Delta Amex Offer: Spend $200 & Get $40 Back (Targeted, Ends 3/31/21)


There’s a good Delta Amex Offer available for some lucky cardholders which is giving $40 back when spending $200 or more.

Delta Premium Select

The Deal

  • Spend $200+ in one or more transactions with Delta Air Lines & get $40 back with a targeted Amex Offer.

Key Terms

  • Expires March 31, 2021.
  • Enrollment limited.
  • Offer valid for purchases made directly with Delta Air Lines through U.S., 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 made 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, (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, (vii) gift card purchases, and (viii) charitable donations.

Quick Thoughts

This type of Delta Amex Offer comes around fairly frequently, but unfortunately it’s always highly targeted. If you were lucky enough to get it, it’s a good offer seeing as it can save you up to 20%, but its usefulness will depend on whether you need to book travel with Delta right now.

Having said that, it should be possible to lock in the discount even if you don’t have any immediate travel plans. That’s because even though the terms exclude gift card purchases, it’s always been possible to trigger the statement credit when buying a gift card and I’ve seen data points indicating that this method is working with this latest offer.

You have to be careful with gift card purchases as there are a couple of scenarios where it doesn’t work. First, you have to buy them directly from Delta rather than the CashStar site which also sells them – this is the page you need to buy them from.

Secondly, you need to buy them on desktop rather than a mobile device because for some reason gift card purchases on your phone code differently than purchases made on your computer. That different coding affects the offer being tracked and is presumably why there’s the gift card exclusion.

If you’re targeted for this offer, it’d be best to enroll in it ASAP seeing as enrollment is limited and so the offer could disappear before March 31 if you’ve not loaded it to one of your cards.

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