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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express
The elevated welcome bonuses currently available on three Delta Amex cards are about to end: You only have until Apr. 3 to apply and earn up to 75,000 SkyMiles by meeting the minimum spending requirements.
Gold Delta SkyMiles Card
The Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express is currently offering new card holders 60,000 miles when they spend $2,000 in the first 3 months. That’s double the miles you’ll get with the card’s standard welcome bonus. You can also earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase in the first 3 months.
Based on TPG’s valuations, 60,000 Delta miles are worth $720. This card has a $95 annual fee that’s waived the first year (see rates & fees), and benefits include a free checked bag, priority boarding and 20% off inflight purchases. The Gold Delta SkyMiles card earns 2x miles on Delta purchases, and 1 mile per dollar on everything else.
Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card
The more premium Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express is offering an elevated bonus of 75,000 SkyMiles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) when you spend $3,000 in the first three months. Those 75,000 miles are worth $900 based on TPG’s valuations.
The card has a $195 annual fee that isn’t waived the first year (see rates & fees), but you get more benefits in return. For one, if you’re working toward Delta elite status, extra MQMs can come in handy. And in addition to the 5,000 MQMs you’ll earn from the welcome bonus, there’s also the option to spend your way to even more: 10,000 MQMs (and 10,000 redeemable miles) after you spend $25,000 on the card in a calendar year, plus 10,000 more MQMs and redeemable miles after you spend a total of $50,000 in the same year.
The Platinum Delta Amex card also comes with a companion certificate, awarded each year after your account renewal. The certificate is good for round-trip, main cabin domestic travel, and is free save for taxes and fees. It can be a great way to save on airfare, especially if you’re traveling with family. The Platinum Delta Amex also offers the same earning rates and Delta benefits (like priority boarding) as the Gold Card.
Delta Reserve Card
Finally, there’s the premium Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express. This card’s offering an increased welcome bonus of 75,000 miles and 5,000 MQMS after you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months.
The Delta Reserve has a $450 annual fee (see rates & fees) and it offers complimentary Delta Sky Club access when you fly on Delta and an annual companion certificate good for round-trip domestic travel in first class, Comfort+ or the main cabin. Like with the Platinum Delta Amex, you can earn MQMs by meeting spending thresholds. You’ll get 15,000 MQMs and 15,000 redeemable miles after spending $30,000 on the card in a calendar year, and another 15,000 MQMs and 15,000 redeemable miles after spending $60,000 in a calendar year.
The current elevated offers for the Gold, Platinum and Reserve Delta Amex cards will expire on Apr. 3, so make sure to apply by then if you’re on the market for additional Delta miles. While Delta SkyMiles often get a bad rap — especially since the airline stopped publishing an award chart and award pricing in premium cabins can reach astronomical levels — there are still pockets of value in the program, such as cheap domestic economy awards and frequent flash award sales.
For rates & fees of the Gold Delta Amex, click here.
For rates & fees of the Platinum Delta Amex, click here.
For rates & fees of the Delta Reserve Amex, click here.
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