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Virtually every company is finding new ways to deal with this pandemic. They’re trying to protect their income, increase customer loyalty, and maybe even grow. We’ve seen the major financial companies lengthen your minimum spend window, help you achieve status, and Southwest even extended your Companion Passes!

American Express has just announced a slew of benefits and promotions for its customers! Here’s everything I could find. Just scroll to the card you have, and make sure you take advantage of the offers. All of these benefits are valid through December 2020 unless otherwise noted below.

All American Express Cards

  • AmEx is giving away small statement credits as a token of appreciation.  I received $50 on my Hilton Business Card!
  • (All personal cards, not business) will have access to a one year Premium membership to Calm

American Express Membership Rewards Cards

  • Platinum Card:  up to $20 in statement credits monthly on mobile phone purchases
  • Platinum Card:  up to $20 in statement credits monthly on streaming services purchases
  • Business Platinum Card:  up to $20 in statement credits monthly on mobile phone purchases
  • Business Platinum Card:  up to $20 in statement credits monthly on shipping costs (USPS, FedEx, etc.)
  • Business Platinum Card:  up to $200 in statement credits in ($100 between through June, and $100 between July and December 2020)
  • Green Card:  up to $10 in statement credits monthly on mobile phone purchases

American Express Hilton Cards

  • All Hilton Cards:  any free weekend night awards can now be used on week night stays
  • Hilton Honors Aspire:  12x Hilton points per dollar on all grocery stores from May 1 through July 31, 2020 (normally the Aspire does not earn a bonus on grocery spend)
  • Hilton Honors Aspire:  the $250 hotel statement credit will also reimburse spend on restaurants (instead of just Hilton Resorts) between June 1 and August 31, 2020
  • Hilton Honors Surpass:  12x Hilton points per dollar on all grocery stores from May 1 through July 31, 2020 (normally the Surpass earns 6x on grocery spend)

Also, from Hilton:  bonus points earned count as base points towards Hilton status and lifetime status.

Image courtesy of American Express.

American Express Marriott Cards

  • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant:  the $300 hotel statement credit will also reimburse spend on restaurants (instead of just hotels) through August 31, 2020

American Express Delta Cards

  • All Delta American Express Cards: 4x SkyMiles on grocery spend during May through July

Image courtesy of American Express.

The full press release from American Express is here.

Some of these benefits are definitely useful! I personally think expanding the hotel credits for restaurant use is a nice touch during a period of travel restrictions. Ideally, AmEx could have given us all the statement credit automatically, but that’s probably not a realistic option. I can hope! $20 monthly on streaming services will cover your Netflix, and I just switched my payment card for Google Fi to my AmEx Platinum. (My phone bill is only about $25, so a $20 credit is great!) Remember before switching your payment though, the AmEx Platinum doesn’t offer cell phone insurance like some ards do when you pay your monthly bill.

How are you utilizing the new American Express benefits?


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