Does Delta Amex Platinum Still Offer Bonus MQMs?
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TPG reader Chris tweeted me to ask:
@thepointsguy “What happened to the bonus Medallion® Qualifying Miles that I used to get with my Delta American Express Platinum card? Is this another SkyMiles casualty of Delta 2014?”
I think my heart stopped for a moment when I read Chris’s question, wondering whether something had in fact happened to the Delta MQM bonus that comes with the Delta Amex Platinum card.
After a split second of panic, however, I was able to confirm that MQM bonuses still exist for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express and Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express, and the Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express and Delta Reserve Business card.
The earning structure on the Platinum cards rewards you with 10,000 MQMs after spending $25,000 annually, and another 10,000 MQMs after spending $50,000. You can earn the bonuses twice if you have both the personal and business versions of the card.
With the Delta Reserve card, you’ll earn 15,000 MQMs when you spend $30,000, and another 15,000 MQMs when you hit $60,000 in spend. Therefore, if you’re loyal to Delta and a big spender, this could be a no-brainer for you.
So Chris, don’t worry, those bonuses are still there! But if you want to rake in those MQM’s, you better be ready to spend.
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