austin, but ya gotta be an American Express card holder and a Twitter user.

Got an AMEX in your wallet and a Twitter handle? Okay, great. Read on:

Register your AMEX with the short online form here, get a confirmation email (see sample image below), then go about tweeting specific hashtags to score automatic AMEX statement credits based on your purchases at participating vendors...like Virgin America, the first travel brand to experiment with this technology.

The Virgin America x AMEX x Twitter discount (after registering, tweeting #AmexVirginAmer, and booking a flight) isn't huge—it's 10% off a Main Cabin fare before March 31—but it's something and it doesn't take advanced math to figure out that you can save in the double digits off an average Virgin America flight.

Want some discounts on other non-travel purchases, like Best Buy, Whole Foods, H&M, Zappos and more? Check out the list of current discounts here.

Left: the email you get after registering your card. Right: reply-tweets from American Express, after you've tweeted using a discount hashtag.

[Photos & screenshots: Jaunted]

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