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hiima Dec 5, 16 8:20 pm


Originally Posted by ktminn2 (Post 27570065)
Was this all in the same purchase through the wiki link? Just got my platinum card

I've done all in the same purchase as in wiki.

ruxpin810 Dec 6, 16 12:13 pm


Originally Posted by ktminn2 (Post 27570065)
Was this all in the same purchase through the wiki link? Just got my platinum card

i missed that part in the wiki and bought them separate and got 4 credits.

gooselee Dec 6, 16 1:05 pm


Originally Posted by Mdog35 (Post 27547539)
Applied for the platinum mercadez-benze on 11/27, purchased 4x$50 e-certificates on the same day, my purchases posted on 11/29 and they were credited today (11/30). While I'm happy that I got credited, this airline credit thing was a pain in the .... I think Amex needs to get it together and liberally apply travel credits like chase sapphire reserve and citi prestige. It's apparent to me that Amex makes you jump through a bunch of hoops to get this $200 airline credit designating an airline, claiming its an incidental under $50). It seems like they want to charge their high annual fee and make it hard to recoup any of that fee.

Umm, yes, that would be the point, since that helps their bottom line. Same reason why mail-in rebates are advertised in big red numbers, but then require you to fill out a tiny form, cut a barcode out of your package, mail everything in, and then wait 12 weeks for a check which you then have to go deposit. They're counting on credits/rebates going unused.

Also, the Amex credit is clearly marketed as an airline fee reimbursement, which is somewhat different from the travel/airfare credits marketed by Chase/Citi.

They could also shut down this eGift loophole at any time, since it's technically against the T&Cs. For those who actually understand the intent of the benefit and use it appropriately, it's actually no problem at all.

goodtimesroll Dec 6, 16 9:23 pm

Bought 4 in a single transaction (4x 50= $200); showing as pending for $200 at the moment...will report when it posts and if/when i get the credit

swu31 Dec 7, 16 8:30 pm

Is this working? I am a little concerned because my 4x50 purchase posted on my Platinum card as:

LOS ANGELES INTERN > LOS ANGELES INTERN
Document Type: PASSENGER TICKET

star fox Dec 8, 16 1:37 am

I can confirm that the travel credit still works for the Delta eCredits, $50 x 4 gift cards. Charged DEC 1st, reimbursed $50 x 4 on DEC 2nd.

fliesdelta Dec 8, 16 6:47 am


Originally Posted by swu31 (Post 27580624)
Is this working? I am a little concerned because my 4x50 purchase posted on my Platinum card as:

LOS ANGELES INTERN > LOS ANGELES INTERN
Document Type: PASSENGER TICKET

Yes, that is the expected behavior. Once they post, you will see four transactions and a few days later four credits.

swu31 Dec 8, 16 10:50 am


Originally Posted by fliesdelta (Post 27582090)
Yes, that is the expected behavior. Once they post, you will see four transactions and a few days later four credits.

Thanks. Confirmed posted on 12/6. Credited mid-day 12/8.

korfuri Dec 8, 16 7:15 pm

Bought 4x $50 eGift cards on 12/3. Charges posted on 12/4. Credit posted on 12/5.

goodtimesroll Dec 9, 16 12:29 pm


Originally Posted by goodtimesroll (Post 27575617)
Bought 4 in a single transaction (4x 50= $200); showing as pending for $200 at the moment...will report when it posts and if/when i get the credit

just checked my amex. Showing now as 4 separate $50 charges and then each one was reimbursed :D

tarheeljd Dec 9, 16 5:26 pm

Physical Gift Cards
 
So, I may have screwed up today. I had the box checked for four, $50 physical gift cards instead of ecerts. Does anyone know if it makes a difference in the AMEX reimbursement if you get physical cards instead of ecerts? I suppose I will find out on my AMEX Platinum statement in a few days, but it is driving me crazy! Thanks!

superpanjy Dec 12, 16 11:53 am

any policy change for 2017?

tarheeljd Dec 12, 16 3:01 pm

As an update to my 12/9/16 post -- I was credited for the four $50 physical gift cards (as opposed to ecerts).

hiima Dec 12, 16 4:15 pm

Quick question, award cancel fees are covered right?

2Labs Dec 13, 16 4:38 pm

Glad I found this thread. Last month I upgraded my Amex Business Gold to the Amex Business Platinum (under the 50K + 50K points reward promo). I don't have any travel scheduled before the end of the year and was able to purchase 4x$50 Delta egift cards to use up the $200 airline credit.

The charges posted to my account yesterday, with the 4x$50 credits posting today.


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