Delta Amex Offer – Save 20% on Flights and More!

Written by on August 7, 2017 in Credit Cards, Travel Deals

A new promotion entitles targeted American Express card holders to save 20% on Delta flights (and select other purchases) with Amex offers!

The offer states, “valid for purchases made directly with Delta Air Lines through delta.com, Fly Delta App, and US reservation telephone line. Get a one-time $160 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $800+ in one or more transactions directly with Delta by 10/7/2017. Flight must originate in the U.S., including U.S. territories.” (See the complete details at the bottom of this post)

Flights aren’t the only items eligible for discount, however.

“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 delta.com.” (Bold mine)

Delta American Express Offer to save 20%, valid through October 7, 2017

(Hat tip to Daniel and One Mile at a Time, where I first read about the Delta Amex offer)

“One or more transactions”

I really like that this offer doesn’t require you to spend $800 (or more) on one purchase. Need to buy a $500 airfare today and a $300 trip before October? You should be just fine.

October 7 Expiration Date

There’s nothing in the Delta Amex offer wording stating you must travel prior to October 7. Want to use the offer for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or even flights for next summer? You should be A-OK. Just make sure you purchase October 7 or earlier.

Purchase Directly Through Delta – Not OTAs!

Pay close attention to the “Offer valid for purchases made directly with Delta Air Lines through delta.com, Fly Delta App, and US reservation telephone line” verbiage. If you book your flight through an OTA (online travel agency) such as Priceline, Orbitz, etc, you will not receive the rebate.

Use Delta.com, or Delta’s app, or call their reservation line (800-221-1212) to book.

Good for Year-End Mileage Runs!

This rebate may come in very handy for those of us looking to save on money year-end mileage runs. Even better than booking ridiculously good deals and earning gobs of MQM (Medallion Qualification Miles) is saving money while doing it! (Keep an eye on some of the best Twitter accounts for airfare deals!)

My Platinum and Premier Rewards Cards Were Targeted – But NOT My Delta Amexes

Both my American Express Platinum and Premier Rewards Gold (PRG) cards were targeted. The Platinum card gives 5x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent on airfare; the PRG rewards 3x per airfare dollar. Combine those rewards with the 50% (for now) pay-with-points rebate perk on my American Express Business Platinum card and I can earn (at least) over $100 in MR points!

It seems Delta and American Express really don’t want people to use the Delta branded Amex for Delta purchases. (Latest twist: per Rene’s Points, Delta and Amex may be 86ing the MQD waiver for Diamonds.)

None of my Delta American Express cards were targeted. The Delta Amexes, ironically, are often some of the worst cards to use when purchasing airfare from Delta. They only offer 2 Delta Sky Miles per dollar spent on Delta flights. You’re much better off using a Platinum, PRG, or Business Gold card to pay for Delta flights.

Were You Targeted? What Fun Trips Will You Take with Delta Amex Offer?

Tell us in the comment section below!

Delta Amex Offer Details (per American Express)

Spend $800 or more, get $160 back – Delta Air Lines

EXPIRES

10/7/2017

DETAILS

Get a one-time $160 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $800+ in one or more transactions directly with Delta by 10/7/2017. Flight must originate in the U.S., including U.S. territories. See terms for exclusions.

OFFER TERMS

Enrollment limited. Offer valid for purchases made directly with Delta Air Lines through  delta.com, 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 delta.com. Excludes the following: (i) purchases in-person at the airport, lounges, and sales offices, (ii) purchases on-board flights for food, beverage, and WiFi, (iii) stand alone hotel bookings and car rentals through delta.com, (v) purchases through third parties or affiliated agents, and (vi) Delta Cargo, Delta Private Jets® & On Demand Charter services, Delta Flight Museum, SkyMiles® Marketplace purchases, SkyMiles Experiences™, SkyMiles Cruises. Offer is non-transferable. Must add offer to Card and use same Card to redeem. Limit 1 statement credit(s) per American Express® online account. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 10/7/2017, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Note that American Express may not receive information about your qualifying purchase from merchant until all items from your qualifying purchase have been provided/shipped by merchant. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is returned/cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you may not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer.

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About the Author: Chris Carley is a writer, media consultant, voice over artist, dog owner, husband, and recently became a dad! He loves talking all things points and miles. You'll likely find him in an airport lounge while on a trip that involves the most circuitous route possible leading to his ultimate destination. .

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