Up to 70K signup bonus for Delta Amex cards!

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Through 11/9/2016 Delta Gold and Platinum credit cards have increased public signup bonuses:

  • Delta Platinum Personal 70,000 miles + 10K MQMs + $100: Earn 70,000 miles and 10K MQMs after $3K spend in 3 months + $100 statement credit after Delta purchase in 1st 3 months. $195 annual fee not waived first year.
  • Delta Platinum Business 70,000 miles + 10K MQMs + $100: Earn 70,000 miles and 10K MQMs after $5K spend in 3 months + $100 statement credit after Delta purchase in 1st 3 months. $195 annual fee not waived first year.
  • Delta Gold Personal 50,000 miles + $50: Earn 50,000 miles after $2K spend in 3 months + $50 statement credit after Delta purchase in 1st 3 months. $95 annual fee waived first yearNOTE: You may find a better offer (with a $100 credit) by going through the steps of booking a flight on Delta.com.
  • Delta Gold Business 50,000 miles + $50: Earn 50,000 miles after $2K spend in 3 months + $50 statement credit after Delta purchase in 1st 3 months. $95 annual fee waived first year.

Links to these offers can be found on our Best Offers Page here.

Quick Analysis

  • Amex business cards do not count against your Chase 5/24 status.
  • Delta credit card holders can use miles to purchase airfare for 1 cent per mile, so the signup bonuses are worth at least $700 for the Platinum cards and $500 for the Gold cards towards airfare.  Miles often can go much further when used to book awards.
  • 70,000 miles is the largest offer I can remember ever seeing for the Platinum cards
  • Those seeking Delta elite status can get a big leg up with 10K MQMs (Delta requires 25K MQMs per calendar year to reach elite status)
  • The statement credits are easy to getAny charge processed by Delta will kick off the statement credit including paying the $5.60 TSA fee on a domestic award ticket.

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Marcy

If you have held the personal DL gold, upgraded to the platinum (which currently hold), and am a user on my husband’s Amex business plat (non DL), am I still eligible to apply for the DL business plat and receive the bonus?

Miller

@greg
I cancled both gold delta cards yesterday then applied for both delta plats today, personal first instant approval $8k then business, it’s pending so I called Amex, rep told me after (5) days then your app will be looked at not sooner.

Notes: Amex offered me 3k delta points on each card to keep the golds I said no thanks but it might help someone that can get those points now then cancle in early November apply for plats then finish the min spend $3k/$5k for the MQS posting January 2017 as one of your readers noted.

Paul G.

Hi Greg,
I’m thinking of maybe trying to get Delta Diamond next year without flying. If I apply for the Delta Platinum around 11/1/16 and complete minimum spending requirements after 1/1/17, would the 10k MQMs count for next year?

Debbie

What does mkm stand for

Debbie

Mqm? Sorry. Typo

Jon

Is there a reason to worry about clawback for MS to meet the minimum threshold here, or was that just a one time thing?

Miller

@greg

good advice, if I can avoid calling I will, it’s getting harder to explain why so many cards.

Apply for both same day? or spread apps a week apart? I rather do same day for 1 less pull on credit

Miller

@applicant & DK

Try best deals page, offer comes up for me

Applicant

Trying to app through your affiliate link and the Continue button on the first page for the DL Plat Business card is not working. You push it and nothing happens. Tried multiple browsers, multiple PCs, incognito mode, etc. Seems like a coding problem in the app. Anyone being successful with the Business Plat app?

DK

I am having the same experience.

Applicant

I considered that as well and tried a variety of answers. Even tried answering the optional questions.

Upon trying it now, the app form from your affiliate link has changed! And it works! Before (and if you try to app through http://www.delta.com) you get a form that shows business income as a free-form text field. In your new app form, it has a dropdown where you can pick a range of incomes instead. So the form definitely updated.

If you start from delta.com, that form is still broken in the way I described above. But your affiliate link works fine now.

Miller

@greg
I have max Amex credit cards SPG, 2xdelta gold and Hilton

Amex maxes the amount of credit cards to 4?

Should I cancle the gold delta cards then apply for the plats or apply and get a pending then likely need to close?

I’m a contractor, min spend is no problem for me $7.5-$10k monthly spend normally, few years ago before I got in this hobby I paid in checks, lol

My suppliers don’t care if it’s CC, cash or checks my pricing is the same, like a dumb ass I payed and payed with cash and checks with nothing back, I did think they charged 3% for card payment like some gas stations do but that’s not the case.

VD

Would purchase of $100 Delta GC qualify for statement credit? Also your previous article of Amex clawing back bonus on Platinum would have any impact on Delta Platinum since some folks who had Benz platinum were affected by this clawback.

Steve

I don’t see once in a lifetime language in the business cards. Do you?

Robert

Yes, it’s the first line (in bold) under Offer Terms.

exoticfusion

How many business cards can you apply for in one day with Amex?

Matt

Is it a 150 statement credit or just 50 on the personel card?

DT

There’s no minimum spend to trigger that $50 statement credit, right?

In theory, even a $1 charge by DL should trigger it ?!

Steven

How do you charge $1 by DL? I bought a $100 delta gift card last time when apply Platinum to trigger the credit?

and how strict for AMEX for “business” if I don’t have actually real business?

ALT

Can I get the bonus on the platinum delta if I already have the gold?

Evan

Probably dumb question but does it make sense to finish the 3k spend in January to get the most of the MQM?

Jan

Never had any amex delta card before. how many miles for rt biz class from LAX to Asia/Europe? Isn’t there an increase in award redemption October 2016? Any sweet spots or is it a waste of time to even apply for delta credit cards?

JL100

Nice! I was going to get the Platinum the last time it increased but missed it by a few days. Going to go for it this time!