OFFERS EXPIRED! Earn 70,000 Miles With Increased Delta Amex Bonus! OFFERS EXPIRED

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DELTA SKYMILES OFFERS REFERENCED BELOW HAVE EXPIRED!

I have a confession, I really like Delta SkyMiles even though they sometimes do crazy things. They may not be the best type of mile to earn if you only want to fly around the world in first class, but they are a very good type of mile to have to hop around the country, to the Caribbean, and beyond. Along those lines, there is great, great news this morning if you missed out on the increased Delta Amex sign-up bonus offers over the summer, because the offers on four Delta Amex cards just increased again today! Some of the bonuses are structured slightly differently than they were this summer, but they are still just as good, and go as high as 70,000 miles + $100 statement credit!

I’ll walk you through each of the offers, and then point to the ones I think are best in different situations. All four of the offers are all limited time offers that are scheduled to run only through 11/8/2017.

DELTA SKYMILES OFFERS REFERENCED BELOW HAVE EXPIRED!

Increased Delta Amex Sign-Up Bonuses

 Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months + additional 10,000 bonus miles after you spend an additional $1,000 in first 6 months+ $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase in the first 3 months. $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.

 

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express: 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months + additional 10,000 bonus miles after you spend an additional $1,000 in first 6 months+ $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase in the first 3 months. $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.

 

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase in the first 3 months.

 

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express: 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles after you spend $4,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase in the first 3 months.

 

DELTA SKYMILES OFFERS REFERENCED BELOW HAVE EXPIRED!

Which Increased Delta Amex Offer is the Best

If you are just starting out with the Delta Amex Cards I think the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card is a very good place to start since it gives not only a total of 60,000 SkyMiles after you hit the spending requirements, but it has an easy to swallow $0 introductory annual fee the first year, $95 in subsequent years. In addition, you can get the $50 statement credit with a Delta purchase in the first 3 months – and yes, Delta gift cards work.

The small business version, the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card, can be a very, very smart play as well since it has virtually an identical bonus and perks structure to the personal version, but it also shouldn’t count against you for the purposes of the Chase 5/24 rules.

 

DELTA SKYMILES OFFERS REFERENCED BELOW HAVE EXPIRED!

If you have already had those cards, or you simply fly Delta more often and therefore place value on the 10,000 elite qualifying miles you can receive along with the 70,000 SkyMiles after you hit the spending requirement, then the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card or Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card are great choices. The personal Platinum has a slightly lower spending requirement, but again the small business version shouldn’t count against you for Chase 5/24 purposes.

The Platinum versions do carry a higher $195 annual fee, so they wouldn’t usually be the first Delta cards I would recommend for the occasional Delta flyer just starting out with SkyMiles, but 70,000 miles and a $100 statement credit with a Delta purchase is a very compelling offer even factoring in the annual fee.

Both the Gold and Platinum Delta Amex cards will give you and up to 8 others on the reservation a first checked bag for free on Delta flights, priority Zone 1 boarding, and discounted Delta Sky Club access for $29 per visit. However, the Platinum Delta Card also provides a pretty valuable companion certificate beginning with the first anniversary. The Companion Certificate is valid for one round-trip Main Cabin Companion ticket in L, U, T, X, or V classes of service with the payment of applicable taxes and fees within the 48 contiguous United States. Residents of Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) must originate from there to the 48 contiguous United States and have an address on their SkyMiles account in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or the USVI. Each year, the Companion Certificate will be made available for redemption on delta.com in your renewal month.

Be aware that the terms indicate that the “Welcome bonus offer is not available to applicants who have or have had this product.” However, they do view each Delta Amex card as a unique product. That said, there is also the term that states if they determine that you have engaged in abuse, misuse, or gaming in connection with the welcome bonus offer in any way or that you intend to do so (for example, if you applied for one or more cards to obtain a welcome bonus offer that was not intended intend for you; if you cancel or downgrade your account within 12 months after acquiring it; or if you cancel or return purchases you made to meet the threshold amount), they may not credit the welcome bonus, they may freeze the welcome bonus credited to, or they may take away the welcome bonus from your account. They may also cancel this and your other card accounts. In other words, get the card and keep it at least a year, and don’t do anything nutso.

I personally got the Platinum Delta Amex when the offer was at the 70,000 mile level this summer, and I plan on keeping it around beyond the first anniversary because of the companion ticket that I am sure we can put to good use.

Delta Concourse B SkyClub

Flying Delta and Using SkyMiles

I’ve really enjoyed flying Delta a number of times this year both in the air and even in the gorgeous Delta Sky Club in Atlanta as shown above. Every time I flew Delta I was very grateful I had a Delta Amex and perks like priority boarding since I lack Delta status otherwise. We have multiple upcoming Delta flights for our family in the very near future (using SkyMiles), so I will again be putting my Delta Amex card perks to use.

Flying Delta with her new furry friend

Between flights, maybe I’ll even get the chance to use my Platinum Card® from American Express to score complimentary admission to the Delta Sky Club again with a same-day Delta boarding pass!

Honestly, even though they take a bunch of heat, I really do love SkyMiles and recently transferred some Amex Membership Reward points to Delta when I ran out of SkyMiles because Delta was offering the best award choices for my family by a wide margin. Thanks to the 70,000 mile Delta offer this summer that has since posted I’ve increased my SkyMiles balance again, but I’m thinking Josh will probably hop on one of the Delta offers this time around since I firmly believe we can’t have too many SkyMiles in this family!

If you need a little more convincing that SkyMiles are great to have around, remember that in the last year they have offered 10,000 mile award flights to Alaska, 12,500 mile award flights to the Caribbean, and if you want something fancier, 99,000 mile round trips to Europe in business class.

Which increased Delta Amex offer do you plan to go for by November 8, 2017, and how does your family use Delta miles?

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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    • Total bonus miles were the same. Only difference was how it was structured. In the summer it was 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in the first 4 months + a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase in the first 4 months. Now it is 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months + additional 10,000 bonus miles after you spend an additional $1,000 in first 6 months + $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase in the first 3 months. In other words, you have longer to spend the last $1,000 than you did this summer.

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