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50,000 mile Gold Delta SkyMiles, 45,000 + 15k MQM Platinum offers through June 15

by on Thu May 15, 2014 • 4 Comments

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American Express sometimes releases good deals in quiet places. If you check your snail mail you’ll often see deals for 75,000, 100,000 or more miles, and you can check if you’re eligible for those deals at by entering your SkyMiles number. Those offers are pretty tightly targeted to an individual.

Delta SkyMiles Gold American ExpressBut one of our visitors noted email offers that many of you might be able to get in on.

  • The first is for 50,000 miles from the Gold Delta SkyMiles credit card after you spend just $1,000 in 3 months. The annual fee for the first year is waived.
  • The second is for 45,000 miles and 15,000 Medallion Qualification Miles from the Platinum Delta SkyMiles credit card after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months. The annual fee is not waived and is $195.

These are some of the most generous offers we’ve seen for each card with such a low spending requirement. They’re also much better than the default 30,000 mile offer for the Gold Delta SkyMiles card.

And you can get the offers even if you haven’t found the email (spam folders can be troublesome), but you will have to call to verify and apply.

50,000 miles opens plenty of options with Delta.

They are useful for getting to Europe on Virgin Atlantic, there’s plenty of availability of domestic tickets for about 32,500 miles, and you can save them for next year when the new SkyMiles program will let you book one-way tickets, or use these to top off your miles to get that last minute summer ticket since $1,000 in spending to get the bonus is easy to hit really quickly. They can even get a card to you in 2 business days at no additional charge.

And if you’re looking for Medallion status this year 15,000 qualifying miles can go a long way.

What are the catches?

Amex introduced some new rules about eligibility for bonus offers, and here’s our experience:

  • If you already have one of these cards you wont’ be able to apply for the same card again.
  • If you’ve had one of them but closed the account in the last 2 years you won’t be able to apply for the same card again.
  • For example if you have a Gold SkyMiles card and don’t have a Platinum or haven’t had one in the last couple of years you are eligible to apply and get a new offer.
  • But if you had a Gold SkyMiles card and cancelled it last year you won’t be able to get the offer for the Gold, but could for the Platinum if you haven’t had that card yet.
  • Personal and business cards are completely separate so if you have a business version of either that won’t hurt your chances.
  • You can get the bonus for both a Gold and Platinum SkyMiles card – they are now considered different products, as are other non-SkyMiles cards that earn points you can transfer into SkyMiles
  • Also, American Express only lets you have 4 of its credit cards open at a time (these are different from charge cards like the Premier Rewards Gold card) so you may need to close one to get approved.
  • You can verify all of this on the phone – they can patch you into an Amex representative who will say whether you have had a product or not before in their system.



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4 thoughts on 50,000 mile Gold Delta SkyMiles, 45,000 + 15k MQM Platinum offers through June 15

    1. MileCards

      @Sonya – Check by entering your SkyMiles number at You can also call and mention the offer and code above and see if you are eligible for that particular one.

  1. sheila

    I happened to apply for the card with 50000 miles bonus and first year fee waived through the offer from


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