Amex Delta SkyMiles Consumer Cards Get New Welcome Offers (Points, Credits & MQM)


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American Express has launched new welcome offers on three of its four Delta SkyMiles co-branded consumer credit cards with the highest offer coming in at 90,000 SkyMiles. One consumer card continues to waive its annual fee and all three cards that come with boosted offers also come with great statement credits to help offset any annual fees.

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Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

The Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express Card now offers the following welcome bonus:

  • Earn 70,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months of card membership (offer expires 28 July 2021).
  • Get a $200 statement credit after a single Delta purchase made in the first 3 months of card membership (offer expires 28 July 2021).

Note: This welcome offer is not available to applicants who currently have this card or who have had this or previous versions of this card in the past.

For someone only looking to dip a toe into the world of Delta’s American Express cards to see how well one may work for them, the Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express Card is probably going to be a good place to start because:

  1. The annual fee is waived in the first year (a $99 annual fee applies from year 2 rates & fees)
  2. It offers a number of key benefits:
    • A free checked bag for up to 9 people traveling on the same reservation
    • 20% back on select in-flight purchases
    • Priority boarding
    • $100 Delta flight credit after spending $10,000
  3. It allows cardholders to earn bonus miles in select spending categories:
    • 2 miles/dollar on Delta purchases
    • 2 miles/dollar at restaurants
    • 2 miles /dollar at U.S. supermarkets
    • 1 mile/dollar on spending in all other categories

Click to find out how to apply for the Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express Card

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

The Delta SkyMiles Platinum Card now offers the following welcome bonus:

  • Earn 90,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months of card membership (offer expires 28 July 2021).
  • Get a $200 statement credit after a single Delta purchase made in the first 3 months of card membership (offer expires 28 July 2021).

Note: This welcome offer is not available to applicants who currently have this card or who have had this or previous versions of this card in the past.

The Delta SkyMiles Platinum Card is aimed at travelers who travel with Delta frequently enough to be able to use the additional benefits that the card offers (over and above what the Gold card offers) but who don’t fly Delta enough to warrant the high-end Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card. For a $250 annual fee (which can be reduced to $50 in year 1 by the statement credit that’s on offer) (rates & fees), the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Card offers:

Key Benefits

  • A domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal
  • Access to Delta Sky Clubs for $39/visit
  • Status Boost (1) – earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM) for every $25,000 spent on the card in a year (up to a maximum of 20,000 MQM)
  • Status Boost (2) – throughout 2021, earn an additional 2,500 MQMs after making $25,000 in purchases, up to 2 times.
  • Medallion Qualification Dollar (MQD) waiver for Silver, Gold, and Platinum Medallion Status after a cardholder spends $25,000 in a year on the card.
  • Valuable trip delay insurance
  • A credit to cover the cost of Global Entry or TSA PreCheck
  • A free checked bag for up to 9 people traveling on the same reservation
  • 20% back on select in-flight purchases
  • Priority boarding

Card Earnings

  • 3 miles/dollar on Delta purchases
  • 3 miles/dollar on hotel spending
  • 2 miles/dollar at restaurants
  • 2 miles /dollar at U.S. supermarkets
  • 1 mile/dollar on spending in all other categories

Click to find out how to apply for the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Card

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

The Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card (review) now offers the following welcome bonus:

  • Earn 80,000 bonus miles and 20,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM) after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months of card membership (offer expires 28 July 2021).
  • Get a $200 statement credit after a single Delta purchase made in the first 3 months of card membership (offer expires 28 July 2021).

Note: This welcome offer is not available to applicants who currently have this card or who have had this or previous versions of this card in the past.

The Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card is aimed at Delta’s most loyal and frequent travelers who travel with Delta frequently enough to be able to use all of the excellent benefits that the card offers.

For a $550 annual fee (which can be reduced to $350 in year 1 by the statement credit that’s on offer) (rates & fees), the Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card offers an impressive array of benefits that leave the other consumer Delta co-branded cards in the shade:

Key Benefits

  • Free access to Delta Sky Clubs
  • 2 Sky Club passes per year
  • Status Boost (1) – earn 15,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM) for every $30,000 spent on the card in a year (up to a maximum of 60,000 MQM)
  • Status Boost (2) – throughout 2021, earn an additional 3,750 MQMs after making $30,000 in purchases, up to 4 times.
  • Earn a Medallion Qualification Dollar waiver
  • Free access to Amex Centurion lounges worldwide
  • Annual domestic companion certificate (valid across all cabins)
  • Global Entry or TSA Precheck credit
  • Get 20% back on select in-flight purchases
  • First checked bag free
  • Priority boarding
  • Trip delay insurance
  • No foreign transaction fees

Card Earnings

  • 3 miles/dollar on Delta purchases
  • 3 miles/dollar on hotel spending
  • 2 miles/dollar at restaurants
  • 2 miles /dollar at U.S. supermarkets
  • 1 mile/dollar on spending in all other categories

Click to find out how to apply for the Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card

Bottom Line

Three of Amex’s four Delta co-branded credit cards are now promoting nice new welcome bonuses which offer a good haul of points and easy to earn statement credits. If you’re a very frequent flyer with Delta (i.e you fly with them monthly and almost exclusively) the best Delta co-branded consumer card for you will almost certainly be the Delta SkyMiles Reserve credit card (review), but for all other Delta flyers, the Gold or Platinum Cards will probably be a better fit.

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