I am trying to understand the bonus value of this program. I compared 3 different Amtrak trips comparing paid with $$ and with points. All 3 calculated that each dollar spent was equivalent to .0290 points. The current promototion where you buy points and get bonus points has me confused because; if you buy 15000 points you get 30% bonus points (19500 total pts) at a cost of $565.50. Now, 15000 points Xs .0290 = $435.00, not $565.50. However, 19500 POINTS Xs .0290 = $565.50- so it seems to me that Amtrak is charging the per dollar equivalent (.0290) for all 19500 points and you are not actually getting any bonus! What am I not understanding here? MODERATOR NOTE: post edited to change comment from all caps.