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m.photog Aug 16, 18 6:38 pm


Originally Posted by mia (Post 30091689)
Buy two $50 giftcards, $70 reimbursement.

Great idea, not sure why I didn't think of it. I guess that is why you are the moderator..... ;)

Prateek Poste Aug 21, 18 2:37 pm

Amex Gold Card

Aug 16, 2018 -- Bought 2 x $50 Gift card from delta website (Pending transaction on card)
Aug 18, 2018 -- Transaction Posted
Aug 21, 2018 -- Credited back 2 x $50

viz Aug 22, 18 1:48 pm

Ameriprise Amex Plat

08/18 - Purchased 3x $50 Delta e-Gift Certs
08/19 - Transactions posted
08/20 - 3x $50 credit posted

baydude Aug 22, 18 10:53 pm

Can I use egift cards to buy miles?

Gig103 Aug 23, 18 12:32 am


Originally Posted by baydude (Post 30118357)
Can I use egift cards to buy miles?

No. From the T&C:
eGifts and Cards may only be used for the total purchase price of air transportation, including taxes, fees, and surcharges imposed on the air transportation. They may not be used for any additional fees (including baggage fees) or for any other products or services (including class upgrades, in-flight purchases, premium seating, mileage booster, SkyMiles Cruises, cargo, hotel stays, or car rentals).
https://www.delta.com/egift/eGiftPurchase.action

What someone else will have to answer is if the Amex credit will reimburse miles.

bill_und Aug 23, 18 8:02 am

First timer here...

So to confirm, I could buy $200 worth of DL gift cards in 4 $50 transactions and then put that $200 towards an economy comfort plus seat when booking but I could not use the $200 in gift cards to upgrade a previous main cabin booking up to ec+?

Thanks.

Pianoman109876 Aug 23, 18 7:19 pm

Using AMEX Platinum (not Delta one) for Delta Gift Cards
 
I just wanted to confirm with folks who have done this before:

The AMEX Platinum gives $200/year for airplane "credit" that can't be used for tickets... but one can buy 4 $50 Delta Gift Cards and get the credit applied that way.

Is this just as simple as going on Delta (dot) com and buying an egift card online four separate times in $50 increments using the Platinum card? Just want to make sure I don't mess this up.

jinglish Aug 23, 18 7:30 pm


Originally Posted by Pianoman109876 (Post 30122692)
Is this just as simple as going on Delta (dot) com and buying an egift card online four separate times in $50 increments using the Platinum card?

Basically, yes. Check out this thread (which I'm guessing this thread will get merged into) on the AmEx board.

RumPatrol Aug 24, 18 7:54 pm

Amex just reimbursed me for an actual ticket, not an upgrade charge or gift card. Purchased a $220 ticket, used $100 of eGC (which themselves were purchased with an Amex reimbursement for a different card) to lower the actual cost to $120 and put the $120 on my Platinum. A day after the charge hit, it showed a reimbursement for the full $120 charge. When I click the charge, it says "additional collection" but it is most definitely a ticket and shows the ticket number in the Amex dashboard. There was also a second reimbursement, which was for an upgrade charge on the same reservation and also shows the ticket number.

That's the first time I've ever had an actual ticket reimbursed. I have a feeling that because I used gift cards on the ticket itself, something weird happened in the coding to make it *think* it was an additional collection for the ticket rather than paying for the ticket itself. Not complaining one bit though, this is one of those good problems.

Anyone have this happen before?

gooselee Aug 24, 18 9:13 pm


Originally Posted by bill_und (Post 30119792)
First timer here...

So to confirm, I could buy $200 worth of DL gift cards in 4 $50 transactions and then put that $200 towards an economy comfort plus seat when booking but I could not use the $200 in gift cards to upgrade a previous main cabin booking up to ec+?

Thanks.

No, but only because you're allowed a max or 3 GCs per ticket purchase.


Originally Posted by RumPatrol (Post 30126889)
Amex just reimbursed me for an actual ticket, not an upgrade charge or gift card. Purchased a $220 ticket, used $100 of eGC (which themselves were purchased with an Amex reimbursement for a different card) to lower the actual cost to $120 and put the $120 on my Platinum. A day after the charge hit, it showed a reimbursement for the full $120 charge. When I click the charge, it says "additional collection" but it is most definitely a ticket and shows the ticket number in the Amex dashboard. There was also a second reimbursement, which was for an upgrade charge on the same reservation and also shows the ticket number.

That's the first time I've ever had an actual ticket reimbursed. I have a feeling that because I used gift cards on the ticket itself, something weird happened in the coding to make it *think* it was an additional collection for the ticket rather than paying for the ticket itself. Not complaining one bit though, this is one of those good problems.

Anyone have this happen before?

Yes. IIRC there are several reports of small ticket amounts getting reimbursed even if coded as Passenger Ticket. And it seems like SOP whenever you use another FOP for part of the ticket the remainder is coded as Additional Collection.

RumPatrol Aug 25, 18 2:45 pm


Originally Posted by gooselee (Post 30127023)
Yes. IIRC there are several reports of small ticket amounts getting reimbursed even if coded as Passenger Ticket. And it seems like SOP whenever you use another FOP for part of the ticket the remainder is coded as Additional Collection.

Interesting. I figured it had to do with the use of eGC as part of the payment and the relatively small remaining charge but had never experienced it before. I've used eGC+Platinum a few other times for tickets of much higher cost and never got the credit to kick in.

American Express paid for this whole flight since the two eGC I used were paid for using the remaining airline credits on my PRG and the remaining amount was covered with what was left of my Platinum's airline credit on the year. Sure would be nice if we didn't need to do the gift card nonsense at all and just had the credit apply to all types of travel purchases, but it works out the same either way.

david55 Aug 27, 18 7:20 am

Can I do 2 x $95 G.C.?
 
I see that $50 is the magic number..... has any tried to do a bit more..... say $95 twice?

notquiteaff Aug 27, 18 9:53 am


Originally Posted by david55 (Post 30134554)
I see that $50 is the magic number..... has any tried to do a bit more..... say $95 twice?

Presumably this statement from the wiki


Denominations over $50 will not generate the credit. Multiple $50 eCerts will. The smallest denomination available is $50.
is based on experiments that failed to credit for amounts > $50. Perhaps you can try to rerun the test and report back :)

Gig103 Aug 27, 18 10:55 am

It works (and is subject to change without notice so do report your success in the thread linked above). Remember though that you can only use 3 gift cards per transaction and the can't be used for anything except flights. Probably not a problem if you fly delta regularly or don't mind booking a trip in separate PNR.

Pianoman109876 Aug 27, 18 11:01 am

Just had a full $200 reimbursed for DL, even though I didn't purchase gift cards. I did just book about 4 flights each under $200 (around $175-$225 eachfor a total of around $825). It gave me a statement credit of $200.


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