Amex Adding in Temporary Benefits to Its Cards

Well, well, well, it looks like Marriott wasn’t the only one that was thinking about adding some benefits to its credit cards in a time when spending was down. While Marriott has a pretty limited type of credit card, American Express as a whole is much more diversified; and their respective customer bases would reflect that. It’s no wonder then, that each card is getting its open special treatment when it comes to new benefits American Express is adding. 

The News

At this point in time, it looks like these benefits will be available from May 1st to December 31st. The benefits are listed below:

  • Green: $10 in statement credit each month for wireless telephone services
  • Platinum: $20 in statement credit for wireless telephone charges, $20 in statement credit for streaming subscription services (valid for every Amex Platinum including Charles Schwab)
  • Business Platinum: $20 statement credit for shipping purchases, $20  statement credit for wireless telephone charges, $200 in additional statement credit ($100 between May and June, $100 between July and December) for Dell credit, this is in addition to credits you already have
  • Marriott Bonvoy : 6x on groceries
  • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant: 6x on groceries, US restaurant purchases between June 1st and August 31st will count towards $300 Marriott credit
  • Hilton Honors Surpass: 6x additional points on groceries, free weekend night can be used on weekdays, new certs issued between May 1st and December 31st will be extended for 24 total months
  • Hilton Honors Aspire: 12x supermarkets May 1st to July 31st, purchases made from June 1st to August 31st at US restaurants will count toward $250 Hilton credit
  • Delta Cards: 4x at supermarkets from May 1st to July 31st 
  • All Consumer Cards: complimentary access for 1 year to Premium membership with Calm – sleep and meditation app 

Final Thoughts

This is a huge update to American Express’ card! If you happen to have a Platinum, or even a Green, make sure to take advantage of those statement credit offers, it’s free money for just about everyone. For the hotel cards that are also adding in reward category benefits, you’ll have to do the math on which offer is best for you and which you get the most value from. Otherwise, I think these are all pretty positive changes, especially for cards that have an annual fee. 

What do you think about these temporary changes? Which one is your favorite? Are you able to take advantage of any of these changes? Let us know down in the comment section below!

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