4 Delta Credit Cards With Limited Time 60K-70K Signup Bonuses, Good For 12-14 Tickets From NYC To Florida, Chicago, Detroit, And More!

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American Express has released 4 limited time offers on Delta credit cards that are valid until the morning of April 11th. Signup bonuses are valid for the first time you’ve had each type of Delta card, so you can get the bonus for each of the 4 card versions below!

Consumer cards:

1. Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: 
-Earn 50,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months and an additional 10,000 bonus miles for spending an additional $1,000 in the first 6 months, and a $50 statement credit after making a Delta purchase in the first 3 months.
-$0 intro annual fee, then $95.

2. Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express:
-Earn 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months and a $100 statement credit after making a Delta purchase in the first 3 months.
-If you spend $25,000 in a calendar year you’ll receive an additional 10,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles. If you spend $50,000 in a calendar year you’ll receive an additional 10,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles.
-This card includes an annual Companion Certificate that is valid for a round-trip Economy Class Companion ticket within the 48 contiguous United States. Residents of Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or the USVI must originate from there to the 48 contiguous United States and have an address on their SkyMiles account in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or the USVI.
-$195 annual fee.

Business cards:

3. Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express:
-Earn 50,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months and an additional 10,000 bonus miles for spending an additional $1,000 in the first 6 months, and a $50 statement credit after making a Delta purchase in the first 3 months.
-$0 intro annual fee, then $95.

4. Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express:
-Earn 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months and a $100 statement credit after making a Delta purchase in the first 3 months.
-If you spend $25,000 in a calendar year you’ll receive an additional 10,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles. If you spend $50,000 in a calendar year you’ll receive an additional 10,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles.
-This card includes an annual Companion Certificate that is valid for a round-trip Economy Class Companion ticket within the 48 contiguous United States. Residents of Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or the USVI must originate from there to the 48 contiguous United States and have an address on their SkyMiles account in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or the USVI.
-$195 annual fee.


Triggering the $50 or $100 statement credit:

Any Delta purchase will trigger the statement credit. There is no minimum Delta purchase required, even a $2 snack or drink on a Delta flight will trigger the full $50 or $100 credit!

Sample purchases include any denomination of Delta gift cards or eGift cards, food or drinks on a Delta flight, baggage fees, tickets, upgrades, change fees, club entrance fees, etc.


All 4 Delta cards:

  • Offer a free checked bag for the primary cardholder and up to 8 companions on the same reservation. You do not need to book tickets on your Delta card for this benefit, you only need to have your Skymiles number in the reservation. That allows you to buy airfare on a card that offers more points per dollar on airfare.
  • Have no foreign transaction fees.
  • Offer Zone 1 Priority Boarding on Delta flights for the primary cardholder and up to 8 companions on the same reservation so that you won’t have to gate-check your carry-ons.
  • Offer free priority boarding along with a free carry-on and checked back even on a Basic Economy fare.
  • Offer 2 Delta miles per dollar on flight purchases from Delta.
  • Offer a 20% savings in the form of a statement credit on eligible pre-purchased meals, in-flight purchases of food,alcoholic beverages and audio headsets, and movies, shows and video games accessed via Delta’s seatback in-flight entertainment system, on Delta-operated flights.
  • Waive the Medallion Qualification Dollar requirement to reach Silver, Gold, or Platinum Medallion status if you spend $25,000 on the cards in that calendar year. Eligible Purchases will be combined across multiple Delta cards of the primary cardholder if those accounts are linked to the same SkyMiles number. Note that the Diamond level spend waiver is now a whopping $250,000. 
  • Offer $29 per person discounted SkyClub lounge access for the cardmember and up to 2 guests.
  • Offer free additional cardholders (up to 99 per account). Additional cardholders are each eligible for American promotions like AMEX Offers.

American Express benefits:

The cards carry American Express’ awesome top-notch protections that are light-years better than any other banks. Most other banks always look for a way to get out, but that’s not the case with American Express.

  • If you need to return an item up to $300 and a store won’t take it back due to a time limited or final sale policy, AMEX will gladly refund you thanks to return protection.The vast majority of the time you’ll even be able to keep the item, but if you do need to send it back the return shipping will be free. That’s a far more generous policy than any other bank offers. This benefit is valid for $1,000 of returns per card per calendar year.
  • If a store charged a restocking fee to return an item then AMEX will cover it, up to $300/item, as part of their return protection coverage.
  • You get an additional year of warranty coverage and if you have any issue in the extended warranty year they’ll pay to have it fixed or refund your entire purchase price without a hassle. This benefit is far more valuable than warranty benefits offered by other banks.
  • If you need to dispute a charge there’s nobody who makes it easier or as pain-free as American Express does. It’s the easiest dispute resolution process in the industry by leaps and bounds and you can do it all online.
  • If your item is stolen or broken within 90 days you’ll be covered.
  • AMEX cards now cover car rental insurance in Israel.
  • AMEX cards offer free Shoprunner membership for 2nd day free shipping and returns from dozens of stores.

See this post to see just how amazing some of the AMEX protections can be.


