New Best-Ever Delta Reserve Business Card Welcome Bonus

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We recently saw big welcome bonuses on Delta’s co-branded Gold and Platinum American Express cards, though those offers got pulled at the beginning of the week. Now we’re seeing a best-ever welcome bonus on the Delta Reserve® for Business Credit Card from American Express, which is Delta’s most premium business credit card.

Even though this is Delta’s most premium card, it’s rare to see big bonuses on it, presumably because it offers such rich benefits.

The $450 annual fee Delta Reserve Business Card is offering a welcome bonus of 70,000 SkyMiles plus 10,000 MQMs after spending $5,000 within three months. The card is also offering 0% APR on purchases for the first six months. This offer is valid through November 7, 2018.

The card has lots of great perks that potentially make it worthwhile, including the following:

  • Delta SkyClub access for the primary cardmember, with the option to bring up to two guests for $29 each
  • A Companion Certificate upon renewal of your card every year, valid for a domestic first class, Comfort+, or economy roundtrip ticket
  • 15,000 bonus MQMs plus 15,000 bonus redeemable miles when you spend $30,000 on purchases on the card in a calendar year, and an additional 15,000 bonus MQMs and 15,000 bonus miles when you spend $60,000 on purchases on the card in a calendar year
  • When flying Delta, priority boarding with Zone 1, a first checked bag free, and 20% savings on in-flight purchases in the form of a statement credit


Enjoy Delta SkyClub access with the Delta Reserve Card

If you apply for this card, keep in mind that anecdotally Amex business cards are quite easy to be approved for, and also applying for Amex business cards doesn’t count towards Chase’s 5/24 limit, if that’s something you’re worried about.

Furthermore, eligibility for the welcome bonus on this card is independent of eligibility for any other Delta Amex card, so as long as you haven’t had this specific card before, you should be eligible.


You can get a lot of value redeeming the companion certificate for first class travel

Bottom line

This card won’t be for everyone, but if you’re a Delta loyalist who wants to earn MQMs through credit card spend and values SkyClub access, this is a great option. By spending on this card you can earn up to 30,000 MQMs per year, and I’d say the SkyClub access and companion certificate can more than cover the annual fee.

If you’ve been thinking of applying for the Delta Reserve Business Card, we’ve never seen a bonus this good, so there hasn’t been a better opportunity to get the card.

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Comments

  1. The credit card posts had reduced considerably. Thought you moved them to YouTube. Hope that is a permanent change.

  2. My experience – they gave me a ridiculously low credit limit (I have an excellent score), making maximizing the annual benefits very tricky / ive read similar stories online…. anyone else have this problem?

  3. If you don’t fly Delta much, you’re essentially just buying 70k DL miles for $450 and an Experian inquiry – which is a good deal, but also not one that one needs to jump on.

  4. Is the card still worth it if you have the Amex Platinum? Given I already have access to Delta Skyclubs. Is the companion certificate alone worth having the card?
    Thanks!

  5. If I applied and was approved for two other Am Ex business cards within the past 90 days, will I still be able to be approved for this card? I’d have to wait until mid December for the 90 days to pass. Thanks

  6. On the companion certificates, are the domestic flat bed Delta One’s eligible? If so, it might be a worthwhile deal.

  7. @Ramy

    Only 3 reasons to get this over AMEX Platinum (Biz or Personal)
    1. You ‘need’ the MQM.
    2. You have a use for the companion certificate, but you must book in the lower (cheaper) fare.
    3. You want the signup miles.
    And 2 very unlikely reason.
    1. This is your only way of getting the 1 free checked bag. Which for many who is looking at this card and make this card worthwhile probably got free bags already.
    2. You spend so much onboard Delta that 20% discount is worthwhile.

    Otherwise, you are better off with AMEX Platinum.

  8. @Elil yes, but only within certain fare class. For First/Business/DeltaOne the fare must be A or I (basically the discounted fares)

    I’ve used it plenty of times for both econ and premium, just need to time things right to get those fares.

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