It's Back: Amex to Delta 50% Transfer and 25k MQM Bonus
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
Wow- surprised to see this back again- even if it is only for "first time" transfers.
Already took advantage of the last one? You probably won't be able to get the MQMs from this one, but you can get the 50% transfer by creating a new Skymiles account. I'm currently on the ski slopes and don't have my laptop so I'm sorry for the sloppiness of this post. I'll add more color when I can.
A couple things to note:
1) you can link anyones delta to your amex membership rewards so creating a fake persons skymiles account and transferring for the 50% bonus should work. If you are feeling risky, you may be able to get them to merge a dupe account that is in your name but I bet they'll be on the lookout for that
2) if you have a delta Amex, I recommend applying for a brand new platinum card, which you can get approved for separately. Amex usually only gives 25k bonus for upgrading an existing account to Platinum, so just apply for a new one- I have links on this site for the Platinum card under the American Express Category (on I phone now- hard to embed links)
3) once you have a platinum account, you can advance yourself up to 60,000 points instantly for free. The rules say you have to be a member for 6 months but the advance feature will work online
4) the gold card had a 25,000 signup bonus and np annual fee. You can advance yourself 15,000 miles with a gold card and buy extra Amex points for 2.5 cents a piece.