Last chance: Increased Amex Delta offers expiring tomorrow

Nov 9, 2021

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This is your very last chance to snag limited-time welcome bonuses from Delta’s cobranded cards, as these offers expire Nov. 10.

Both the consumer and business 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. If you’ve been eyeing Medallion elite status, some of these cards can even help you get there faster through spending alone.

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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 card membership.

Annual fee: $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $99 (see rates and fees).

Earning rate: Earn 2 miles per dollar on eligible Delta purchases, at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets, and 1 mile per dollar on 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

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Welcome bonus: 90,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles after spending $3,000 in the first three months of card membership.

Annual fee: $250 (see rates and fees).

Earning rate: Earn 3 miles per dollar on eligible Delta purchases, on purchases made directly with hotels, at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets, and 1 mile per dollar on 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, up to twice per 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

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Welcome bonus: 80,000 bonus miles and 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles after spending $5,000 in the first three months of card membership.

Annual fee: $550 (see rates and fees).

Earning rate: Earn 3 miles per dollar on eligible Delta purchases and 1 mile per dollar on 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

Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card

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Welcome bonus: 70,000 bonus miles and a $50 statement credit after spending $2,000 in the first three months of card membership.

Annual fee: $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $99 (see rates and fees).

Earning rate: Earn 2 miles per dollar on eligible Delta purchases, select U.S. advertising, U.S. shipping purchases and dining at restaurants, and 1 mile per dollar on other eligible purchases.

Other card details:

  • First checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Priority boarding.
  • 20% off inflight purchases.
  • Earn a $100 Delta credit after you spend $10,000 on your card in a calendar year.

Related: Delta SkyMiles Gold Business American Express Card review

APPLY HERE: Delta SkyMiles Gold Business American Express Card

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card

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Welcome bonus: 90,000 bonus miles, 10,000 Medallion® Qualifying Miles and a $100 statement credit after spending $3,000 in the first three months of card membership.

Annual fee: $250 (see rates and fees).

Earning rate: Earn 3 miles per dollar on eligible Delta purchases and hotel purchases (made directly with hotels), 1.5 miles per dollar on single eligible purchases of $5,000 or more (up to 50,000 additional miles per calendar year) and 1 mile per dollar on other eligible purchases.

Other card details:

  • Annual companion certificate each year upon card renewal for round-trip travel in domestic main cabin.
  • MQM boost: 10,000 MQMs toward status when you spend $25,000 on the card in a calendar year, up to twice per year.
  • A Global Entry/TSA PreCheck fee credit (every four years for Global Entry, every 4.5 years for TSA PreCheck).
  • Delta Sky Club per-visit rate of $39.
  • First checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Priority boarding.
  • 20% off inflight purchases.

Related: Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business American Express Card review

APPLY HERE: Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business American Express Card

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card

Amex Delta Skymiles Business Reserve_CCSL
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Welcome bonus: 80,000 bonus miles, 20,000 Medallion® Qualifying Miles and a $200 statement credit after spending $5,000 in the first three months of card membership.

Annual fee: $550 (see rates and fees).

Earning rate: Earn 3 miles per dollar on eligible Delta purchases, 1.5 miles per dollar on single eligible purchases of $5,000 or more (after spending $150,000 on your card in a calendar year) and 1 mile per dollar on 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 Business American Express Card review

APPLY HERE: Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business 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.

For consumer cards, the Delta Platinum card offers the highest welcome bonus: 90,000 SkyMiles (worth $990 according to TPG valuations) and 10,000 MQMs. Or, if you would rather have an expedited path to elite status, you can opt for the Delta Reserve, which features an 80,000-SkyMiles welcome offer (worth $880) and 20,000 MQMs. Finally, Delta’s affordable option still offers a whopping 70,000 miles, worth $770.

The Platinum Business card comes with the most valuable welcome offer: 90,000 SkyMiles, 10,000 MQMs and a $100 statement credit — with relatively low spending required (just $3,000 in the first three months of card membership).

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.

Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Gold Amex.
Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Platinum Amex.
Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Reserve Amex.
Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Gold Business Amex.
Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business Amex.
Official application link: Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business Amex.

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

Featured photo by Zach Griff for The Points Guy.

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