[Expired]Amex Delta Business Cards: Last call for increased welcome offers (Up to 110,000 SkyMiles)

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Update: Some of the offers in this post have since expired. See our Best Offers page for current offer information.

American Express recently increased the welcome offers on all six of their co-branded Delta cards. The headliner is the Delta Reserve Business card which not only has the biggest offer at 110,000 SkyMiles, but also sports a limited-edition card design made partially from the metal of a retired Delta 747 plane. I’m not much of a geek for card art, outside of appreciating being able to use metal cards as window scrapers in a pinch. That said, the new Reserve design is pretty nifty.

The increased welcome offers on the business versions of these cards (which are slightly higher than the offers on the personal cards) are scheduled to expire on August 3rd, making this the last weekend to snatch one up if you’re interested. All three of these offers are on the higher end of what we’ve historically seen (but then again, so are Delta award prices).

Delta One Seat

Offers and Key Card Details

For more card information and to find an application link, see our dedicated card pages by clicking the names of the cards below.

Card Offer and Details
Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card
50K Miles
50K miles after $2K spend in the first 3 months. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $99

FM Mini Review: Priority boarding and first checked bag free make this a reasonably good option for Delta flyers who do not have elite status. However, those who can make use of an annual companion certificate would do better with the Delta Platinum card.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Dine
Brand
Other

Earning rate: 2X Delta ⚬ 2X U.S. purchases for advertising in select media ⚬ 2X U.S. shipping purchases ⚬ 2X restaurants

Big spend bonus: $100 Delta flight credit after $10K in purchases in a calendar year

Noteworthy perks: Priority boarding, and first checked bag free on Delta flights. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

Card Offer and Details
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card
60K Miles + 5K MQMs
60K miles + 5K MQMs after $3K spend in 3 months. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

$250 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Good choice for frequent Delta flyers who can make use of annual companion certificate


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Travel
Brand
Other
1.5X
(1.8%)

Earning rate: 3X Delta ⚬ 3X purchases made directly with hotels ⚬ 1.5X on purchases of $5K or more (max 50K extra miles per year)

Big spend bonus: Spend $25,000 in purchases on the Card in a calendar year and earn 10,000 Medallion(R) Qualification Miles (MQMs); spend a total of $50,000 in eligible purchases on the Card in a calendar year and earn an additional 10,000 MQMs ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ Terms and limitations apply.

Noteworthy perks: Domestic economy companion certificate (subject to taxes & fees) each year upon card renewal ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ First checked bag free on Delta flights ⚬ Terms and Limitations Apply. (Rates & Fees)

Card Offer and Details
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card
60K Miles + 10K MQMs
60K miles + 10K MQMs after $4K spend in 3 months.Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

$550 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 85K miles + 20K MQMs + $200 statement credit after $5K spend in the first 3 months. Terms and limitations apply. [Expired 8/25/21]

FM Mini Review: Excellent choice for frequent Delta flyers who can make use of SkyClub access and companion certificate. Also a good choice for big spenders seeking Delta elite status.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand
Other
1.5X
(1.8%)

Earning rate: 3X Delta ⚬ 1.5X on all spend per calendar year after spending $150K

Big spend bonus: Earn 15K MQMs (towards elite status) after $30K spend up to four times per year ⚬ Throughout 2021, earn an additional 3,750 MQMs with $30K in purchases up to 4 times ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ After you spend $150K in a calendar year, earn 1.5X miles per dollar on eligible purchases for the rest of the year (excludes Delta purchases after you meet the $150K requirement) ⚬ Terms and limitations apply.

Noteworthy perks: Domestic economy or first class companion certificate (subject to taxes & fees) after card renewal ⚬ SkyClub access ⚬ 2 Delta SkyClub one-time guest passes ⚬ Centurion Lounge access when you book your Delta flight with your Reserve card ⚬ Complimentary upgrades ⚬ $100 Global Entry fee credit every 4 years (or 4.5 years for TSA Precheck) ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ First checked bag free on Delta flights. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

See also: Delta Reserve complete guide

Quick Thoughts

These offers are all excellent for Delta cards, but for many it can be difficult to get too excited given the sky-high award pricing that we’ve recently seen from SkyMiles. That said, over the last couple of years, Delta has routinely had terrific regional flash sales that have been incredible values. Most of my SkyMiles usage has revolved around those sales and I’ve been able to routinely get 2+ cents per point

Even using Pay With Miles (which allows you to redeem SkyPesos for cash at a penny each), these offers would range from $750-$1100 in value, which is high enough to make the cards worth considering.

Remember that each Delta business and personal card is considered a unique product, so it’s possible to get each one without running afoul of Amex’s “once in a lifetime” rule.

See our complete guide to Delta SkyMiles here.

Best Uses for Delta SkyMiles

Most award flights average 1.2 to 1.3 cents per mile in value.  It is sometimes possible to do significantly better, though.  For details, click one of the links below:

Great Value Options

Good Value Options

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Billy Bob

The whole game is gradually sliding into the toilet with the massive ongoing devaluations: 400,000 points for Delta One? 80,000 points for economy? The sign-up bonuses are still there but how soon until people start to realize that the value has been stripped away?
EDIT: plus, look at Kashif below: once the spammers arrive, it’s time to turn out the lights.

Last edited 10 days ago by Billy Bob
Justmeha

I wish there was a good place to Check all previous offers (public, targeted, referral, etc.) on a specific amex card in order to decide if now is the time I want to go for it.

Lrdx

uscreditguide.com has that, but they only track public offers, not targeted ones.

Dan

IMO Platinum and Reserve SUBs are less compelling without bonus MQMs.

Aloha808

The increased SUBs will allow you to earn increased MQMs