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For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card.
To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for. These offers come in different forms, including discounts and even in some cases bonus points. We just saw a new targeted Amex Offer rolled out that can save you money on your next Delta purchase.
With this new, targeted Amex Offer, you can receive a $160 statement credit when you spend $800 in one or more transactions with Delta by October 8, 2018. This is essentially an opportunity to save 20% on the cost of a Delta flight, which is great.
The basic conditions to be aware of are as follows:
- You need to spend $800, but it can be in multiple transactions
- The flight must originate in the US, and the purchase must be in USD
- The terms don’t indicate that you actually have to book a flight, bur rather that it needs to be a valid purchase on delta.com, and can include things like airfare, upgrades, baggage fees, SkyClub memberships, etc.; while it’s not explicitly stated one way or another, it seems to me like a Delta gift card should qualify as well
Let me once again emphasize that this offer is targeted, so not all accounts will be eligible.
The ideal situation is that you have this offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express ($550 annual fee), since it offers 5x points on airfare purchased directly with airlines. I value Membership Rewards points at 1.7 cents each, so to me that’s the equivalent of an 8.5% return on spend right there.
When you add up both the $160 statement credit and 5x points, you’re potentially looking at some very nice savings. I wasn’t targeted for this offer, but Ford was on his Platinum Card, so you can bet we’ll be taking advantage of this.
I continue to be so impressed by how much value Amex Offers adds to Amex cards, as in many cases these offers alone more than justify the annual fees on cards.
Were you targeted for this offer, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?