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American Express, in my opinion, did a fantastic job of taking care of Cardmembers in 2020. They offered not only a ton of annual fee credits and retention offers, but they also had a number of monthly Statement Credits across a variety of cards. We saw monthly credits like $20 on wireless and shipping plus doubled Dell credits on the Business Platinum card, for example.

Today, they are back with a slew of new offers on their co-branded cards for Delta Air Lines, Hilton Honors, and Marriott Bonvoy.

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Let’s take a look at all the credits:

New Consumer Dining Amex Offers Through Dec 2021

(See footnote 1 below – must have a card open as of January 1, 2021 to be eligible)

New Business Amex Offers Through Dec 2021

(See footnote 1 below – must have a card open as of January 1, 2021 to be eligible)

  • Hilton Honors “Score More on Wireless” Offer:

Additional Offers to Earn More Rewards

Eligible U.S. Consumer Cobrand Card Members can enroll to earn points or miles. Offers include:

  • Delta SkyMiles Offers (see footnote 1 below):
    • 5X Delta SkyMiles on Delta Purchases: Eligible Consumer and Business Delta SkyMiles® Gold, Platinum and Reserve American Express Card Members can earn 5X miles (that’s up to 3 additional miles on top of the miles they already earn) on eligible Delta purchases through December 31, 2021. (See footnote 3 below)
    • Status Boost Special Offer (No enrollment required): Eligible Consumer and Business Delta SkyMiles® Platinum and Reserve American Express Card Members can reach Medallion Status faster with an increase in MQM earn at existing tiers through December 31, 2021.This offer is also available to new Card Members who apply and are approved for the Card through 2021. With the Status Boost special offer, Delta SkyMiles Platinum and Reserve Card Members can earn 25% more Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) in 2021 than they can already earn with Status Boost for each spending threshold they meet. In 2021, Delta Reserve Card Members can earn 18,750 MQMs each time they spend $30,000 on purchases (up to 4 times) – that’s an additional 3,750 MQMs on top of the 15,000 MQMs they already earn with Status Boost in the calendar year. In 2021, Delta Platinum Card Members can earn 12,500 MQMs each time they spend $25,000 on purchases (up to 2 times) – that’s an additional 2,500 MQMs on top of the 10,000 MQMs they already earn with Status Boost in the calendar year. (See footnote 2 below)
  • Hilton Honors “Score More Points” Amex Offer (see footnote 3):
    • Earn up to 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points: Eligible Consumer and Business Hilton Honors American Express Card Members can earn 10,000 additional Hilton Honors Bonus points after they spend $5,000 on purchases (up to 10 times) through June 30, 2021. You must add the Amex Offer to your card!)  
  • Marriott Bonvoy Amex Offer (see footnote 3):
    • Earn up to 75,000 Bonus Marriott Bonvoy points: Eligible Card Members can earn 7,500 additional Marriott Bonvoy points after they spend $7,500 on purchases (up to 10 times) through December 31, 2021. Eligibility for this offer includes Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant, Marriott Bonvoy Business, and select Marriott Bonvoy Card Members. You must add the Amex Offer to your card!).

Footnotes:
1: Must be an eligible Delta SkyMiles or Hilton Honors or Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card Member as of January 1, 2021. Additional limitations apply for Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card Members.
2: Status Boost offer is available from January 1, 2021- December 31, 2021. Enrollment not required.
3: If you have multiple eligible Cards, you will only be able to enroll one eligible Card for this offer.

Unrelated, but also check your cards for a Delta Amex Offer for $40 off a purchase of $200 or more. I have it on two of my cards and many people are reporting the same.

American Express Rose Gold CardGet 60,000 Bonus Membership Rewards points after spending $4,000 on purchases within the first 6 months on an American Express® Gold Card or Rose Gold Card. Earn 4X points on dining and U.S. supermarkets (up to $25,000 annually, then 1X) plus get $10 monthly dining statement credits and $10 in monthly Uber Cash. Terms apply. | How to apply for this offer. | Read our Review of the American Express Rose Gold Card

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New to all of this? My “introduction to miles and points” book, MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points is available on Amazon and at major booksellers.

I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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