[Expired] New Delta offers as high as 80K

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Note: Offers mentioned in this post for the Delta credit cards have expired. See current offer information on our Best Offers page.

If you read Greg’s post this morning (See: Should Delta flyers credit to Virgin Atlantic?) and have decided to credit your paid flights to Delta, you may be looking to pair that with a Delta credit card for a free checked bag (See: Free checked bags via credit card complete guide) or the possibility to spend towards elite status. The good news it that there are now increased offers available on all of the Delta SkyMiles cards. Each of these offers are about as good as it gets on these cards — which of them make sense for you depends on your needs.

The Offers

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

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

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

$195 Annual Fee

Key Card Details

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

FM Mini Review: Priority boarding, and free checked bag 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.


Annual Fee: $95

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

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Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta

Big spend bonus: Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status)

Noteworthy perks: Priority boarding and first checked bag free. Terms and limitations apply.

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

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express

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.


Annual Fee: $95

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta

Big spend bonus: Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status)

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

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

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

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


Annual Fee: $195

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta

Big spend bonus: Miles Boost®: Earn 10K bonus miles and MQMs (towards elite status) after $25K spend and another 10K bonus miles and MQMs after $50K spend per calendar year ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K
spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ Terms 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.

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

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express

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


Annual Fee: $195

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta

Big spend bonus: Miles Boost®: Earn 10K bonus miles and MQMs (towards elite status) after $25K spend and another 10K bonus miles and MQMs after $50K spend per calendar year ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ Terms 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)

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

Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express

FM Mini Review: Excellent choice for frequent Delta flyers who can make use of SkyClub access and companion certificate. Also a good choice for big spenders seeking Delta elite status.


Annual Fee: $450

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta

Big spend bonus: 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 ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K
spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: Domestic economy or first class companion certificate (subject to taxes & fees) after card renewal ⚬ SkyClub access ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ First checked bag free. Terms and limitations apply.

See also: An Analysis of the Delta Reserve Credit Card

Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card

FM Mini Review: Excellent choice for frequent Delta flyers who can make use of SkyClub access and companion certificate. Also a good choice for big spenders seeking Delta elite status.


Annual Fee: $450

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta

Big spend bonus: 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 ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K
spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: Domestic economy or first class companion certificate (subject to taxes & fees) after card renewal ⚬ SkyClub access ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ First checked bag free. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

See also: An Analysis of the Delta Reserve Credit Card

Quick Thoughts

Keep in mind that Amex generally limits the welcome bonus to those who do not have or have not had these cards. It’s worth noting that the language and rule does not consider whether or not you earned a bonus — having had the card in the past is enough to disqualify you from earning the bonus again.

On the other hand, if you have not had one of these cards before, these current bonuses look decent if you have a use for the miles. While Delta catches a lot of flak for elimination of an award chart and sometimes-wacky pricing on domestic routes, they do run regular flash sales and there are still some decent partner opportunities that might make these offers attractive.

For more information about any of the Delta cards, simply click the name of the card under “The Offers” or “Key Card Details” above to go to our dedicated Frequent Miler page for that card.

Last updated on August 1st, 2019

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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So my understanding is that if you apply and are not told that you are ineligible for the bonus, that you therefore are eligible. I had the gold delta card about six years ago, but decided to try, and didn’t receive the ineligibility notice during the application process. On the other hand, my husband had the card earlier about same time frame and received the notice that based on history with Amex and number of new cards opened etc., that he was ineligible for bonus. Major difference between is that I put more spending on my Amex cards than he does, largely because we both use my Amex premium rewards card.
Think I’ll get the bonus?

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Yes

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Why waste time and effort to earn Delta Skymiles when they have no award chart. A one way business class ticket from the US to Asia requires 480,000 Skymiles. You need six (6) credit card bonus of 80K miles to earn 1 one way Delta One business class. Skymiles are basically worthless.

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