[Expired] New highest-ever 70K Delta SkyMiles offer

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The Delta Reserve Business Credit Card from American Express is sporting a newly-increased offer of 70,000 Delta SkyMiles plus 10K MQMs after you spend $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. That’s the highest offer we’ve ever seen on this card, which comes with a number of valuable benefits for Delta flyers and those who need some help from spend to achieve elite status.

Update: The offer mentioned in this post has expired. See below for updated offer information.

The Offer

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve for Business Credit Card
Up to 100K miles + 20K MQMs
Up to 100K miles + 20K MQMs: 80K miles + 20K MQMs after $5K spend in the first 3 months + 20K miles after first anniversary. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 4/1/2020)

$550 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: None

Key Card Details

Delta SkyMiles® 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: $550

Card Type: Amex Credit Card


Earning rate: 3X Delta ⚬ 1.5X on all spend per calendar year after spending $150K

Big spend bonus: Earn 15K MQMs (towards elite status) after $30K spend up to four times per year ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ After you spend $150K in a calendar year, earn 1.5X miles per dollar on eligible purchases for the rest of the year (excludes Delta purchases after you meet the $150K requirement) ⚬ Terms and limitations apply.

Noteworthy perks: Domestic economy or first class companion certificate (subject to taxes & fees) after card renewal ⚬ SkyClub access ⚬ 2 Delta SkyClub one-time guest passes ⚬ Centurion Lounge access when flying Delta ⚬ Complimentary upgrades ⚬ $100 Global Entry fee credit every 4 years (or 4.5 years for TSA Precheck) ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ First checked bag free. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

See also: Delta Reserve complete guide

Quick Thoughts

This card is a great choice for frequent Delta flyers regardless of the current welcome offer as it comes with valuable perks like SkyClub access and an annual economy or first class companion certificate (awarded after your first year), which could go a long way towards mitigating the annual fee. It further enables heavy spenders to reach status faster as one can earn up to 30K MQMs per year based on spend (in addition to the 10K MQMs offered as a one-time welcome bonus upon meeting the minimum spending requirements), Getting 70,000 Delta SkyMiles on top of all of that makes this card well worth consideration.

While SkyMiles earned themselves a pretty bad rap for a while, Delta has been upping the ante lately with tons of great flash sales, which offer decent value for the miles if you are looking to fly in economy class (or if you’ve got status that often gets you upgraded). I’ve been pleasantly surprised by Delta on a number of domestic award searches, and many partners can be easily booked online.

If you’re chasing Delta status, this would be a key tool to have in your wallet. For more on that, see: How to manufacture Delta Elite Status, recently updated.

For more information on this card and to find an application link, see our dedicated Delta Reserve Business Credit Card page by clicking on the card name under “the offer” or “key card details” above.

Last updated on November 8th, 2018

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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With Delta’s rollover mqms, if one were to get the sign up bonus this year, would those 10k mqms roll over to next year, assuming no other activity with Delta?