How to Use Your Delta Amex Statement Credits

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The limited time increased Delta sign-up bonuses are running for a few more weeks until July 5th, and while the 60,000 – 70,000 SkyMiles part of the bonuses may be the most eye-catching part, it isn’t the only component to these increased offers. These cards and bonuses also include a $50 – $100 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase on the card in the first 4 months. This is actually really easy to do even if you don’t have Delta travel in your immediate future, and you could even make some money on this part of the deal in some situations.


Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in the first 4 months + a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase in the first 4 months. $0 annual fee for the first year, then $95. Terms Apply.


Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: Earn 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $4,000 in purchases in your first 4 months + $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase in the first 4 months. $195 annual fee. Terms Apply.


To trigger the statement credits you just need some sort Delta charge in the first four months. In fact, even a $5.60 fee to book an award ticket with your SkyMiles will be enough to trigger the full $50 – $100 statement credits, which means you can actually make some extra dollars with this deal!


Some other Delta purchases that will trigger the Delta statement credits include:

  • Purchasing paid Delta flights
  • Paying a fee for bags, change fees, seat upgrades, etc.
  • Purchased food and drinks on Delta operated flights – but not GoGo internet
  • Delta SkyClub fees
  • Delta e-Gift Cards

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If you don’t have any upcoming Delta flights where you could just purchase an on-board drink or pay a fee (such as a seat upgrade or SkyClub entrance) to trigger the credit, and you don’t have the need to book any Delta paid or award flights in your first four months of card membership, you could always purchase a $50+ Delta e-Gift Card to use at a future point in time. The minimum amount Delta gift card purchase is $50, but that works out well since the minimum Delta Amex statement credit is $50!

Remember that the full statement credit is triggered as long as you have some qualifying Delta purchase. There is no reason to miss out on this part of the temporarily increased sign-up bonuses since it is possible to trigger the Delta Amex statement credit even without upcoming Delta travel.

How do you plan to use your Delta Amex statement credit available via these offers?

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  1. After I paid the fees on an award flight, it triggered my $50 statement credit and I now have a negative statement balance. Can I just purchase anything to use that statement credit now? It doesn’t have to be any sort of Delta purchase to use that remaining balance? Thanks!

    • Correct, you can purchase anything to utilize that statement credit. That credit is off of your AmEx bill, not only Delta purchases.

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