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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 ExpressPlatinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American ExpressDelta Reserve® Credit Card from American ExpressGold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American ExpressPlatinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American ExpressDelta Reserve for Business Credit Card

If you’ve been waiting to apply for a Delta Air Lines credit card, now is the time. The personal and business versions of the Gold, Platinum and Reserve Delta cards are all offering elevated welcome offers, but these limited-time offers end soon. You only have until July 2 to apply and earn up to 80,000 SkyMiles by meeting the minimum spending requirements.

Gold Delta SkyMiles Card and Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Card

(Photo by Eric Helgas / The Points Guy)
(Photo by Eric Helgas / The Points Guy)

Delta has doubled the standard welcome offer on the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, now offering 60,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 in the first three months. The Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express is also offering an increased welcome offer of 70,000 miles after spending $4,000 in the first three months. Both cards also award a $50 statement credit after you make your first Delta purchase within the first three months.

Based on TPG’s valuations, the limited-time offers for the Gold Delta Amex and Gold Delta Business Amex are worth $720 and $840, respectively.

Both the Gold Delta SkyMiles (see rates & fees) and Gold Delta SkyMiles Business (see rates & fees) come with a $95 annual fee that is waived the first year. Benefits include a free checked bag, priority boarding and 20% off inflight purchases. They each earn 2x miles on Delta purchases and 1 mile per dollar on everything else.

Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card and Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Card

(Photo by Eric Helgas for The Points Guy)
(Photo by Eric Helgas for The Points Guy)

If you want to use a Delta card to help you hit elite status, the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express is offering 75,000 SkyMiles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) when you spend $3,000 in the first three months. That welcome bonus is worth $900, based on TPG’s valuations. The Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express currently offers 80,000 SkyMiles and 5,000 MQMs after spending $6,000 in the first three months, worth $960, according to TPG’s valuations. Both the personal and business versions of the card also come with a $100 statement credit earned after making a Delta purchase in the first three months.

The personal and business Platinum Delta Amex cards offer the same 2x/1x rewards structure and standard benefits as the Gold Delta Amex cards. However, you’ll also receive perks such as a companion certificate, awarded each year after your account renewal. The certificate is good for round-trip, main-cabin domestic travel and is free aside from taxes and fees. It can be a great way to save on airfare, especially if you’re traveling with family. Another perk is the ability to earn MQMs toward elite status with your card. You can earn 10,000 MQMs and 10,000 SkyMiles after spending $25,000 each calendar year, and an additional 10,000 MQMs and 10,000 SkyMiles after spending $50,000 in a calendar year.

The Platinum Delta (see rates & fees) and Platinum Delta Business (see rates & fees)cards have a $195 annual fee that isn’t waived the first year, but you get more benefits in return.

Delta Reserve Card and Delta Reserve for Business

For those who want a premium Delta credit card, the Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express and the Delta Reserve® for Business Credit Card from American Express are both offering heightened welcome offers. The Delta Reserve is offering 75,000 miles and 5,000 MQMS after you spend $5,000 in the first three months, while the Delta Reserve for Business is offering 80,000 miles and 5,000 MQMs after you spend $6,000 in the first three months.

Both  the Delta Reserve (see rates & fees) and the Delta Reserve for Business (see rates & fees) come with a $450 annual fee, but they also come with complimentary Delta Sky Club access when you fly on Delta (plus the option to bring in up to two guests for only $29 per person), along with an annual companion certificate good for round-trip domestic travel in first class, Comfort+ or the main cabin. As with the Platinum Delta Amex cards, you can earn MQMs by meeting spending thresholds each calendar year: earn 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.

Bottom Line

These special welcome bonus offers expire on July 2, so now is the time to apply for one of Delta’s cobranded cards. Delta is often criticized for its dynamic award pricing, bu there are still benefits to the Delta SkyMiles program. Limited-time offers like this and more-frequent award sales have helped the program become more competitive against airlines like United, which also switched to dynamic award pricing. 

This is one of the most attractive limited time offers we’ve seen from Delta, so you should take advantage of these elevated bonuses before they disappear next week.

For rates & fees of the Gold Delta Amex, please click here.
For rates & fees of the Gold Delta Business Amex, please click here.
For rates & fees of the Platinum Delta Amex, please click here.
For rates & fees of the Platinum Delta Business Amex, please click here.
For rates & fees of the Delta Reserve Amex, please click here.
For rates & fees of the Delta Reserve for Business Amex, please click here.

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