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I’ve already written about the limited time increased sign-up bonuses on the Delta Amex credit cards, which have been around for almost a week. Each of the following cards offers 50,000-60,000 miles upon completing minimum spend:
- Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
- Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
- Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
- Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card From American Express
If you haven’t had any of these cards before you can potentially pick them all up, and earn up to 220,000 bonus Delta SkyMiles.
Last week I explained that one of the easier strategies to take if wanting to maximize these bonuses is to apply for the Gold Delta SkyMiles Personal Card and Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Card, as they each offer a sign-up bonus of 50,000 SkyMiles after spending $2,000 within three months, and they each have their $95 annual fee waived the first year.
I explained that if you were to apply for these cards, I’d recommend doing so in the same day, even though you might not instantly get approved for both.
First he applied for the Gold Delta SkyMiles Personal Card, for which he was instantly approved (his legal name is John, hence the “Congratulations, John…”).
I find Amex cards to historically be pretty easy to be approved for, so it’s no surprise he was approved.
Then he applied for the Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Card, for which he got a “pending review” message. This is normal, as Amex typically won’t process multiple applications in a day. So Ford called up Amex, and they told him to call back Monday so the application could be processed, as it was on hold until then.
He could see this reflected on the Amex card application status page.
Then on Monday he called the same number again, and in less than a minute the agent had him approved for the Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Card as well.
This is the second business card Ford has gotten from Amex in the past few months — previously he got the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express.
I also find American Express business cards to be easy to be approved for.
It goes without saying that you should always be honest with your application. Ford applied as a sole proprietorship, meaning he used his social security number, rather than an EIN. He then had to provide his years in business (0-1), number of employees (1), and business revenue.
To those looking to do something similar, my advice would be to apply for a personal and business version of the card same day. You can be approved instantly for one of the cards, and then a few days later will just have to call in to be approved for the other version of the card. It’s super easy.
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