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70,000 mile Delta SkyMiles Amex card offer open to all

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American Express and Delta are out with four limited time offers for the Delta SkyMiles American Express credit cards (personal and business versions), good until November 9, 2016 – and available via untargeted, public application pages.

THESE DEALS HAVE NOW EXPIRED FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC, BUT MAY BE AVAILABLE VIA REFER A FRIEND PAGES UNTIL 2/1/17 DISCUSSED HERE.

If you are looking for the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, a 50,000 mile offer is back, though it’s not quite as high as the 60,000 miles some were targeted for earlier this year, but the Platinum SkyMiles Card is available at an all-time high of 70,000 miles. Here are the details.

  • 70,000 bonus miles + $100 statement credit + 10,000 MQMs: When you apply for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles credit card and spend $2,000 on your card in your first 3 months. You get the $100 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase (any size) with your new card within 3 months. There is a $195 annual fee that’s not waived. ‘MQMs’ are ‘Medallion Qualification Miles,’ which are separate from the SkyMiles you use for award flights. MQMs can’t be used to book award flights, but they can help you earn Delta Medallion elite status, which offers extra perks when you fly.

This deal is also available for the Business version of the Platinum Delta SkyMiles credit card

> See discussion about how to get this refer a friend offer.

  • 50,000 bonus miles + $50 statement credit: When you apply for the Gold Delta SkyMiles credit card and spend $2,000 on your card within 3 months. You get the $50 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase (any size) with your new card within 3 months. There is a $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $95.

This deal is also available for the Business version of the Gold Delta SkyMiles credit card

> See discussion about how to get this refer a friend offer.

There’s no increased bonus for the Delta Reserve Card, which is still at just 10,000 MQMs and SkyMiles as its introductory offer.

Warning: You can only get a bonus once in your lifetime for each individual card. So if you’ve had a Gold Delta SkyMiles Amex before, you can’t get the bonus again for the Gold Delta SkyMiles Amex. But you could get it for the Business version of the Gold Delta SkyMiles Amex, or any of the Platinum versions if you haven’t had any of those cards before.

Are these the best deals?

For the Platinum Delta SkyMiles card, 70,000 miles plus the MQMs is a great deal that beats the 60,000 miles that typically comes and goes as a limited time offer.

The Gold Delta SkyMiles 50,000 mile + $50 offer is also a very good deal, but you can get the 50,000 miles + a higher $100 statement credit by going through the booking process on Delta.com. Just search for flights, pick a flight, and when you get to the page with the itinerary details, you’ll see the offer with a $100 statement credit. You don’t need to enter any personal flight information or buy a ticket to take advantage of this offer. Just go through the process of searching for a flight until you get to this page.

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Some people have also been targeted for a 60,000 mile offer on the Gold card with the first year annual fee also waived, and some as high as 75,000 miles, so this isn’t the very highest deal that’s been made available recently.

You can check to see if you’re targeted for that deal (which we don’t think is still active), or another offer by entering your SkyMiles number at DeltaAmexCard.com.

Or, if you got an offer code in the mail you can check it at GetAwayWith60k.com – but you’ll need the code from your mail there – the DeltaAmexCard site lets you check without a special code.

Remember, the 60,000 deal was a selected targeted offer, but the public 50k is still a pretty solid deal compared to the usual 35,000 mile offer.

What’s the difference?

Both the Gold and Platinum SkyMiles cards offer a free first checked bag for you and up to 8 people on your reservation on Delta flights, along with priority boarding.

The Platinum Delta SkyMiles card adds a companion certificate when you renew your card each year that lets you bring a companion along for just the cost of taxes and fees on a domestic Delta flight once a year. It’s valid only on the cheapest Delta fares, and you have to wait a year to get the certificate, but if you’re flexible it can save you hundreds of dollars.

The Platinum Delta SkyMiles card also offers the ability to earn Medallion Qualification Miles on top of the award miles.

