Updated on June 26, 2019
Delta Amex Offers their biggest bonuses – up to 80,000 Delta Skymiles
American Express launched some new offers, with even bigger bonuses than before. Two of the cards offer big 80,000 bonuses and while the other cards offer boosted bonuses too! These offers expire 7/2/19. If you don't get instantly approved, check your status online here.
I'm not a big collector of Delta miles but when the biggest offers come around, I can't say no and try to grab a new Delta card that I've never had before (assuming I don't get the dreaded “you're not eligible for this bonus” pop-up message. Despite the frustrating Delta Skymiles factors (no award redemption chart, and fuel surcharge mainly) they are can be useful and also run some great deals sometimes. Now is the time that I'll add some Delta miles to our family's collection.
Delta Card Offer Summary
There are 3 different cards (Gold, Platinum, Reserve) in both consumer/personal and business varieties, making a total of 6 different offers:
Business Card Offers
|Delta Reserve – Read more about airline credit cards||80k bonus, $6k spend, $450 annual fee not waived|
|Delta Platinum – Read more about airline credit cards||80k bonus, $6k spend, $100 credit, $195 annual fee not waived|
|Delta Gold – Read more about airline credit cards||70k bonus, $4k spend, $50 credit, $95 annual fee waived|
Personal Card Offers
|Delta Reserve – Read more about airline credit cards||75k bonus, $3k spend, $450 annual fee not waived|
|Delta Platinum – Read more about airline credit cards||75k bonus, $3k spend, $100 credit, $195 annual fee not waived|
|Delta Gold – Read more about airline credit cards||60k bonus, $2k spend, $50 credit, $95 annual fee waived|
Which Delta Card is best to get? Gold, Platinum, or Reserve?
Gold (either personal or business) or Platinum (business) is probably the choice for most people who will sign up but:
- GOLD: If you are looking mainly for the sign up bonus, easy, and low cost, go for the Gold. You'll get your bonus miles after spending a $2k (personal) or $4k (business) in 3 months. The annual fee is waived in the first year + you will get a $50 statement credit after a Delta purchase in 3 months.
- PLATINUM: If you want the bigger bonus, get this the business card which has a 5k higher bonus than the personal. If the 5k elite miles (MQM) will help you qualify for elite status and/or can use the companion ticket, you may find it worth going for the platinum. The platinum comes with an annual $195 fee, but you'll get a $100 statement credit with a Delta purchase in 3 months. 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.
- RESERVE: You can get the big 80k bonus with the reserve card too but you'll have to fork over a big $450 fee. This might be a good idea if you're going for elite status (and are a big spender), or maybe you've already had the other cards, or maybe you combine this with one of the other cards.
- Read more about airline credit cards
- Free Delta Sky Club access – only on the Reserve card.
- First Checked Bag Free – on all the cards. It's good to have at least one Delta card with this benefit in your family/group of travelers.
- Extended warranty, purchase protection, various insurances – on all 3 cards
- Read more about airline credit cards
The Gold card comes with a $50 statement credit and Platinum comes with $100. I've read that these no longer work with Delta gift card purchases. I plan to order a premium drink in the Delta lounge on an upcoming flight – this seems to be the lowest cost method to trigger the full credit.
Am I eligible for these card offers?
If you had any of these cards in the past, then you cannot get the bonus for that card again. However, there are 6 different cards here so consider getting a card you haven't had yet in the past.