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  • In the Amex Membership Rewards family, both the Consumer and Business versions of the Platinum and Centurion cards qualify for a $200 airline credit. The Premier Rewards Gold (PRG) card is eligible for a $100 airline credit.
  • You must click here to select Delta as your enrolled airline before you make a reimbursable purchase, else the benefit won't apply. The feature is activated immediately upon airline designation.
  • If you've selected DL in the past and don't wish to change airlines, there's no need to select again; current selection rolls into future years until modified.
  • Reported reimbursed incidental charges have included baggage and other service fees, award and change fees (incl standby, SDC), taxes, in-flight purchases (not WiFi), lounge access fees, EC upgrade (seat assignment) fees, priority boarding fees, Delta mileage booster fees, and DL eGift Cards/eCerts (see section below). Charges not posted by Delta (e.g., partners) are not eligible. Note that the Global Entry fee reimbursement is a separate benefit in addition to the $200 Delta incidentals reimbursement.The T&Cs state the eligible charges, but YMMV, so don't call and ask.
  • The credit is per account, not per card. If the main account has authorized users with additional cards, eligible charges may still be made on those cards, but they'll count jointly towards the same account limit.
  • Credits are capped per calendar year, meaning you could tap the full amount on Dec 31st and again on Jan 1st in the extreme. Transaction date, not posting date, determines the year.
  • You will get a partial credit to bring your total annual reimbursements to the limit exactly if a qualifying charge takes you past the limit.
  • Credit posting delays range from several business days (typical) to several weeks (seen in Oct 2015). The T&Cs state that it could take up to four weeks, so wait at least that long before worrying, and certainly don't contact Amex prematurely. After four weeks, if you've read this Wiki carefully and posted here seeking assistance but the credit still has not arrived, consider chatting with Amex online. Politely mention the "Delta extras" you thought would be reimbursed within four weeks and they'll handle it.

eGift Card (eCert) details

  • Delta eGift Cards (eCerts) qualify for reimbursement. The name on the eCerts doesn't matter and need not match your card, but you must purchase using an eligible Amex card and meet the other criteria detailed in this Wiki.
  • Denominations over $50 will not generate the credit. Multiple $50 eCerts will. The smallest denomination available is $50.
  • To order, use this direct link to the eGift cert order page, or navigate via Delta.com>Shop>eGift Certificate.
  • No need to place separate orders using multiple carts/checkouts. By adding multiple certs to one order (e.g., 4 x $50), even though they are in the same cart, the certs will post as separate transactions and still generate a credit for each.
  • eCert purchases may initially authorize (show pending) as ticket purchases before posting to (finalize on) your statement. Multiple-eCert orders may authorize the combined value as a single pending ticket purchase. Don't worry. They will later post as separate eCert charges in the qualifying amounts.
  • eCerts are generated instantly, but the codes are not valid for use until 72 hours after purchase, so don't order expecting to use them in a pinch.
  • A maximum of three eCerts may be redeemed per online transaction. Splitting a round-trip into two one-ways will allow you to use additional eCerts.


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Old Dec 30, 15, 12:02 pm   #1111
  
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I dunno. I apped with a Amex ED for place to park MR points. At the end of 360 days of use, I will see if it makes sense to upgrade ed to EDP and cancel PRG.

I use the prg heavily for restaurants and don't tend to do 30 swipes in a month so.... its a toss up. Really hate using amex serve to make a fake swipe or go out of my way for swipes.

Especially since amex has been so good to me with CLIs
I am sorry but why you have to do the 30 swipes ?? Does it wave anything for you ?
Also if you cancel you can get some prorated Annual fees back. I have amex platinum with 450 a year so I think I am cancelling it as soon as I get the 200 Delta credit for 2016.
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Old Dec 30, 15, 12:24 pm   #1112
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...why you have to do the 30 swipes ??
Everyday Preferred gives a 50% points bonus on all spending in any month in which you make at least 30 transactions. Please discuss in this thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...day-cards.html
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Old Dec 30, 15, 12:57 pm   #1113
  
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Everyday Preferred gives a 50% points bonus on all spending in any month in which you make at least 30 transactions. Please discuss in this thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...day-cards.html
Thanks I wasnt aware of this I only know about the Everyday (Groceries 2X, General 1X; 20% bonus for 20 transactions in a billing cycle)
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Old Dec 31, 15, 3:19 pm   #1114
  
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I redeemed miles for an award ticket on 12/31 last year. I just checked my year-to-date activity and see that the transaction posted on 1/1 and the credit posted on 1/3. I also see that I wasn't reimbursed for two $8 drinks I purchased in-flight in October. Based on this, I'd say that the credit was applied towards my 2015 benefit and not 2014 like it should have. Is there any way to verify this before I purchase Delta gift cards?
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Old Dec 31, 15, 3:31 pm   #1115
  
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Just spoke with an Amex representative. I was told that since the merchant (Delta) didn't send the transaction information to them until 1/1, the purchase took place in 2015, not 2014. Has anyone else had this happen?
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Old Dec 31, 15, 3:50 pm   #1116
  
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Just spoke with an Amex representative. I was told that since the merchant (Delta) didn't send the transaction information to them until 1/1, the purchase took place in 2015, not 2014. Has anyone else had this happen?
No, but that makes sense. Different merchants report with different speed, which could be affected by type of transaction, holidays, and other factors.
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Old Dec 31, 15, 4:12 pm   #1117
  
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Just spoke with an Amex representative. I was told that since the merchant (Delta) didn't send the transaction information to them until 1/1, the purchase took place in 2015, not 2014. Has anyone else had this happen?
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No, but that makes sense. Different merchants report with different speed, which could be affected by type of transaction, holidays, and other factors.
Yeah, I would expect it to be based on posting date of the charge. If you made the purchase on 12/28, it posted on 12/30, and the credit was issued on 1/2, I'd expect it to count for the previous year. If you made the purchase on 12/28, it posted on 1/1, and the credit was issued on 1/3, I'd expect it to count for the current year.
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Old Jan 18, 16, 10:51 am   #1118
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