There’s an amazing new Delta Amex Offer today which can save you up to 40% on flights with the airline.
- Spend $300+ in one or more transactions directly with Delta Air Lines and get $120 back.
- Expires December 31, 2020.
- Offer valid for purchases made directly with Delta Air Lines through U.S. delta.com, via Fly Delta U.S. App, and U.S. reservation telephone line.
- Flights must originate in the U.S., including U.S. territories, and purchases must be in U.S. dollars to qualify.
- Offer valid only for purchases where Delta Air Lines is the merchant of record, such as airfare, fare upgrades, seat selection fees, baggage fees, standby fees, and Delta Sky Club® memberships.
- Excludes the following: (i) purchases in-person at the airport where Delta is not the merchant of record, lounges, and sales offices, (ii) all purchases on-board flights including food, beverage, and WiFi, (iii) stand alone hotel bookings and car rentals through delta.com, (iv) purchases through third parties or affiliated agents, and (v) Delta Vacations®, Delta Dive, Delta Cargo, On Demand Charter services, Delta Flight Museum, SkyMiles® Marketplace purchases, SkyMiles Experiences™, SkyMiles Cruises, Delta Meeting Network, (vi) travel insurance/trip protection, gift card purchases, and charitable donations.
We’ve seen a few Delta Amex Offers in the past, but those have usually given $60 back when spending $300 or some other variant representing savings of up to 20%. The fact that this offer gives back up to 40% is therefore a phenomenal deal and is likely a somewhat desperate move by Delta to generate some revenue.
Even if you’re not planning on flying right now, it might still be worth making a reservation of some kind to take advantage of this offer. That’s because for newly booked flights, Delta is waiving change fees for a year from the date you make the reservation. If you wait until the end of December to make a speculative booking, you could book a flight for November 2021. You’d then be able to amend that flight in the future with no change fee, potentially rebooking an alternative flight in the fall of 2022. With that being two years away, travel will hopefully be back to somewhat normal by then, although there’s obviously still a lot of uncertainty right now.
An alternative option would be to buy a $300 Delta gift card. Gift card purchases are listed in the terms as being excluded, but past Delta Amex Offers have included the same exclusion, only to have gift card purchases triggering the statement credit. Seeing as this is a brand new offer, we don’t have any data points yet as to whether or not that still works. If you decide to test this out for yourself, please let us know in the comments if you receive an email from Amex confirming you’ve used the offer and/or once you receive the statement credit itself.
If you have this Delta Amex Offer on a personal Platinum card, that’ll earn you 5x Membership Rewards. The Amex Gold card earns 3x on spend directly with airlines, so that’s an alternative option. This could be a targeted offer though, so it might just be a case of having to load it to the sole card which is targeted. My wife and I had it on all our cards that earn Membership Rewards, but no others – not even a Delta card.
Some Amex Offers seem to have a limit as to how many people can load it to their cards. With this being such a great offer, I’d recommend loading it to a card ASAP to ensure you don’t miss out.