Published on December 7th, 2016 | by William Charles75
Haven’t Used Your American Express $200/$100 Travel Credit? Here’s What To Know
The American Express Platinum cards all offer a $200 credit for airline incidentals, in addition the Premier Rewards Gold card also offers a $100 credit for airline incidentals. These credits are supposed to apply to airline incidentals only (e.g baggage fees) but other things have worked in the past.
The other day we posted that United MPX purchases are no longer triggering these credits and unfortunately that hasn’t changed. At this stage it looks like this is intentional, as other purchases have been triggering these credits.
The American Express travel credits are based on a calendar year (unlike the Chase Sapphire Reserve, that is based on a calendar statement cycle year). So as long as your purchase posts before December 31st, 2016 it will count towards your 2016 limit. That being said, don’t leave things to the last minute and try to use your credit ASAP.
Flyertalk has dedicated threads detailing what people have been refunded for. Keep in mind you need to select one airline to receive the credits for:
If you’re purchasing gift cards and the like, remember that the fine print states these aren’t eligible for reimbursement but people do have success getting them reimbursed. It’s best to purchase lower value gift cards (e.g under $200) in my experience.
If people have any questions, please ask them in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them.
You can view other posts in this series:
- Haven’t Used Your Citi Prestige $250 Travel Credit? Here’s What To Know
- Haven’t Used Your Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Travel Credit? Here’s What To Know
- Haven’t Used Your Chase Ritz-Carlton $300 Travel Credit? Here’s What To Know