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American Express has new offers to make their cards more attractive. With the Marriott card they’re encouraging cardmembers to use the products for spend even while they’re traveling less, by making that spend more rewarding.
With the Platinum card they’re leveraging an existing Dell partnership to make their premium travel card more appealing to keep – a new temporary $100 rebate helps with the overall value proposition of the card relative to its fee at a time that people are using other card benefits less.
Temporary Dell Credit For Amex Platinum
The Platinum Card® from American Express will give you a $100 statement credit on any purchase of $100 or more at Dell.com by January 31, 2021. Registration via Amex offers is required.
Finding $100-ish items at Dell.com (gift cards aren’t eligible) is also going to be a prompt for me to use my $50 Saks credit (which is available January – June, and a fresh one July – December).
Since this is a statement credit, it shouldn’t interfere with rebates from shopping at Dell.com via a rewards portal, for instance earning 2 AAdvantage miles per dollar through the AAdvantage eShopping mall.
Increased Points-Earning On American Express Marriott Cards
American Express is improving points-earning on their Marriott credit cards – both the premium consumer card and the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card – so that you’ll earn 10 points per dollar at US gas stations, at US restaurants, and on Marriott spend (up to the first $7500 you spend in each category) through October 31.
To activate this higher earning you need to log into your American Express account and add each category to your card under Amex Offers.
This level of earn makes using the Marriott cards appealing in these categories. I value Marriott points at about 7/10ths of a cent apiece so 10 points per dollar earning is an effective 7% rebate on qualifying spend.
Through September 21 the extra earning on Marriott spend even stacks with American Express’ $50 back on $200 spend offer which is outstanding.