If you prefer to fly Delta when you travel and are looking to get a big chunk of bonus miles quickly, American Express has a deal for you. Their SkyMiles credit cards have greatly increased their available bonus miles after you meet the minimum purchase limits. Have a look at the new Delta deals Amex has to offer.
The Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card
When you spend $3,000 on your new Platinum Delta Amex card in the first three months after opening, you’ll receive a record-breaking 70,000 SkyMiles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles, or MQMs. Even if you give these miles a conservative value of 1 cent each, this can translate into a $700 airline ticket. Who couldn’t stand to save $700? Even with the $195 annual fee, you’ll be saving some serious cash. The card also comes with a $100 Delta credit that can be used on anything from airfare to in-flight meals to gift cards within the first three months, and you’ll earn 2x miles on every dollar spent directly with Delta and 1x mile per dollar spent on everything else. While miles earned may not be as high as some other cards, the bonuses are sure to make up for it.
The Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card
If $195 a year sounds steep to you and you don’t mind getting a slightly smaller bonus, try the Gold Delta Amex card. It now offers 50,000 SkyMiles after spending $2,000 in the first three months, plus an additional 10,000 miles if you spend another $1,000 in the first six months. This is a nice improvement over the previous deal of 30,000 SkyMiles when you spent $1,000, bringing it only 10,000 miles under the Platinum card offer for a yearly fee of just $95, waived the first year. You’ll also get a $50 Delta Airlines Credit to use in the first three months, plus the same mileage earning rate as the Platinum Delta Amex card.
Are You Eligible for These Offers?
You are eligible for these bonus mile offers if you’ve never previously held the same credit card. For example, if you used to have a Platinum Delta SkyMiles Amex card, you will not receive another bonus if you open a new one. However, the business versions of these cards are also offering increased bonuses and are considered a different product, so you’ll be eligible for those miles if you switch as long as you’ve never held those cards before.
If you fly often with Delta, these mile bonuses are a great deal. You’ll save at least $600-700 on tickets, not to mention the credit towards other Delta charges. Just make sure you sign up as quickly as possible. This Amex offer expires on April 11 and surely won’t be seen again anytime soon.