Great Amex Offer: Save Up To 20% On Delta Purchase

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American Express is really going in with airline offers lately on their Amex Offers platform. Amex Offers is American Express’ platform for offering cardmembers targeted deals for purchases with select retailers. We’ve seen offers for 20,000 Membership Rewards Points after $1,000 spend with Air France and airberlin.

The latest targeted offer seems to be in the form of cash back. If targeted, through October 7, 2017, you’ll get a $160 credit after spending at least $800 in one or more transactions on While 20,000 Membership Rewards Points was certainly an incentive to book with the above carriers, it’s nice getting 20% cash back on $800.  All my personal American Express cards were targeted for this offer, so, the ideal card to use in this situation would be The Platinum Card® from American Express, since it would earn 4,000+ miles for the $800 spend with its 5x points from airlines.

American Express has really been turning out some incredible offers lately. For me, The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express was also targeted for this offer. This is one of the main reasons we love holding onto as many American Express cards as possible, since it’s unique being able to earn $160 back on a no-annual fee card.

The terms of the offer are as follows:

Offer valid for purchases made directly with Delta Air Lines through, Fly Delta App, and US reservation telephone line. Flights must originate in the U.S., including U.S. territories and purchases must be in USD 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, and Sky Club® memberships. Purchases such as Delta Shuttle® and Delta Vacation® packages are included if purchased through

As you can see, the offer is valid for upgrades, SkyClub memberships, and even Delta Vacation packages. I’ll definitely look into how I can take advantage of this.

Are you targeted for this offer? 

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  1. If I am reading this correctly it is a no Braner. I would think most people reading this blog will easily spend the$800, combined with the $200 airline credit, and the $200 uber credit (use it or loose it
    ) it makes the card essentially free.

  2. I never get any offers from Amex to use on Delta and I spend quite a lot of money on Delta every year. Very disappointing.

  3. @David — I wouldn’t be so sure. I mean, it isn’t saving you money if you book a ticket you’d use points on or not fly at all. Personally, I just don’t routinely fly delta on flights expensive enough to qualify. Also, imho the amex $200 credit is a PITA to use (if you pay for bags you’re doing something wrong in your travel strategy, and the gift-card method requires locking yourself to one airline ahead of time). Similarly, the $200 uber credit is only useful if you use uber often enough (domestically!). I honestly don’t think many people would ascribe full face value to these benefits — and I definitely think this is why amex has been trying to beef up the “amex offers.”

  4. Not on either of my 2 personal Amex cards, nor my 2 business Amex cards. Too bad have a bunch of trips to book for the fall

  5. @Tom: That is what I don’t get about Amex. I am on the same boat. I buy business class tickets on Delta that can be around $7k ( I bill that back to my company). Thus, if I had these promos I would use my Amex. Not getting the promo I keep using my Chase.

  6. @Santastico and @Tom I didn’t get this offer either. Of course, I have a Delta Platinum card from Amex, so I’m sure the analytics say not to target me because I already spend money with Delta. I’m sure that Delta/Amex are trying to generate new spend, not already existing spend.

  7. Never have any of the offers mentioned on OMAAT, on my Amex Plat, Delta or HHonors cards. Not a single one…

  8. I got the offer and the T&Cs *don’t* specifically exclude gift cards. Do you folks think that this will work for gift card purchases where Delta is merchant of record?

  9. Also didn’t get on any of my 3 Amex cards. All I ever see is stuff I don’t want — shoes, candles, luxury blah blah blah

  10. (Reposting this with accurate email address.) Since the T&Cs don’t specifically exclude Delta Gift Card purchases, does anyone have any thoughts on whether that might be a good way to take advantage? Thanks.

  11. I have a delta platinum and Hilton amex card and didn’t receive anything. What’s up? I would think for sure they would pick me for the offer.

  12. I wonder if amex rolls these offers out in groups/waves since sometimes I read about the offers here and excited check only to find out I didnt get any of them. Only to find out a few days later that I did get it. For example I read about the cable bill amex offer and didn’t get anything but 48 hours later, I got it on a few of my cards. Wondering if anyone else is seeing this or is my data point just a mistake in my missing the original offer.

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