While we’re already high on rewards and cashback’s because of the long list of raining amex offers that American Express rolled out for this August 2021, here’s yet another mind-blowing 100% cashback offer for the Platinum charge card holders.
|Offer||Get 100% Cashback on spends with select merchants|
|Eligible Spend Types||Flipkart, Croma, MakeMyTrip & Zomato – Refer T&C|
|Offer Period||17 Aug – 7 Nov 2021|
|How to opt-in||Login to Amex Account & Save offer to card|
|Fulfilment||3-5 Days usually (but might take upto 90 days, rarely)|
These 100% cashback offers on metal cards are one of a kind in the industry and Amex is becoming a trendsetter with this, just like how HDFC did with 10X rewards.
Just incase if you’re wondering, the black card gets sweet 50K INR cashback – they deserve more though.
The previous 100% cashback offer upto Rs.27,500 was quite useful for me as I utilised most of it to grab a new M1 Macbook Air via Flipkart. This time I’ll probably use it for festive shopping at Croma.
If I assume it right, this year too we may not see festive offer for plat charge as this offer is partly designed with that in mind – Diwali is on 4th and this offer ends on 7th.
This is perhaps the 5th such 100% Cashback offer that Amex rolled out post Covid-19 breakout and its fortunately getting better over time.
These offers are basically decided by the big guy: Covid-19
That’s right, as long as the virus mutates and creates a stage for the new wave, travel is expected to fall and Amex will reward the cardholders with alternative benefits like this one.
That all said, its sad that new amex cards can’t be issued at the moment due to RBI ban and so you can’t grab this metal card to enjoy these jaw dropping offers.
While Amex can’t issue cards for those who’re new-to-amex, I guess they can still technically upgrade the cards for existing cardmembers just like how HDFC does – if they wish so.
Amex refrains from doing that as of now without a solid reason that’s known to me, but if the ban continues for longer period, I think upgrades would be inevitable.