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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.
The temporarily increased sign-up bonuses of 50,000 and 60,000 miles for the Amex Delta SkyMiles Gold and Platinum cards are scheduled to come to a close on Tuesday, so I wanted to touch on the issue of getting the sign-up bonuses if you have had an Amex Delta product in the past. As you may already know, American Express has a term and condition stipulation with their personal cards that indicates that if you have or have had the product in the past the sign-up bonus offer is not available to you. The rules for the business cards are different.
There are exceptions to everything in life, but in general this seems to mean that if you had the Gold Delta SkyMiles Amex in the past that if you were to get it again you would not get the sign-up bonus miles. The same is true if you had the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Amex in the past and signed up for it again. You may get approved for the card, but don’t count on the 50,000 or 60,000 sign-up bonus miles.
However, if perhaps you had the Platinum version of the card in the past but now think that the Gold version of the card may meet your needs with its first free checked bag benefit, Zone 1 boarding, 50,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months, and $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase in the first 3 months, then you may very well be in the clear and fine to get that card since it is a different card product than the Platinum.
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:
The safest bet if you are unsure of your sign-up bonus eligibility is to verify that directly with Amex, but what I have consistently seen reported time and time again is that the Gold and Platinum personal Delta cards are different products than each other, and the business version of the card is also a different product than the personal card(s), so having had one version of the card previously does not count you out of all other versions since they are different cards.
If you want one of these bonuses remember that you have until Tuesday for the increased bonus, and since you can only get the sign-up bonus once per card then you certainly want to strike while the bonus is increased!
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