Don’t wait: These 17 credit card offers and credits expire today
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It’s the last day of the month, meaning that it’s time to take inventory of any expiring credits that may still be lingering around. Many offers and promotions expire today — March 31 — that you don’t want to miss out on. Let’s take a deeper look.
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With the American Express Gold Card, you’ll receive two monthly credits:
- $10 Uber Cash credit: Once you enroll your Amex Gold to your Uber account, you’ll automatically find your monthly Uber Cash credit that can be used for Uber Rides or Uber Eats orders in the U.S.
$10 dining credit: Earn a statement credit at select dining partners, including Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Boxed and participating Shake Shack locations.
You’ll receive these $10 statement credits each month, for a total of up to $120 in a calendar year. However, these monthly credits don’t roll over, so make sure you take advantage of these by the end of each month. Enrollment required for select benefits.
The Chase Freedom Flex is a no-annual-fee cash-back card that offers the chance to earn rewards through rotating bonus categories each quarter. You’ll earn 5% cash back on up to the first $1,500 spent quarterly. If you’re able to max out the cap, you’ll earn $75 in cash back this quarter — for a total of $300 in cash back at the end of the year.
March 31 marks the end of first quarter bonus categories, which includes wholesale clubs, internet, cable, phone services and select streaming services. If you’re able to prepay some bills for April, now is a great time to secure a whopping 5% cash back on these purchases.
And if you’re unable to take advantage of this quarter’s categories, remember you’ll still earn 5% on travel booked through the Ultimate Rewards portal, 3% on dining and drugstores and 1% on everything else. Don’t forget to activate Q2’s categories no later than June 14, 2021.
The Discover it Cash Back Card is another no-annual-fee cash-back card with rotating categories. Today is the last day of Q1 where you can earn 5% back on up to $1,500 in purchases at grocery stores and Walgreens and CVS stores. Note that Walmart grocery pickup and delivery count as grocery store purchases, while other Walmart and Target purchases are not eligible.
You’ll have to activate this offer each quarter, otherwise you’ll only earn Discover it Cash Back’s 1% rewards rate on all other purchases.
Select co-branded American Express personal cards
Through Dec. 31, 2021, many co-branded personal Amex cards are eligible for monthly dining statement credits — a great way to help offset your ongoing annual fee if you’re not traveling as much nowadays. Only cards that were opened before Jan. 1, 2021, are eligible for these credits, and some cards require you to activate this statement credit in your Amex Offers. Eligibility for the Amex offers listed on this page is limited. Enrollment is required in the Amex Offers section of your account before redeeming. The table below breaks down each offer further:
|CARD||MONTHLY CREDIT||ANNUAL TOTAL||ENROLLMENT REQUIRED?|
|Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card||$10||up to $110||Yes, must activate in Amex Offers|
|Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card||$15||up to $165||No, automatically enrolled|
|Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card||$20||up to $220||No, automatically enrolled|
|Hilton Honors American Express Card||$5||up to $55||Yes, must activate in Amex Offers|
|Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card||$10||up to $110||Yes, must activate in Amex Offers|
|Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card||$20||up to $220||Yes, must activate in Amex Offers|
|Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card (not available for new applicants)||$10||up to $110||Yes, must activate in Amex Offers|
|Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card||$20||up to $220||Yes, must activate in Amex Offers|
By dining in or ordering take out at any U.S. restaurant, you’ll receive a monthly statement credit, up to 11 times. If you have yet to take advantage of this offer on your eligible card, now is a great time to visit your favorite restaurant as your March credit expires today.
The information for the Hilton Aspire Amex card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.
Select co-branded American Express business cards
On a number of co-branded Amex business cards, you’ll receive a monthly statement credit on U.S. wireless telephone services. Only cards that were opened before Jan. 1, 2021, are eligible for these credits, and some cards require you to activate this statement credit in your Amex Offers:
|CARD||MONTHLY CREDIT||ANNUAL TOTAL||ENROLLMENT REQUIRED?|
|Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card||$10||up to $110||Yes, must activate in Amex Offers|
|Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card||$15||up to $165||No, automatically enrolled|
|Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card||$20||up to $220||No, automatically enrolled|
|The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card||$10||up to $110||Yes, must activate in Amex Offers|
|Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card||$15||up to $165||Yes, must activate in Amex Offers|
You’ll receive a monthly statement credit until Dec. 31, 2021 — up to 11 times by the end of the year. Make sure you find a way to use March’s credit by today.
The Platinum Card from American Express has no shortage of perks that encourage users to pay its ongoing $550 annual fee (see rates and fees). Here’s a breakdown of some of the monthly credits that are set to expire today:
- $15 Uber Cash credit: Enroll your Amex Platinum on your Uber app to receive monthly Uber Cash credits, redeemable for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders. You’ll receive $15 each month and $20 in December.
- $30 PayPal credit: Until June 30, 2021, you’ll earn up to $30 back in statement credits each month when using PayPal. There’s no enrollment required — just pay with your Amex Platinum card.
You can easily order takeout through Uber Eats or make a quick online purchase to take advantage of this PayPal credit, both of which don’t roll over to the next month. Enrollment required for select benefits.
Monthly statement credits are an excellent way to recoup — or exceed the value — of an ongoing annual fee on a credit card. In fact, issuers have added numerous monthly statement credits to reward cardholders for their everyday purchases. Since all of your March promotions expire today, treat yourself to your favorite local restaurant or go ahead and reduce the cost of any bills for April.
For rates and fees of the Amex Platinum card, click here.
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