Credit card issuers are giving a mini-stimulus package to many of its cardholders. Benefits include statement credits, added benefits, annual fee credits, and more. Credit card issuers are making these changes in order to make their premium cards worthwhile even in an environment where no one is traveling.

Here is whats changing.


Amex Cards

Platinum Consumer

  • Cardholders will receive up to $20 per month, from 05/01/20 through 12/31/20 a total of $320 in statement credits on select streaming and wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers, (streaming credit can possibly be used for Amazon gift cards, here is how).
  • You will receive a $200 Amex travel credit after your membership renewal (annual fee $550) between 05/01/20 -12/31/20. As per DOC, the credit will be valid for 18 months for any Amex Travel purchases, YMMV.

Platinum Business

  • Cardholders will receive up to $20 per month, from 05/01/20 through 12/31/20 a total of $320 in statement credits on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and U.S. purchases for shipping (can be used to buy free stamps at USPS).
  • Up to $200 in additional statement credits for U.S. purchases with Dell. That is beside the $200 existing credits. You will receive $100 additional statement credits from May 1 through June 30, 2020, and another additional $100 statement credits between July 1 and December 31, 2020.
  • You will receive a $200 annual fee credit after your membership renewal (annual fee $595) between 05/01/20 -12/31/20 YMMV.

Green Consumer

  • Cardholders will receive up to $10 per month, from 05/01/20 through 12/31/20 a total of $80 in statement credits on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers.

Delta Cards

  • Delta SkyMiles Platinum Consumer cardholders will earn 4 miles at U.S. supermarkets (May through July 2020). Plus, get a $50 annual fee credit after your membership renewal (annual fee $250) between 05/01/20 -12/31/20, YMMV.

  • Delta Platinum Business cards will receive a $100 annual fee credit after your membership renewal (annual fee $250) between 05/01/20 -12/31/20, YMMV.

  • Delta Reserve Business cardholders will receive a $125 annual fee credit after your membership renewal (annual fee $550) between 05/01/20 -12/31/20, YMMV.

  • Delta Reserve Consumer cardholders will receive a $125 annual fee credit after your membership renewal (annual fee $550) between 05/01/20 -12/31/20, YMMV.

Marriott Cards

  • Marriott Bonvoy Business cardholders will now earn 6 points at U.S. supermarkets on up to $7,500 in purchases (May through July 2020). Plus, receive a $50 annual fee credit after your membership renewal (annual fee $125) between 05/01/20 -12/31/20, YMMV.

  • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Consumer cardholders will now earn 6 points at U.S. supermarkets on up to $7,500 in purchases (May through July 2020). Plus, you can now use your $300 Marriott Bonvoy Statement Credit benefit for purchases by US takeout and restaurants including delivery (June through August 2020).

Hilton Cards

  • Hilton Surpass cardholders will now earn 12 points at U.S. supermarkets (May through July 2020).

  • Hilton Aspire Consumer Cardholders will now earn 12 points at U.S. supermarkets (May through July 2020). Plus, you can now use your $250 Hilton resort credit for purchases by US takeout and restaurants including delivery (June through August 2020).

  • Hilton Honors Business cardholders will receive a $50 annual fee credit after your membership renewal (annual fee $95) between 05/01/20 -12/31/20, YMMV.


Chase Cards

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

  • New! You can use your Ultimate rewards points at a rate of 1.25 cents per point to refund any dining, grocery, or home improvement purchases (works on gift cards bought in HomeDepot, etc) Click here to redeem the points for eligible purchases (Exp 09/30/20 as per DOC this may be extended for good)
  • Bonus Points On Grocery Spent: Earn 3 points per dollar on Instacart groceries on up to $3,000 from 07/01/20- 09/30/20 
  • Bonus Points On Gas Spent: Earn 3 points per dollar on gas on up to $1,500 from 07/01/20- 09/30/20 
  • Bonus Points On Select Streaming Spent: Earn 3 points per dollar on select streaming services on up to $1,500 from 07/01/20- 09/30/20 

Chase Sapphire Reserve

  • New! You can use your Ultimate rewards points at a rate of 1.50 cents per point to refund any dining, grocery, or home improvement purchases (works on gift cards bought in HomeDepot, etc) Click here to redeem the points for eligible purchases (Exp 09/30/20 as per DOC this may be extended for good)
  • Annual Fee: The fee will be deducted starting 07/01/20 – 12/31/20 back to $450. Cards renewing between 04/01/20- 07/01/20 will receive a $100 statement credit.
  • Bonus Points On Grocery Spent: Earn 5 points per dollar on Instacart groceries on up to $3,000 from 07/01/20- 09/30/20 
  • Bonus Points On Gas Spent: Earn 5 points per dollar on gas on up to $1,500 from 07/01/20- 09/30/20 
  • Bonus Points On Select Streaming Spent: Earn 10 points per dollar on select streaming services on up to $1,500 from 07/01/20- 09/30/20 
  • $300 Travel Credit: You can use the travel credit for gas and grocery purchases starting 06/01/20 – 12/31/20

United Cards

  • United Club Infinite earn 5 points per dollar on groceries on up to $1,500 each calendar quarter from 04/01/20- 06/30/20. Plus, you can now pay the annual fee using miles at 1.5 cents per mile on the ($525),  
  • United Explorer earn 3 points per dollar on groceries on up to $1,500 each calendar quarter from 04/01/20- 06/30/20. Plus, you can now pay the annual fee using miles at 1.5 cents per mile on the ($95),  
  • United Business you can now pay the annual fee using miles at 1.5 cents per mile on the ($99).

Chase Marriott Cards

Other Chase Cards

The following cards will also earn 3 points per dollar on groceries on up to $1,500 each calendar quarter from 04/01/20- 06/30/20


Capital One

Venture Cards

  • Venture and Venture One You can now redeem points at 1.0 cents per point for eligible restaurant, takeout delivery, and streaming purchases (expires 12/31/20).


Citi Cards

Citi has extended an additional 3 months to complete the minimum spent to earn the signup bonus for all their credit card approved between 12/01/19 -05/31/20.

Citi Prestige

  • $250 Travel Credit: You can use the travel credit for restaurants and grocery purchases now till 12/31/20.
  • Earn 5 points for online purchases through 08/31/20 on up to $7,500 spent.

Citi Premier

  • Earn 3 point on grocery and restaurant purchases