There are a number of recently-released Amex Offers available that are valid on travel, including offers for Delta and Carnival. If you have upcoming travels, it’s worth logging in to look for these and other travel-related offers — but the devil is in the details, so be sure to check key terms.
Delta: Spend $200 or more, get $40 back
Key Details: Terms indicate that you can spend $200 in one or more qualifying transactions, so you can reach the threshold with multiple transactions if making smaller purchases. Oddly, however, the terms indicate that the deal is only valid on round trip travel and only on US origins to the following destinations: Boston, Raleigh-Durham, and Seattle. Furthermore, the terms indicate that travel must be nonstop (no connections). I have no idea whether or not this will be enforced, but it sure is specific.
Carnival: Spend $350+, get 7500 Membership Rewards points
Key Notes: The terms indicate that this one is only valid on the cruise itself and not for onboard purchases, excursions, gift cards, etc. The terms also indicate that you must book direct, either via Carnival.com or the phone number, though I believe that in the past these offers have been triggered even when booked through your preferred cruise agent since the transaction is usually processed by Carnival. YMMV. If anyone has used the offer this time around, let us know what triggered it (or didn’t) in the comments.
Both offers are pretty solid if you have travel plans that match up – just watch out for the oddly-specific terms on the Delta offer. As always, we have added these to our current Amex Offers database.