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Help please! What qualifies as a “Delta purchase” for the AmEx platinum $100 statement credit?

Help please! What qualifies as a “Delta purchase” for the AmEx platinum $100 statement credit?

  1. SeattleTodd

    Hi everyone,

    I can’t find any reliable information that identifies what counts as a valid “Delta purchase” to trigger the $100 statement credit from the recent 60K Skymiles promotion. I’ll be flying Delta in a week but internationally in J so things like baggage fees, meal purchases, etc. will be tough to make happen on that flight. If all else fails, do purchases of Skymiles count? If anyone has or knows where to find the complete list, I’d be very grateful. Thanks!

    Todd

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Purchase of miles should count if it’s processed by Delta but I don’t know whether they process their own or if Points.com processes it, as they do for several other airlines. You could try buying a Delta gift card online and seeing if that would work. If the $100 doesn’t have to be a single purchase you could buy a $50 card one day and another $50 card a few days later to make it appear as if it’s baggage fees.

  3. rickyw

    I used my credit for 2 $100 gift cards purchased directly through Delta, about two weeks apart. Saw the credit on my statement within a few business days

    Hope that helps!

  4. SeattleTodd

    [QUOTE=”rickyw, post: 19459, member: 1436″]I used my credit for 2 $100 gift cards purchased directly through Delta, about two weeks apart. Saw the credit on my statement within a few business days

    Hope that helps![/QUOTE]

    Hey gang — thanks for the replies, but I’m afraid you may have misunderstood my post. The terms say if you make any Delta purchase — no specific amount — you get a $100 statement credit. So it should be a credit to my credit card bill, not credit I have to use with Delta. The question I was asking is what type of purchases with Delta will qualify to trigger the $100 statement credit?

    Thanks very much,
    Todd

  5. Anonymous

    Right, I think the suggestion was that you could buy Delta gift cards to use on a later trip, and that would trigger the credit.

    On-board headphones should also trigger the credit, so even though you’re flying business class you might be able to get a flight attendant to sell you a pair 😉

  6. SeattleTodd

    [QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 19465, member: 7″]Right, I think the suggestion was that you could buy Delta gift cards to use on a later trip, and that would trigger the credit.

    On-board headphones should also trigger the credit, so even though you’re flying business class you might be able to get a flight attendant to sell you a pair ;)[/QUOTE]

    Hi Tiffany — Do you know if taxes and fees on a Skymiles redemption would count as a Delta purchase? I’m planning to redeem Skymiles for travel on Virgin Atlantic, so it’d be great if the $270 taxes and fees counted as my Delta purchase.

    Thanks!

  7. Anonymous

    Yep, that’s what I did!

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