Yesterday we learned about the huge changes being made to Delta American Express cards as of January 30, 2020, and today some new increased welcome bonuses have been introduced on these cards.
Delta Amex Card Increased Welcome Offers
American Express and Delta have just launched increased welcome bonuses on their suite of cards, valid for applications through October 30, 2019.
Here are the details of the increased offers on the Delta SkyMiles Amex cards:
On top of that, you can earn a $50 statement credit after making a Delta purchase with your card within the first three months.
The card has a $95 annual fee (Rates & Fees) that’s waived for the first 12 months.
Redeem Delta SkyMiles for China Airlines’ 777 business class
The Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card (review) is offering a welcome bonus of 75,000 bonus miles plus 5,000 bonus MQMs after spending $3,000 within the first three months. On top of that, you can earn a $100 statement credit after making a Delta purchase with your card within the first three months.
The card has a $195 Annual Fee ($250 if application is received on or after 1/30/2020) (Rates & Fees).
Redeem Delta SkyMiles for Delta’s A350 business class
You can earn 15,000 MQMS and 15,000 bonus miles after making $30,000 in eligible purchases in a calendar year, which is helpful if you’re going for elite status with Delta.
This card has a $450 Annual Fee ($550 if application is received on or after 1/30/2020) (Rates & Fees).
The Reserve Card offers a SkyClub membership
Eligibility For Delta Amex Cards
The welcome bonuses on each of these cards is “once in a lifetime,” meaning you can get each of the bonuses once. So if you’ve had one version of the card, you’re still eligible for other versions.
Amex’s general restrictions on applying for cards are as follows:
- You can generally have at most five Amex credit cards at any given point; it doesn’t matter whether they’re personal or business, and this limit doesn’t include charge cards
- You can typically be approved for at most two American Express credit cards in 90 days, though there are some inconsistencies when it comes to that (again, this doesn’t include charge cards)
In theory, you should be able to apply for two of these offers before the deadline, so there’s a lot of potential here.
It’s always nice to see increased bonuses on Delta American Express cards. These offers on the Gold Delta SkyMiles Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card, and Delta Reserve Card, are in line with the best-ever offers we’ve seen on these cards.
While there are some major changes being made to these cards, there’s still value in the huge sign-up bonuses and perks offered by these cards. Furthermore, if you apply now you’ll only pay the old annual fees for now, and can still enjoy the current benefits until the changes kick in.
Are there any Delta Amex cards you plan on applying for?
The following links will direct you to the rates and fees for mentioned American Express Cards. These include: Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express (Rates & Fees), Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express (Rates & Fees), and Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express (Rates & Fees).