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Boosted welcome offers now available on select Delta SkyMiles Credit Cards (limited time only)


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As well as announcing a very cool new limited-edition Boeing 747 Delta co-branded credit card design earlier today, American Express also announced that it has boosted the welcome offers on its key Delta consumer and Delta business credit cards. Three of Amex’s Delta co-branded cards now come with a welcome bonus of 100,000 miles or more so now may be a good time to see if one of these cards would work in your wallet.

The new welcome bonuses that you’ll see below are available through 3 August 2022.

The headline information:

You can scroll down to see more information on each card and you can use the links above to jump to the card that interests you most if you don’t want to have to scroll through the information covering the other cards.

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 3 August 2022 – terms apply).

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 (terms apply and enrollment may be needed):
    • 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 3 August 2022 – terms apply).

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 American Express 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 American Express Card.

For a $250 annual fee (rates & fees), the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card offers the following key benefits (terms apply and enrollment may be needed):

  • A domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal
  • Access to Delta Sky Clubs for $39/visit
  • Status Boost – 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)
  • 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

*Eligibility and Benefit level varies by Card. Terms, Conditions and Limitations Apply. Please visit americanexpress.com/benefitsguide for more details. Underwritten by New Hampshire Insurance Company, an AIG Company.

Card Earnings (terms apply)

  • 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 American Express Card (review) now offers the following welcome bonus:

  • Earn 100,000 bonus miles after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months of card membership (offer expires 3 August 2022 – terms apply).

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.

Through 3 August 2022, this card can be requested in a limited-edition format honoring the Boeing 747.

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

For a $550 annual fee (rates & fees), the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card offers an impressive array of benefits that leave the other consumer Delta co-branded cards in the shade.

Key Benefits (terms apply and enrollment may be needed)

  • Free access to Delta Sky Clubs
  • 2 Sky Club passes per year
  • Status Boost – 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)
  • 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

*Eligibility and Benefit level varies by Card. Terms, Conditions and Limitations Apply. Please visit americanexpress.com/benefitsguide for more details. Underwritten by New Hampshire Insurance Company, an AIG Company.

Card Earnings (Terms Apply)

  • 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

Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card

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

  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months of card membership (offer expires 3 August 2022 – terms apply).

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.

Just as with the consumer version of this card, the Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card is primarily designed for someone looking to dip a toe into the world of Delta’s American Express cards to see how well one of the cards may work for them. It’s worth noting that although this business card comes with a lot of the same features as the consumer card, the shopping categories that earn bonuses for the business card are noticeably different.

As with the consumer card, the annual fee for the Delta SkyMiles Gold Business Card is waived in the first year (a $99 annual fee applies from year 2 – rates & fees).

  1. It offers a number of key benefits (terms apply and enrollment may be needed):
    • 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
  2. It allows cardholders to earn bonus miles in select spending categories (terms apply):
    • 2 miles/dollar on Delta purchases
    • 2 miles/dollar on U.S. purchases for advertising in select media
    • 2 miles/dollar on U.S. shipping purchases
    • 2 miles /dollar at restaurants
    • 1 mile/dollar on spending in all other categories

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

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card

The Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card now offers the biggest points welcome bonus of all the cards in this post:

  • Earn 100,000 bonus miles after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months of card membership (offer expires 3 August 2022 – terms apply).

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.

If you’ve been following along so far you probably won’t be overly surprised to find out that the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card is a very similar card to the Platinum consumer card and is therefore aimed at a similar type of travelers (one who travels with Delta reasonably frequently).

The card comes with a $250 annual fee (rates & fees) and for that, the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card offers the following key benefits (terms apply and enrollment may be needed):

  • A domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal
  • Access to Delta Sky Clubs for $39/visit
  • Status Boost – 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)
  • 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

*Eligibility and Benefit level varies by Card. Terms, Conditions and Limitations Apply. Please visit americanexpress.com/benefitsguide for more details. Underwritten by New Hampshire Insurance Company, an AIG Company.

Card Earnings (terms apply)

  • 3 miles/dollar on Delta purchases
  • 3 miles/dollar on hotel spending
  • 1.5 miles/dollar on single purchases of over $5,000
  • 1 mile/dollar on spending in all other categories

Click to find out how to apply for the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card

The Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card now offers the following welcome bonus:

  • Earn 110,000 bonus miles after spending $6,000 in the first 3 months of card membership (offer expires 3 August 2022 – terms apply).

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.

Through 3 August 2022, this card can be requested in a limited-edition format honoring the Boeing 747.

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

For a $550 annual fee (rates & fees) the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card offers an impressive array of benefits that leave the other Delta co-branded business cards in the shade.

Key Benefits (terms apply and enrollment may be needed):

  • Free access to Delta Sky Clubs
  • 2 Sky Club passes per year
  • Status Boost – 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)
  • 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

*Eligibility and Benefit level varies by Card. Terms, Conditions and Limitations Apply. Please visit americanexpress.com/benefitsguide for more details. Underwritten by New Hampshire Insurance Company, an AIG Company.

Card Earnings (terms apply)

  • 3 miles/dollar on Delta purchases
  • 1 mile/dollar on all other spending 
  • 1.5 miles/dollar on all spending after a cardholder spends $150,000 in purchases on their card in a calendar year.*

*The enhanced spending rate is only valid for the calendar year in which the $150,000 was spent.

Click to find out how to apply for the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card

Bottom Line

All six of Amex’s Delta co-branded business credit cards have seen their welcome bonuses boosted today. Unlike some of the boosted offers that we’ve seen in the past, none of these welcome bonuses come with bonus MQMs or a statement credit so for some, these offers won’t be as good as offers that have come before. On the other hand, some of these bonuses are now offering more SkyMiles than ever before so if earning SkyMiles is what’s important to you, that’s good news.

Overall, each of these cards has its purpose but if you’re a very frequent flyer with Delta (i.e you fly with them monthly and almost exclusively) the best card for you will almost certainly be either the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card or the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card. For all other Delta flyers, the Gold or Platinum Cards will probably be a better fit.

Our Favourite All-Round Travel Card

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Credit Card is Chase’s incredibly popular entry-level travel rewards card which has recently been refreshed and made better than ever.

It currently comes with a welcome offer of 60,000 points after a successful applicant spends $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of card membership and it charges an annual fee of $95 in return for a list of good earning rates and benefits.

Our Favorite Benefits:

  • 5 points/dollar on most travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • 3 points/dollar for spending on dining worldwide
  • 3 points/dollar for spending on select streaming services
  • 2 points/dollar for spending on travel worldwide
  • Redeem points at 1.25 cents each when booking travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards.
  • Annual $50 credit for hotels booked through Chase 
  • Primary auto rental cover

Click for more details on the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Credit Card

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