American Express: Guide To All Of Their 2021 Spending Offers & Benefit Enhancements

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American Express kicked off 2021 with tons of new offers and benefit enhancements for cardholders.

We’ve written about many of them already, but there are so many different offers across a range of cards that we’ve put together this resource to collect all of those details together.

We’ll be keeping this resource updated as and when more offers and benefits are added, so be sure to bookmark this post for future reference.

Amex Offers

Consumer Platinum

Consumer Platinum cardholders who opened the card before November 1, 2020 received the following Amex Offers which all expire on June 30, 2021:

  • Avis Car Rental – Spend $250+ on eligible purchases, Get $75 back, up to two times
  • BestBuy.com – Spend $50+ on eligible purchases, Get $50 back, up to two times
  • Goldbelly – Spend $100+ on eligible purchases, Get $50 back, up to three times
  • Home Chef – Spend $50+ on eligible purchases, Get $50 back, up to three times
  • HomeDepot.com – Spend $50+ on eligible purchases, Get $50 back, up to two times
  • Instacart – Spend $250+ on eligible purchases, Get $50 back, up to two times
  • Samsung – Spend $1,000+ on eligible purchases, Get $200 back, one time
  • Scribd – Spend $9.99+ on eligible purchases, Get $9.99 back, up to five times
  • The Container Store – Spend $150+ on eligible purchases, Get $50 back, up to two times
  • Virtual Personal Training by Equinox – Spend $780+ on eligible purchases, Get $130 back, up to five times
  • Wine Insiders – Spend $30+ on eligible purchases, Get $30 back, up to two times

Eligibility for the above offers is limited. Enrollment is required in the Amex Offers section of your account before redeeming.

See this post for Greg’s take on the offers: Great Amex Offers for Personal Platinum Cardholders.

Business Platinum

Business Platinum cardholders who opened their card prior to November 1, 2020 have been targeted with Amex Offers giving 4x bonus points on up to $20,000 of spend in each of the following categories, with the offers expiring on June 30, 2021:

  • Wireless
  • Shipping
  • Advertising
  • Gas
  • Office supplies

Eligibility for these offers is limited. Enrollment is required in the Amex Offers section of your account before redeeming.

See this post for more about those offers: Amex Business Platinum: 5X gas station, wireless, office supply, shipping, and advertising.

Blue Business Plus & other select small business cardholders

Small business Amex spending offers

These cards have been targeted with an Amex Offer giving $25 back when spending $500 with a limit of 10 statement credits (i.e. up to $250 back on up to $5,000 of spend).

Eligibility for this offer is limited. Enrollment is required in the Amex Offers section of your account before redeeming.

See this offer for more details: Amex Offer: Spend $500, Get $25 (10 times).

Delta, Hilton & Marriott

American Express has advised that they’ll be launching new offers on these co-branded airline and hotel credit cards, but the details of those offers are to be announced.

Their announcement states the following:

In the coming weeks, American Express and its Cobrand partners will be introducing new limited-time offers for existing Consumer and Business Delta SkyMiles, Hilton Honors and Marriott Bonvoy Card Members — with more details to come soon.

This new value builds on Card Member’s existing benefits as well as the suite of relevant and rich Amex Offers available through the Amex mobile app or online account.

That suggests there’ll not only be Amex Offers on these cards, but other benefit enhancements too.

$30 PayPal Benefit

Consumer Platinum

From January 1 to June 30, 2021, Platinum cardholders receive a $30 statement credit each month for PayPal transactions. Registration isn’t required – you just have to ensure your Platinum card is selected as the payment method when checking out with PayPal.

Eligibility for this offer is limited. Enrollment is required in the Amex Offers section of your account before redeeming.

See this post for more details: Amex adds $30 monthly PayPal credit to Platinum card for 6 months.

$10 Uber Cash Benefit

Amex Gold

The consumer Amex Platinum card has a $200 per year Uber Cash benefit ($15 per month from January to November and $35 in December). In October Amex announced that they’d be adding a similar $10 per month benefit to the consumer Amex Gold card in “early 2021”.

Small Business Online Services Discounts

Small business Amex online discounts

Small business cardholders can obtain the following discounts on online services:

  • BigCommerce – 15 day free trial, then 4 months free when selecting a monthly Standard, Plus or Pro subscription. Must enroll in free trial by March 31, 2021. Direct link to offer.
    Note that BigCommerce is available on some shopping portals (here are the current rates), so you might be able to click through from a shopping portal, then copy and past the direct link above to stack both the portal cashback and savings from the Amex partnership.
  • Sprout Social – 30 day free trial, then 30% discount on an annual contract. Must enroll in free trial by March 31, 2021. Direct link to offer.

AmexTravel.com

Eligibility for the following Amex Offers is limited. Enrollment is required in the Amex Offers section of your account before redeeming.

The Hotel Collection Complimentary Night or Property Credit

Platinum & Gold (both consumer & business) cardholders receive a property credit of $150+ or a complimentary free night when booking an eligible stay through AmexTravel.com at participating Hotel Collection properties. Required booking dates and travel dates vary by property.

Fine Hotels + Resorts Complimentary Night or Property Credit

Consumer & business Platinum cardholders can receive a property credit of $250+ or a complimentary night when booking an eligible stay at 200+ participating Fine Hotels + Resorts properties. Required booking dates and travel dates vary by property.

Delano Las Vegas Fine Hotels & Resorts
Living room of a standard room at Delano – bookable through Fine Hotels + Resorts

Recommended Flights

From January 10 to March 31, 2021, consumer & business Platinum cardholders can obtain discounts of up to 20% on select routes, flights and seats. This is valid for travel from January 10 to May 31, 2021.

Pay With Points On Prepaid Car Rental Bookings

Cardholders enrolled in the Membership Rewards program can pay with points or earn 2x Membership Rewards when booking a car rental through AmexTravel.com.

Waived Amex Travel Fees

For all new bookings and flight changes through March 31, 2021, Amex will waive the Amex Travel fee.

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[…] Without much travel going on and banks buying gazillions of miles and points from the airlines and hotels to keep them afloat, it is not a coincidence that we are seeing really excellent travel rewards credit card offers with juicy signup bonuses. Which remains the “heart” of this hobby. Enjoy it while the going is good I guess. Here is American Express: Guide To All Of Their 2021 Spending Offers & Benefit Enhancements. […]

iamhere

Not good. 1. The phone and streaming credit was a great benefit which would have been more useful than the above offers. 2. The Amex travel credit should be more flexible due to the virus and not tagged to an airline.

MFK

FYI – Just saw this in the offers section of my Personal Gold card.

$120 Uber Cash Benefit
Starting in early 2021, American Express Gold Card Members will receive $10 in Uber Cash each month for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S. That’s up to $120 in annual savings.

Add your Gold Card to your Uber wallet today, so you can take advantage of this benefit when it launches. Stay tuned for more details, including benefit launch date.

Satforlegroom

Credit to you for making it clear that the Best Buy and Home Depot offers are online only. On both the AMA and podcast Greg and Nick were inaccurate saying it’s for “Best Buy” and “Home Depot” so I hope others don’t assume it works in store. Always always always read the Amex offer terms!

Brant

Thanks for summarizing these new benefits. It’s a dizzying array of freebies and it will be fun to try and maximize them all!