It’s Back: Amex to Delta 50% Transfer and 25k MQM Bonus

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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Platinum Card from American Express

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.

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and at US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 per calendar year for baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, when available with The Hotel Collection at
  • Over 1.5 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in 2017.
  • $0 Intro Annual Fee for the 1st year, then $195.
  • Terms Apply.
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Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer Fee
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Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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