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60,000 & 50,000 mile Delta SkyMiles Amex Business + Personal offers for June

by on Mon June 1, 2015 • 10 Comments
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What’s the deal?

American Express and Delta are back with big offers on four of their Delta SkyMiles credit cards: The Gold, Platinum, Business Gold, and Business Platinum SkyMiles cards. A user on Flyertalk reported the personal cards earlier today, and we’ve also discovered deals for the two business cards that are now live. These special limited time offers end June 30, 2015.

(These offers have expired – see the latest information here)

Here are the details of each offer:

Personal

  • Gold Delta SkyMiles credit card: 50,000 Delta miles when you spend $2,000 on your card within your first 3 months, plus a $50 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase on your card in the first 3 months. The card has an introductory annual fee of $0 the first year, then $95.
  • The prior deal for this card was just 30,000 miles.
  • The Gold Delta SkyMiles card offers a first free checked bag on Delta flights for you and up to 8 companions and priority boarding in Zone 1 on Delta flights (though that’s really the third group to board most flights).
  • Platinum Delta SkyMiles credit card: 60,000 Delta SkyMiles plus 10,000 MQMs (Medallion Qualification Miles) when you spend $2,000 on your card within your first 3 months, plus a $100 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase on your card in the first 3 months. The card has a $195 annual fee.
  • The prior deal for this card was just 35,000 miles plus 5,000 MQMs.
  • The Platinum Delta SkyMiles card offers the benefits of the Gold, plus an annual Main Cabin companion certificate on renewal, and gives you 10,000 MQMs plus 10,000 regular miles each calendar year you spend $25,000 on the card. And if you spend $50,000 a year on it you get another 10,000 MQMs and regular miles.
  • There is no increased offer for the Delta Reserve Card.

Business

  • Gold Delta SkyMiles Business credit card: 50,000 miles when you spend $2,000 on your card within your first 3 months, plus a $50 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase on your card in the first 3 months. The card has an introductory annual fee of $0 the first year, then $95.
  • The prior deal for this card was just 30,000 miles.
  • Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business credit card: 60,000 miles plus 10,000 MQMs (Medallion Qualification Miles) when you spend $2,000 on your card within your first 3 months, plus a $100 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase on your card in the first 3 months. The card has a $195 annual fee.
  • The prior deal for this card was just 35,000 miles plus 5,000 MQMs.

These are the best public deals we’ve seen over the last couple of years for these cards – sometimes targeted deals are bigger, and you can check if you have on at DeltaAmexOffers.com.

What’s the catch?

If you’ve ever had a personal version of a card, you can’t get the bonus again for that specific card, even if you cancelled your card a while back and are thinking of becoming a cardmember again.

But you can hold more than one type of personal card. So if you have the Gold personal card, you can be eligible to apply for the Platinum version and earn the welcome offer. Or if you have a Platinum you can apply for the Gold and earn the bonus.

The business cards are less strict.

As long as it’s been 12 months since you last had a particular business card, you are eligible to try again for the bonus.

And you can also hold both the personal and business versions of the same cards, to keep your expenses separate.

If you’re unsure you can call the number on the back of your current card, and they’ll check to see when you last held any particular card product.

Are Delta SkyMiles useful?

Mile enthusiasts love to loathe Delta SkyMiles. They no longer publish a formal award chart, and rules tend to change more often than other miles.

But you can still find great deals like going to Europe for 62,500 miles one way in Business Class on Delta or its partners like Alitalia and Virgin Atlantic. Alitalia and Virgin Atlantic have pretty decent award space if you plan ahead.

Another great deal is getting to Australia on Virgin Australia for 80,000 miles one way in Business Class, with lots of availability from Los Angeles to Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

And Delta recently made it much easier to find partner awards on its website – now nearly all of its partner airlines are visible when you search for award space on Delta.com, a big improvement that can make your miles more valuable if you’re saving up for international travel.

And if you’re in the hunt for Delta Medallion status, it’s hard to beat the 10,000 versus prior 5,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles of the Platinum SkyMiles card.

 

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Partner Offer

50,000 bonus points

Intro Offer

$0 introductory annual fee, then $95

Annual Fee

$0

Foreign Transaction Fee Waived

Yes

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10 thoughts on 60,000 & 50,000 mile Delta SkyMiles Amex Business + Personal offers for June

  1. Dini

    I have the Amex Gold and thinking of jumping in on this deal for Business Gold for the miles. Can it be used for all kinds of purchases or just business related? What should I do with personal Amex Gold? Hate to keep paying the annual fee. Can the business card totally replace the personal card?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Dini- It can be used for any purchases you want to keep on a business card. As for your personal card, the benefits overlap, so if you were to drop it you wouldn’t see any change in your Delta benefits.

      Reply
  2. Jen

    With the $50 statement credit for a Delta purchase, has there been any luck with buying a gift card? Do I have to spend $50 or over to get the bonus? Hate to leave $50 on the table….

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Jen – The terms don’t state it must be an actual ticket, just that it’s a purchase from Delta. They seem to be doing it based on whether the merchant is listed as Delta, and there is no specific stipulation about the size.

      “A purchase may not qualify for the statement credit if it is submitted under a merchant code that has not been categorized as a Delta merchant code as of the date of the purchase(s)”

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Mo – Unfortunately no, you can’t. They are not partners (and in fact are quite vocal opponents of each other).

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      1. Mo

        Which cards besides the Amex plat/gold/ and spg allow great point bonuses that can transfer to Emirates?

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  3. sean mann

    Do you have 90 days to spend $2000 after you activate the card or 90 days from the time you apply?

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