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Reminder: you must enroll and select AS as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. Click HERE to enroll.

Link to buy gift certicates

As of around June 2017, multiple reports indicate that gift certificates are no longer being reimbursed.

According to this thread in the Alaska forum the reimbursement of Alaska Club memberships is no longer a problem.


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Old Jan 1, 17, 7:59 pm   #361
  
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Two $100 certs purchased Dec 29 a few hours apart.

Both reimbursements posted Dec 31.
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Old Jan 3, 17, 7:30 am   #362
  
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$50 cert purchased 12/27 (reimbursed 12/29)
$50 cert purchased 12/28 (reimbursed 12/30)
$50 cert purchased 12/29 (reimbursed 12/31)
$50 cert purchased 12/30 (reimbursed 1/2/17)

All treated as for the 2016 calendar year.
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Old Jan 3, 17, 3:58 pm   #363
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(1/2) Purchased 4x $100 on 2x Platinums, 12 hours apart per Plat.

4 pending $100 charges.
Will report back when reimbursed.
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Old Jan 3, 17, 7:03 pm   #364
  
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Purchased 2x $50 gift certs on Dec 29 and both posted on Dec 31.

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Old Jan 3, 17, 7:38 pm   #365
  
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(1/2) Purchased 4x $100 on 2x Platinums, 12 hours apart per Plat.

4 pending $100 charges.
Will report back when reimbursed.
I purchased 1x$100 on 1/1 early AM on PRG.

1/3 - Posted

Have not seen credit today, but the benefits page says saved $100, so I expect to see it tomorrow.

Will be switching my 3 plats soon now to purchase $100 increments
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Old Jan 4, 17, 1:39 am   #366
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Purchased on 12/23, posted on 12/25 (yes, posted on Sunday, Christmas Day). No reimbursements yet... :S
Still nothing for me.

Last year, I bought GCs toward the end of the year (charges posted in 2015), and my credits actually posted a few days later in Jan 2016. I wonder if the system thinks I used up my 2016 credits on those purchases.

Hard to call in and ask, since the description so clearly says that they're GCs, but if nothing gets posted by the end of the month, I may be tempted to do that...
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Old Jan 4, 17, 5:42 am   #367
  
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2017 Success!

Data point:
1/1 - $100 egift card purchased
1/3 - $100 posted to AMEX
1/4 - $100 reimbursement purchased

Amex Bus. Plat.
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Old Jan 4, 17, 8:05 am   #368
  
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Still nothing for me.
On the desktop version of the Amex website, there's a benefits tab that shows how much is left on reimburseable airline expenses.

One of my 2016 year-end gift cert purchases didn't get reimbursed until 2017, but it was treated as a 2016 reimbursement (the 2017 counter didn't go down).

I don't see the equivalent benefits tab in the Amex app.
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Old Jan 4, 17, 8:24 am   #369
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I don't see the equivalent benefits tab in the Amex app.
There is a condensed version, but it doesn't display the remaining balance. In the Android version:

  • Login to American Express app
  • Tap: Menu (upper left)
  • Choose Platinum or Premier Rewards Gold Card
  • Tap: Rewards
  • Tap: Explore My Card Benefits
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Old Jan 4, 17, 9:57 am   #370
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Batch 1
(1/2) Purchased 2x100 on 2x Plat.
Charge posted today. No reimbursement yet.

Batch 2
(1/3) Purchased 2x100 on 2x Plat.
Still waiting for the last 2x100 on 2x Plat to post.
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Old Jan 4, 17, 11:12 am   #371
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Bought 1 $100 on 1/1, posted 1/3, reimbursed today.
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Old Jan 4, 17, 8:46 pm   #372
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On the desktop version of the Amex website, there's a benefits tab that shows how much is left on reimburseable airline expenses.

One of my 2016 year-end gift cert purchases didn't get reimbursed until 2017, but it was treated as a 2016 reimbursement (the 2017 counter didn't go down).

I don't see the equivalent benefits tab in the Amex app.
Thanks. No way to go back and see the 2016 benefit balance now that it's past the new year, I assume? Wish I had known a week ago...
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Old Jan 4, 17, 9:01 pm   #373
  
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Thanks. No way to go back and see the 2016 benefit balance now that it's past the new year, I assume? Wish I had known a week ago...
Yeah, no way to go back. I've noticed that the meter goes does the day before you see the reimbursement (If credit posts 1/3, you will see the benefits page go down by 100, but won't see the credit until 1/4, but the credit date will say 1/3)

One of my AA gc's didn't get reimbursed from 12/23. I think they were having some issues on 12/23 (I've seen some get reimbursed, some not and only from this day). Going to wait a few more weeks though. Prob gonna just take the loss though.

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Old Jan 4, 17, 9:25 pm   #374
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... No way to go back and see the 2016 benefit balance now ...
No, but...

  • Login to americanexpress.com
  • Statements and Activity
  • Type "Airline fee" in the Search box
  • Change "Recent Activity" to 01.01.2016 12.31.2016
  • Click: GO


This should display a list of reimbursements posted in calendar 2016. It should be easy to tie them to corresponding purchases a few days earlier.
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Old Jan 4, 17, 10:21 pm   #375
  
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What certs did you purchase? is any gift cards valid?
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