Delta Amex MQM Boost - will buying gift cards count?

Old Oct 4, 19, 7:55 am
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Delta Amex MQM Boost - will buying gift cards count?

o.k., so I need to spend more on my Delta Reserve Card to gain the mileage boost. I also want to avoid paying fees... so can I buy no fee gift cards (like Walmart) with my Reserve Card and have that count toward the spending threshold?

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Old Oct 4, 19, 12:50 pm
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This question was asked a while ago. IIRC, the purchase of gift cards is considered a cash transaction and not counted towards your RDM spend threshold. There was an additional aspect about how the transaction was identified by the seller in terms of identifying it as a gift card purchase and then yet another sub-discussion about how gift card sellers were no longer taking CC's in payment for gift cards. At one point, there was mention that about the only place that allowed a CC for gift card purchases was Simon Malls.

You might get better, up to date info in the Manufactured Spending Forum.
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Old Oct 4, 19, 7:39 pm
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If you buy gift cards at a grocery store how would AMEX know what you bought there??
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Old Oct 4, 19, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle View Post
If you buy gift cards at a grocery store how would AMEX know what you bought there??
Sometimes the merchant reports a detailed list of your purchases., I think it is called level II reporting.
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Old Oct 5, 19, 5:50 am
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I know the purchase of Simon Mall gift cards using an AMEX card no longer works for manufactured spend.
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