In addition to the sign on bonus, you earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles and 10,000 SkyMiles after you spend $25,000 on the card in a calendar year, plus another 10,000 Medallion and regular SkyMiles when you spend $50,000 on the card in a calendar year.

You can’t use Medallion Qualification miles to book award flights, but they can help you earn Delta Medallion status which offers perks like upgrades and early boarding. You need 25,000 or more Medallion Qualification Miles from January – December to earn Medallion status.

You might also think SkyMiles aren’t worth your time.

Yes, if you haven’t earned more reliable mileage currencies like Chase Ultimate Rewards / United MileagePlus yet, you should focus on earning those first.

But if you already have miles in a bunch of accounts, or have a SkyMiles balance you want to top off, this deal is worth considering.

60,000 Delta miles still reliably gets you a roundtrip to Europe during the summer in Economy Class, even though Delta no longer uses a published menu of award prices. An award like this can save you $1,200 or more in airfare.

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And with only a $2,000 spending requirement for these deals, you can earn the miles quickly and lock in your award while prices still look good.

SkyMiles are useful around  getting to Europe in Business Class without surcharges, though for flights in 2017 they are charging 140,000 miles roundtrip, up from the 2016 rate of 125,000 miles. The upshot is availability is good on Delta and its partners Alitalia, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, and KLM, so you can find awards at this price even during the middle of the summer.

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  2. T-Burgs

    Anyone need a 70,000 mile Delta Platinum Amex referral?

    Email me at: tburgs808 [at] gmail dot com

    Offer:
    10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 70,000 bonus miles after they use their new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months†. In addition, they can earn a $100 statement credit after they make a Delta purchase with their new Card within the first 3 months.†

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    1. T-Burgs

      The Platinum card also comes with a companion certificate on your anniversary. I don’t believe the Gold card does.

      Reply
  3. Jared

    I have a Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card credit card referral good until 2/1/17. Email me at poindexter808atgmaildotcom and I’ll send you the referral. Will send the referral ASAP!

    10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 70,000 bonus miles after they use their new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months†. In addition, they can earn a $100 statement credit after they make a Delta purchase with their new Card within the first 3 months.†

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  4. Rob

    Let me know if anyone needs a referral for the Delta Platinum card. The offer is as follows: 70,000 bonus miles + 10,000 MQM’s after $3,000 spend in the first three months and a $100 credit on a Delta Purchase within the first 3 months of card ownership. Referral offer expires on 2/1/17 so make sure to reply to my post asap!

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    1. Ralph

      Hi – I need a referral please. I just called today after the offer got buried at my house and was told 35K bonus is all Delta offers now. Thank you!

      ralphies2003ATyahooDOTcom

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  5. Evan

    Anyone need a referral or link for Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card credit card? Send me a note with your email and I’ll send you the referral.

    10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 70,000 bonus miles after they use their new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months†. In addition, they can earn a $100 statement credit after they make a Delta purchase with their new Card within the first 3 months.†

    Drop me a line and I’ll send you one.

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  6. Daniel

    Anyone need a referred for Gold Delta SkyMiles American Express credit card? Send me a quick note with email and I’ll send over the referral.

    50,000 bonus miles after they use their new Card to make $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months and a $50 statement credit after they make a Delta purchase with their new Card within the first 3 months

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  7. Jennifer B

    Need referral for: 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 70,000 bonus miles after they use their new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months†. In addition, they can earn a $100 statement credit after they make a Delta purchase with their new Card within the first 3 months.†

    Drop me a line and I’ll send you one – please put ‘Delta referral’ in subject. 🙂

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    1. Dan

      Hi Jennifer – If you are still able to make a referral I would be interested in the Platinum Delta Amex offer. dantracey1 at gmail. thanks!

      Reply
  8. Mac

    Short by 1600 MQMs for gold. Already have Amex delta reserve card. Is there any card I can obtain to pick up the MQM shortage by 1/17? Thanks

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Mac – The Platinum SkyMiles could help, or a Reserve for business. As long as you complete the spend for the threshold by Dec 31 it will count.

