Boosted bonuses on Delta SkyMiles cards (70k for SkyMiles Platinum) — EXPIRED

This limited-time offer has now ended. The blog below remains for reference purposes only.

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.

These limited-time offers lasted until Nov. 9, 2016 and are now expired. Remember, whenever you apply for a welcome offer in the future, 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® Business Credit Card: 70,000 bonus SkyMiles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles after you spend $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. Also, earn a $100 statement credit after making a Delta purchase in the first 3 months. This offer has ended.

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® (personal card):
70,000 bonus SkyMiles plus 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles after you spend $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. Also, earn a $100 statement credit after making a Delta purchase in the first 3 months. This offer has ended.

Gold Delta SkyMiles® (personal card): 50,000 bonus SkyMiles after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the new card in the first 3 months. Also, earn a $50 statement credit after making a Delta purchase within the first 3 months. This offer has ended.

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card: 50,000 bonus SkyMiles after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the new card in the first 3 months. Also, earn a $50 statement credit after making a Delta purchase within the first 3 months. This offer has ended.

Enhanced benefits for the Platinum versions

The limited-time bonuses on the Platinum versions of the card are particularly high – 70k bonus miles, as opposed to 50k for the Gold versions. But the annual fee is higher as well — $195 for the Platinum cards (not waived the first year) vs. $95 (waived the first year) for the Gold versions. These offers have expired.

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.
  • Reduced cost for Delta Sky Club access: On day of travel, you and up to two guests can access the Sky Club at a reduced rate of $29 per person. Single-visit passes are usually $59.

Business owners who get the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card have access to even more benefits via the American Express OPEN Savings program. When you make eligible business purchases with American Express’s partners (including FedEx, HP, Hertz and more), you’ll automatically receive savings (applied via statement credit).

 
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