Delta AMEX cards

Old Aug 10, 20, 11:12 am
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Delta AMEX cards

So my Reserve annual fee hit last night. Forgot it went to 550/yr up from 450. Since I am not traveling via air right now decided to call in and downgrade the card and hope to see what they offer.

Here is the offer:
1) 100 dollars credit in 12 weeks
2) we can't guarantee that when you want to re-upgrade the reserve will still be on your account and you might have to reapply with a credit check.

My reply was if you sweeten the 100 to 250 I would be interested. They said thats not possible as its computer generated. No problem, Gold Delta here I come.
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Old Aug 10, 20, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by met19 View Post
So my Reserve annual fee hit last night. Forgot it went to 550/yr up from 450. Since I am not traveling via air right now decided to call in and downgrade the card and hope to see what they offer.

Here is the offer:
1) 100 dollars credit in 12 weeks
2) we can't guarantee that when you want to re-upgrade the reserve will still be on your account and you might have to reapply with a credit check.

My reply was if you sweeten the 100 to 250 I would be interested. They said thats not possible as its computer generated. No problem, Gold Delta here I come.
Isn't virtually everyone (all?) getting a $100 credit by default without calling? The notifications appear to be staggered, but I don't believe you need to call for it.
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Old Aug 10, 20, 11:35 am
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That's what I was offered as well. I declined and closed my card.
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Old Aug 10, 20, 12:12 pm
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I called back in May and received 50,000 SM for not canceling my card. This was worth it to me, along with the temporary benefits they've added.
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Old Aug 10, 20, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by jdrtravel View Post
I called back in May and received 50,000 SM for not canceling my card. This was worth it to me, along with the temporary benefits they've added.
I agree, that might be something worth trying to get.
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Old Aug 10, 20, 1:50 pm
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I got a $50 credit on my Delta AMEX Plat without crediting. Hit a few days after the annual fee hit so credit went against the annual fee (and combined with the refund of some concert tickets from a canceled event netted everything out to $0).

Helps that the companion pass is available for us to use for a trip to SFO next June (rescheduled wedding, assuming we can go by then, etc., etc., etc.) which saves me another $500.
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Old Aug 10, 20, 2:40 pm
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Originally Posted by dcadwell View Post
Isn't virtually everyone (all?) getting a $100 credit by default without calling? The notifications appear to be staggered, but I don't believe you need to call for it.
I think it depends on your renewal date.

Some additional data points in the later pages of Amex Delta Changes & New Benefit Changes.

Other somewhat related thread: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delt...avel-halt.html
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Old Aug 10, 20, 3:17 pm
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I just called today to cancel as my renewal is in September. I received 60k miles and the $100 credit. I accepted.
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Old Aug 10, 20, 7:04 pm
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My offer in April was 50k SkyMiles. I took it.
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Old Aug 10, 20, 10:23 pm
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I would downgrade to Gold or Plat. When travel picks up, upgrade. They won't have to run your credit but the annual fee will hit immediately. I did this with the Platinum. I waited until the Companion Certificate hit my account, used it, and then called to have them downgrade my card.
I'm not interested in paying for benefits I am not getting. All my spend is the AMEX gold since I get 4x at grocery stores (which is probably our biggest expense).
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Old Aug 11, 20, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by dcadwell View Post
Isn't virtually everyone (all?) getting a $100 credit by default without calling? The notifications appear to be staggered, but I don't believe you need to call for it.
I called when 550 renewal posted with no credit and got a similar response. $100 SC showed up a while later.

As long as I actually get to use the companion cert before it expires then it's worth the AF for me.
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Old Aug 11, 20, 1:05 pm
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I called when 550 renewal posted with no credit and got a similar response. $100 SC showed up a while later.

As long as I actually get to use the companion cert before it expires then it's worth the AF for me.
Agree. My 2020 pushed to early 2021, so still a potential there. Crazy how much stuff is sitting in my "wallet" right now.
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Old Aug 12, 20, 4:43 pm
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Originally Posted by dcadwell View Post
Agree. My 2020 pushed to early 2021, so still a potential there. Crazy how much stuff is sitting in my "wallet" right now.
I also may have.... a few DL GCs from that Costco sale last Christmas still waiting to be used
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