AmEx Cards Offering Extra Rewards, Statement Credits in New Categories (Limited Time)

Sara RathnerMay 1, 2020
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American Express is rolling out a slew of limited-time offerings across an array of select credit cards, including things like statement credits, additional rewards and discounts on purchases that have become more common due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new features — beginning May 1, 2020 — extend for several months, with some lasting through the end of this year, depending on the card. All other normal card benefits remain the same. Terms apply.

Here's what's new.

Statement credits for Membership Rewards-earning consumer cards

The Platinum Card® from American Express

Get up to $320 in statement credits when you use The Platinum Card® from American Express to pay for select streaming (including Netflix, Pandora, Spotify, Disney+, YouTube TV and more) and wireless telephone services from U.S. service providers (up to $20 per month on each, from May through December 2020). Terms apply.

American Express® Green Card

Get up to $80 in statement credits when you use your American Express® Green Card to pay for wireless telephone services from U.S. service providers (up to $10 per month from May through December 2020). Terms apply.

Additional rewards on airline and hotel cards

Delta cards

These Delta SkyMiles cards will earn 4 miles per $1 spent at U.S. supermarkets through July 2020:

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

The following changes will apply to the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card for a limited time:

  • Through July 2020, the card will earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy points per $1 spent at U.S. supermarkets on up to $7,500 in eligible purchases. Normally, this is not a bonus category for the card.

  • From June through August 2020, U.S. restaurant purchases, including takeout and delivery, will qualify toward the $300 Marriott Bonvoy statement credit benefit. Typically, that credit applies only to purchases at Marriott Bonvoy hotels.

  • Terms apply.

Hilton credit cards

These changes will apply for a limited time:

  • Through July 2020, the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card and the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card will earn 12 Hilton Honors points per $1 spent at U.S. supermarkets. The Surpass normally earns 6 points per $1 spent in this category; the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card normally does not feature U.S. supermarkets as a bonus category.

  • From June through August 2020, U.S. restaurant purchases made with the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card, including takeout and delivery, will qualify toward the $250 Hilton resort credit benefit.

  • Any bonus points you earn on all Hilton American Express cards that post to your account between May 1 and Dec. 31, 2020, will be considered base points, meaning they’ll count toward elite tier qualification and lifetime Diamond status. Usually, bonus points don’t count for this purpose.

  • Terms apply.

Small-business cards and AmEx merchant partners

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express added more ways to receive statement credits:

  • Get up to $320 in statement credits on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. shipping purchases (up to $20 per month for each, from May through December of 2020).

  • Get up to $200 in additional statement credits for Dell purchases, on top of the existing annual $200 Dell statement credit ($100 in additional credits from May 1 through June 30, 2020, and up to $100 in additional credits from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2020).

  • Terms apply.

Small-business merchant partners are eligible for these discounts and resources:

  • 50% off Ripl Pro, a service that helps businesses create images and videos for social media posts. Ripl Pro costs $14.99 per month or $119.88 per year.

  • $100 off a monthly subscription with Numa, a call-answering service that converts calls to text and automatically answers customer questions. Numa offers two tiers of membership at $49 and $149 per month.

  • Complimentary templates for marketing materials and other resources at ShopSmall.com.

  • Terms apply.

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Because of incomplete information supplied to NerdWallet, a previous version of this article did not list the spending cap on the limited-time offer for the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card. The article has been updated.

Information about The Platinum Card® from American Express, the American Express® Green Card, the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card, the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, the Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card, the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card  has been collected independently by NerdWallet. These cards are not available through NerdWallet.

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