Posted by William Charles on March 2, 2017
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Published on March 2nd, 2017 | by William Charles

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What Counts For The Wells Fargo Propel World $100 Airline Credit?

The Wells Fargo Propel World card is ranked as one of our top credit card bonuses currently (mostly due to the fact that it probably won’t be available for ever. It’s only available in branch or by phone currently). It comes with a 40,000 point bonus (worth $400 in statement credit) but you also get $100 in airline incidentals each year. I thought it would be useful to have a post on what does and doesn’t trigger these credits.

Note: Unlike other cards this is based on a card member year rather than a calendar year. So you can only get this credit once without paying an annual fee. You can read the official terms in full for this benefit here.

What Does Count?

I’ve only listed datapoints from 2017 onwards in this section.

  • Alaska Airlines:
    • eGiftcard: 1
  • American Airlines:
    • eGiftcard: 1, 2, 3,
    • Gift card: 1
  • Delta:
    • Award taxes: 1
    • Gift card: 1
  • Southwest:
    • Fees: 1
    • Gift card: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
  •  United

What Doesn’t Count?

The following won’t trigger this reimbursement (I’ve included data pre-2017 here as I thought it would be unlikely they’d change what doesn’t count in a positive direction). 

  • Jet Blue gift card: 1
  • Southwest:
    • Paid ticket: 1
  • United:
    • Gift registry: 1

Final Thoughts

As always, please share your own data points in the comments below to make this page most useful for everybody. You might also be interested in similar posts for other cards:

 



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Spencer
Spencer

Any datapoints on churning this card?

Frito Pendejo
Frito Pendejo

Thanks for this. I didn’t even realize this card has the $100 credit. Great to hear Mpx Amazon credit works also.

Ferris
Ferris

Nowhere in the post does it say that Amazon MPX works

Mrs. Gee
Mrs. Gee

I purchased 2x $50 amazon gift cards in November through MPX which were reimbursed immediately.

Dylan
Dylan

It looks like this loophole got shut down on 12/21/16. You were lucky you got in just before it closed. http://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/2016/12/14/amex-airline-fee-reimbursements/

Ben
Ben

Couple things,
1) I think it’s possible to get a 2nd $100 credit due to the fact that the credit posts immediately and the annual fee is waived if you cancel between when the AF hits your account and when it is due (I believe this is what the poster is stating in your American Airlines Gift Card data point). I’m going to try, but my AF isn’t going to post for a couple months and I can update here & FT when it happens. I can definitely verify that the credit posts immediately (just checked my statement, both the charge and the credit show the same date).

2) The data point for AA egift cards is from 2014 and tbh I don’t really think it has anything to do with getting a $100 credit from WF, it seems the person was having trouble getting the eGiftCard to process at all….i.e. AA was not selling it, NOT WF was denying it for the $100 statement credit. (that poster specifically said the AA eGC charge did not post to his WF account…if it doesn’t post to the WF credit card account then obviously WF isn’t going to give a statement credit for it)

3) I have gotten an AA eGC back in July ’16. I rec’d the $100 statement credit. So did my wife back in 2015. Sometimes I get confused about what an eGC is, in this case I’m referring to getting a GC that was delivered by email, which I then had to wait ~2-3 days before I could access the actual GC # and PIN #. I never rec’d a physical card….thus it’s an eGC (I assume)

Ben
Ben

Add’l point about getting the 2nd $100 statement credit. I’m guessing that this working depends on when the AF posts to the account. As an example: Card opened Jun 15th, 2016, 1st statement posts July 1st, 2016, 12th statement posts June 1st, 2017, AF posts with the 12th statement, AF is due ~3 weeks later on June 21st….then between June 15th-June 21st it has been >12 months since card has been opened, and you will not have paid the AF yet, therefore allowing you to get the $100 credit and cancel prior to your AF being due.

What would be interesting is whether you could pay the AF on June 21st, make $100 airline purchase/get $100 statement credit between June 21st-June30th and then cancel prior to July 1st statement posting AND have WF refund the AF.

Nate
Nate

I was able to get the 2nd year $100 credit and cancel without paying the annual fee. When I spoke with the CSR, I was told they will reimburse the annual fee up to 90 days after it posts.

James
James

Some people just have no shame in gaming the system.

Rich
Rich

There is no shame. Its called gaming, and we just WON!

James
James

Have you no shame? This is pretty low, even for churners.

LiteSalt
LiteSalt

I must have missed the shame Wells Fargo felt when it was fraudulently opening checking accounts for over 2 million customers.

Most financial services companies have shown time and time again how little regard they have for the well-being of consumers, indeed, the well-being of society. Not long ago, they brought our economy to the brink of disaster just because it lined their pockets a little further.

I am totally open-minded about finding loopholes and using them, and I won’t cry foul when they get shut down. That’s fair. But outside of blatant thievery, it’s hard for me to ever feel sorry for so many of these companies after how they’ve acted.

Andy
Andy

Ditto. There are some banks or institutions I would have an ounce of guilt over gaming, both because I like their products and/or I want to maintain a long term relationship with them.

WF does not fit this category.

Mike
Mike

I bought a $100 Delta gift card with mine and was reimbursed

Superchurn
Superchurn

Can confirm this. bought 2 $50 eGC’s on delta’s site and both reimbursed

Lisandro
Lisandro

Spent $100 on United gift registry a month ago. Never got the reimbursement. Will try MPX later today.

Ethan
Ethan

I purchased $100 worth of Alaska Airlines E gift certificates, and was reimbursed.

Eric
Eric

2x $50 Southwest giftcard
$100 Southwest gift card

Southwest airlines e gift cards are easy to resell.

Vic
Vic

Eric– Where do you resell your e-gift cards?

Mike
Mike

Also interested in churning rules on this one. And dp?

Rich
Rich

Southwest E-gift card worked. Also, if you wait until the annual fee hits, then make a airline charge, as soon as the credit shows on your account, call and cancel the card. This worked for me. Got 2 airline credits and paid no annual fee!

Mike
Mike

When did the fee hit in relation to your statement closing date?
Thanks

HML
HML

Southwest flight fees worked

Darv
Darv

United MPX app/Amazon worked. Did $50 one day, $50 the next. Both reimbursed.

Simon Harwood
Simon Harwood

$100 of American Airlines e gift card purchases and reimbursed 3.23.17

MontyFC
MontyFC

United MPX still triggers travel credit as of 3/22. Bought $100 Amazon GC and all of it was reimbursed the same day.

Maggie
Maggie

As of today, Southwest gift cards still work. Thanks!

HML
HML

I did a southwest e-gc for 77 something and (wanted to use up credit and had only used 22+ of credit) only got 30 of it reimbursed….waiting for the rest. Should I call?

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