There are great new public offers out on both the Amex Gold Delta SkyMiles and the Amex Platinum Delta SkyMiles credit cards — whereby you can earn 60,000 Delta SkyMiles (Gold Delta SkyMiles) or 70,000 Delta SkyMiles + 10K MQMs (Platinum Delta SkyMiles). You can additionally get a statement credit on either card for spending money at Delta in your first few months. The offers follow.
Update #2: These offers are currently unavailable through Frequent Miler.
Update: These same offers are also available on the business versions of the cards.
The Offer Earn 70,000 Bonus SkyMiles and 10,000 MQMs after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 4 months. Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase in the first 4 months $195 Annual fee is not waived Offer expires on 7/5/17 Not available to those who have or have had the card
Key Benefits Earn 2X on Delta purchases Earn 1X everywhere else Free domestic economy companion certificate after the first year (read more in our guide to companion ticket benefits — these can be upgraded) Earn 10K MQMs after $25K spend in a calendar year and another 10K bonus miles and MQMs after $50K total spend in a calendar year Priority Boarding Free Checked bags
The Offer Earn 60,000 Bonus SkyMiles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 4 months Get a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase within the first 4 months Annual fee is waived for the first year. ($95 thereafter) Expires 7/5/17 Not available to those who have or have had the card
Key Benefits Earn 2X on Delta purchases Earn 1X everywhere else Priority Boarding Free checked bags
Update: These offers are currently unavailable through Frequent Miler.
I believe these offers are historical high public offers on either card. They both provide excellent value for meeting the spend. The Platinum Delta SkyMiles is a much more rewarding card long-term for Delta flyers who can maximize the use of the companion certificate and need help with MQMs for status qualification, but the signup bonus on the Gold card makes it an attractive offer if you have never had the card before. Note that both offers exclude those who have or have had the card at any time in the past. You can read more about these cards on our Best Offers page or by clicking the links to our pages about each separate card above.