Business vs Consumer card:

AMEX business cards don’t appear on your credit report. That’s good for several reasons.

First of all they won’t count against your 5/24 count for opening new Chase cards. Only cards on your report that have been opened within the past 24 months count for that.

Second, when you spend money on personal cards your credit score will be hurt even if you pay your bill on time. A whopping 30% of your credit score is based on credit utilization. You can pay off your card bill before your statement is generated to avoid that, but that takes effort and laying out money well before you have to. Additionally it’s good to have the statement close with a couple dollars to show the card is active and being paid every month. On an AMEX business card it’s just not reported, so you can wait until the money is due without it having a negative effect on your score.

Third, if you close a business card it won’t ever have an effect on your score.

You may already have a business that needs a card to keep track of expenses. For example if your name is Joe Smith and you sell items online, or if you have any other side business and want a credit card to better keep track of business expenditures you can open a business credit card for “Joe Smith Sole Proprietorship” as the business. You don’t need to file any messy government paperwork to be allowed to do that.
Just be sure to select “Sole Proprietorship” as the business type and just use your social security number in the Tax Identification Number field


Delta Miles:

I have mixed feelings about Delta miles or “Skypesos.”

Traditionally they have had terrible saver award availability. However that has improved of late and it’s now significantly better than American’s availability, though it’s not as good as United’s.

Delta’s miles also never expire.

However Delta doesn’t publish award charts anymore as they feel than an uneducated customer is their best customer. That’s beyond frustrating. Recently they increased the miles needed for partner flights without warning.

They don’t charge a close-in award fee, but it can be tough to find saver award space available within 3 weeks.

However there are still plenty of good uses of Delta miles, especially as American’s award availability has gone down the drain.

Delta’s one-way flexible award calendar that can be set to search for 5 weeks at a time is also a marked improvement over their old buggy award calendar.

Delta has also lowered the cost of some domestic saver awards from a flat 12.5K to as low as 5K, depending on the route.

Using airline miles also means you don’t have to worry about any Basic Economy restrictions as those don’t apply to award tickets.

Here are some examples of routes that can now be booked for as little as 5K miles:

JFK/LGA to/from Chicago:

 

JFK/LGA to/from Detroit:

 

JFK/LGA to/from Fort Lauderdale:

 

JFK/LGA to/from Orlando:

 

Los Angeles to/from Las Vegas:

 

Los Angeles to/from San Francisco:

 

If you actually want to collect Delta miles you’ll do better spending on the Starwood AMEX as 20,000 Starpoints transfers into 25,000 miles on dozens of airlines, including Delta or Delta partners like Air France and Alaska. Though there are better airlines that Starwood points can transfer into unless you need a specific Delta award.

However the MQM bonuses can make it worth spending on the Platinum Delta cards if you can hit the $25K or $50K spend threshold bonuses.

Additionally if you are gunning for Delta medallion status, then spending $25,000 on Delta cards this year will waive the requirement to spend a minimum amount on Delta flights to earn that status ($3,000 for Silver, $6,000 for Gold, or $9,000 for Platinum if you don’t spend $25K in a year across all of your Delta cards).

But the cards are great for the signup bonus and benefits that they come with for both Delta Medallions and non-Medallions alike.

Will you signup for a Delta card offering 60K-70K miles?

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duvid

can i get a match? i just opened a biz dl last week

Yudi

Can I get a personal gold and platinum card at the same time?

Bhg

Are these bonuses only once a lifetime? Or can I get the bonus if I had them 2 years ago. Thanks

aygart

No mention of CLE-SLC?

Eli

Any way to tell if I’ve had a version in the past? Don’t remember if I did business platinum.

Steve

do u need a better score to get the platinum over the gold?

H

What’s the cancellation policy on award tix?

lazertek

how good are deltas points for traveling to israel?

Steve

crazy question but how did you get calendar view on deltas website is it only when ur logged in ??

Steve

it dose not show the option on deltas website for flexible dates?

Eli

they are good towards Sothern china airline from china to JFK non stop flights if you plan on attending the canteen show.

yossi1

hi is the gold delta or plat like a reg gold/plat amex vs charge card and no pre set spending?

Markypoo

My daughter just got approved last Thursday for delta gold, is it possible to get this deal from them since it just happened. Didn’t even get the card yet.

BB

If I had the Delta gold card last year and got my wife a secondary card (both cancelled in November) can she sign up for her own Delta gold card now and get the bonus miles?

dave

How old do you have to be to apply for you own credit card with amex

chai

1. do you know if the annual companion tickets works on a mileage ticket?

moishe

With a FICO score of 724 is it likely that I get approved for all 4 cards and also the spg business card? I heard that it may be better to sign up using 5 computers at the same time…

yisroel

will applying for a business card show on report at all? will it even show as a hard pull?

Lucky me

Dan,
I have had this card for a few years now. At one point I wanted to cancel because of the annual fee and they put me onto a delta employee status so that there would be no annual fees (even though I don’t work there) has anyone else gotten this?

