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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
Since late September, two Delta co-branded business credit cards have been offering higher than usual welcome bonuses: the Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express and the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express. These offers provide new cardholders the opportunity to earn 50,000 miles or 70,000 miles and 10,000 MQMs, respectively, after meeting the minimum spending requirements, but they’ll be expiring on November 9 (next Wednesday) so you’ll want to act fast if you’re interested.
Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express
As a reminder, this card’s currently offering 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 on the card within the first three months. The usual welcome offer is just 30,000 miles (after spending $1,000), so you can currently take home 20,000 more rewards to help you toward your next trip. Based on TPG’s latest valuations, 50,000 SkyMiles are worth $600 — compared to $360 for the standard welcome offer. Also note that you can earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with this card in the first three months of account membership.
This card has a $95 annual fee that’s waived the first year, and it earns you 2 miles per dollar on Delta purchases and 1 mile per dollar on everything else. Other perks include priority boarding, a first bag checked free and 20% off in-flight purchases.
Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express
If you’re looking to boost your SkyMiles balance significantly and work toward Delta elite status, this card could be worth a closer look. Currently, you’ll earn 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after spending $5,000 in the first three months. This is literally double the standard welcome offer of 35,000 miles and 5,000 MQMs (after spending $1,000 in the first three months). You can also earn a $100 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase with the card in the first three months.
Based on TPG’s valuations, 70,000 SkyMiles are worth $840. While that stash of miles can come in handy for award travel, the 10,000 MQMs could also prove to be quite valuable if you’re hoping to secure Delta elite status; you’d be 40% of the way to Medallion Silver if you earned this welcome bonus, and if you’ve already accumulated MQMs through paid travel, these could bring you even closer to Silver or a higher Medallion tier. And don’t forget that you can earn additional MQMs by meeting spending thresholds with the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Card; you’ll get 10,000 MQMs (and 10,000 bonus miles) when you spend $25,000 in a calendar year, plus another 10,000 MQMs and 10,000 bonus miles when you spend $50,000 in a calendar year.
This card has a $195 annual fee, and its other benefits include an annual companion certification for domestic economy round-trip travel, plus priority boarding, a first bag checked free and 20% off in-flight purchases. As with the Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Card, you’ll earn 2 miles per dollar on Delta purchases and 1 mile per dollar on everything else.
Now’s an ideal time to apply for either of these cards, since you’ll earn significantly more miles for meeting the spending requirements, and more MQMs in the case of the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Card. Remember that these offers expire next Wednesday, November 9, so be sure to apply before then if you’re interested!
Will you be taking advantage of either welcome offer?
The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.
- Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
- Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
- 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
- 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
- Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
- Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
- $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
- Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
- $550 annual fee.
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