November 29, 2022

Wow: Amex Adds Dining & Wireless Credits To Cards

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Wow: Amex Adds Dining & Wireless Credits To Cards
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American Express is doing an incredible job adding limited time perks to its cards in light of the coronavirus pandemic. At the beginning of January we saw Amex add perks to some of its cards earning Membership Rewards points, like a $30 monthly PayPal credit on The Platinum Card® from American Express (review).

Now Amex has rolled out some phenomenal new perks on its co-branded Delta, Hilton, and Marriott cards, which are valid for the remainder of 2021.

Amex adds $5-20 monthly dining credit to personal cards

Exclusively for 2021, American Express has added a new monthly dining credit to its co-branded personal cards issued in conjunction with Delta, Hilton, and Marriott:

How does this work?

  • You can receive a statement credit each month when you spend at least $5-20 (depending on the card) at U.S. restaurants, whether that’s for dine-in, takeout, or delivery
  • This credit is valid once each calendar month, between February and December of 2021, meaning you can use this benefit up to 11 times
  • To be eligible, you must have had your card prior to January 1, 2021 (so this isn’t valid for new cardmembers)
  • You need to register for this offer through Amex Offers

Amex adds $5-20 monthly wireless credit to business cards

Exclusively for 2021, American Express has added a new monthly wireless credit to its co-branded business cards issued in conjunction with Delta, Hilton, and Marriott:

How does this work?

  • You can receive a statement credit each month when you spend at least $10-15 (depending on the card) on monthly wireless telephone services purchased with U.S. wireless service providers
  • This credit is valid once each calendar month, between February and December of 2021, meaning you can use this benefit up to 11 times
  • To be eligible, you must have had your card prior to January 1, 2021 (so this isn’t valid for new cardmembers)
  • You need to register for this offer through Amex Offers

My take on Amex’s new dining & wireless credits

What can I really say, these new limited perks are exceptional. American Express is doing the best job of any issuer in terms of adding temporary benefits during these uncertain times, and it makes keeping any Amex card an absolute no-brainer.

As you can see, the value of these offers varies from $55 for a no annual fee card, to a massive $220 for Amex’s premium cards. Wow. I’d say this is particularly compelling for Amex’s premium cards, since the annual fees are already pretty easy to justify for many, given the strong perks. But I’ll certainly take an extra $220 in value on several of these cards.

For those of us with a lot of credit cards, maximizing all the current bonuses and perks is basically a part time job.

Bottom line

Select Delta, Hilton, and Marriott co-branded American Express cards now feature $5-20 monthly credits for the remainder of 2021. What a phenomenal addition, as this can get cardmembers anywhere from $55 to $220 in value over the course of the year.

American Express is in a league of its own when it comes to the limited time perks being added to cards. Thanks to all of these benefits, I haven’t even been considering canceling these Amex cards.

What do you make of Amex’s limited time dining & wireless credits?