American Express New Benefits and Improved Rewards

Written and Published May 1, 2020


American Express announced some exciting new changes for its cardholders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amex announced it plans to add several new features, benefits, and services for their credit cards.

American Express New Benefits and Improved Rewards

American Express New Benefits


American Express announced today in a press release new benefits for many of their cards. However, most of these new perks will be temporary to help Amex cardholders during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to help Consumer and Small Business Card Members in the US stay connected from home, Amex will introduce these time-limited offers and most of them will be available thought the end of the year.

From the official press release:
“We're so fortunate to serve a membership base of incredibly loyal customers. It was important to us to continue to invest in this loyalty by providing value and support in new and innovative ways. Our Card Members can now enjoy even more Membership value and save on their purchases while they're staying at home, in addition to the distinctive products and services we already provide.” said Doug Buckminster, Group President, Global Consumer Services at American Express.

American Express Personal Platinum Card



  • Amex Platinum cardholders will receive $320 in statement credits when they use their card on select streaming and wireless telephone services purchased directly from US service providers. Cardholders will be able to get up to $20 per month on each. This offer will be available from May to December 2020


American Express Business Platinum Card



  • The same as for the Personal Platinum card, Business Platinum cardholders will receive $320 in statement credits when they use their card on select streaming and wireless telephone services purchased directly from US service providers. Cardholders will be able to get up to $20 per month on each. This offer will be available from May to December 2020

  • Additionally, Amex Business Platinum cardholders will receive $200 in additional statement credits for US purchases with Dell Technologies, for a total of up to $400 in statement credits in 2020 when added to the existing Shop Dell with Business Platinum benefit


American Express Green Card



  • Amex Green Card users will receive up to $80 in statement credits on wireless telephone services purchased directly from US service providers. Cardholders will be able to get up to $10 per month, from May to December 2020


American Express Delta Card



  • All Delta SkyMiles Reserve, Platinum, Gold, and Blue cardholders will earn 4x SkyMiles at US supermarkets. This offer will be available between May and July 2020


American Express Marriott Card



  • Amex Marriott cardholders will earn 6x Bonvoy points at US supermarkets, on up to $7,500 in eligible purchases. This offer will be available between May and July 2020

  • Also, Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant $300 Marriott statement credit can be used towards eligible purchases at US restaurants, including takeout and delivery. This offer will be available between June and August 2020


American Express Hilton Card



  • Amex Hilton Surpass and Hilton Aspire will earn 12x Honors points at US supermarkets, on up to $7,500 in eligible purchases. This offer will be available between May and July 2020

  • Similarly to the Marriot card, the Hilton Aspire $250 Hilton resort credit can be used towards eligible purchases at US restaurants, including takeout and delivery. This offer will be available between June and August 2020

  • You will also be able to use your bonus points earned through eligible purchases on all Hilton Amex cards that post to your account between May 1 and December 31, 2020, towards earning elite status