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  9. Billy

    Referrals – Anyone requires a referral email for 50K miles for 2000 spend in 3 months (no annual fee for 1st year), drop a note and will send it across. (the form just requires first name and email).

    Reply
  10. Barry Graham

    Is there a way I can see, after signing up for the card, what my opening offer is (i.e. what opening offer have I qualified for)?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Barry – You’d need to call the number on the back of your card, or send a message while logged into the Amex site to confirm that.

      Reply
  11. Ty

    Does anybody have a link for the Platinum Delta Skymiles Card for Business? I would like to upgrade my current gold card and would like to maximize the bonus miles for upgrading.

    The current offer Amex is providing me is this: EARN 5,000 MQMS & 35,000 BONUS MILES AND A $100 STATEMENT CREDIT. I am hoping to find a better offer through a link.

    Best.

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  12. Jim

    If anyone needs a link for 70K Delta Platinum Personal card (no longer publicly available), I can send you a link if you provide your email address

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      1. Barbara

        Where do I find the offer? We got it in the mail a couple of weeks ago, but now can’t find the piece of paper.
        Thanks,
        Barbara

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  13. Billy

    Is the 70,000 mile Platinum offer available to those who have had a Skymiles card in the past? I had a Gold Skymiles card where I received a 50,000 mile bonus, but I cancelled it a few months ago. I went ahead and got the Platinum card a few weeks ago, and I’m assuming that i’m still eligible for the 70,000 mile offer as the cards aren’t the same product. Does that sound correct?

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  14. Beverly

    Question–the soon to expire Platinum Delta Amex card offer is tempting….with 70,000 bonus miles and–but, is it possible the 10k Medallion MQMs would hit my account by year end, then be re-set to zero when the calendar resets on January 1? Or maybe I should hold off and apply on Jan 1—forgoing the 70,000 bonus mile incentive. Anyone know how they handle these sign-ups so close to year end?

    Thanks!

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Beverly – Delta rolls over elite miles beyond a threshold to the next year. So if you hit 30,000 MQMs (which is 5,000 above the 25,000 Silver threshold), 5,000 will roll over to next year.

      As for miles posting by year end – it’s cutting it close but might be possible if you finish up the spending very quickly for as statement that closes in December.

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  15. WG

    the article states, “you can get the 50,000 miles + a higher $100 statement credit by going through the booking process on Delta.com. Just search for flights, pick a flight, and when you get to the page with the itinerary details, you’ll see the offer with a $100 statement credit. You don’t need to enter any personal flight information or buy a ticket to take advantage of this offer.”

    Be advised: This information is not correct; yes the offer shows up as per the screen capture, but simply clicking the box does nothing, the web page just sits there unless you proceed to make a purchase

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    1. WG

      just a follow-up … I contacted Delta about this and after much trial & error, we learned that there is a bug in their website that affects medallion members using the quick checkout option … there is supposed to be a “continue” button after the the offer box is selected, however, it is missing on the screen used for the quick checkout, so their IT guy will need to fix this webpage

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  16. Marvin

    Is there any way to make a Delta purchase (in order to get the statement credit) other than booking a flight or buying something on the plane? Can you buy miles on their website and get a statement credit for that, although I’d probably prefer to buy something very inexpensive if possible since buying miles isn’t a good deal (although it would be better than losing the credit)?

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  17. Lisa

    Could a small purchase from the DeltaShop (online store) count as the qualifying delta purchase to earn the $100 credit?

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    1. Jason

      I just buy a $100 gift card for myself and I get the statement credit. But you have to spend $100 to get the statement credit of $100.

      Reply
  18. Patrick

    If you currently have Amex delta platinum, are you eligible for welcome bonus if you upgrade to reserve if you have never had this card?

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  19. Karen

    Don’t bother.

