Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express

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Blue Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
10K miles
10K miles after $500 spend in the first 3 months. Terms apply.
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$0 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: None.

FM Mini Review: This card offers an OK welcome offer for a no-fee card, but many/most other cards offer better return for spend.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X US restaurants ⚬ 2X Delta ⚬ 1X everywhere else

Noteworthy perks: 20% statement credit on in-flight purchases of food, beverages, and headsets Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

Note: Note an unusual restriction: Welcome bonus not available if you've had another Delta consumer card in the past 90 days

Overview

The Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express is the only Delta card with no annual fee. It is also the only Delta card that offers 2 miles per dollar at restaurants. Unfortunately, the only Delta perk this card offers is a 20% statement credit on in-flight purchases of food, beverages, and headsets. In other words it does not offer free checked bags or priority boarding.

Application Tips


Amex Application Tips



  • Safe to Apply: Amex is the safest bank for trying your luck at a new welcome bonus. They don’t usually issue a hard pull when denying your application. Plus, they’ll now warn you during the application process if you’re not eligible for the bonus.

  • Lifetime Rule: If you've ever had the same card before, you are most likely prohibited from getting a welcome bonus for the card if you sign up now. Fortunately you'll be warned during the application process if this is the case. Amex is known to "forget" that you've had a card after about 7 years.

  • 5/90 Rule: In general, you can get at most one credit card within 5 days and 2 within 90 days. The 5 day limit is not enforced when your applications are automatically approved. Neither rule is enforced for charge cards.

  • 5 credit card max:Amex usually won't approve applications for new credit cards if you already have 5 or more Amex credit cards open. This limit does not apply to charge cards.

  • Better Offers: You may be able to get a better offer than the best available public offer. Details here.

  • Hard inquiries combine into 1 when approved same day


Check application status here.
If denied, call reconsideration: 877-399-3083 (new accountholders); 866-314-0237 (current accountholders)


How to Meet Spend Requirements

In order to meet minimum spend requirements, people often look for options to increase spend in ways that result in getting the money back. These techniques are often referred to as "manufacturing spend". American Express has terms in their signup offers that exclude some manufactured spend techniques from counting towards the minimum spend requirements for the welcome bonus. For example, most signup bonuses have terms like this:
Eligible purchases to meet the Threshold Amount of this offer do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, purchase of travelers checks, purchase or reloading of prepaid cards, purchases of gift cards, person-to-person payments, or other cash equivalents.
That said, many techniques for meeting minimum spend are perfectly fine. Here are some techniques that are safe for meeting Amex minimum spend requirements (click each link for more information):

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(Offer Expires 11/7/18)

$195 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 70K miles + 10K MQMs after $3K spend in first 3 months + $100 statement credit after Delta purchase in 1st 3 months. (Expired 4/11/18)

Delta Reserve Business Credit Card from American Express
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Recent better offer: None.

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
30K miles + $50
30K miles + $50: 30K miles after $1K spend in the first 3 months plus a $50 statement credit after your first Delta purchase in the first 3 months. Terms apply.

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Recent better offer: 60K miles + $50 statement credit: 50K miles after $2K spend in the first 3 months + $50 statement credit after making a Delta purchase in the first 3 months + 10K bonus miles after additional $1K spend in the first 6 months.(Expired 4/11/18)

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
30K miles + $50
30K miles + $50: 30K miles after $1K spend in the first 3 months + $50 statement credit after first Delta purchase in the first 3 months. Terms and limitations apply.

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

Recent better offer: 60K miles + $50 statement credit: 50K miles after $2K spend in the first 3 months + $50 statement credit after making a Delta purchase in the first 3 months + 10K bonus miles after additional $1K spend in the first 6 months. (Expired 4/11/18)

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
35K miles + 5K MQMs + $100
35K miles + 5K MQMs after $1K spend in the first 3 months + $100 statement credit after first Delta purchase in the first 3 months. Terms apply.

$195 Annual Fee

Info about this card was collected independently by Frequent Miler. The Issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: 70K miles + 10K MQMs after $3K spend in first 3 months + $100 statement credit after Delta purchase in 1st 3 months. (Expired 9/18/18)

Blue Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
10K miles
10K miles after $500 spend in the first 3 months. Terms apply.

$0 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: None.

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