New Delta credit card offers: Earn up to 100,000 bonus miles

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It’s no secret that TPGers love Delta Air Lines. With its luxe lounges and high customer satisfaction, Delta landed the top spot in our 2022 airline rankings.

If you’ve been thinking about adding a Delta card to your wallet, this is a great time to do it. Delta has new bonus offers on many of its personal and business American Express cards — some of which are the best we’ve ever seen. These offers end March 29.

Plus, as of today, eligible Delta SkyMiles cardmembers can get a 15% discount on award ticket redemptions.

Let’s dive into each offer and see which might be a good fit for you.

Delta credit cards welcome offers overview

Here’s an overview of the offers at first glance:

Card  Welcome bonus  Annual fee  Bonus value*
Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card Earn 70,000 bonus miles after $2,000 in spending in the first six months of card membership. Offer ends March 29. $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $99 (see rates and fees). $987.
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card Earn 90,000 bonus miles after $4,000 in spending in the first six months of card membership. Offer ends March 29. $250 (see rates and fees). $1,269.
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card Earn 90,000 bonus miles after $6,000 in spending in the first six months of card membership. Offer ends March 29. $550 (see rates and fees). $1,269.
Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card Earn 75,000 bonus miles after $3,000 in spending in the first three months of card membership. Offer ends March 29. $99 (see rates and fees). $1,058.
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card Earn 95,000 bonus miles after $4,000 in spending in the first three months of card membership. Offer ends March 29. $250 (see rates and fees). $1,340.
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card Earn 100,000 bonus miles after $6,000 in spending in the first three months of card membership. Offer ends March 29. $550 (see rates and fees). $1,410.

* Bonus value is based on TPG valuations and is not provided or reviewed by the issuer. 

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card
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Welcome bonus: Earn 70,000 bonus miles after $2,000 in spending in the first six months of cardmembership. TPG values this bonus at $987. Offer ends March 29.

Annual fee: $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $99.

Earning rate: Earn 2 miles per dollar on eligible Delta purchases at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets and 1 mile per dollar on all other purchases.

Is this offer worth it?

This new welcome bonus is the best we’ve seen for this card. Also, it’s very easy to earn with only $2,000 in required spending over six months to trigger the bonus miles. That alone makes the card compelling, especially since the annual fee is $0 in the first year.

The Delta Gold Amex is a solid card for travelers who occasionally fly with Delta. You’ll get 15% off award redemptions for Delta flights (when paying taxes and fees with this card), a first checked bag free, priority boarding, 20% off inflight purchases and a $100 Delta flight credit after you spend $10,000 in a calendar year.

Related: Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express Card review


Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express Card


Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card
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Welcome bonus: Earn 90,000 bonus miles after $4,000 in spending in the first six months of cardmembership. TPG values this bonus at $1,269. Offer ends March 29.

Annual fee: $250.

Earning rate: Earn 3 miles per dollar on eligible Delta purchases and at hotels (when booking directly), 2 miles per dollar at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets, and 1 mile per dollar on all other purchases.

Is this offer worth it?

This is an excellent welcome bonus on the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Amex. Even though past offers have included Medallion Qualification Miles, this new one is likely much more valuable for most travelers.

The card itself is also pretty impressive. You’ll get 15% off award redemptions for Delta flights (when paying taxes and fees with this card), an annual companion certificate each renewal for main cabin, round-trip travel, 10,000 MQMs toward elite status after you spend $25,000 (up to 20,000 MQMs per year), up to $100 in statement credits for Global Entry/TSA PreCheck application fees (every four years for Global Entry and every 4½ years for TSA PreCheck) and elite-like perks — including a first checked bag free, priority boarding and 20% off eligible inflight purchases.

Overall, if you fly Delta semiregularly and are looking for a way to earn miles on purchases and score MQMs for elite status, this is a great card option. However, even if you aren’t going for status, the companion voucher by itself can go a long way in making the annual fee worth it for this card.

Related: Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express Card review


Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express Card


Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

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Welcome bonus: Earn 90,000 bonus miles after you spend $6,000 in purchases on your new card in your first six months. TPG values this bonus at $1,269. Offer ends March 29.

Annual fee: $550.

Earning rate: Earn 3 miles per dollar on eligible Delta purchases and 1 mile per dollar on all other purchases.

Is this offer worth it?

