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If you’re looking for some extra Delta miles, this trio of new limited-time Delta Amex offers could be worth a serious look. Now through Apr. 3, you can earn up to 75,000 SkyMiles with the welcome bonuses on the three personal Delta Amex cards.
Gold Delta Amex
The most entry-level of the three cards, the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express is offering 60,000 miles after new card holders spend $2,000 in the first 3 months, plus a $50 statement credit after making a Delta purchase in the first 3 months.
This card has a $95 annual fee that’s waived the first year (see rates & fees) and no foreign transaction fees (see rates & fees), and it offers card holders a first bag checked free on Delta flights, plus priority boarding and 20% off inflight purchases on Delta. The Gold Delta Amex earns 2x miles on Delta purchases and 1 mile per dollar on everything else.
Based on TPG’s valuations, 60,000 SkyMiles are worth $720. Delta doesn’t publish an award chart, but the airline’s been running SkyMiles sales on a regular basis, so you could snag deals such as domestic awards starting at 10,000 miles round-trip.
Platinum Delta Amex
One step up annual fee- and benefits-wise, the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express is now offering 75,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) to new card holders who spend $3,000 in the first 3 months, plus a $100 statement credit for making a Delta purchase in the first 3 months.
The Platinum Delta Amex has a higher annual fee of $195 that isn’t waived the first year (see rates & fees) and no foreign transaction fees (see rates & fees), but it also offers more benefits than the Gold Delta Amex, including an annual companion certificate that can be used for travel in the main cabin. With this certificate, your companion travels with you for free minus taxes and fees that max out at $75. You can also earn MQMs toward Delta elite status with this card. In addition to the 5,000 MQMs you’ll earn from the welcome bonus, you can earn 10,000 MQMs (toward status) and 10,000 redeemable miles after you spend $25,000 on the card in a calendar year, plus another 10,000 MQMs and 10,000 redeemable miles after spending $50,000 in a calendar year.
TPG’s valuations peg 75,000 miles at $900, and with that sum you’ll want to keep an eye out for international SkyMiles award sales. We recently saw economy-class round-trip awards to Australia for 64,000 miles, for example.
The top-of-the-line personal credit card in this lineup is the Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express. Like the Platinum Delta Amex, it’s offering 75,000 SkyMiles and 5,000 MQMs, however you’ll need to spend $5,000 in the first 3 months vs. $3,000 on the Platinum version. Also note that the Delta Reserve isn’t offering a $100 statement credit as part of its welcome bonus.
This card has a $450 annual fee (see rates & fees) and no foreign transaction fees (see rates & fees), but it also has the most benefits of these three cards. It offers complimentary Delta Sky Club access when you’re flying Delta, and you can bring in up to two guests at a discounted rate of $29 per person. You also get an annual companion certificate, but unlike the version available to Platinum Delta Amex card holders, this one can be used for first-class travel.
Finally, the Delta Reserve offers you the ability to earn MQMs toward Delta elite status by meeting spending thresholds. You’ll earn 15,000 MQMs and 15,000 redeemable miles when you spend $30,000 on the card in a calendar year, and another 15,000 MQMs and 15,000 redeemable miles when you spend $60,000 in a calendar year.
Especially given all the flash award sales Delta’s been running, picking up some additional Delta SkyMiles could be a wise idea. The elevated offers on these three credit cards are available until Apr. 4, so now’s a good time to give these options a closer look and see which makes the most sense for your travel needs.
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For rates and fees of the Gold Delta SkyMiles Card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta Reserve Card, please click here.
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If you are a Delta flyer who is looking to bank some extra miles this card is a great addition for your wallet. While you'll earn 2 miles per dollar on Delta purchases and 1 mile per dollar on everything else, you'll also have access to other perks like priority boarding, a first bag checked free and discounted Delta Sky Club access.
- Limited Time Offer: Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles after spending $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
- Earn 2 miles for every dollar spent on eligible purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile for every eligible dollar spent on purchases.
- Check your first bag free on Delta flights - that's a savings of up to $240 per round trip for a family of four.
- Settle into your seat sooner with Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding.
- Enjoy a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
- Terms Apply.
- See Rates & Fees