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Are you a Delta flyer with *amex platinum card* in your wallet? American Express just rolled out a new Amex offer to help you save on your next flight: Spend $180 or more booking a Delta flight (or flights) via Amex Travel, and you'll get $40 right back. 

Delta and Amex team up for money-saving offers like these every now and again, but they're highly targeted. Luckily this one seems to be fairly widely available for Platinum cardholders. Sorry to travelers with a co-branded Delta American Express credit card in your wallet: You won't see this offer at all. This deal is tied specifically to the 40th anniversary of Amex's flagship (and non-Delta) travel credit card. 

Log in and try to add one to your card ASAP – these Delta Amex offers often disappear quickly. Once a certain amount of cardholders add Amex Offers like this to their cards, they tend to disappear altogether.


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If you haven't used Amex Offers before, you can think of them as digital coupons exclusively for Amex cardholders for purchases like airfare or hotels to dining, entertainment, or everyday shopping. Add this one to your Amex Platinum card, use that card to book an eligible Delta flight, and Amex will give you money right back for the discount within a few days as a statement credit on your account.

If you've got this one, add it to your Platinum Card and use it to make your purchase with Delta by July 5, 2024. You don't need to travel before that deadline – just book your flights beforehand. 

There's one big hitch, though: You must book Delta flights through Amex Travel, the credit card company's travel portal, to trigger this money-saving offer. That means you can't just go out and book a flight at Delta.com as usual on your Platinum Card and expect to save $40.


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On the plus side, you'll still earn 5x points on every dollar you spend when booking flights through the Amex Travel portal. And you'll still earn Delta SkyMiles and credits toward Delta Medallion Status, too – at least so long as you don't book a basic economy ticket.

And any Delta flight booked through Amex Travel should qualify for this offer. That includes flights eligible through Amex's International Airline Program, which can get you an even better deal flying Delta Premium Select or Delta One business class abroad. Hey, another $40 in savings doesn't hurt! 


Where to Find Amex Offers

If you haven’t used Amex Offers before, simply log into your American Express account and scroll down near the bottom of the screen and there should be a box called Amex Offers & Benefits. It’s available through the Amex mobile app as well.

If you see an offer you like, simply add the offer to the card and make a qualifying purchase at that business with your card. In this case, you’ll need to book via Amex Travel – not directly with Delta – for the cashback credits to kick in.

You should receive a statement credit for the offer within a few days of making a purchase, though in some cases it can take several weeks. And keep in mind you don’t need to hit the spending threshold in one shot – you can spread it out over several transactions.

Not familiar with Amex Offers? See our complete guide to using Amex Offers.


Bottom Line

This is a great and easy-to-use Amex Offer to save on upcoming Delta flights, getting $40 when booking Delta flights of $180 or more via Amex Travel. And unlike many previous Delta Amex Offers, this one seems to be fairly widely available – but only to Amex Platinum cardholders.

If that's the case, add it to your card ASAP as these Delta Amex Offers have disappeared quickly in the past. And be sure to book those flights of $180 or more by the July 5 deadline.


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30 Responses

  • Awww man! I just purchased two tickets from MPLS to L.A. for $163 about 2 days ago. Should I cancel and then rebook to get this offer?

    • You could, but…
      -Check to make sure you have the offer first!
      -Keep in mind that if you cancel, you won’t get a refund – you’d get a voucher for the value of your ticket. So you’d have to use those vouchers separately as well.

  • Hi Kyle,

    As soon as I read your piece, I went to the AMEX site to load this offer, but of course, it was not offered. There were plenty of others but I found this one to be most desirable.

  • I have been checking for this offer since TT 1st posted it like a week or so ago, this offer is still not available DELTA sky miles GOLD card

  • Thanks for the heads up on this! It’s still not appearing for me 🙁
    but at least thanks to you I got in on the 8x Amazon offer.
    TT FTW!

  • I have 2 Amex cards including one I have been using for 15 years and I am never targeted for these great deals. So sad…

    • Hi Anni,

      This is a targeted offer from American Express. That means it unfortunately will not be available for all cardholders.

  • I’m excited to find it! I have a couple of flights I want to book on Delta for next Thanksgiving. It sounds like I can book before Dec. 31st and hopefully the flight schedule for next Thanksgiving will be available by then. If I book the flights can I change the dates or will there be a change fee?

    • As long as you don’t book basic economy fares, you will be able to change them or cancel them for a voucher.

  • Very strange. I added the offer to my card yesterday (10/14/21) will the expiry date of 12/31/21. By the evening when I checked my card account again, the expiry date became 10/14/21! And of course it’s gone today (10/15/21) before I got a chance to book a flight.

  • Just checked and unfortunately we didn’t get it (Delta Platinum AMEX and Delta Blue AMEX). Too bad as this is a great deal.

  • Used a similar offer but flight has now been changed and I need to cancel. If I am credited back to Amex will they claw back offer money? If so, is it best to take ecredit? Thanks

  • I saw this offer on my Amex Green card, and promptly added it; Delta is my preferred domestic airline, and I currently have the Delta Platinum and Gold cards [cancelling the latter this year]. However, I’ve not flown it that often recently because I’ve been redeeming business class award flights elsewhere, so I’m kind of a weird data point. Want to fly Delta a lot, but haven’t needed to. I’m flying Delta exclusively in the near term because of expiring 2020 eCredits, a similar 2021 Delta Amex offer that I successfully got as an eGift card, and a few Delta gift cards gained from Chase Offers [Office Depot].

  • Thanks for the heads up!!! Just saw this on my Blue Cash Preferred! Spouse has a companion pass at Delta. Anyone know if he could book and pay with my BCP, or does he have to pay with his Delta (no offer there, of course)?

    • You should be able to pay with your Blue Cash Preferred – the only requirement when using a Companion Pass is that you pay with an Amex. Typically, any Amex will do.

  • I received a Delta offer of $120 cash back if I spend $600 but I must book a round trip ticket(s) and my flight must originate from LAX or SEA and arrive in various airports in Hawaii only.

  • Other then BBuys, this is the only AMEX offer I’ve used. Most AMEX offers are from places I have never heard of, Not near me or could afford. This is a great treat from AMEX/Delta and I grabbed it right away and will be spending it soon. This was only available on my Delta Reserve Card.

  • Keep in mind, unless you use a 3rd party app you can only see 100 AMEX offers at at time. As soon as you ass an AMEX offer to your card another one pops up in it’s place. (But you have to refresh your page). With that being said, that offer could….. just not be there or… just a few offers away (Like offer 108) that just have not loaded yet.

    I hope this helps

  • I never get the good offers. And also the fact that Amex limits you to seeing only 100 offers at a time really reduces the value and ability to take advantage of offers to get the best value out of annual fee. As you guys have pointed out quite recently, it seems the goal is to make redemption of offers as difficult as possible for cardholders.

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