OFFER EXPIRED! Delta Amex Offer Increase up to 70,000 Miles! OFFER NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

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In recent years, Delta SkyMiles have become one of my favorite mileage currencies for domestic trips to their hub cities such as New York or Salt Lake, or even to the Caribbean and beyond. No mileage currency or frequent flyer program is perfect, but the Delta SkyMiles monthly flash salesenjoyable flights, and often fair economy award prices have me pretty invested in earning SkyMiles. In my searches, they have often not only had the best award pricing for where we wanted to go, but also the best flight times.

 

Whether you are just starting out with SkyMiles, or already know how useful they can be in traveling more for less, know that right now is a great time to pad your Delta mileage balances.

Flying Delta to the Carribean

OFFER EXPIRED ! Temporarily Increased Delta Amex Offers: OFFER EXPIRED!

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There are four temporarily increased Delta Amex welcome offers that just launched today and are scheduled to run until April 11, 2018. These increased Delta Amex Offers include:

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 $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase in the first 3 months.

Offers expire on 4/11/2018. Terms apply.

Delta SkyClub in Atlanta

Which Delta Amex Card is the Best

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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, and $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, award flight taxes, or even onboard food purchases have worked.

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The small business version, the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Cardcan be a very, very smart play if you have a small business or even a side gig such as pet sitting, reselling, photography, selling on etsy, etc. 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. Josh recently obtained this card during the last round of increased welcome offers last fall.

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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. Unlike last time the increased offers were around, this time their bonus structure and spending requirements for the two Platinum cards are the same, so I would just pick the one you haven’t had before. Also of note is that 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. I currently have a Platinum Delta Amex, and I am very much looking forward to using the Companion Certificate when I come up on my one year anniversary this summer.

The companion certificate is available on the Delta Platinum Amex cards and 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.

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. Those built-in perks make flying with your family much easier and potentially a little cheaper.

Which Amex Card Should You Get

Since there are terms for each card that indicate that the “Welcome bonus offer is not available to applicants who have or have had this product” you will want to avoid a Delta card you have already had in the past. However, since they are all unique products, having one of the five Delta cards mentioned in this post shouldn’t prevent you from getting a different one now.

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, don’t do anything nutso, and be a good customer.

DELTA SKYMILES OFFERS REFERENCED BELOW ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

I have had both the personal and business Delta Gold Amex cards in previous years, so I got the Platinum Delta Amex when the offer was at the 70,000 mile level last summer, and I plan on keeping it around beyond the first anniversary because of the companion ticket and a desire to be a good customer. Josh has a Gold Delta Amex for now, but in the future, I could see him also having a Platinum Delta Amex so we could each purchase a Delta ticket and each bring one of the girls along using the annual Companion Certificate awarded at each renewal.

Flying Delta and Using SkyMiles

I’ve really enjoyed flying Delta a number of times in the last two years both in the air and even in the gorgeous Delta Sky Club in Atlanta. Every time I flew Delta I was very grateful I had a Delta Amex and perks such as priority boarding and a free checked bag since I lacked Delta status otherwise.

If you need a little more convincing that SkyMiles are great to have around, remember that in the last year or so they have offered 10,000 mile award flights to Alaska, 12,500 mile award flights to the Caribbean, 9,000 mile award flights to the Caribbean, and if you want something fancier, 99,000 mile round trips to Europe in business class.

Most recently, we flew Delta home from St. Kitts as they were the only airline to offer a reasonable itinerary for our travel dates, and they even had saver award availability. Josh has another Delta flight coming up this month and I’m sure it won’t be long before the girls and I again look to earn or use SkyMiles while we use Delta to help us explore the world.

Flying Delta with her new furry friend

Has your family been using Delta SkyMiles to get where you want to be for less? Which increased Delta Amex offer looks like the right match for your crew?

 

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