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This thread is a continuation of: Airline fee $200/$100 reimbursement reports: DL only [2011 - 2015]

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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.
  • Reimbursed incidental charges have included baggage and other service fees, award and change fees (e.g., 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. Note: This is not my experience. I purchased Dec 31, 2016, posted Jan 1, 2017 and went against my 2017 credit. (TheMadBrewer)
  • 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) have been reimbursed in practice, even though technically they do not meet the criteria listed by Amex 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'll post later 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, but in some cases two one-ways may cost more than a single roundtrip so compare carefully to decide whether using more than 3 certs on a single trip is worthwhile.
  • If purchasing a ticket for more than 1 person, splitting the purchase into a separate transaction for each person would also allow the use of more than 3 certs on a single trip at (usually) no additional cost. However this could have an adverse effect on ability to upgrade, upgrade priority, and other elite benefits, and on the likelihood of being reaccommodated on the same flight in the event of a flight cancellation.
  • eCerts do not expire. Their T&Cs are listed here.


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Old Dec 31, 15, 5:47 pm   #1
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Anyone purchase Delta Gift Cards with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold and get reimbursed ?
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Anyone purchase Delta Gift Cards with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold and get reimbursed ?
Yes pretty much all of us for last year
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Yes pretty much all of us for last year
I'm thinking of getting the $100 Gift Card. Is it better to get this one or two $50 Cards with regard to ease of reimbursement ?
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I'm thinking of getting the $100 Gift Card. Is it better to get this one or two $50 Cards with regard to ease of reimbursement ?
Have you read the wiki and the collective information in this thread?

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Just did, thx
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4x$50 ecerts purchased 12/30 reimbursed 1/1.
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4x $50 ecerts purchased on 12/29. Reimbursed showed up 1/2.
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4x $50 ecerts purchased on 12/29. Reimbursed showed up 1/2.
These are standard turnaround times (a couple business days to a couple weeks). Best to report only outliers at this point. Thanks.
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Purchased 4X50 delta eGift cards on 12/30/2015. Reimbursed on 1/1/2016. Confirmed with amex that the credit benefit is considered for 2015, not 2016 as the transactions were posted in 2015.
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Purchased 4X50 delta eGift cards on 12/30/2015. Reimbursed on 1/1/2016. Confirmed with amex that the credit benefit is considered for 2015, not 2016 as the transactions were posted in 2015.
nice, I had the same question about a credit posting in early jan for a late dec purchase.
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nice, I had the same question about a credit posting in early jan for a late dec purchase.
Similar question. Purchased 12/31, posted 1/1; the plan was to have applied to 2015 benefits. If it gets applied to 2016, can reps fix this?
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I purchased $100 eGift card on Dec 22, don't see any credit yet.... Should I complain to AMEX

crap - I just read Wiki
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nice, I had the same question about a credit posting in early jan for a late dec purchase.
Also interested to hear this answer; I was really disappointed when the two charges posted for 1/1.

UPDATE (1/4): Credit for both $50 e-certs posted today; called Amex and was told that the credit was taken from the 2015 balance and I still have my untouched 2016 balance to use this year.

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