OFFER HAS EXPIRED – Last Chance to Get Approved for 70,000 Easy Delta SkyMiles!

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Happy 4th of July to you and yours! After years of talking about it, we finally pulled the trigger on putting together a neighborhood 4th of July Kid’s Parade this year, and it was a really fun way to kick off a day of celebrating of this country and our freedoms.

After our little parade to celebrate freedom was complete, it was time to turn our focus back to earning free-ish miles via big sign-up bonuses since the temporarily increased Delta Amex card bonuses end tomorrow, July 5th!




I know some folks like to knock SkyMiles, or have they maybe just heard through the grapevine that SkyMiles aren’t that valuable so they aren’t paying attention to these cards and their bonuses. I get it, I used to be one of those people. However, the reality these days is pretty different, and after recently successfully booking this trip and this trip for way fewer miles via Delta than any other program, I have now emptied my SkyMiles account and need to replenish it a bit. While they are far from perfect (ahem, no award chart), I’m honestly really happy with SkyMiles these days for some of our award trips, especially when we book during their limited time flash sales.

Anyway, all four of the increased Delta Amex credit bonuses are set to drop back down at some point tomorrow, so if you want to act on the highest bonuses I have ever seen for these cards, today is the day.


Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: Earn 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. $0 annual fee for the first year, then $95. Terms Apply.


Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: Earn 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $4,000 in purchases in your first 4 months + $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase in the first 4 months. $195 annual fee. Terms Apply.


There are also small business versions of these card with very similar temporarily increased offers I’m sure you can find if you poke around the internet a bit. Note that all of the Delta Amex cards are considered unique products so you can get each one individually even if you have had a similar one in the past. However, each card does have the caveat: “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.” This means if you are looking to add a Delta Amex to your wallet, you probably want to pick one you haven’t had in the past.

Which Delta Amex is 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 60,000 SkyMiles after you spend $3,000 in the first four months, it has a $0 introductory annual fee the first year…$95 in subsequent years.

If you have already had that card, 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 spend $4,000 in the first four months with the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card, then that is the best play. It does carry a higher $195 annual fee, so it wouldn’t be the first card I would recommend for the occasional Delta flyer just starting out with SkyMiles, but it is still a very compelling offer with 70,000 miles and a $100 statement credit with a Delta purchase in the first 4 months!

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. 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 in your renewal month.

Atlanta Terminal B Delta Sky Club

Getting Approved for My Own Delta Amex:


I wasn’t sure which Delta card we were going to go for this year until today, but in the end I went for a Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card since I have had both Golds and I sure could use the 70,000 mile sign-up bonus. It felt great to get an instant approval!


It does have a higher annual fee than the Gold Delta cards, but I think I will be able to put the Companion Certificate to good use, so I’m okay with that higher price point. I’ll also be sure to have a Delta charge in the first 3 months to trigger the $100 statement credit. We have some Delta award flights next month, so I’ll simply buy an on-board snack or similar for a few bucks on those flights and then get a $100 statement credit for my troubles. If that doesn’t pan ou,t I can also buy a Delta e-gift card online and that will accomplish the same goal of triggering the statement credit.


While Delta isn’t my primary program or airline, I’ve really enjoyed not only a recent visit to a gorgeous Delta Sky Club, but on my three times recent times flying Delta, and I was very grateful I had a Delta Amex and perks like priority boarding since I lack Delta status otherwise.

Which Delta Amex did you decide to go for this year? Have you also had recent success with the SkyMiles program?

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  1. I was hesitate to apply, since I just got the Hilton Honors AMEX card before the 100K bonus points offer expired on 05/31/17. Well why not since 60K miles seem real good LOL. Used your link again this time, and got approved! Now the hard part is, together with the two cards I need to spend $7,000 total over the next 4 months!

    • Yay and thank you! I’m in the same boat with lots of recent cards and minimums to hit this summer.

  2. It is awesome you were approved for the card. Delta points can still be valuable especially if partner airlines are available since Delta seems to keep their flights at the higher redemption levels.

  3. I hope this deal comes back next year. I need to get all my Chase cards done first and then I will go to Delta.

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