    While buying a Delta ticket today (10/20/2016), I applied for the AMEX gold card with the offer of a $100 statement credit for buying the ticket with it + 50,000 miles, etc. After a minute, a window popped up and said ‘Congratulations! You’re approved!’, and then the window vanished. Well, apparently your temporary credit card number was supposed to display in the window for you to copy, but I didn’t see anything else in the 10 seconds the window was there. Hence, the offer becomes worthless. AMEX won’t give me the number and claims the card won’t be here for 2 weeks (10 business days). Delta says that it’s not their problem, it’s AMEX’s. So, I can’t use the card to buy the ticket, so there goes the $100 credit as I wasn’t going to fly again this year. But without the baggage benefits, I’m not flying on Delta – Frontier is cheaper. So, thanks to some software glitch on Delta’s website that no one will take responsibility for, the offer is worthless, to me, at least. Goodbye Delta.

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    1. Jon

      FYI- I spoke with AMEX because the same thing happened to me. You can buy ANYTHING from delta and get the $100 credit. It can be a drink or snack on the plane. As long as it is coded from Delta! So no worries, I’m sure you’re okay with spending an extra $5 to get $100 🙂

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      1. Jason

        They are correct…you can buy anything from Delta to get the credit…but I believe that you only get credited back what you spend. So if you just buy a $2 coke you will only get $2 credited back on your card. I just buy a Delta gift card that will never expire and use that towards your next flight.

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        1. Mel

          The same exact thing happened to me, and Delta lost a fare. However, AMEX gave me a $90 credit (IAN Remediation) with no notification and no explanation. I have no idea why this credit is there.

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  20. drew

    I have referrals for the Delta Platinum AMEX with a $195 annual fee, annual companion ticket and a 70,000 sign up bonus! You will also get 10,000 MQM for spending $3,000 in the first 90 days. Email me and I will refer you! drew.bignall at yahoo.com

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  21. Camille

    I am a little overwhelmed when it comes to Skymile credit card offers- maybe you can help me out! We have excellent credit, so we should easily get approved for any card. We would like to take a trip to Europe in April or May of 2017. How can we go about getting the best offer to get the most discounted airfare possible? I am also a planner and would prefer to get things booked sooner than later. Also, does the card have foreign transaction fees? I think our current card is the AMEX blue sky and I’m sure we could be getting much more bang for our buck!

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Camille – None of these offers has foreign transaction fees. If you want to go to Europe, 60k miles per person will get you there if you’re flexible with dates, so if both of you individually sign up for one of the Platinum versions you’ll have more than enough miles. The bonus miles will post shortly after you meet the spending requirement, and you can get to planning and booking.

      If you don’t like the fee on the Platinum, you can always ask to downgrade it after a year to something with a lower fee or no fee and you keep all your miles.

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      1. highlander

        quick question, does it mean, you meet requires to get the sign up bonus and get them, but if you cancel the card, what happen the signup bonus? it will stay as skymiles
        account or it will be gone because your card cancelation?

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        1. MileCards.com

          @highlander – The Skymiles are yours to keep and never expire regardless of whether you have a card or not. Though credit card companies don’t tend to look favorably on customers who immediately cancel a card. Better to try it out for closer to a year and see how it works out before making a decision.

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      2. Marvin

        I’m pretty certain you would keep your miles with or without downgrading the card and could even cancel it once you earn the miles. Delta miles aren’t attached to the card like AMEX points. Once you earn them, they go immediately into your Delta SkyMiles account each month. They aren’t like AMEX points that you would lose if you cancel a card that has AMEX points. AMEX can’t take them back from Delta once they send them each month.

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    1. Stacy

      Opened Amex Delta Card at the end of June 2016. Earn $100 statement credit which I received buts owns $2000 in 3 months get 60,000 miles. I did that and was only credited with 50,000. How do I fix this?

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      1. MileCards.com

        @Stacy – Call Amex on the back of your card to verify your offer. Some had 50k, others 60k depending on which card you applied for.

