American Express and Delta teamed up for an Amex Offer awarding targeted cardholders 500 bonus MQM and SkyMiles each time a user spends $1,000 in eligible transactions. (The offer is valid through December 31, 2020, and can be used up to 25,000 bonus MQM and 25,000 bonus SkyMiles).
People have asked me when the bonus MQM post to their SkyMiles accounts after accruing $1000 in purchases.
So let’s take a look — and see when you can expect your bonuses to hit!
Delta Air Lines announced yesterday it’s leveraging the SkyMiles loyalty program in order to secure $6.5 billion in funding.
The carrier crated an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary named “SkyMiles IP Ltd., a newly formed Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated with limited liability.” (This might explain why Delta chose the Caymans — in addition to it being a beautiful destination, of course.)
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Kelly Yamanouchi reported the move allows Delta to turn down a CARES Act federal loan. This way, Delta “(avoids) surrendering more control in return for new federal money. It also highlights the airline’s ability to tap capital markets and the continued popularity of credit cards offering frequent flier miles despite a steep drop in air travel.”
Should we worry about SkyMiles?
Wonder how to best use the Dell statement credits for either (or both) your Platinum Card from American Express and Business Platinum Card from American Express cards?
I bought a new television — and ended up getting paid by Amex for splitting the transaction across both cards!
Here’s how I did it.
The $95 annual fee recently posted to my Delta SkyMiles Gold Business American Express Card. I have plenty of other Amex products better suited for my spending and award habits — and didn’t plan to renew the card.
But Amex pulls out surprises every so often when you place retention calls. I figured five minutes out of my day to see if any good retention offer were available could be worth time — and money.
American Express announced more statement credits for new cardmembers of two no annual fee Amex business products!
A new Marriott Amex Offer gives targeted cardholders the opportunity to save $50 when spending at least $200 on room rates and room charges at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.
A couple of my family members are understandably concerned about traveling during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. They recently booked a trip using the companion certificate from my Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express — and are now considering postponing.
They were curious about what would happen to their reservation if they do, indeed, forgo their trip.
So I contacted Delta for some answers.
Don’t forget today is your last chance to use this month’s Amex statement credits if you hold the Platinum Card from American Express and/or the American Express Gold Card. (Darn short month February! And this is a longer-than-usual one, too!)
Either card (or both!) can save you some money if you’re going out or staying in.
Delta’s “refresh” of their co-branded American Express cards kicked in early today. One of the major changes involves Sky Club access.
Some Delta Amexes received guest passes. Several saw hikes in entrance fees for cardholders and guests. Two cards completely lost lounge access.
So which American Express cards provide entry (complimentary or otherwise) to Delta Sky Club airport lounges?
Let’s break it down.
LAST DAY – for OLD Delta Amex Card Spend Rules – You must buy stuff TODAY!
Two weeks remain in January. This is especially important for cardholders of the personal/consumer Platinum Card from American Express, the Business Platinum Card from American Express, and personal/consumer American Express Gold Card.
Why? Because this month is when existing cardholders may change their preferred airline for their card’s (or cards’) annual airline incidental credit. (New cardmembers applying later in the year can select their airline upon receiving their card.)
Which cards get how much credit each year? Does every airline participate? What charges are eligible? Let’s tackle those questions!
If you dumped your Chase Sapphire Reserve (or plan to) consider this: the rebooted American Express Green Card‘s (which matches the CSR’s bonus categories) limited time offer ends tomorrow night, January 15.
If there’s a Delta Amex you haven’t yet held, now is the time to apply and lock in savings of up to $100 — before six cards’ annual fees go up.
The annual fee is due for my Delta Reserve American Express card. But I truly couldn’t definitely decide whether or not to keep or cancel it. With upcoming, sweeping changes across the Delta American Express spectrum, I called Amex to see if they had any good retention offers.
Here’s what happened.
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