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Best Delta Rewards
My sister travels a ton of work and the airline they use is Delta. So she accumulates a ton of Delta miles that she can use for personal use. She’s my travel partner so I’m trying to find a credit card that would give me a good mile value for Delta. The obvious choice might be the Delta Amex card but I don’t personally travel a ton so the extra miles they give are for Delta purchases. Is there a card that’s better to accumulate Delta miles with everyday purchases? A low fee is also preferable. Thanks!
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There are several Amex cards that accrue Membership Rewards and MRs can be transferred to Delta for a small fee based on how many miles you’re transferring. The Amex EveryDay card is free and the Amex EveryDay Preferred card is $95. Both cards have foreign transaction fees. Both cards offer category bonuses of 2x at gas stations and the Preferred offers a 3x bonus at grocery stores (up to $6000/year). Each card also offers additional bonuses when you use the card 20 (ED) or 30 (EDP) times per month.
The points earned via the SPG Amex can also be transferred to Delta and for each 20K points you transfer (in one transaction) you get a 5K bonus, so 20K points becomes 25K miles. Sadly the SPG Amex has no bonus categories except for Starwood hotels. The card has a $95 fee (waived the first year) but no foreign transaction fees. You can earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
To get a pile of Delta miles quickly you could sign up for the Delta Amex Gold which offers 30,000 bonus miles after you make $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months, and a $50 Statement Credit after you make a direct Delta purchase on your new Card within your first 3 months. It’s free the first year then $95. Its only bonus category is purchases on Delta.
You can find links to sign up for all of these cards under the Best Credit Cards tab at the top of this page.
So hopefully that’ll get you started but let us know if you need more info.