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If you’re not looking for premium perks such as lounge access or earning status with Delta through spending, this card is a good option. It allows you to earn SkyMiles toward award travel and to save money with perks such as your first checked bag free and discounts on inflight purchases. The card's low annual fee won’t break the bank, either.
First checked bag free for you and up to eight companions
Main Cabin 1 priority boarding
20% back in the form of a statement credit on inflight purchases (not including Wi-Fi)
Doesn't make sense if you don't fly Delta
There are better Delta cards if you want lounge access or a boost to earn elite status
Who is this card good for?
You don’t have to be a Delta loyalist to benefit from this card. With a $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $99, you can easily take advantage of benefits that will outweigh the cost of the card. Perks such as your first checked bag free, and 20% back on inflight purchases are great ways to save money.
The Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express Card earns 2x miles at U.S. grocery stores, restaurants and on Delta purchases. It also earns 1x miles on other eligible purchases.
Frequently asked questions
What are Delta SkyMiles worth?
Based on TPG valuations, Delta SkyMiles are currently worth 1.1 cents.
Is the Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express card worth it?
While there are other cobranded Delta cards available that have more premium perks, they also charge higher annual fees. This card is good for those who fly Delta from time to time and would like to save money and time thanks to perks like free checked bags and priority boarding, not to mention racking up miles toward award travel on everyday purchases.
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