Last Day for Delta’s Limited Time Credit Card Offer – Earn up to 70,000 Miles!

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UPDATE: This offer has expired.

This is a reminder that the increased limited time offer for the four Delta credit cards is ending July 5, 2017. These are the highest offers we’ve seen for the cards, so if you were looking to increase your Delta balance, these are some lucrative offers to help you fly for free! You can check out the top 10 things about the Delta credit card here.

Personal Card Offers:

  • Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: Earn 60,000 miles after you make $3,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 4 months. You can also earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 4 months. $0 introductory offer annual fee, then $95. *Terms Apply.
  • Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: 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. Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 4 months. $195 annual fee. *Terms Apply.

Business Card Offers:

  • Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express: Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you make $3,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 4 months. Additionally, earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 4 months. $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express: Earn 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $5,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 4 months. Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 4 months. $195 annual fee.

Difference between personal and business versions:

You’ll notice that the personal and business offers of the respective cards are very similar in nature. Although there is one main differences where the business version has a slight leg up:

  • With the business version of the two cards you are eligible to American Express OPEN savings. This gives you 5% statement credit when you use your card at many merchants, including: FedEx, Hertz, etc. You can read more about AMEX Open savings here.

Difference between Gold and Platinum versions:

Aside from the difference in the sign up bonus, there are some perks that you’ll receive with the Platinum card on an annual basis that you will not get with the Gold card. Read this post to see if the extra 10,000 bonus miles is worth the annual fee for the Platinum card. The personal and business version of the Delta Platinum card will give you MQMs. There are two ways to get MQMs with the card: 1) With the initial sign up offer you’ll get 10,000 MQMs after meeting the minimum spend requirement, and 2) On an annual basis, if you make $25,000 in purchases on the card, you’ll get 10,000 MQMs; if you make $50,000 in purchases on the card in that same year, you’ll get an additional 10,000 MQMs. The Delta Gold card does not give you any additional MQM bonus.

Additionally, with the Platinum card you’ll receive a companion certificate upon account renewal (it starts the second year you have the card and every year thereafter). This will give you a domestic economy class ticket that can be used within the 48 contiguous states. While you will have to pay applicable taxes/fees they are minimal. Essentially, the companion ticket can be used for anyone and is not limited to just the Delta cardmember. You are allowed to gift the companion pass to two friends to fly together if you desire. However, the tickets must be purchased with your Delta credit card.

Other card benefits:

  • With all four cards you’ll receive your first checked bag for free for both you and 8 other passengers on the same itinerary, Priority boarding, 20% in-flight savings, and discounted SkyClub access. I personally find those benefits pretty basic, but the free checked baggage can really save you some money depending on how you fly.
  • Since all are American Express cards, you are eligible to take advantage of the many American Express statement credit offers that I write about often! This can help offset the annual fee and help you save money! Learn more about Amex Offers.

With four different offers, which card is best for you?

So while all four cards have similar benefits, the Platinum card has some enhanced perks that will ultimately cost you an extra $195 for the first year and then an extra $100 a year thereafter due to the annual fee difference. For the first year, you’ll ultimately be spending an extra $195 to earn another 10,000 points. However, due to the statement credit you receive within the first three months of card membership, this brings the difference between the two cards down to $145. So if you are looking for the extra perks, such as MQMs and the companion ticket, then the Platinum card is the way to go – just make sure the extra annual fee is worth these benefits for your travel habits. If you are just looking for the basic perks and a good sign up bonus, then the Gold card is probably best.

Remember, all cards are limited to one sign up offer in a lifetime. So if you’ve received this offer in the past, you are technically not eligible. With that being said, each card counts as its own offer, so if you’ve only received the offer for one of these cards in the past, you are still eligible for the other three cards/offers. Due to the above rule, you want to make sure to sign up during the highest offer you’ll ever receive. At this point, we’ve never seen a higher offer then the current offer.

Key Links:

  • Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: Earn 60,000 miles after you make $3,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 4 months. You can also earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 4 months. $0 introductory offer annual fee, then $95. *Terms Apply.
  • Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: 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. Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 4 months. $195 annual fee. *Terms Apply.
  • Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express: Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you make $3,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 4 months. Additionally, earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 4 months. $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express: Earn 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $5,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 4 months. Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 4 months. $195 annual fee.

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