(EXPIRED) Huge new referral offers for both sides on Amex cards (+$200 / 4x home furnishings)

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Amex has truly gone off their rockers with amazing new referral offers on most consumer Amex cards — adding $200 in statement credits at select US home furnishings stores (including Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more) on top of already-excellent welcome offers on most of the consumer card lineup. What’s more, in some cases the person referring a new customer will also get +4x / 4% back on eligible purchases at US home furnishing stores for 3 months on up to $25K in purchases. This is awesome all around.

Just one of many fantastic new referral offers on Amex cards.

The Deal

  • Amex has added tp the welcome bonus on most consumer cards when applying through a referral link. In many cases, you can get the welcome bonus points/credits plus $200 in statement credits for purchases at select US home furnishings stores (including Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Anthropologie – Home & Furniture, CB2, Crate and Barrel, Crate and Kids, Terrain, and The Container Store). Cards with increased offers include:

For more information and to find a link to apply for the offers shown below, click the card name to go to our dedicated Frequent Miler card page.

Card Offer and Details
Delta SkyMiles® Gold Credit Card from American Express
40K miles + $50 statement credit
40K miles after $1K spend in the first 3 months + up to $50 in statement credits for purchases at select US restaurants in first 3 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $99

70k Amex Delta Gold Offer With $200 Statement Credit When Making A Dummy Booking

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Alternate offer: Some are targeted for an offer of 75K miles after $2K in purchases in the first 3 months. See this post for details.

Recent better offer: 70K miles after $2K spend in the first 3 months + up to $200 in statement credits for purchases at select US home furnishings stores in first 3 months.[Expired 5/5/21]

FM Mini Review: Priority boarding, and free checked bag make this a reasonably good option for Delta flyers who do not have elite status. However, those who can make use of an annual companion certificate would do better with the Delta Platinum card.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Dine
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta ⚬ 2x restaurants worldwide ⚬ 2x US supermarkets

Big spend bonus: $100 Delta flight credit after $10K in purchases in a calendar year

Noteworthy perks: Priority boarding and first checked bag free on Delta flights. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

Card Offer and Details
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Credit Card from American Express
50K miles + 5K MQMs + $100 statement credit
50K miles + 5K MQMs after $3K in purchases in the first 3 months + up to $100 in statement credits for purchases at US restaurants in the first 3 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

$250 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Alternate offer: Some are targeted for an offer of 90K miles + 10K MQMs after $3K in purchases in the first 3 months. See this post for details.

Recent better offer: 90K miles after $3K in purchases in the first 3 months + up to $200 in statement credits for purchases at select US home furnishings stores in first 3 months. [Expired 5/5/21]

FM Mini Review: Good choice for frequent Delta flyers who can make use of annual companion certificate


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Travel
Dine
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: 3X Delta ⚬ 3X purchases made directly with hotels ⚬ 2X restaurants ⚬ 2X US Supermarkets

Big spend bonus: Earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K
spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: Domestic economy companion certificate (subject to taxes & fees) each year upon card renewal ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ First checked bag free on Delta flights ⚬ Terms and Limitations Apply. (Rates & Fees)

Card Offer and Details
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Credit Card from American Express
50K miles + 10K MQMs + up to $100 statement credit
50K miles + 10K MQMs after $3K spend in the first 3 months + up to $100 statement credit for purchases US restaurants in first 3 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

$550 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Alternate offer: Some people have been targeted for an offer that includes 125K miles + 10K MQMs after $5K spend in the first 3 months. Terms apply. See this post for more details.

Recent better offer: 80K miles + 20K MQMs after $5K spend in the first 3 months + up to $200 statement credit for purchases at select US furnishings stores in first 3 months. [Expired 5/5/21]

FM Mini Review: Excellent choice for frequent Delta flyers who can make use of SkyClub access and companion certificate. Also a good choice for big spenders seeking Delta elite status.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 3X Delta

Big spend bonus: Earn 15,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $30,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to four times per year ⚬ Complimentary upgrades ⚬  $100 Global Entry fee credit every 4 years (or 4.5 years for TSA Precheck) ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K
spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: Domestic economy or first class companion certificate (subject to taxes & fees) after card renewal ⚬ SkyClub access ⚬ 2 Delta SkyClub one-time guest passes ⚬ Centurion Lounge access when flying Delta ⚬ Complimentary upgrades ⚬  $100 Global Entry fee credit every 4 years (or 4.5 years for TSA Precheck) ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ First checked bag free on Delta flights. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

See also: Delta Reserve complete guide

Card Offer and Details
Delta SkyMiles® Blue Credit Card from American Express

FM Mini Review: This card offers an OK welcome offer for a no-fee card, but many/most other cards offer better return for spend.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Dine
Brand

Earning rate: 2X restaurants worldwide ⚬ 2X Delta ⚬ 1X on all other eligible purchases

Noteworthy perks: 20% statement credit on in-flight purchases of food, beverages, and headsets Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

Card Offer and Details
American Express® Green Card

FM Mini Review: This card is worth considering as your go-to travel card, but only if you value its CLEAR and Lounge Buddy credits. Also note that Amex cards continue to have limited acceptance in many international destinations.


