Updated on December 2, 2018
Delta Amex Offers Up to 70,000 Bonus Delta Skymiles
American Express has a several BIG Delta card bonuses expiring very soon! Sign up for more than 1 cards and you can get 120,000 bonus miles or more. But act quickly, these offers expire today 11/8/17!
I personally don't focus on Delta miles but these are significantly better than the regular offers so I thought they were worth another look. Using Delta miles can be frustrating (they don't publish the redemption chart, fuel surcharges, price changes, etc). Sometimes, only Delta flies a route that I need, so they will come in handy at some point in the future. On the plus side, Delta miles do not expire! We are applying tonight.
Get more information about this and other reward cards here.
|70,000 Miles/$4k spend in 3 months||Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express|
|Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express|
|50,000 Miles/$2k spend in 3 months + extra 10k miles after spending $1k in 6 months||Gold Delta SkyMiles(R) Credit Card from American Express|
|Gold Delta SkyMiles(R) Business Credit Card from American Express|
Best Uses of Delta SkyMiles
My goal: South Pacific and Australia/New Zealand
I prefer to buy business class seats to far away places like Australia and New Zealand and they do tend to be more expensive that other airlines. When I booked my first trip to Australia/New Zealand I had a heck of a time finding award seats. I may have checked every day for months and in the end I was able to nab a first class seat on Quantas and Biz class on routing which was not as good. At the time, there were options using Delta miles but I didn't have nearly enough. We'd love to go back, or to the South Pacific Islands, so we will probably each apply for 2 cards and bank the Delta miles. Flying to Australia on Delta's partner Virgin Australia would set you back 55,000 miles economy or 115,000 business ONE WAY.
Others worth mentioning: short distance flights as low as 5,000 miles and Patagonia for 35k economy/100k business.
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Platinum or Gold?
Gold is probably the choice for most people who will sign up but:
- GOLD: If you are looking mainly for the sign up bonus, go for the Gold. It's the easy choice. You'll get 50,000 miles after spending a $2k in 3 months and an extra 10k after spending an additional $1k in 6 months. That's up to 60k miles. Plus annual fee is waived in the first year. They will even give you a $50 statement credit after a Delta purchase in 3 months.
- PLATINUM: If the 10k elite miles will help you qualify for elite status, you plan to spend at least $25k, and/or can use the companion ticket, you may find it worth going for the platinum. The platinum does has an annual fee of $195. If you make a purchase with Delta within 3 months, you'll get a $100 statement credit which will offset part of the annual fee. The companion ticket only comes after you renew your card so you'll be paying 2 annual fees ($195×2) when you get the Companion ticket.
These cards give you either a $50 statement credit (Gold card) or $100 statement credit (Platinum card) if you make a purchase with Delta within 3 months. I don't have any Delta purchases coming up so I will probably just buy a $50 Delta gift card (the minimum is $50 on the Delta gift card website).
Can I apply if I had one of these cards in the past?
No, but each of the 4 cards are different. You should be eligible for the bonus offer on any cards you never had. The first line in the terms is “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.” American Express has generally restricted the bonus offers to “once in a lifetime”, or eventually after their system forgets that you had a card.
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