(EXPIRED) Increased Delta biz offers now, too

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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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Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business Credit Card from American Express
60K Miles
60K miles after $3K spend in the first 3 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 10/28/2020)

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $99

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
Dine
Brand
Other

Earning rate: 2X Delta ⚬ 2X U.S. purchases for advertising in select media ⚬ 2X U.S. shipping purchases ⚬ 2X restaurants

Big spend bonus: $100 Delta flight credit after $10K in purchases in a calendar year

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

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business Credit Card from American Express
70K miles + 5K MQMs
70K miles + 5K MQMs after $4K spend in the first 3 months. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 10/28/2020)

$250 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
Travel
Brand
Other

Earning rate: 3X Delta ⚬ 3X purchases made directly with hotels ⚬ 1.5X on purchases of $5K or more (max 50K extra miles per year)

Big spend bonus: Spend $25,000 in purchases on the Card in a calendar year and earn 10,000 Medallion(R) Qualification Miles (MQMs); spend a total of $50,000 in eligible purchases on the Card in a calendar year and earn an additional 10,000 MQMs ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ Terms and limitations apply.

Noteworthy perks: Domestic economy companion certificate (subject to taxes & fees) each year upon card renewal ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ First checked bag free ⚬ Terms and Limitations Apply. (Rates & Fees)

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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