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We’ve seen an incredible number of hotel deals appearing among the various Amex Offers that all cardholders have access too but it’s been a long time since we saw an offer for air travel. Well, if you’ve been waiting for a good Amex Offer for spending with an airline, your wait is over.
Spend $300 And Get $120 Back With Delta
Get a one-time $120 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $300 in one or more transactions directly with Delta Air Lines by 12/31/2020. Flights must originate in the U.S. and purchase must be in USD.
- Enrollment limited.
- Must first add offer to Card and then use same Card to redeem.
- Limit 1 enrolled Card per Card Member across all American Express offer channels.
- Your enrollment of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card.
- Offer valid for purchases made directly with Delta Air Lines through U.S. delta.com, via Fly Delta U.S. App, and U.S. reservation telephone line.
- Flights must originate in the U.S., including U.S. territories, and purchases must be in U.S. dollars to qualify.
- Offer valid only for purchases where Delta Air Lines is the merchant of record, such as airfare, fare upgrades, seat selection fees, baggage fees, standby fees, and Delta Sky Club memberships.
- Offer excludes the following:
- purchases in-person at the airport where Delta is not the merchant of record, lounges, and sales offices
- all purchases on-board flights including food, beverage, and WiFi
- stand alone hotel bookings and car rentals through delta.com
- purchases through third parties or affiliated agents
- Delta Vacations, Delta Dive, Delta Cargo, On Demand Charter services, Delta Flight Museum, SkyMiles Marketplace purchases, SkyMiles Experiences, SkyMiles Cruises, Delta Meeting Network
- travel insurance/trip protection
- gift card purchases
- charitable donations
- Limit of 1 statement credit per Card Member.
- Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 12/31/2020, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase.
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This is a very nice offer as it checks the key boxes that indicate that this is an easy offer to use. The spending requirement is low, the purchase of upgrades, seat selection fees, baggage fees, standby fees, and the purchase of Delta Sky Club memberships will all trigger the statement credit (so the offer isn’t just for airfare spending), and because all of the costs that will trigger the offer are usually prepaid, you can make the most of this offer without having to travel in 2020.
On top of all of that, if you can keep your spending to as close as $300 as possible (without going under), you’ll be receiving a rebate of up to 40%…and that’s fantastic!
Holders of various Delta co-branded Amex cards may be tempted to load this offer to those cards to earn bonus SkyMiles, but that may not be the best way forward. With Amex Membership Rewards points transferring over to SkyMiles in a ratio of 1:1, the Platinum Card from American Express (5 Membership Rewards points/dollar on airline spending), and the Amex Green Card (3 Membership Rewards points/dollar on all travel) both offer better value.
Amex is currently targeting cardholders for an excellent and easy to use offer for spending with Delta. Flight bookings will trigger the statement credit (obviously) but so will a number of other charges that flyers often face so this should be an offer with very broad appeal.