New Delta Gold Amex Offer – Including $50 Statement Credit

by on September 17, 2013 · 22 comments

in American Express, Delta

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Update: Some of the offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Gold Delta SkyMiles, Platinum Delta SkyMiles, Delta Reserve Credit Card.

Today American Express launched a new sign-up offer for the Gold Delta SkyMiles American Express card. The current bonus is 30,000 miles when you spend $1,000 in 3 months, and a $50 statement credit on your first Delta purchase in the first 3 months- all with the $95 annual fee waived the first year.

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These new terms are different from the previous ones because the spending requirement of $1,000 is double the old one of just $500 – but still quite doable in my opinion – and in return you get that new $50 statement credit and the first year’s annual fee is still waived and the card still comes with all its other benefits including a free checked bag and priority boarding.

Here are the specific terms for the card now:

  • Earn 30K bonus miles after you make $1K in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • Earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • Earn As You Spend: Get 2X miles on Delta purchases and 1X miles for all other eligible dollars spent.
  • Check your first bag free on every Delta flight – that’s a savings of up to $200 per round trip for a family of four.
  • Premium Travel Perks: Settle in sooner with Priority Boarding.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms and Restrictions Apply.

At the same time, it looks like the offer on this card that was available via’s Card Match Tool for 45,000 miles when you spend $5,000 in 6 months is no longer available, so to my knowledge, this new offer is currently the best one publicly available on this card. As always, keep your eyes peeled for targeted offers that appear all the time because American Express might reach out to you with a bigger bonus on this card or one of its other co-branded Delta products.


Currently, the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card is offering 5,000 MQMs and 35,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months plus a $100 statement credit after you make your first Delta purchase within the first 3 months for a $150 annual fee. If you’re looking for a card with a lower spend requirement, the Delta Reserve Credit Card is offering 10,000 MQMs and 10,0000 miles after your first purchase though it carries a $450 annual fee.

Checking for Your Own Targeted Offers
If you might be interested in seeing if there are any other offers for you either on the Gold Delta Amex or the other Delta cards, the other site you should check out is You enter your SkyMiles number and last name and it will automatically populate with any credit card offers for which you are eligible. For me it displayed the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Amex offer I decided to apply for back in May, which netted me 40,000 bonus SkyMiles and 15,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles towards elite status for 2014.

Also don’t forget to open your mail and email since Amex and Delta send out special offers via both methods, so instead of just clicking “Delete” or tossing an envelope in the trash, take a second to look first and see what might be inside.

As always, this is a good reminder that the best credit card offers don’t often stick around for long and you never know when they might come to an end, so if you find a good one that suits your needs and gets you the bonus you want, you should apply because you might not get another chance.

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  • Justin

    I got this one a couple weeks ago, valid until October 20, I haven’t applied yet. Essentially the same except with 50k.

    Here’s how it works.
    Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you make $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first three months1†
    Plus, earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first three months2Earn more miles.
    Earn 1 mile for every eligible dollar spent with no mileage cap3
    Earn double miles on Delta purchases4Enjoy additional benefits when flying Delta.
    Check your first bag free on every Delta flight — a savings of $200 per round trip for a family of four5
    Priority Boarding — get on early, stow your bag and settle in sooner for a pleasant trip6
    20% savings on eligible in-flight purchases (in the form of a statement credit)7
    $25 Delta Sky Club® access8
    Enjoy a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95

  • Matt

    Terrible offer considering the AMEX BRG is offering 75,000 points that can be transferred to Delta.

  • Lego

    I got a decent delta amex platinum card offer last week that I jumped on. 45,000 miles – 15,000 of those or MQMs + $100 credit on delta purchase within the first 6 months. The first year $150 fee is not waived however.

  • dieuwer

    …meaning you buy 45,000 miles for $50. Not so bad.

  • Lego

    *or = are

  • Lego

    Yes, the MQMs were important to me it should be enough to bring me just over the line for gold next year before the MQDs kick in

  • BartNY

    I applied for the 45k offer back in June. Even though I was approved I called yesterday to find out why my 25k bonus after purchase hadn’t been issued. After being on hold for a while they told me it was because the welcome bonus was only available to those who hadn’t had the card during the past 12 months (I had closed my previous one in February, after 2 years). I’m quite annoyed because the offer was targeted to me AFTER I entered my SS# and name on!

  • Free Stuff Scavenger

    I got a targeted offer of 50,000 miles + $50 statement credit after $1,000 spend, told my friend about it, and he got the offer when he called in to AMEX – so I think you can get this relatively good offer if you just reach out and request it.

  • Smidget

    Where’s the 75K offer? I only see 50K….

  • Mark Garretson

    I received the 50k offer after $1000 in spend in first 3 months (targeted email offer I guess?). I applied and already activated my card. Used the AMEX Twitter customer service to chat with a rep and confirmed my bonus of 50k miles! I just used Venmo to get that minimum spend out of the way!! Can’t wait for my miles!

  • jamesjones212

    what qualifies a delta purchase? can we buy a delta gift card and will that count to receive the $50 statement credit?

  • Mark Garretson

    I am also curious about this? In flight purchase? Seat upgrade? Mileage add-on to a flight? Does those qualify?

  • thepointsguy

    Any charge processed by delta should be a delta charge and thus count for the bonus

  • Jason

    You can earn double the miles if you rent a car from

  • Greeeeeg

    How about a $9 economy comfort upgrade on a super short-haul flight?

  • Ben Price

    I have the same issue. or whatever tells me I’ve had the product in the past 12 months. Not true!! I’ve had targeted offers…worried about applying and getting points denied.

  • troyhouse

    terrible, terrible offer, dont sign up.

  • cthej

    I got this same offer from a guy in a kiosk at FLL in May. Didn’t bite.

  • Brandon

    Just like Mark, I also saw the targeted 50K sign-up offer in my e-mail.

  • Mark Garretson

    Just an update. I used a service to quickly pay a friend my minimum spend requirement and had them then write me a check. AMEX said it could be 6-8 weeks before I would receive me 50k miles, however they showed up within 1 week! Amazing and perfect! Brazil 2014!!!!

  • mags12

    I got an offer for the delta platinum that just expired a week ago and now got an offer for the delta gold. I wasn’t planning on applying for either but recently changed my mind. If i call the amex costumer service, do you think it is possible they will honor the platinum offer even if it just expired?

  • Noelle

    Amex will not honor my $50 credit even though I bought two delta tickets within the first three months. I have called and they are extremely rude and unprofessional. I have never had an Amex card before and don’t think I will have one much longer. Customer service is horrible.

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