50 dollars works for amex travel perk

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René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.


  1. Debra Linkner Reply

    I purchased 4 $50 delta gift cards and Amex did not cover it. I called and they told me it wasn’t covered and they emailed me and sent me to this link
    Good to Know
    This benefit doesn’t offer credit toward airline tickets, mileage points purchases or mileage points transfer fees, gift cards, upgrades, duty–free purchases, or award tickets.
    Eligible purchases made by both the Basic and any Additional Card Members are covered. However, statement credits for eligible purchases can’t exceed $200 on the Card account per calendar year.
    Read below for other important terms and conditions.‡
    Is there anything I can do or have they just gotten wise? Thanks

    • @Debra – Did you do them one at a time that is one $50 buy – finish – then go back and buy another $50 e-gift card. Also, you must us a PC not a phone. Reports are phones (or tablets) are not working like a PC (laptop or desktop). Have not tested a phone or tablet in “PC MODE” but may test that next year.

      PS – T&C can say many things but we test what really works.

  2. I have used the $50 gift card loophole for the last few years successfully but this year my 3 $50 cards were not reimbursed. And interestingly they do not appear on my statement like the old ones used to under “Delta Airlines Atlanta”. This year they showed up as “Delta CStar Gift Card” and I believe Portland was the charge location. After reading your post About using a PC I realize i did use an IPad to complete the transaction so that may have been my undoing.

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