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If you’ve been thinking about getting back on the road and want to fly the best U.S. airline, listen up. There’s currently an Amex Offer that can net you some huge savings on Delta purchases.
Here’s what you need to know.
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Delta Amex Offer
As first reported by Frequent Miler, now Dec. 31, 2020, targeted cardholders can get a $120 statement credit when you spend at least $300 in one or more transactions with Delta using an enrolled card. This is the date you must make the purchase(s) by, not travel by. To get the offer, you must book directly at www.delta.com, via the U.S. Fly Delta app or via a U.S. telephone reservation line. Your flights must originate in the U.S. — including U.S. territories — and purchases must be in US dollars.
As an example, you could use this offer to book a $306 round-trip flight from Detroit (DTW) to Los Angeles (LAX) and reduce your out-of-pocket cost to just $186. A nearly-40% discount off a paid flight is a terrific deal, and remember that you’ll be able to make changes to your ticket down the line for free.
Note that the offer includes several restrictions. Specifically, it excludes in-flight spending, in-person purchases at the airport (including in lounges), flights booked via third parties and gift cards. Hotel, car services, packages and travel insurance purchased via Delta.com or through Delta Vacations, insurance, purchase of miles, SkyMiles Marketplace purchases, Delta Cargo and On Demand Charter services aren’t included, either.
Unfortunately, this offer appears to be highly targeted — no one on the TPG editorial team saw it in their respective Amex accounts. To check and see if you’re among the lucky ones, log into your American Express account and check the Amex Offers section. Make sure to check all of your cards before clicking ‘Add to Card’ on one of them, as you’ll want to select the one that offers the best return on spending. If you have The Platinum Card® from American Express, it will likely be your best bet — since it offers 5x points on purchases made directly with the airline and provides trip insurance.
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This isn’t the first Delta Amex Offer we’ve seen before, but it is definitely one of the more generous ones. If targeted, you should add it right away, since these tend to have limited enrollment and may disappear before the expiration date. Given how easy it is to activate the promotion, you should do so even if you don’t have plans to travel yet.
If you don’t have an American Express card and don’t want to miss out on future offers like this, consider adding The Platinum Card from American Express to your wallet. It’s offering a welcome bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points after you use your new card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first three months. However, you might be eligible for a 100,000-point welcome offer on the Amex Platinum using the CardMatch Tool (offer subject to change at any time). The card has a $550 annual fee (see rates & fees).
You’ll also receive 5x Membership Rewards points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel and 5x points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com. As a Platinum cardholder, you’ll also receive complimentary Gold status with both Marriott Bonvoy and Hilton Honors, so your hotel stays booked in conjunction with your Delta flights could be even more rewarding.
If the Platinum Card isn’t for you, consider reading our guide on choosing the best American Express card that suits your style.
For rates and fees of the Amex Platinum card, click here.
Related: Earn statement credits with new Amex Offers at FHR, Hyatt and IHG properties
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