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Since late May, American Express has been offering the biggest ever welcome bonuses on their co-brand Delta credit cards. These include the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card and Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card.
These are limited time bonuses that expire on July 5, 2017, meaning that you have just two weeks left to take advantage of these offers. As a reminder, the details of the bonuses are as follows:
- The Gold Delta SkyMiles Card is offering 60,000 SkyMiles after spending $3,000 within four months, plus a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase within the first four months; the card’s $95 annual fee is waived for the first year
- The Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card is offering 70,000 SkyMiles plus 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles after spending $4,000 within four months, plus a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase within the first four months; the card has a $195 annual fee
Even if you value SkyMiles at just a penny each (which is on the low side), these are huge welcome bonuses, given that you’re looking at a bonus worth $600-700, depending on whether you go with the Gold Delta SkyMiles Card or Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card.
That doesn’t include the $50 and $100 statement credits offered by the Gold and Platinum cards, respectively, which you can get after making a Delta purchase. You can even make money on the benefit, given that even a small charge would trigger the full statement credit amount.
Anecdotally I find that both of these cards are quite easy to be approved for. Amex typically limits you to having at most five credit cards (which doesn’t include charge cards like The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN, The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, etc.).
Lastly, remember that you’re eligible for the bonus on each of these cards, so if you’ve only had one card or the other, you should still be eligible for one of the bonuses.
The increased welcome bonuses on the Gold Delta SkyMiles Card and Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card are the best we’ve ever seen. If you haven’t had one or both of these cards before, I’d seriously consider applying under this offer.