Joe

1. If I cancel a card do I lose the points? Is it pro rated?

anonymous

is korean the best way to credit your miles from skyteam flights

Yossi

Dan how many sky miles are needed from NYC to Montreal Canada

Nati

Paying taxes on a ticket that you buy with miles would trigger the 100$ statment credit?
Thanks!

Bob Kaufman

@Dan what can I do with the 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles?

Larry

Are these offers considered very good ?

Tomer A

These are only within Delta?
Can I flip the miles to other airlines?
What other cards have this big a bonus right now, that won’t limit me to one airline?

cook

For the 10k MQM bonus after 25K spend, Does the spend have to be on one card or can it be cumulative across Delta cards?

Jacob

If I wanto apply for 2 cards do I need to do it in 2 separate browsers? Or can I do 1 and then another 1?

risa stroh

@dan – will it affect my credit if i open 2 cards per year to get spending bonuses and then close them when i get the annual fee? (some cards have no fee the first year.) i always pay on time an have few cards open

N

Can each additional also make the 6K-70K miles?

abe

i forgot about using my card for a delta purchase and getting the $50 statement credit within the first 3 months, by a measly 2 weeks. any ideas on how to still get a credit?

Josh

From the terms “Purchases to meet the first Delta purchase requirement do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers (balance transfers are not available on Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Cards), cash advances, purchases of travelers checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, purchases of gift cards, person-to-person payments or purchases of other cash equivalents. Additional terms and restrictions apply.” So gift cards are not allowed

Menachem

What can I do with MQM points?

Eli

Can I use companion pass for international flights?
does it work for award tickets?

moish

I applied for all 4 cards and got approved for 2 of them and then AMEX told me that i cannot get approved for the other 2 because I cannot get approved for more than 2 cards in a 90 day period. Has anybody had this same experience? Is there a way around this?

Daniel

Can I upgrade my gold card to platinum and get the signup bonus, or is a new application necessary?

Eve

Dan, If my husband had the gold business but forgot to spend the required amount to get the bonus so he cancelled the card a couple of months ago can he reapply now and get the bonus?

Joel

Amex Closed my card. 6 years ago because of non payment. Will I be blacklisted forever?

Mr. CC

No, they’ll probably ask you what the fill out a 4506-t form

DF

If I apply today, but not approved until after the promo period ends, will I still be eligible for the bonus?

Mr. CC

Yes

Yoni

I got accepted for the 2 business cc but the 2 consumers I got declined. Recon said since I applied for more then 2 ccs in 90 days I will be automatically rejected. Is there any way I can get accepted?

Mr. CC

Yes, call again

yechiel

How much points is it from nyc-montreal

Micky

Couple of weeks ago I booked a ticket on Delta. The revenue cost was $190 and points cost 14K. Today I checked the costs are $549 and 49k skymiles (flight is on Thursday). So it seems Delta does not not have a fixed awards rate/calender.

NR

Assuming good credit, any reason not to apply for both Gold and Platinum?

jack

annual fee on the platinum is not waived first year

DR

My wife applied for both business cards plat/gold in November 2017 and met the spending requirements right away but it took 5-6 months and a ton of calling to actually get the points the said they didn’t see the bonus on my account the real problem is that there no one to talk to amex rewards says call delta which reroute you to AVA amex vertual assistance which brings you back to amex and when finally you get to delta thry tell you to call amex…

Cs

I noticed they also have a similar card world elite that has similar bonuses etc on aa. Which is the better card?

naft

How does delta miles stack up against chase ultimate rewards. Meaning, past spending the initial $3000 for the bonus miles, is it worth it to spend the $23,000 additional to get Delta medallion status, or is it better put towards chase points?

jack

Dan can i combine miles from mine and my wifes card once we each get the bonus?

Mashiach

HEY Dan, is it better off using Starwood points for hotels in Israel or transferring them to airlines tickets for a flight to Israel?

lazertek

hi dan i opened in october of last year amex spg personal & bussiness and amex gold bussiness at once what are my approval odds for one of these cards if i apply now

mf

how long does it take for the $50 credit to post?

ec

Looks like they already pulled the Business one, does show when you hit the link (I got approved for personal)

chaim

they charge NYC-TLV 155k miles for lowest fare?! i checked for dates in July as well for Dec! does it make sense?

Anonymous

updated till 05/16/2018

mike

still active

Kenny

I’m looking at the Delta Amex offers on your website. I cannot find these offers when I go to Delta’s website, but when I click on your links, they come up as still valid. However, I am looking to sign up for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card, and I’m only getting a listing of it with no link on your site. How can I get to that offer?

Mk

Can I transfer the points from my wife’s account to my? I want to apply, but only if I can marge the new points with my points.

Thank you

sm

Do I get annual Companion Certificate after signing up or do I have to wait a year to renew to qualify?

EZRA AZIZO

To get the statement credit.
If i buy wifi from gogo will i get the credit?

Chris

You all may be aware of this. If you are secondary on the card and are not traveling with primary, you will not get free checked bags. Bummer….and something I’m not sure they tell you up front….probably in the very fine print.

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