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  22. Thomas Parker

    just logged into my Delta.com account and i guess i have received a targeted offer for the Amex Delta Gold – 60K miles after spending 1000 dollars first 3 months, first year ($95) fee waived, and a $50 statement credit if i purchase a flight with delta within the first 3 months. I am an authorized user on my wifes Delta Plantinum and have never had my own Amex Delta Card. The offer is very tempting and expires in 35 days – got a countdown clock in upper right corner of web page. I had been eyeing the Delta Platinum but I may go with this offer. I am curious, can I call Delta and ask them to give me 60K for the platinum since they are offering the 60K on the gold? Is that something anyone has had success with? Since I am an authorized user on my wifes Delta Platinum card, would that preclude me from getting my own Platinum card? And finally, How do the figure out who to target (I know that I am reaching on that one)? Seems like a good offer, and I do fly Delta about 3 times a year.

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  23. Ron Shaban

    I want to fly to Sidney Australia from LAX and would like to use my Delta Skymiles or Amex Reward points, which is the best deal. Would like to travel in November or December of 2016

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  24. MizBimmer

    I signed up for the Platinum card in June. I received it and spent the $2,000
    required to get the 60,000 miles bonus miles. Its Aug and I still do not have the Bonus
    miles. How long does it take?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @MizBimmer – Generally posts just after the statement is generated for that month – but call them to double check the spending requirement for your offer.

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  25. Gary Williams

    I recently applied and was accepted to receive the gold card with 60,000 miles if I spent $2,000 in the first two months. I did indeed spend the $2,000 and then inquired about when the mileage would be posted. They immediately posted 50,000 miles. They are now asking for the bonus code for he offer. I have no idea what or where this code is. Can you help? Thank you so very much!

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    1. David

      Similar experience! I got the Delta Platinum 60k in June and met the spend and only received 50k instead of 60k… Going to contact Amex.

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  26. david

    i purchased a ticket 6/4 16 applying for gold delta skymile card the promotion clearly said $100 credit with application approval, i still have not been giving credit and rep said something about $2000 which i said was not stated or i would not have applied, i did ot get anywhere and as i had tlked to a rep in july who said i would get credit i am very upsed with this xtra time def not worth it

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  27. Iz

    I signed up for a 50k + Gold status for 6 months I received in the mail for the Gold Card. How long after meeting the 2k spend does status kick in?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @lz – Amex and Delta usually communicate pretty quickly. Threshold bonuses tend to hit when the statement is generated, or sometimes right when you cross the threshold. The status might not kick in until a bit afterward, though the status clock shouldn’t start until the day it’s activated for you, not the day you hit the spending requirement, so you’ll get a full 6 months. Also make sure you have Delta check any prior reservations to make sure the status is active on those.

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  28. Chris

    I just upgraded my gold card to platinum. Should I just have applied for the platinum card instead and cancelled the gold? My wife also has a gold, I don’t want her to upgrade if she would get a better deal by applying for the platinum instead. We have two separate accounts. I just want her to get the most miles/benefits out of upgrading.

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Chris – Have her apply separately for an offer you think is good (make sure you see the offer you want listed on the landing page of the offer) instead of upgrading.

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      1. Chris

        Is it too late for me to just apply for the card as well and get the bonus miles? I wish I had stumbled across your site before I upgraded my own gold card. Since I have never received the platinum “once in a lifetime” bonus would I still be able to get that?

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        1. MileCards.com

          @Chris – It’s tricky – since you now have a Platinum in your record. So you’d probably have to downgrade it (if they let you) to a Gold first. And then not clear whether you would get the bonus if you applied, but if you’re really hoping for the miles maybe give it a try.

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  29. Michael

    I switched to the Platinum card from the Gold card but was just told that it was only a “welcome offer” I was ineligible. Is this true? Did I do something wrong? I thought because I never had the Platinum card I would be eligible for the Platinum bonus.

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Michael – Did you apply for a new card on its own, or did you have them upgrade your existing account?

      When you upgrade your existing account, the welcome offers don’t apply. But if you apply separately for a brand new account (keeping your Gold account separate), then you can be eligible.

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Josh – Past history isn’t a great guide, but once or twice a year seems to be the pattern.

