Or, consider other cards for 50,000 or more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$750 for air / hotel / car bookings. Or transfer points to United, Southwest, Hyatt, and more.
No annual fee.
What’s the deal?
There are a couple of fickle offers available at AmericanExpress.com for the Premier Rewards Gold American Express and the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card this week.
American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card
50,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of cardmembership. There is no annual fee the first year, then $175 (though that will soon increase to $195 with some benefit changes). These Membership Rewards points can be transferred instantly into Delta SkyMiles, British Airways Avios, and your accounts with several other airlines.
Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card
35,000 Delta SkyMiles after you make $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of cardmembership. And get a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your card within your first 3 months.
You can access both deals here:
Why are they fickle?
Officially, these are targeted offers to people brand new to American Express.
So if you’ve recently logged into the American Express website to check your accounts, the deals may not show up for you.
But you may have luck getting around that by opening a ‘private’ or ‘incognito‘ browsing window to clear out your prior sessions, then using the links above in the new browsing window.
Are they worth it?
The 50k deal for the Premier Rewards Gold comes and goes – it was available earlier this year. But it’s a strong deal, though occasionally you may see it targeted for 75k points.
It’s worth jumping on if you have been holding out on the card. Remember with Amex you can only get one bonus per lifetime for each card product.
There are some new features coming to the card in June.
It will have a $100 incidental airline fee credit, 2x points on restaurant purchases, and no foreign transaction fees. That’s on top of 3x points on airline tickets, 2x points at U.S. gas stations, and 2x points at U.S. supermarkets.
And of course as Membership Rewards points they can be transferred to your mile and point accounts with Delta, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, JetBlue, ANA, and more.
The Delta deal is less compelling. 50k deals have come and gone on that card, though not as frequently as with the Premier Rewards Gold, and we would hold off on that for now.
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