Last Chance To Lock In Lower Annual Fees With Increased Offers On The Delta Cards

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Delta Credit Cards Have Increased Offers

Delta Credit Cards Have Increased Offers For A Limited Time

Some of these offers may have changed

Delta and American Express like to increase their co-branded credit card welcome offers a few times per year.  They just rolled out a new limited time offer that goes along with their upcoming changes to the credit card perks for these cards.  Some of these offers are the best we have seen or match the best we have seen for the Delta cards.  Even though many people thumb their nose at Delta Skymiles they still have their uses like their Delta One Skymiles sales. These offers expire 10/30/19.  If you had your eyes on one I would grab it before the annual fees go up in January 2020.

Personal Card Offers

Some of these offers may have changed

I will go through each increased card offer one by one.

American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles

The increased welcome offer is:

  • Earn 60,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 within your first 3 months.
  • A $50 statement credit when you make your first Delta purchase (a can of Pringles works)
  • $95 Annual fee IS waived the first year
  • Earn 2X Skymiles on Delta purchases, 1X on everything else. (This will be changing soon)
  • Free checked bags on Delta flights
  • LEARN MORE

This offer has been as high as 70,000 Skymiles so you may want to hold off on it and see if that offer returns.

Delta Credit Cards Have Increased Offers

American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles

The increased welcome offer is:

  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles after spending $3,000 within your first 3 months.
  • A $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • $195 annual fee IS NOT waived.
  • Earn 2X Skymiles on Delta purchases, 1X on everything else. (This will be changing soon)
  • Free checked bags
  • Priority boarding
  • LEARN MORE

This matches the highest we have seen for the card.  That plus the $100 credit make it the best offer of the bunch in my opinion.  The card is a good long term keeper for some with the companion pass you earn each year paying the annual fee.

Delta Credit Cards Have Increased Offers

Delta Reserve Credit Card

The increased welcome offer is:

  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles after spending $5,000 within your first 3 months.
  • Earn 2X Skymiles on Delta purchases, 1X on everything else. (This will be changing soon)
  • The $450 Annual Fee IS NOT waived.
  • Delta Sky Club access – you must have an arriving or departing Delta ticket to access the lounge.  Can bring in up to 2 guests for $29 a piece.
  • Priority boarding and an upgrade tie breaker.
  • Free checked bags
  • LEARN MORE

This matches the highest I can remember seeing the Skymiles bonus for this card.  I have seen the MQM higher in the past.  If that is more important than you may want to hold off. This is a good card for frequent Delta flyers that want to jump people on the upgrade list and get extra MQM’s from their spend.  If you are after lounge access the American Express Platinum card may be a better option (especially if you can snag the 100K offer).

Business Card Offers

The details for each card are as follows:

Delta Credit Cards Have Increased Offers

Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Card

The increased welcome offer is:

  • Earn 70,000 bonus miles after spending $4,000 within your first 3 months. (This will be changing soon)
  • A $50 statement credit when you make your first Delta purchase
  • 0% APR for 6 months
  • $95 Annual fee IS waived the first year
  • Earn 2X Skymiles on Delta purchases, 1X on everything else.
  • Free checked bags on Delta flights
  • Direct Link

I believe this matches the historical high for this card.

Delta Credit Cards Have Increased Offers

Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Card

The increased welcome offer is:

  • Earn 80,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles after spending $6,000 within your first 3 months.
  • A $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • $195 annual fee IS NOT waived.
  • Earn 2X Skymiles on Delta purchases, 1X on everything else. (This will be changing soon)
  • Free checked bags
  • Priority boarding
  • Direct Link

This is as high as I can remember seeing this offer although the MQM’s has been higher at 10K in the past.

Delta Credit Cards Have Increased Offers

Delta Reserve Business Credit Card

The increased welcome offer is:

  • Earn 80,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles after spending $6,000 within your first 3 months.
  • Earn 2X Skymiles on Delta purchases, 1X on everything else. (This will be changing soon)
  • The $450 Annual Fee IS NOT waived.
  • Delta Sky Club access – you must have an arriving or departing Delta ticket to access the lounge.  Can bring in up to 2 guests for $29 a piece.
  • Priority boarding and an upgrade tie breaker.
  • Free checked bags
  • Direct Link

80,000 Skymiles is the highest I can remember seeing this offer but the MQM’s have been much higher.  If you were looking for MQM’s for status it may be better to hold off.  If you were looking for Skymiles then this is as good as it has been.

Final Thoughts

These are some very valuable offers.  Even if you value Skymiles at 1.25 cents each of these increased offers give $750+ in value.  I find it interesting to see the Delta Reserve card offers increased so much compared to the past.  The cards are tempting to me now when I never gave them much thought before.  Not having an Amex Platinum right now with Delta lounge access may be a reason for that as well :).

I would grab these offers before the annual fees are increased in a few months.  It may be the last time they are this high before the increases kick in.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Is the companion tix received as soon as one pays for the annual fee or do we have to wait one year and then pay the renewal annual fee to receive the first companion tix?

  2. Think you have an error with regard to the MQM signup bonus. I believe they come with 10K MQM at least for the reserve

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