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Okay, this may pale in comparison to monster 100,000 point offers we’ve seen lately, but this is a decent option for those who can’t get in on the credit card offers. Debit card deals are few and far between lately, so if you have tarnished/bad credit or you can’t afford a credit inquiry, this may make the most sense.
Suntrust is offering three Delta co-branded debit cards:
1) Delta SkyMiles Classic Check Card – $20 annual fee and 2,500 point sign-up bonus. 1 Skymile for every 2 dollars spent (not recommended)
2) Delta SkyMiles World Check Card – $55 annual fee and 5,000 points sign-up bonus. 1 Skymile for every dollar spent
3) Delta SkyMiles Business Check Card- $55 annual fee and 5,000 points sign-up bonus. 1 Skymile for every dollar spent
If for some reason you can’t sign up online, you can call 1-800-SUNTRUST. It has been reported that they require EIN numbers for small business cards, but you can try to apply as a sole proprietor using your personal SSN.
While this offer isn’t amazing, its an option for those who need to use debit cards for miles. I don’t see the debit card offers getting more lucrative, especially since Chase is discontinuing mileage earning debit cards on July 12, 2011, so I’d hop on this if you are looking for a debit option.