Increased Delta biz offers now, too

Yesterday, new offers came out for the Gold Delta Skymiles, Platinum Delta SkyMiles, and Delta Reserve consumer credit cards. Today, we’re seeing increased offers on the business versions of the Gold and Platinum Delta SkyMiles cards. With Delta’s consistent flash sales in recent months, now is a good time to stockpile some miles if you’ve had these cards on your radar.

The Offers & Key Card Details

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Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
70K miles + $50 statement credit
70K miles after $4K spend in the first 3 months + $50 statement credit after first Delta purchase in the first 3 months. Terms and limitations apply.
(Offer Expires 4/3/2019)

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

FM Mini Review: Priority boarding and first checked bag free make this a reasonably good option for Delta flyers who do not have elite status. However, those who can make use of an annual companion certificate would do better with the Delta Platinum card.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta

Noteworthy perks: Priority boarding, and first checked bag free. Terms and limitations apply. See Rates & Fees

See also: An Analysis of the Gold Delta Skymiles Credit Card

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
80K miles + 5K MQMs + $100 statement credit
80K miles + 5K MQMs after $6K spend in first 3 months plus a $100 statement credit after first Delta purchase in the first 3 months.Terms and limitations apply.
(Offer Expires 4/3/2019)

$195 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Good choice for frequent Delta flyers who can make use of annual companion certificate


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta

Big spend bonus: Earn bonus miles and MQMs with high spend

Noteworthy perks: Miles Boost®: Earn 15K bonus miles and MQMs (towards elite status) after $30K spend and another 15K bonus miles and MQMs after $60K spend per calendar year. Terms apply. ⚬ Domestic economy companion certificate after card renewal. Priority boarding and first checked bag free. Terms and Limitations Apply. See Rates & Fees

See also: An Analysis of the Platinum Delta SkyMiles credit card

Quick Thoughts

I believe this is the highest offer we’ve seen in recent years on the Platinum SkyMiles Business credit card in particular, so that offer is especially appealing — it’s just not common to see an airline credit card offering 80,000 miles (though of course miles are not all created equally). Keep in mind that these offers are still subject to the Amex lifetime rule. That is to say that you will not be eligible for a new cardmember welcome bonus on a card that you have or have had in the past, whether or not you previously received a welcome bonus on it. That rule only precludes you from getting the welcome bonus on the same card again. For example, if you had the Gold Delta SkyMiles business credit card and closed it 4 years ago, you are not eligible for a new cardmember bonus on the Gold Delta SkyMiles business card again. However, if you have never had the Platinum Delta SkyMiles card before, you would be eligible to receive a new cardmember bonus on that card.

While Delta SkyMiles have long been chided as worthless due to the fact that they eliminated award charts and often charge exorbitant rates for awards on Delta flights, they have also run some very good flash sales over the past year and still have some solid partners. There are still plenty of situations where SkyMiles would have a poor value proposition, but if you’re able to cherry pick your redemptions, you could do OK with these offers.

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About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Upgraded from gold to plat on phone last month for 80k/$2k spend, $195 AF.
DL award ticket with 5.60 ticket fee triggered $100 credit.
YMMV

Marshall
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Did they offer you the 80k or did you tell them you wanted to cancel the gold and then they offered?

J G
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Inceased–>Increased

J G
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J G

P.S. Headline on the Boarding Area home page still says “inceased.”

Marshall
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Marshall

CN you self refer from a delta gold business card?

Mark
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Mark

I received the gold bus card about two months ago with the lower bonus. Any chance I could get AmEx to match the new offer??