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  30. Holly

    My husband and I received the Amer. Ex. Gold Delta cards last year for 50,000 miles. We are up for renewal on the cards with the cost of $95 each. If we cancel one card will we lose any of our already earned miles for each card?

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  31. Suz

    If you get a Delta Gold Card, use the card to meet the minimum requirement for the bonus miles, then receive the miles, how long do you need to keep the credit card? If you cancel the card, but have miles, can you still keep and use the miles?

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  32. Mark

    If I sign up and add my wife as a card holder on the same account does she get 50,000 miles too or would she have to apply for a separate account to get the bonus?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Ron – There’s no stipulation it must be a flight – just that the Delta merchant code needs to be associated with it. So it might.

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  33. Rob

    I was approved for the gold card. I understand how to earn the $50 statement credit but am a little confused about earning the 50k miles. To earn this reward it says “qualifying purchases” of 2k in 3 months. I have looked and cannot find information on what “qualifies” as a purchase towards that 2k in 3 months. My question is what are examples of “qualifying purchases” for the gold card?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Rob – Just about any purchase of goods or services. Purchases to meet the spend requirement do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, purchases of traveler’s checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, or purchases of any cash equivalents.

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  34. Chad Maghielse

    I have heard conflicting things about getting this bonus if you have had the card and already gotten the bonus previously. I hear one of the following 2 things:

    1. You are re-eligible for the bonus once every 24 months.
    2. The bonus is once per lifetime.

    Any idea which is true?

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      1. Chad Maghielse

        Thank you very much. Is there a source for that? I spoke to someone at AMEX yesterday after writing my post and was told all their cards (business and personal) are once in a lifetime, although its always possible an employee was misinformed.

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        1. MileCards.com

          @Chad – Apologies – working on old assumptions. The source is usually on the application page, but it now states “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product” which would be once in a lifetime. So the phone agent is right.

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          1. Tim

            so i’m confused, conflicting comments or i’m misunderstanding.

            (for personal cards) if I have a gold, and sign up for a platnium – what am i eligible for ?

          2. MileCards.com

            @Tim – If you’ve never had a Platinum, you’re eligible for that bonus. No longer eligible for Gold.

  35. Thadd

    I am thinking about applying for one of the the cards but I have some questions.

    1. My fiancée and I are getting married in May. How soon would we be able to use the sky miles that we earn?
    2. If I sign up for the gold will I be able to use the mile for my wife and I or would it just cover one of us?
    3. Is there an minimum amount that you are supposed to spend each year or is there just the yearly membership fee?

    Thanks!
    Thadd

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Thadd – As soon as you get them you can use them. Generally they post when the statement prints for the period when you met the spending requirements.

      You could use the miles to book a ticket for your wife or anyone else you’d like. And there is no minimum amount to spend each year.

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  36. Tim

    I have a personal delta gold approved last year (5/2015) …. if i apply for a new personal delta platinum what am i eligible for ?

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  37. Mills

    I have the delta platinum card for personal and the delta gold card for business. am i able to set up another business card (different business name and tax id) and still get this bonus? would it have to be the platinum card or could i get the bonus with another gold card?

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  38. Nishanth Nambiar

    I applied for and obtained an AmEx Blue Cash Everyday credit card in October 2015. Some people claim that applying for a Delta Skymiles Platinum/Gold card doesn’t result in a hard inquiry if you’re already an AmEx owner. Any idea if that is true?

    Also, if I applied for both Gold and Platinum personal cards over the span of a week or two, would that result in just one hard inquiry at most?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Nishanth – Not a clear answer on that one. Upgrading a card might not result in one, but that might not get you the introductory bonus.

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  39. Christa

    I already have the Amex Skymiles Platinum card. My husband is an added in user. A.) Can I remove him from my account so he can apply for his own card and get the bonus? B.) Can I also sign up for the Amex Skymiles Gold and receive all of the benefits entailed…seems like I can.

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Christa – No need to remove him as an added user, and yes, you would be eligible for the Gold if you haven’t had it before.

