Three Increased Delta Amex Sign-Up Offers: 50,000 Miles and Up!

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The Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, and Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express increased offers are no longer available.

Head here to see the current offers. 

If you can believe it, there are now even more credit cards offering limited time increased offers!  This time the trio of increased offers comes in the form of three different Delta American Express cards that have upped their bonuses until June 30, 2015.

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express:  Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you make $2,000 in purchases on your new card within your first 3 months.

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express:  Earn 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles and 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new card in your first 3 months.

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express:

Why You Might Really Want Delta SkyMiles:

I know, I know, we’re talking about Delta SkyMiles, the program many of us are less than thrilled with for a variety of reasons.  However, I very much found myself wishing I had a pile of Delta SkyMiles a month or so ago when they would have been by far the easiest type of mileage currency to book my family to Australia and back in business class via their partner Virgin Australia.

I was kicking myself for ignoring SkyMiles to a fault, and so I recommend you not ignore Delta completely just because they aren’t always your favorite type of airline miles.  In fact, if you are ever going to start earning some SkyMiles, you will want to do it when sign-up bonuses are increased since you can now only get an American Express personal sign-up bonus once per card type.  It just so happens now is the perfect time to take advantage of those increased offers since the sign-up bonuses are at higher than typical levels until June 30, 2015.  To give some perspective, the Delta Gold card sign-up bonuses are often 30,000 miles after hitting the spending thresholds, so 50,000 miles certainly is an increase.

If you are interested in the business card note that those terms indicate that the “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product within the last 12 months.”

Which Delta Credit Card Offer is Right for You:

The first two offers listed below are personal card offers, followed by one business card offer.  If your main attraction is to the sign-up bonus with low to no annual fee in the first year then you may best be served by the Gold Delta SkyMiles Amex that offers 50,000 miles as a sign-up bonus after you make $2,000 in purchases in the first three months since the annual fee is $0 in the first year ($95 in subsequent years).  The business version of this card is structured in much the same way, just for small business owners.

 

If instead you are looking for more Delta specific perks and a slightly higher sign-up bonus then the Platinum Delta SkyMiles credit card may be better for you as it offers 60,000 miles after you spend $2,000 in purchases in the first three months + 10k elite qualifying miles.  This card has a $195 annual fee.

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express

Remember that all three offers run through June 30, 2015.  I personally need to really think about pulling the trigger on one of these myself so I don’t find myself in the same situation I was in a few weeks ago needing Delta SkyMiles but sitting on a virtually empty SkyMiles account.

Editorial Note: The opinions expressed here are mine and not provided, reviewed, by any bank, card issuer, or other company unless otherwise stated.

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  1. I’m kind of surprised you have never had these cards before.

    I just closed my DL SkyMiles platinum card, so I’m out. What’s worse is I can’t remember if my husband had any of the cards in the past. I’m thinking he might have had a DL SkyMiles gold card about 10 years ago. But I have no idea really. I don’t think it’s worth the risk of a credit pull and useless spending to find out.

  2. I’m quite certain you have Membership Rewards points. You can easily transfer them to Delta Skymiles to get your Virgin Australia redemptions. In addition, I’m also quite certain you have an SPG account, which you can use to transfer to Delta Skymiles 1:1. My point is you had the potential to have the Delta Skymiles you wish you had a month ago when you were planning the Australia trip. 🙂

    • Joey, not really. My SPG balance is pretty low currently and my MR balance isn’t currently that high either and is ear-marked for something else. No matter what I did, I didn’t have enough to book us all using Delta miles, but you are theoretically right both of those things could have worked in principle.

  3. Are these credit cards or charge cards? (Amex only allows 4 credit cards but as many charge cards as you want)

    If they are credit cards then I have to be out… : (

  4. I may not have read the above post carefully enough, but I didn’t see this mentioned about the personal versions of the card: “If we identify you as currently having an American Express® Card account, you may not be eligible for this welcome bonus offer. This offer is also not available to applicants who have or have had this product.”

    Having held one of the cards previously, and being a current AmEx cardholder, I’m not sure I’d qualify for the bonus…

    • I do mention that you can only get personal card bonuses once per “lifetime” currently. Business cards have their own rules.

  5. If you currently have, or recently cancelled a DL plat card, would you be able to get the bonus from the DL gold card?

  6. Thanks for the heads up! Used one of your links last night to apply! I too had always been anti-Delta miles, but seeing your posts about the Australia trip, I’m a convert! Good to have some banked.

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