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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
Two Delta business Amex cards have been offering elevated welcome bonuses for the last two months, but these offers end tomorrow, Nov. 7. So now is truly your last chance to earn up to 70,000 Delta miles through this round of elevated bonuses.
The Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card is offering 70,000 miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $5,000 in the first three months. Based on TPG’s valuations, 70,000 Delta SkyMiles are worth $840. The 10,000 MQMs could add more value to this welcome bonus if you’re working toward Delta elite status. And on that front, you can earn even more MQMs by meeting spending thresholds with the card in a calendar year: 15,000 MQMs and 15,000 redeemable miles after $30,000, and another 15,000 MQMs and 15,000 redeemable miles after $60,000.
The Delta Reserve for Business Card has an annual fee of $450, but it does offer Delta Sky Club access for the card holder, plus up to two guests and children under 21 years of age at a discounted rate of $29 per person. Just note that starting in 2019, you’ll need to have same-day travel booked on Delta to get complimentary Sky Club access. Other card benefits include 2x miles on Delta purchases (1 mile per dollar on everything else) and an annual domestic companion certificate (you only pay the taxes and fees).
You also have a more mid-range option if you’re looking to earn an increased number of miles when signing up for a Delta business card. The Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express, with a $195 annual fee, is offering 50,000 Delta miles and 10,000 MQMs after you spend $3,000 on the card in the first three months, plus a $100 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase in the first three months. Based on TPG’s valuations, the 50,000 miles are worth $600. Like with the Delta Reserve for Business Card, you can earn additional MQMs toward Delta elite status by meeting calendar-year spending thresholds. In this case, you’ll earn 10,000 MQMs and 10,000 redeemable miles after spending $25,000, and another 10,000 MQMs and 10,000 redeemable miles after spending $50,000.
Other Platinum Delta Business Amex benefits include a domestic companion certificate, 2x miles on Delta purchases (1 mile per dollar on everything else) and a first bag checked for free on Delta flights.
The 70,000-mile welcome bonus currently available on the Delta Reserve for Business Card is the highest offer we’ve seen, and the 50,000-mile bonus on the Platinum Delta Business Amex is a solid step up from the standard 35,000-mile offer. Elevated offers on both the personal and business Delta Amex cards come around relatively frequently, but if you’re looking to top off your SkyMiles account, now could be a great time to apply. If you want in on this round of elevated bonuses, just make sure to act now, as they’ll be gone tomorrow, Nov. 7.