Last chance: Increased Amex Delta offers expiring

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This is your last chance to snag limited-time welcome bonuses from Delta’s cobranded personal cards — the Delta SkyMiles Gold® American Express Card, the Delta SkyMiles Platinum® American Express Card and the Delta SkyMiles Reserve® American Express Card. This special offer for TPG readers expiring tomorrow May 5, 2021.

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All of these cards can help you get your next trip covered with SkyMiles — not to mention other benefits, such as free checked bags, priority boarding and a discount on inflight purchases. The Platinum and Reserve cards also give you the potential to earn Medallion status faster.

Elevated welcome offers

Delta SkyMiles Gold® American Express Card

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Welcome bonus: 70,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 in the first three months of account opening

Annual fee: $99, waived for the first year (see rates and fees)

Earning rate: Earn 2x miles on Delta purchases, dining and supermarkets and 1x on all other eligible purchases.

Other card details: 

  • 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 American Express Card review

APPLY HERE: Delta SkyMiles Gold® American Express Card

Delta SkyMiles Platinum® American Express Card

(Photo by Wyatt Smith/The Points Guy)

Welcome bonus: 90,000 bonus miles after spending $5,000 in the first three months of account opening

Annual fee: $250 (see rates and fees)

Earning rate: Earn 3x miles on Delta purchases, hotels, dining and supermarkets and 1x on all other eligible purchases.

Other card details:

  • Annual companion certificate each year upon card renewal for main-cabin, round-trip travel
  • MQM boost: 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 American Express Card review

APPLY HERE: Delta SkyMiles Platinum® American Express Card

Delta SkyMiles Reserve® American Express Card

(Photo by Wyatt Smith/The Points Guy)

Welcome bonus: 80,000 bonus miles and 20,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) after spending $5,000 in the first three months of account opening

Annual fee: $550 (see rates and fees)

Earning rate: Earn 3x miles on Delta purchases and 1x on all other eligible purchases.

Other card details:

  • Annual companion certificate each year upon card renewal for round-trip travel in first class, Comfort+ or main cabin
  • Complimentary Delta Sky Club access when you fly Delta, plus two one-time guest passes
  • MQM boost: 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 on a same-day Delta flight 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 4.5 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 American Express Card review

APPLY HERE: Delta SkyMiles Reserve® American Express Card

Are these offers worth it?

Redeem your SkyMiles for a Delta One seat. (Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy).

Whether you’re looking for a large stash of miles or thinking about chasing Delta elite status, these cards are the perfect way to accomplish either of these goals. With limited-time welcome offers, there’s no better time to apply than now.

The Delta Platinum card offers the highest welcome bonus, 90,000 SkyMiles (worth $990 according to TPG valuations). Or, if you want an expedited path to elite status, you can opt for the Delta Reserve, which features an 80,000-SkyMiles welcome offer (worth $880 according to TPG valuations) and 20,000 MQMs. Finally, Delta’s affordable option still offers a whopping 70,000 miles, worth $770 according to TPG valuations.

Bottom line

American Express has a once-per-card-per-lifetime rule, meaning that if you’ve had one of these cards in the past, you won’t be approved or earn the welcome bonus on the card. Since you only get one shot to apply, these limited-time offers are when you should strongly consider getting these cards sooner rather than later.

For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles Gold Card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card, please click here.

Featured photo by The Points Guy.

 

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

WELCOME OFFER: 80,000 Points

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,650

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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More Things to Know
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Annual Fee
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