Save $50 on Airfare… Great Offer for those Targeted!

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A new Amex Offer just popped up where targeted card members can receive a $50 statement credit when spending $300+ on ANY AIRLINES AIRFARE! You’ll have to sign into your AmericanExpress.com account to see if you are targeted as there’s no Twitter hashtag for this promotion. Before adding the offer to your card, make sure to use the multi-browser trick to register multiple cards. Unfortunately though, it seems like this offer is available on less then 50% of Amex cards.

With this offer, it must be a single transaction of $300 or more. That means a few separate airline tickets that eventually equal $300 or more, will NOT trigger the statement credit.

Additionally, this should work when purchasing a gift card directly through the airline. As long as it codes as the airline on your statement and not a third-party resale site, the statement credit should trigger.

Feel free to comment below with your experience!

To learn more about the American Express offers, read this Amex Offers series:

Make sure to check out all of the current Amex Offers available on this permanent page on the blog.

Comments

  1. I purchased a $300 southwest gift card and received immediate confirmation from Amex that the $50 offer was redeemed. Success.

  2. I got this offer in one of my wife’s cards. I’m reading the offer differently than you are. The way I’m interpreting it is that you have to spend a total of $300 with any airline. I don’t see any language that says it must be a single transaction. For comparison, I have the AmexTravel $80 after $500 offer, which reads:

    Get a one-time $80 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to make a single purchase of $500 or more for a prepaid hotel booking at AmexTravel.com by 9/30/2016. Excludes the Fine Hotels & Resorts. See terms for additional exclusions.

    The current offer of $50 for $300 reads: Get a one-time $50 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a total of $300 or more on purchases made directly with any airline by 10/31/16. See terms and conditions for details and exclusions.

    Am I missing something?

  3. @Matthew, that one is just standard language. That means you can only get one statement credit per card. I.e, you can’t spend $600 on a single card and get two $50 credits. You only get one on each card.

  4. Here’s the full Terms as appearing on my offer page. So it looks like vacation packages even purchased through a real travel agent don’t count, let alone any online agent (Travelocity, Orbitz, etc).

    Terms
    Offer valid only to eligible US Card Members for purchases made directly with passenger airlines. The following do not count as qualifying purchases and are excluded from the offer: (i) Charter flights and private jet flights; (ii) any flight purchased as part of a vacation package or though a third party (including agents for travel suppliers); (iii) Sky Mall purchases and (iv) Boingo wireless internet purchases. When you make a qualifying purchase in a foreign currency, the applicable statement credit will be credited in your local currency using the exchange rate at the date the statement credit is applied. Enrollment limited. Offer is non-transferable. Must add offer to Card and use same Card to redeem. Limit 1 statement credit(s) per American Express® online account. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 10/31/2016, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Note that American Express may not receive information about your qualifying purchase from merchant until all items from your qualifying purchase have been provided/shipped by merchant. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is returned/cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you will not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer. POID: CCJX:0001

  5. Grrr – my shiftless son gets the offer twice, and neither my wife nor I get it at all. That’s the last account I’m opening for him!

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