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  40. Mo

    Sooooo…I applied and was approved for the delta gold card offering 50k welcome bonus.
    I’m reading your replies here…and I just canceled this same card last October does this mean they approved my app, after following the offer link…but I won’t get the 50k? Any recourse? Or do I just cancel the card. Argh

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Mo – If it was the exact same card, you probably won’t get it. But doesn’t hurt to check by asking them what bonus the new account is eligible for.

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  41. Ed

    I had a Platinum Delta card that I closed late last year. Will I still be eligible for the benefits if I re-open an account or is this a one-time per lifetime promotion?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Ed – It’s once per lifetime. You’d be eligible for the business version though or the Gold if you haven’t had that one yet.

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  42. Luke

    Thanks for the post!

    Two questions:
    Have you heard of a way to get targeted for the 60K Gold business card?
    For the statement credit, can you just buy a Delta gift card?

    Thanks!

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Luke – Nothing specific that we know of for the business. As for Delta gift cards, yes that should work.

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  43. daniel dan

    I already have two personal amex ( gold and platinum delta skymiles ). How can I take advantage of this promo?

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  44. Patrick

    Just to be clear…I recieced my platinum card today. If I spend 2000 bucks within three months (not including cash advances, interest and etc), I will be credited 60,000 delta sky miles? No strings attached?

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  45. iFlew

    The deltaamexcard.com has never worked for me but I’ve received various mailed offers.
    PLEASE VERIFY THE INFORMATION YOU ENTERED IS CORRECT AND TRY AGAIN. Learn more about our SkyMiles Member offer

    Any trick to using the tool?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @iFlew – No trick – sometimes those mailed offers expire. Right now though what you see to the public is pretty close to what we’ve seen targeted before.

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  46. Roy

    Hi,

    I got approved for both platinum and gold personal delta amex cards. Am I able to get both the 50k and 60k sign up bonuses into my skymiles account?

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      1. Roy

        Thanks for your reply. This is even if both cards are personal cards? I don’t have a business one.

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  47. Pat

    Has anyone had success in transferring credit from the personal card to the business version and still getting the sign up bonus? I have the AMEX Delta Personal card and my annual fee is coming up soon. I plan on cancelling anyway to make room for another AMEX card, and am wondering if I should just attempt to transfer the account to the business version. Any other ideas?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Pat – You’d need to apply for the business version on its own. They don’t let you transfer across personal and business, but you should be eligible for the bonus with a new account, since they consider it an entirely different product.

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  48. DDR

    Does this offer still apply for someone who has a current American Express Card or for someone who had a previous delta card that was canceled about a year ago?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @DDR – If you had the same card and cancelled it a year ago, probably not. For example if you had the Gold SkyMiles and cancelled you won’t be eligible for the deal on the Gold. But if you haven’t had the Platinum version you could be eligible for the bonus on the Platinum.

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      1. DDR

        Thanks for the reply. I canceled the Gold card several months ago, and was wondering if it would work to get the Platinum card with sign on bonuses.

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  49. Mike Sanders

    Is this technically an offer from Amex or Delta? I just got this card last month at the lower, standard bonus since I was planning to book a Delta flight this summer. Is there a way to call support (hence the question, Amex or Delta) and have the promotion changed, or is it pretty much impossible to get these increased sign ups retroactively applied?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Mike – It’s from Amex – and unfortunately there are not a lot of success stories we’ve heard about getting retroactive credit, but it’s certainly worth asking.

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  50. katman

    Hi. What is he best way to compare the Delta cards with others. We have Amex Platinum and Chase Sapphire. We also fly Delta a lot. At the end of the day, is it worth adding a Delta card as well? Thanks!

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    1. MileCards.com

      @katman – Since there’s no fee the first year on the Gold Delta, there’s not much downside to adding it and trying it out yourself – which is the best way to compare. Since you fly Delta a lot you can get leverage out of the miles you’re already earning from flying.

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      1. Mordy

        I’ve gotten targeted ads on Instagram from delta for the personal and business versions of gold at 50k. Expires May 31 of you see it.

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