Card Type: Amex Pay Over Time Card

Base
Travel
Dine

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X on travel & transit (including flights, hotels, taxis, and rideshares) ⚬ 3X dining ⚬ 1X points on other purchases. Terms apply. See

Noteworthy perks: $100 CLEAR credit annually ⚬ $100 LoungeBuddy credit annually ⚬ Complimentary Uber Eats Pass Membership for up to 12 months (must enroll by 12/31/21). Terms Apply.

Card Offer and Details
The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express

FM Mini Review: Great choice for keeping Membership Rewards points alive if you choose to cancel other Membership Rewards earning cards.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Grocery

Earning rate: ⚬ 2x points at US supermarkets, on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1x) ⚬ 1x on other purchases

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Make 20 or more purchases in a billing period and get 20% more points, less returns and credits ⚬ Points transferrable to many airline programs (unusual feature for no-fee card) ⚬ Low intro APR: 0% for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable rate, currently 13.99% to 24.99% ⚬ $0 balance transfer fee. Balance transfers must be requested within 60 days from account opening. Terms apply. See Rates & Fees

Card Offer and Details
The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express

FM Mini Review: Thanks to the 50% bonus on points earned, this is, in my opinion, one of the strongest mile-earning cards available.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Gas
Grocery

Earning rate: ⚬ 3x points at US supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1x) ⚬ 2x points at US gas stations ⚬ 1x points on other purchases.

Noteworthy perks: Earn 50% more points: Use your Card 30 or more times on purchases in a billing period and get 50% more points on those purchases less returns and credits. Terms apply. See Rates & Fees

Card Offer and Details
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
$150 cash back + up to $200 in statement credits for select purchases
$150 cash back as a statement credit after $3K in the first 6 months + 20% back on purchases at Amazon.com for the first 6 months up to $200 back as statement credits. Terms Apply. (Rates & Fees)

$95 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Solid cash back option, especially for those who spend a lot at US Supermarkets and US gas stations


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
1%
Travel
3%
Gas
3%
Grocery
6%
Shop
3%
Other
6%

Earning rate: ⚬ 6% cash back at US supermarkets up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%) ⚬ 6% Cash Back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions. ⚬ 3% Cash Back on transit (includes taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, trains, buses and more). 3% cash back US gas stations ⚬ 1% cash back on other purchases ⚬ Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: Terms Apply. (Rates & Fees)

Card Offer and Details
Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
1%
Gas
2%
Grocery
3%
Shop
2%

Earning rate: ⚬ 3% cash back at US supermarkets up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%) ⚬ 2% cash back at US gas stations and select US department stores ⚬ 1% cash back on other purchases ⚬ Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: Terms Apply. (Rates & Fees)

Quick Thoughts

These offers are absolutely fantastic. In some cases, they represent the best I recall ever seeing. For instance, I can’t think of a more valuable offer previously on the Amex Green card (50K plus $200 is fantastic!) or the Blue Cash Preferred (a total of $500 in statement credits and 6 months to meet the main spending requirement!). Note that while the statement credit notes that it is for purchases at select US home furnishing stores, the list includes places like Lowe’s, The Home Depot, and Bed, Bath & Beyond, which sell many things beyond furniture (and all of which offer the ability to furnish your wallet with a shiny new gift card as you see fit).

This might also represent a great time for folks who have held out on some of the lesser Amex cards because of the typically low welcome bonuses. For example, maybe you’ve had the Everyday Preferred card in the past few years (and as such are not eligible for the new cardmember bonus on that card), but you never bothered with the Everyday card because of the lower bonus. Now might be the time to consider the Everyday card (though obviously if you’re eligible for the Everyday Preferred card, you’d probably want that right now given the great new bonus). The same could be said for the Delta Blue card or either of the Blue Cash cards.

Of course, if you’re eligible for the Delta consumer cards, the consumer Gold and Platinum offers now easily beat out the business versions of those cards (though they come at the expense of a 5/24 slot on the consumer side).

Great deal for those referring new customers

In some cases, these new referral offers are excellent for the person referring a new cardholder as well: some cardholders see the following “Spring 4Ward” promotion advertised with their referral links:

If you see that in your Amex account, you should  also see the following limited time referral bonus after clicking “refer now”:

LIMITED TIME REFERRAL OFFER

Refer A Friend to apply by 5/5. Once they’re approved, you can earn +4 Membership Rewards® points per dollar on your eligible purchases at the following select U.S. home furnishing stores, on up to $25,000 in combined purchases for three months: Anthropologie – Home & Furniture, Bed Bath & Beyond, CB2, Crate and Barrel, Crate and Kids, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Terrain, and The Container Store. Terms apply.

You can earn an extra +4x (or 4% on cash back cards) when you refer a friend and they are approved by 5/5/21. That extra 4x / 4% will be on purchases at select US home furnishing stores on up to $25K in purchases for three months.

Again, given that the extra 4x is valid at stores that sell many things beyond furniture, that should be a great chance to take advantage of bonus earn. I can imagine this could be a points bonanza for someone working on a remodel this year.

Bottom line

Amex is out with new referral offers that include $200 in statement credits for purchases at places like Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Crate & Barrel, and more for the new cardholder applying through a referral link. Sweetening the deal, in some cases the person referring a new cardholder will also get an extra 4x / 4% back at US home furnishings stores for 3 months also (on up to $25K in purchases). Given that in many cases these are the best offers we’ve seen on these cards, it should be a great opportunity to score a great deal either way for many cardholders / applicants. It’s very good to see new card offers continue to heat up. As always, you’ll find the best publicly-available offers (like these) on our Best Offers page.

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