Deal Dead: Amex Incidental GC Credits Appear to be Gone for Good
We mentioned back in February that some data points showed issues with receiving the American Express airline fee credit when purchasing gift cards. Ryan also covered the issue with Delta gift cards last month as the problems resurfaced again.
But since then, there hasn’t been any good news as far as gift cards triggering the American Express airline fee credits.
Gone for Good?
Doctor of Credit reports that there are a number of data points showing people that made non gift card purchases on the same day as a gift card purchase. Non gift card purchases have been reimbursed, but not the gift card.
That certainly looks like there’s no glitch and it’s more likely a calculated move by American Express to cut off this loophole.
This will make it harder to justify keeping premium American Express credit cards for people who don’t really have any fees that would trigger these credits. These airline fee credits could be double dipped, or even triple dipped, which helped offset huge annual fees.
Let us know if you have any recent data points and how this affects your decision on applying or keeping Amex cards?