Big New Bonuses On Delta Amex Cards

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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:

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card

The Gold Delta SkyMiles Card (review) is offering a welcome bonus of 60,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 within the first three months.

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

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card

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

Delta Reserve® Credit Card

The Delta Reserve Card (review) is offering a welcome bonus of 75,000 bonus miles plus 10,000 bonus MQMs after spending $5,000 within the first three months.

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.

Bottom Line

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).

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Comments
  1. Yesterday: announce big changes to Gold Card (e.g. removal of waiver)
    Today: increase bonus

    Suspect Amex are anticipating some churn 🙂 still, bonuses make it worth it.

  2. “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.” Please edit the above. No more bonus miles.

  3. It is still bonus miles until Jan 30, 2020. So if you get it and spend it by 1/30/2020 then it is still bonus miles. Just gotta be able to spend $30K in less than 4 months. Not going to happen with me 🙂

  4. Is the delta reaerve 5,000 mqms or 10,000 mqms? Ive seen it be different on different sites.

  5. I signed up for the reserve card in April 2019 and have been disappointed. The delta SkyClubs are overcrowded and their food opinions are a salad bar, Mac and cheese, and shredded chicken. If you want to get drunk with unlimited alcohol I guess the value works, but the 450 and definitely the new 550 annual fee isn’t worth it.

    I also got the 75,000 skymiles with 5,000 MQM, just recently hit $30,000 spend on the card (it took forever, and never doing it again) and got my 15k MQM and skymiles. Got me gold status and still aren’t going to get upgrades because delta sells all their first class tickets on my ATL-SJC route all the time.

    Delta is cool, but their high cash rates, high miles rates, credit card devaluations leaving a sour taste in my mouth. Wish I had more Amex, Chase, or American miles as those are much more useful.

    I live in Atlanta so I’m kind of stuck with delta if I want nonstops. I’m tempted by other airlines though with this further devaluation of the delta cards. Any suggestions?

  6. @Wes Dayhofd yes! Kill yourself.

    – Devaluations don’t matter
    – Status doesn’t matter
    – Airlines don’t matter

    Once you give up, you’re the ultimate free agent.

  7. If you already have the card, the bonus is an increased annual fee and increased Sky Club fee from $29.00 to $39.00! For the same product!

  8. Amex cards are notoriously hard to use. Many businesses don’t accept it because it high fees.
    I always have to ask “do you take amex?” Very annoying.

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