Last chance for April Amex statement credits — here’s how to use (and track) them

Apr 29, 2021

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Mo’ credits, mo’ problems reasons to keep your American Express cards at the top of your wallet.

There are just a few days left in April, and that means that all of the monthly credits that Amex is currently offering cardholders will reset soon. Amex first introduced these various credits as a way to retain cardholder value during the pandemic — and it worked. Depending on how many Amex cards you have, you could get over $100 in value from these credits each single month.

For example, you could get $20 toward dining with the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card or $15 toward a cell phone bill each month with the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card. Those are just two of many available monthly credits on a variety of Amex cards.

These credits are generally straightforward to use — albeit with some reported posting delays for some offers. What isn’t as easy is tracking all the available credits and remembering to actually use them.

To make things a bit easier, we’ve created a spreadsheet that lets you see which credits are available to you and keep track of which ones you used — but you’ll want to make these purchases before the last days of the month roll around to make sure they post to your account in time to trigger the credit.

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Monthly Amex statement credit tracker

You can download TPG’s monthly Amex statement credit tracker here (link to download Excel file via Dropbox).

The spreadsheet is relatively easy to use and will help ensure you get the most of your credits. Simply select which cards you have on the first tab and update the calendar tab whenever you use a credit. The spreadsheet will automatically populate the total credits you have available, the credits used and the percentage of available credits used.

Once that percentage reaches 100% and turns green, you’ll know you’ve fully maximized your credits for that month. The spreadsheet supports both personal American Express cards and business cards. Make sure to use all-caps for Y/N.

Amex Credits Spreadsheet

As noted above, there have been some reported delays in these credits actually posting to card members’ accounts. For example, it took TPG senior editor Nick Ewen nine days to receive the February dining credit on his Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card and 11 days to receive the February wireless credit on his Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card. 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.

According to a statement from American Express, if you haven’t seen an expected credit post within a few weeks of an eligible transaction, follow-up in the Amex app or online at this link to inquire about the status.

Finally, some of these require card members to navigate the Amex Offers section of their online accounts and manually add the offer. Otherwise, the statement credits won’t be triggered.

As a quick refresher, here’s a roundup of all of the Amex cards that are currently offering monthly statement credits:

Personal cards with monthly credits

The Platinum Card® from American Express

(Photo by The Points Guy)
  • Up to $15 in Uber credits every month, plus an up to $20 bonus in December (for U.S. services) (up to $200 in annual Uber Cash) (enrollment required)
  • Up to $30 back per month on PayPal purchases (Jan. 1 through Jun 30, 2021)*
    • Total statement credits: Up to $380 in statement credits
    • Card annual fee: $550 (see rates & fees)

As a reminder, this card also comes with up to $100 in credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue or Saks.com (split into up to $50 for January through June and up to $50 for July through December), as well as an up to $200 in annual airline fee credit. Enrollment required for select benefits.

*Eligibility for the Amex Offers is limited. Enrollment is required in the Amex Offers section of your account before redeeming.

Related: 6 Amex Platinum benefits you can use from home

 

American Express® Gold Card

*Must add card to Uber app to receive Uber Cash benefit. 

Enrollment required for select benefits.

Related: American Express Gold card review

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

  • Up to $20 back per month at U.S. restaurants (Feb. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021)*
    • Total statement credits: Up to $220 in statement credits
    • Card annual fee: $450 (see rates & fees)

*Eligibility limited. This offer must be added via the Amex Offers section of your account.

Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card

  • Up to $10 back per month at U.S. restaurants (Feb. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021)*
    • Total statement credits: Up to $110 in statement credits
    • Card annual fee: $95 (see rates & fees)

*Eligibility limited. This offer must be added via the Amex Offers section of your account.

Related: Amex unveils limited-time perks on Delta, Hilton and Marriott cards

Hilton Honors American Express Card

  • $5 back per month at U.S. restaurants (Feb. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021)*
    • Total statement credits: Up to $55 in statement credits
    • Card annual fee: $0 (see rates & fees)

*Eligibility limited. This offer must be added via the Amex Offers section of your account.

Outdoor dining in New York City. (Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy)

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

  • $20 back per month at U.S. restaurants (Feb. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021)*
    • Total statement credits: Up to $220 in statement credits
    • Card annual fee: $450 (see rates & fees)

*Eligibility limited. This offer must be added via the Amex Offers section of your account.

Related: Which Marriott Bonvoy credit card is right for you?

Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card

  • Up to $10 back per month at U.S. restaurants (Feb. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021)*
    • Total statement credits: Up to $110 in statement credits
    • No longer open to new cardholders

*Eligibility limited. This offer must be added via the Amex Offers section of your account.

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

  • Up to $20 back per month at U.S. restaurants (Feb. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021)*
    • Total statement credits: Up to $220 in statement credits
    • Card annual fee: $550 (see rates & fees)

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

  • Up to $15 back per month at U.S. restaurants (Feb. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021)*
    • Total statement credits: Up to $165 in statement credits
    • Card annual fee: $250 (see rates & fees)
(Screenshot courtesy of American Express)

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

  • Up to $10 back per month at U.S. restaurants (Feb. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021)*
    • Total statement credits: Up to $110 in statement credits
    • Card annual fee: $0 intro for the first year (see rates & fees), then $99 (see rates & fees)

*Eligibility limited. This offer must be added via the Amex Offers section of your account.

Business cards with monthly credits

The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card

  • Up to $10 back per month on U.S. wireless services (Feb. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021)*
    • Total statement credits: Up to $110 in statement credits
    • Card annual fee: $95 (see rates & fees)

*Eligibility limited. This offer must be added via the Amex Offers section of your account.

Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card

  • Up to $15 back per month on U.S. wireless services (Feb. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021)*
    • Total statement credits: Up to $165 in statement credits
    • Card annual fee: $125 (see rates & fees)

*Eligibility limited. This offer must be added via the Amex Offers section of your account.

Related: The best cards for each business credit card category

Screenshot courtesy of American Express

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card

  • Up to $20 back per month on U.S. wireless services (Feb. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021)*
    • Total statement credits: Up to $220 in statement credits
    • Card annual fee: $550 (see rates & fees)

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card

(Photo by The Points Guy)
  • Up to $15 back per month on U.S. wireless services (Feb. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021)*
    • Total statement credits: Up to $165 in statement credits
    • Card annual fee: $250 (see rates & fees)

Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card

  • $10 back per month on U.S. wireless services (Feb. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021)*
    • Total statement credits: Up to $110 in statement credits
    • Card annual fee: $0 intro for the first year (see rates & fees), then $99 (see rates & fees)

*Eligibility limited. This offer must be added via the Amex Offers section of your account.

Bottom line

While travel is returning slowly but surely for many, it’s nice to see that American Express and its cobranded partners are still offering limited-time perks to make these travel credit cards rewarding even while we are closer to home.

This spreadsheet will help you organize your monthly credits and make sure you’re fully utilizing them before they expire. After all, these credits can play a big role in essentially offsetting the cost of your credit card annual fees.

Remember that these credits are “use it or lose it” benefits. In other words, they won’t roll over into the next month if you don’t use them — so jump on them today before it’s too late.

Nick Ewen and Stella Shon contributed to this story.

For rates and fees of the Amex Platinum card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Amex Gold Card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Hilton Aspire card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Hilton Surpass card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Hilton Amex card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Hilton Business Amex card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Business card, click here.

For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles Platinum card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles Gold card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles Gold Business card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles Reserve card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business card, please click here.

Featured image by Wyatt Smith/The Points Guy.

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