American Express UberEats Pass Now Requires American Express Payment

American Express Green, Gold & Platinum cardholders all get a free UberEats pass. Previously you could get the UberEats pass and then use a different payment method, but that’s no longer possible unfortunately. Some people preferred to use a different card to get a category bonus on the purchase.

Hat tip to VFTW

Source: doctorofcredit.com

American Express Delta Gold – 90,000 Miles + $200 Statement Credit [Last Day]

The Offer

No direct link, shows up when doing a dummy booking

  • American Express is offering a sign up bonus of 90,000 miles after $2,000 in spend within the first three months. You also get a $200 statement credit after your first Delta purchase within three months of account opening

The Fine Print

  • Statement credit issued approximately 8-12 weeks after you make a Delta purchase on your Card in your first 3 months.
  • Bonus miles will be issued after you make $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
  • Offer Expires 7/28/2021.

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $99 waived first year
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 2x miles per $1 spent on restaurants (including takeout and delivery), groceries and Delta purchases
    • 1x miles per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • $100 Delta Flight Credit when you spend $10,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year
  • First Checked Bag Free
  • 20% Back on In-flight Purchases
  • Receive Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding on Delta flights

Our Verdict

Similar to the 70,000 miles + $400 deal we just posted but for $200 less and 20,000 more miles. I think this offer will only show if you do a dummy booking for award flights but not certain on that. Another great offer and will add this our list of the best credit card bonuses immediately. American Express doesn’t match bonuses unfortunately, but sometimes they offer courtesy points if you applied for a lower bonus recently.

Source: doctorofcredit.com

American Express Delta Gold – 70,000 Miles + $400 Statement Credit [Last Day]

The Offer

No direct link, shows up when doing a dummy booking

  • American Express is offering a sign up bonus of 70,000 miles after $2,000 in spend within the first three months. You also get a $400 statement credit after your first Delta purchase within three months of account opening

The Fine Print

  • Statement credit issued approximately 8-12 weeks after you make a Delta purchase on your Card in your first 3 months.
  • Bonus miles will be issued after you make $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
  • Offer Expires 7/28/2021.

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $99 waived first year
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 2x miles per $1 spent on restaurants (including takeout and delivery), groceries and Delta purchases
    • 1x miles per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • $100 Delta Flight Credit when you spend $10,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year
  • First Checked Bag Free
  • 20% Back on In-flight Purchases
  • Receive Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding on Delta flights

Our Verdict

Previous offer was 70,000 miles + $200 statement credit. This is an insane bonus, even if you don’t value skymiles highly this is still a $400 bonus (although does require a Delta purchase). Adding this to our list of the best credit card bonuses immediately. American Express doesn’t match bonuses unfortunately, but sometimes they offer courtesy points if you applied for a lower bonus recently.

Hat tip to reader t

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[YMMV] Discover Offering Spend Offers Via Chat

Multiple Reddit members report (1, 2, 3, 4) getting a spend offer from Discover to get an extra 3% cashback on up to $1,500 of spend within the next 6 months. Others are getting a higher limit of $2,500. These offers were received when specifically asking for them via chat – they are not sent out automatically.

Not a bad deal: with 3% + 1% regular cashback, you’ll end up earning 4% rewards on $1,500 which is a nice little deal. Even better would be to spend $1,500 on PayPal and restaurants 5% quarterly category and end up with 8% back (5% + 3%).

Others are getting 2%. Others are being offered a 0% APR deal as well. Typically, once these things start going around Discover starts getting sick of it and they stop making the offer, so this might not last long.

Source: doctorofcredit.com

[Targeted] U.S. Bank Spending Bonuses: 20%-50% Bonus Points

Update 7/29/21: Deal is back and valid August 1 – September 30 , 2021

The Offer

No direct link to offer, sent out via snail mail

  • U.S. Bank has sent out spending bonuses to some cardholders. The offers are for 20% or 50% bonus points but you need to spend a certain amount before the bonus points kick in (e.g spend $2,500 more)

The Fine Print

  • Valid through September 30 , 2021
  • Limit of 2,000 bonus points

Our Verdict

None of these offers are that great, although they are on the Fidelity card that earns 2% anyway so those offers could be OK. Annoying you need to spend before the bonus kicks in and low amount of bonus points as well.

Source: doctorofcredit.com

American Express Posting Marriott Points (8x Gas, 8x Restaurant, 4x Marriott Deal)

American Express has sent out an e-mail to some Marriott cardholders regarding points that didn’t post properly. It seems this relates to the 8x on gas, 8x on restaurants and 4x on Marriott purchases deal. I suspect originally these weren’t posting due to gift card purchases and now they are posting because enough people complained/threatened legal action (no idea if the original terms excluded these purchases or not).

Hat tip to @dustinrefill & mk712

Source: doctorofcredit.com

American Express To Discontinue Concierge E-mail Service On 8/18/21

American Express will discontinue concierge e-mail service for Platinum cardholders starting 8/18/21. Cardholders will instead need to call in to access the concierge service. It seems this is really a cost cutting exercise as I suspect cardholders are much more likely to use this service when they can fire off an e-mail rather than calling in. Given this is supposed to be a premium card and service it’s disappointing that this feature is becoming less useful. Wait times have been bad for these e-mail requests, but that could be resolved by adding additional staff.

Hat tip to TPG

Source: doctorofcredit.com

[Rumor] Barclays/JetBlue Considering Premium Card

A few days ago we received an anonymous e-mail stating that Barclays & JetBlue were considering launching a premium card, details were sparse so we decided not to post. Then Today it was announced that JetBlue & Barclays would be extending their co-branded credit card relationship. Existing cardholders have also received a survey regarding such a card asking questions regarding the annual fee and potential benefits (lounge access, airline & hotel status).

Source: doctorofcredit.com