The Delta SkyMiles Reserve is the top-tier Delta Amex card available and thus comes with a high annual fee. While this isn’t quite the highest offer we’ve seen for this card, it’s still a solid one. And with this card, you’ll get a slew of benefits, including:

  • 15% off award redemptions for Delta flights (when paying taxes and fees with this card).
  • Annual companion certificate each year upon card renewal for round-trip travel in first class, Comfort+, Premium Select or main cabin.
  • Complimentary Delta Sky Club access when you fly Delta, plus two one-time guest passes each year.
  • 15,000 MQMs toward status when you spend $30,000, $60,000, $90,000 and $120,000 on the card in a calendar year.
  • Complimentary access to American Express Centurion Lounges when flying Delta with a ticket purchased on the card (up to two guests may also enter for a fee of $50 each).
  • A Global Entry/TSA PreCheck fee credit up to $100 (every four years for Global Entry, every 4 1/2 years for TSA PreCheck).
  • Access to complimentary upgrades (for non-Medallions).
  • A first bag checked for free on Delta flights.
  • Priority boarding.
  • 20% off inflight purchases.

For loyal Delta flyers who enjoy visiting the Sky Club, this card can pay for itself with lounge access, MQM spending boosts and other benefits. However, for the occasional Delta traveler, the Platinum may be the better choice.

Related: Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card review


Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card


Delta business cards

The business versions of the cards currently have new welcome bonus offers, too. If you own a small business (or have a side hustle where you pay business expenses), one of these offers may be a great addition to your work wallet.

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Delta SkyMiles Gold Business American Express Card

Welcome bonus: Earn 75,000 bonus miles after $3,000 in spending in the first three months of card membership. TPG values this bonus at $1,058. Offer ends March 29.

Annual fee: $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $99.

Earning rate: Earn 2 miles per dollar on eligible Delta purchases, U.S. shipping and U.S. advertising, and 1 mile per dollar on all other eligible purchases.

Other card details: 

  • 15% off award redemptions for Delta flights (when paying taxes and fees with this card).
  • First checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • $100 Delta flight credit after spending $10,000 in a calendar year.
  • Priority boarding.
  • 20% off inflight purchases.

Related: Delta SkyMiles Gold Business American Express Card review


Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Gold Business American Express Card


Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business American Express Card

Welcome bonus: Earn 95,000 bonus miles after $4,000 in spending in the first three months of card membership. TPG values this bonus at $1,340. Offer ends March 29.

Annual fee: $250.

Earning rate: Earn 3 miles per dollar on eligible Delta purchases, 1.5 miles per dollar on purchases over $5,000 (up to 50,000 miles per calendar year) and 1 mile per dollar on all other purchases.

Other card details: 

  • 15% off award redemptions for Delta flights (when paying taxes and fees with this card).
  • Annual companion certificate each year upon card renewal for main cabin, round-trip travel.
  • 10,000 MQMs toward status when you spend $25,000 on the card in a calendar year, plus an additional 10,000 MQMs when you spend $50,000 in a calendar year.
  • Global Entry/TSA PreCheck credit (up to $100).
  • First checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Priority boarding.
  • 20% off inflight purchases.

Related: Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business American Express Card review


Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business American Express Card


Delta Sky Club in Salt Lake City
Delta Sky Club in Salt Lake City. ZACH GRIFF/THE POINTS GUY

Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business American Express Card

Welcome bonus: Earn 100,000 bonus miles after $6,000 in spending in the first three months of card membership. TPG values this bonus at $1,410. Offer ends March 29.

Annual fee: $550.

Earning rate: Earn 3 miles per dollar on Delta purchases, 1.5 miles per dollar on all purchases after spending $150,000 per calendar year, and 1 mile per dollar on all other purchases.

Other card details: 

  • 15% off award redemptions for Delta flights (when paying taxes and fees with this card).
  • Annual companion certificate each year upon card renewal for round-trip travel in first class, Comfort+, Premium Select or main cabin.
  • Complimentary Delta Sky Club access when you fly Delta, plus two one-time guest passes.
  • 15,000 MQMs toward status when you spend $30,000, $60,000, $90,000 and $120,000 on the card in a calendar year (up to 60,000 MQMs total).
  • Complimentary access to American Express Centurion Lounges when flying Delta with a ticket purchased on the card (up to two guests may also enter for a fee of $50 each).
  • A Global Entry/TSA PreCheck fee credit (every four years for Global Entry, every 4½ years for TSA PreCheck).
  • Access to complimentary upgrades (including non-Medallions).
  • First checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Priority boarding.
  • 20% off inflight purchases.

