Amex Offers used to be pretty consistent in that when they showed up for anyone, they showed up for everyone — either you were targeted or you weren’t. However, over the last couple of years, it has become increasingly common for Amex to slow-roll offers to targeted recipients in batches, and recent reports and experience indicate that this is happening with a number of recent offers. If you see an offer that interests you and you aren’t initially targeted, keep your eye out for a few days and see. Here are a couple of recent examples.
Delta: Spend $300+, get $60 back
The Offer: Spend $300 or more in one or more transactions directly with Delta and get $60 back.
Quick thoughts: I saw this offer reported a few days ago, but none of the members of Team Frequent Miler (including FM spouses) were targeted. Then, this evening, we noticed it on one of my wife’s cards. If you were looking for this one, take another look.
15% back at supermarkets (up to $10 back)
The Offer: Get 15% back on purchases at US based supermarkets by 12/31/18 with a limit of $10 in statement credits.
Quick Thoughts: We haven’t seen this offer on the cards in my household, but it would be a nice stack with the targeted Hilton supermarkets spending offer. This only gives you 15% back on up to $66.66 in purchases, but ten bucks in your pocket beats ten bucks in the cash register.
Continue to monitor your cards for desirable offers. We constantly update our Current Amex Offers database with new offers we’ve found. If you see one that appeals to you, don’t give up if you don’t see it on Day 1. There were several shopping offers last holiday season that popped up late for me also, so be on the lookout.