Update: These offers for the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express, the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express and the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express have expired. Learn more about the current offers here.
For a bit over a month now, American Express has been offering very nice increased welcome bonuses on their co-branded Delta credit cards (and a lot of other cards for that matter). If you have been considering one of these cards, you’ll ideally want to apply in the next few hours, as the public welcome bonuses on these end tomorrow, Wednesday, November 9, 2016.
It’s worth noting that the increased welcome bonuses on these cards will allegedly continue to be valid through members referring one another, though the increased bonuses will publicly be pulled tomorrow.
As a reminder, the following cards have increased welcome bonuses at the moment:
- Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express — 50K SkyMiles after completing minimum spend; $50 Delta statement credit; annual fee waived the first year
- Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express — 70K SkyMiles after completing minimum spend; 10K bonus MQMs; $100 Delta statement credit; $195 annual fee
- Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express — 50K SkyMiles after completing minimum spend; $50 Delta statement credit; annual fee waived the first year
- The Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Card from American Express — 70K SkyMiles after completing minimum spend; 10K bonus MQMs; $100 Delta statement credit; $195 annual fee
Also keep in mind that if you have one of these cards, you can refer your friends to them as well, so you’ll get 10,000 bonus miles for each approved application.
The Platinum version of the card has the highest welcome bonus we’ve ever seen on the card, at 70,000 miles upon completing minimum spend. While SkyMiles most definitely aren’t my favorite mileage currency, at the most basic level the welcome bonuses on the Gold and Platinum cards are worth $500 and $700, respectively:
- You can redeem SkyMiles for one cent each towards the cost of a ticket on Delta using the “Pay With Miles” feature
- Redeeming SkyMiles for premium cabin travel on partner airlines still represents a very good deal in many instances; for example, the 70,000 mile welcome bonus is enough for a one-way business class ticket between the US and Europe on carriers like Air France, Alitalia, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, etc.
If you’re considering applying for one of these cards, keep in mind the basic rules of applying for American Express cards:
- You can typically have at most four charge cards and four credit cards at once (though it doesn’t matter how many are personal and how many are business)
- You can only earn the welcome bonuses on cards which you haven’t had before, though each of the above four cards counts as a unique product
- You can apply for two cards in a day, though there’s a chance one card’s application will be delayed (which isn’t an issue, it’ll be automatically processed later on, and the welcome bonus being offered at the time of application will apply)
- Anecdotally, the above cards are pretty easy to get approved for
The increased welcome bonuses we’re seeing on the Delta American Express cards are among the best we’ve ever seen. If you haven’t yet had any of the above cards, I’d seriously consider applying for one. I know a lot of people have had the personal versions of the cards, so if that’s the case, consider applying for the The Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Card from American Express and Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express.
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