Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
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:
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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