If you’re a frequent traveler, having padded mileage accounts with several major carriers will give you enhanced flexibility. And, if your Delta SkyMiles balance is looking low, now may be the time to infuse it with some miles. The Delta SkyMiles cards from American Express (a CreditCardForum advertising partner) just announced increased sign-up bonuses across the board for personal and business cards.
Remember, whenever you apply for a welcome offer, terms apply, and you won’t get the welcome bonus if you’ve had the card in the past.
Increased bonus offers
Platinum Delta SkyMiles® (personal card):
Limited Time Offer: Earn 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $4,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 4 months.
In addition, earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 4 months. Offer expires on 7/5/2017.
Gold Delta SkyMiles® (personal card):
Limited Time Offer: Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 4 months.
Plus, earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 4 months. Offer expires on 7/5/2017.
Enhanced benefits for the Platinum versions
The limited-time bonuses on the Platinum versions of the card are particularly high – 70k bonus miles. But the annual fee is higher as well — $195 for the Platinum card (not waived the first year) vs. $95 (waived the first year) for the Gold version.
So, is it worth it to go for one of the Platinum cards? If you are a frequent Delta traveler, you may find increased value. For example, you’ll get the following benefits that are NOT available on the Gold version of the card:
- Companion airfare: Companion certificate upon annual renewal of your card (round-trip, domestic, main cabin). Fees and terms apply.
- Mileage Boost: Earn bonus SkyMiles and MQMs for meeting spending thresholds on the card.