Last Chance: 60K-70K Delta AMEX Bonus Offers

60K-70K Delta AMEX Card Bonus Offers

 

The 70K Delta AMEX Platinum and 60K Delta AMEX Gold Bonus Offers expire Wednesday, April 11, 2018. I've only had the Delta AMEX Gold personal card in the past, so my husband signed up for the 60K Delta AMEX Gold, I got the 60K Delta AMEX Gold Business card, and I may apply for the 70K Delta AMEX Platinum as well. Here are the offer details, and then I'll discuss why I'm finally applying for these cards, even though in general I don't focus on earning Delta SkyMiles.

Note that the below signup bonuses have now expired.

60K Delta AMEX Gold (Personal)

  • Earn 50,000 bonus Delta SkyMiles after you spend $2000 on the card within the first 3 months
  • Earn an additional 10,000 bonus miles after you spend an additional $1000 on the card within the first 6 months
  • Earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new card within the first 3 months
  • First checked bag is free
  • Priority Boarding
  • Earn 2 miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Annual fee of $95 is waived the first year

 

70K Delta AMEX Platinum (Personal)

  • Earn 70,000 bonus Delta SkyMiles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3000 on the card within the first 3 months
  • Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new card within the first 3 months
  • First checked bag is free
  • Priority Boarding
  • Earn 2 miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Annual fee of $195 is NOT waived the first year

70K Delta AMEX Platinum Card Bonus Offer

 

60K Delta AMEX Gold Business

  • Earn 50,000 bonus Delta SkyMiles after you spend $2000 on the card within the first 3 months
  • Earn an additional 10,000 bonus miles after you spend an additional $1000 on the card within the first 6 months
  • Earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new card within the first 3 months
  • First checked bag is free
  • Priority Boarding
  • Earn 2 miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Annual fee of $95 is waived the first year

 

70K Delta AMEX Platinum Business

  • Earn 70,000 bonus Delta SkyMiles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3000 on the card within the first 3 months
  • Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new card within the first 3 months
  • First checked bag is free
  • Priority Boarding
  • Earn 2 miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Annual fee of $195 is NOT waived the first year

 

Why We're Getting These Delta Cards

I've only ever had one Delta card, and we used the bonus miles to book Garuda Business Class for my husband (review forthcoming). In general I dislike Delta SkyMiles because of how many miles awards require, the fact that Delta doesn't even publish any award charts, the inability to book international first class on partner airlines, the list goes on.

That said, we will most likely need Delta miles for flat bed business class to Hawaii from the West Coast next year, so we have a very specific use in mind for our bonuses. I'd rather not transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Delta, given how little Delta miles are worth.

Another factor is that, since AMEX bonuses are once in a lifetime for both personal and business cards, Delta AMEX cards are some of the few AMEX credit cards that we haven't earned a signup bonus for.

Finally, in the case of the Delta AMEX Gold card, you actually make money off the card in the first year, if you were planning to make a Delta purchase anyway, since you receive a $50 statement credit as well as the bonus miles, and the annual fee is waived the first year.

With the Delta AMEX Platinum cards, the $100 statement credit makes the effective cost of the card $95 the first year, so you're essentially buying 70,000 Delta SkyMiles for $95, or less than a fifth of a cent per mile, a fantastic deal even for Delta miles.

 

FAQ

Am I Eligible to Earn the Signup Bonus If I've Had a Delta AMEX Before?

It depends on whether you've had that exact card. If you've already had the Delta AMEX Gold personal card, you can't earn the signup bonus for that card again, but you're eligible for the business version of that card, if you don't have and haven't previously had the Delta AMEX Gold Business card before. Same goes for the Delta AMEX Platinum cards; the personal and business cards are separate products, so if you've only had the personal version, you can apply for the business version.

 

When Will the Bonus Miles Be Credited to My Delta SkyMiles Account?

Per the terms, the miles will be credited to your account within 6-8 weeks after meeting the minimum spend threshold.

 

Do All Delta Purchases Qualify for the $50-$100 Statement Credit?

Per the terms, as long as the purchase is made directly with Delta and categorized under the Delta merchant code, yes. That means that 3rd party purchases such as those made with Gogo WiFi, etc. would not qualify.

Do you plan to apply for any of these 60K Delta Gold + $50 statement credit or 70K Delta Platinum + $100 statement credit offers?

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