We occasionally see Amex Offers deals for some of American Express’ co-brand credit card partners, and we’ve just seen such an offer introduced.
Save $40 with Delta Air Lines purchase
A new targeted Amex Offers deal has just been rolled out, which offers a $40 statement credit when you spend $200+ with Delta Air Lines by March 31, 2021.
That’s the equivalent of up to 20% back on a Delta purchase, which is awesome. We see targeted offers like this a couple of times a year, and they’re always a great opportunity if you have a flight to book.
There are some basic conditions of this offer worth being aware of:
- You need to spend $200, 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, but rather that it needs to be a valid purchase on delta.com, and can include things like airfare, upgrades, baggage fees, SkyClub memberships, etc.
Let me once again emphasize that this offer is targeted, so not all accounts will be eligible.
The ideal card on which to have this offer
In an ideal world you’d have this offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express, since it offers 5x points on airfare purchased directly with airlines, and also offers great travel protection. I value Membership Rewards points at 1.7 cents each, so to me that’s the equivalent of an 8.5% return on spending right there.
When you add up both the $40 statement credit and 5x points, you’re potentially looking at getting nearly 30% off the cost of $200 worth of flights.
Unfortunately for me, I’ve been targeted for this offer on the Blue Business Plus Credit Card from American Express instead. While that’s a great card that offers 2x points on all purchases (up to $50,000 per calendar year), it doesn’t offer any additional bonuses for airfare purchases.
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.
There’s a new targeted Amex Offers deal for a $40 statement credit when you spend $200+ with Delta. This is an excellent deal, as it’s the equivalent of 20% back.
If you have any upcoming travel to plan, be sure to check your Amex account to see if you’re eligible for this offer.
Were you targeted for this offer, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?