Related: Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business American Express Card review


Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business American Express Card


Are these business card offers worth it?

These cards mirror the consumer versions in a lot of ways. The only major ongoing differences are the spending categories — which are more business-oriented than the personal variations of the cards.

When looking at the welcome bonuses across both sets of cards, the business cards actually have more valuable offers, since they come with a higher number of SkyMiles. But, of course, choosing between a business card and a consumer version will depend on whether you have an eligible business — and whether you’re looking to maximize miles on business spending or consumer spending.

Overall, though, if you are in the market for a Delta business credit card, the current limited-time welcome offers are worth applying for.

Related: Who qualifies for a business credit card?

Which Delta credit card is right for you?

Delta connection plane
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With a full lineup of Delta cards offering new bonuses, you may wonder how to pick the best card offer for your needs. While it might be tempting to go after the one with the highest bonus offer, you should also consider its long-term value in your wallet.

For example, you may enjoy Delta’s inflight experience but don’t typically fly with the airline enough in a normal travel year to justify a card with a higher annual fee. Or, if you’re primarily a solo traveler, you may not be able to consistently use the annual companion voucher that comes with the Platinum and Reserve versions of the card.

In this case, you may opt for the Delta SkyMiles Gold Amex to help earn miles and enjoy some elite-like perks that can save you time and money when flying Delta.

However, someone who is almost always flying Delta because they live near a Delta hub, such as Atlanta, Seattle or New York City, might easily be able to justify a higher annual fee, because they’ll use the benefits of the higher-tier cards more regularly. Families and couples who know they can use the annual companion ticket that comes with the Platinum or Reserve versions of the card can also easily come out ahead with those cards, depending on their exact usage.

The good news is that you can’t go wrong by applying for any of these offers.

In short:

  • Occasional Delta flyers should look at the Gold.
  • Regular Delta flyers who are interested in elite status, can utilize the economy companion voucher and prefer earning miles across purchases (as opposed to lounge access) should consider the Platinum.
  • Delta loyalists who will regularly use Delta Sky Club and Centurion Lounge access when traveling should think about applying for the Reserve.

Related: Choosing the best credit cards for Delta flyers

Delta Sky Club
Delta Sky Club. ZACH GRIFF/THE POINTS GUY

Bottom line

Delta SkyMiles has long been considered the least valuable currency among the three legacy U.S. airlines — partly because of unannounced program devaluations over the years. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t find value in the SkyMiles program.

Also, many TPGers actually prefer flying Delta over any other U.S. carrier. Delta is well-known for its customer service, which can be extremely useful when something goes wrong with your trip.

And with great welcome bonuses, now may be a great time to apply.

Keep in mind that American Express does have a once-per-card-per-lifetime rule in place regarding earning welcome bonuses. If you’ve had one of these cards in the past, you’ll more than likely be precluded from applying for the same card again and earning the welcome bonus. This is why timing your Amex card applications is so important — you only get one shot to earn a welcome bonus for each of them, so you’ll want to make it count.

Luckily, these are some good welcome bonuses. If you’ve been considering applying for a Delta credit card, consider this your sign to apply now.


Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Gold Amex
Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Platinum Amex

Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Reserve Amex
Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Gold Business Amex
Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business Amex
Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business Amex


Additional reporting by Emily Thompson, Ryan Wilcox, Ryan Smith, Madison Blancaflor, Stella Shon, Christina Ly and Nick Ewen.

For rates and fees of the Delta Gold Amex, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta Platinum Amex, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles Reserve Amex, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta Gold Business Amex, click here.

For rates and fees of the Delta Platinum Business Amex, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business Amex, click here.

American Express® Gold Card

With some great bonus categories, the American Express Gold Card has a lot going for it. The card offers 4x points at restaurants, at U.S. supermarkets (up to $25,000 per calendar year; then 1x), and 3x points on flights booked directly with airlines or through amextravel.com.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® Points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • Updated $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
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Regular APR
18.99%-25.99% Variable
Annual Fee
$250
Balance Transfer Fee
N/A
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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