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Airline e-GCs: best $100 increments or smaller
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Other:
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United gift registry:
Make united your airline of choice for your platinum.
Create a united gift registry.  Create a goal for the registry.
Add funds to the registry in increments of $100 or less using your platinum card. Get reimbursed by AMEX.

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http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/101316


Discussion about how to use more than 3 Delta GC on 1 ticket:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta-air-lines-skymiles/1888784-possible-use-more-than-3-gift-cards-one-booking-2.html
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #105 on: December 29, 2016, 09:29:39 PM »
buy something else quickly
I got 4 separate $50 GC's yesterday also, just in case. Right now they're pending. If they post by 12/31, will I get the 2016 credit in 2017?
Not good enough?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #106 on: December 29, 2016, 09:46:27 PM »
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #107 on: December 30, 2016, 12:15:06 PM »
Anything to do is preferred airline.is Jetblue?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #108 on: December 30, 2016, 12:17:54 PM »
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #109 on: December 30, 2016, 12:22:24 PM »
www.dansdeals.com/archives/101316
Thanks, though I see No mention of Jetblue. (Sorry for double post)

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #110 on: December 30, 2016, 01:16:47 PM »
Anything to do is preferred airline.is Jetblue?
As per the wiki: pet travel fees.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #111 on: December 31, 2016, 07:00:36 PM »
Make united your airline of choice for your platinum.
create a united gift registry.  create a goal for the registry.
add funds to the registry in increments of less than $100. using your platinum card.
get reimbursed by AMEX.
Less then 100 or 100 or less?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #112 on: December 31, 2016, 08:38:34 PM »
$100 or less. Sorry for the confusion. 

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #113 on: January 02, 2017, 03:11:04 PM »
For what its worth, the $200 Delta.com GC did not trigger the credit but 4x50 GC's did - as the experts above advised.

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #114 on: January 02, 2017, 03:11:52 PM »
For what its worth, the $200 Delta.com GC did not trigger the credit but 4x50 GC's did - as the experts above advised.
That's why they are the experts.  :)
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #115 on: January 02, 2017, 03:27:26 PM »
For what its worth, the $200 Delta.com GC did not trigger the credit but 4x50 GC's did - as the experts above advised.
I just got mine for DL GC as well but in $50 increments. Didn't want to risk it
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #116 on: January 02, 2017, 03:42:30 PM »
Does anyone know if you can spend the airline credit with one airline and then switch airlines and book points travel with the 50% rebate, before the first credit posts?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #117 on: January 02, 2017, 03:44:30 PM »
Does anyone know if you can spend the airline credit with one airline and then switch airlines and book points travel with the 50% rebate, before the first credit posts?
Being that the credit only applies to a posted payment, you would most likely only receive the 50% return and not the credit, being that by the time the first transaction posts it's no longer the selected airline
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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #118 on: January 02, 2017, 03:51:39 PM »
Being that the credit only applies to a posted payment, you would most likely only receive the 50% return and not the credit, being that by the time the first transaction posts it's no longer the selected airline
Where are you assuming that from? Did anyone get a credit for 2016 on a purchase that posted after 12/31?

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Re: Purchases That Work For Amex Platinum Travel Credit
« Reply #119 on: January 02, 2017, 04:01:08 PM »
Where are you assuming that from? Did anyone get a credit for 2016 on a purchase that posted after 12/31?
Dan had said that the transaction needed to be made in 2016 but not necessarily post. Regardless I believe that is what happened to me. Either way the credit only applies after the purchase posts, I have never seen otherwise which led me to my assumption
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