New Delta consumer [and business] card offers out this week

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Update 2/6/23: Offers have been elevated on both the consumer and business versions of these cards. Our original post only included the consumer cards, but we have updated below to include business cards also.

This week, new offers have launched on several of the Delta SkyMiles credit cards. These offers could be a great way to build up your balance for one of the great Delta business class deals that still exist, and they may be more valuable to some given the new accompanying discount on award flights, though these offers won’t appeal to those chasing elite status.

The Offers & Key Card Details

Consumer Cards

Card Offer and Details
Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

FM Mini Review: Priority boarding, and free checked bag 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
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta ⚬ 2x restaurants worldwide ⚬ 2x US supermarkets

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

Noteworthy perks: 15% off when using miles to book an award flight (Delta metal only) ⚬ Priority boarding and first checked bag free on Delta flights. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

Card Offer and Details
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

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


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Travel
Dine
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: 3X Delta ⚬ 3X purchases made directly with hotels ⚬ 2X restaurants ⚬ 2X US Supermarkets

Big spend bonus: Earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K
spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: 15% off when using miles to book an award flight (Delta metal only) ⚬ 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 American Express Card
90K Miles
90K Miles after $6K spend in first 6 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

$550 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: 80K miles + 20K MQMs after $5K spend in the first 3 months + up to $200 statement credit for purchases at select US furnishings stores in first 3 months. [Expired 5/5/21]

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

Earning rate: 3X Delta

Big spend bonus: Earn 15,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $30,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to four times per year ⚬ Complimentary upgrades ⚬  $100 Global Entry fee credit every 4 years (or 4.5 years for TSA Precheck) ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K
spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: 15% off when using miles to book an award flight (Delta metal only) ⚬ 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 flying Delta ⚬ Complimentary upgrades ⚬ One statement credit every 4 years for the $100 Global Entry application fee or one statement credit every 4.5 years for the $85 TSA Precheck application fee ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ First checked bag free on Delta flights. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

See also: Delta Reserve complete guide

Business Cards

Card Offer and Details
Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card
75K miles
Limited Time Offer: 75K miles after $3K spend in the first 3 months. Offer ends 3/29/23. 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: 15% off when using miles to book an award flight (Delta metal only) ⚬ 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
95K miles
Limited Time Offer: 95K miles after $4K spend in 3 months. Offer ends 3/29/23. 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

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: 15% off when using miles to book an award flight (Delta metal only) ⚬ 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
100K miles
Limited Time Offer: 100K Miles after $6K spend in 3 months. Offer ends 3/29/23. Terms 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

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 ⚬ 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: 15% off when using miles to book an award flight (Delta metal only) ⚬ 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

The Delta SkyMiles cards offer considerable value against the spending requirement even if you just use the miles towards flights at a value of around (or slightly above) 1 cent per mile. While you may be able to get even more miles by opening the right Membership Rewards card (since those points can transfer 1:1 to Delta), a Membership Rewards transfer to Delta may not be appealing because Amex charges an excise tax on transfers to US-based programs like Delta . Therefore, if your ultimate desire is Delta SkyMiles, these cards could be the best way to get them.

These new offers are certainly strong, particularly for those who intend to leverage some of the Best uses of Delta miles for strong value. On the other hand, if you’re chasing Delta elite status, you may want to hold off. This time around, the Platinum and Reserve card offers do not include bonus MQMs (the Gold card never does). If you’re after elite status, you may want to hold out for a different offer.

Still, given the new award discount for cardholders and elevated bonuses, these new offers certainly could be appealing.

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Max Gross

That 15% discount off awards is just fantastic! On my up coming one way from Europe to ATL they offered me a business class redemption with the discount at only 345,500 miles. With a meager stash of only 300,000 Skymiles, I won’t be flying with them anytime soon.. On the other hand, United wanted 93,600 on their 787-10 so I’ll have to put up with their sub-par catering and instead try to sleep a lot in their decent Polaris seat. That’s why, although Atlanta based, I have 2,000,000 miles with AA and UA which I redeem regularly.

Justmeha

What is the all time best offers on these cards?

Raylan

The personal reserve has a 125k + 10k MQM offer that frequently pops up in referrals.

Lee

Nick, there are also elevated offers on the business versions as well. 75-95-100. These levels also appear when referring. So, for those in two-player mode, add in another (say) 30k MR points per card. If both players snagged all three consumer cards, each would earn 360k combined Delta/MR points. Next year, when the offer comes up (and it will come up), do it on the business side. In total, a couple could garner 1.44 million combined Delta/MR points.

My wife and I have a short-hop route that we fly on Delta about 8 times a year. First class. Between the consumer and business offers, the points will cover two and a half years of these flights. Also, I have a circle of family and friends whom I coach and manage a “referral club.” They’ll be benefiting from this as well. From all of us, thanks for the tip.

Yes, Delta points are on the low end of the value scale. And, yes, based on my observations, Delta had a devaluation on my route at the same time it added the 15 percent discount benefit. But, in the end, my wife and I are still getting the 2.5 years of flights. Again, thanks for the tip.

Fenspinbi

These “elevated” offers…aren’t. There was a publicly available (but unadvertised) offer I got on the Delta Platinum in mid-December for 90,000 miles + 10k MQMs. The normal offer then was 50,000 miles + 5k MQMs, but all one had to do was search with a “fresh” browser and you’d find that higher offer; incognito mode was unnecessary. I found it pretty consistently that day and a few days after I snagged it, with a sense of wonder and astonishment thinking it was too good to be true. Oh, and it only required $3k spend in 6 months. Not the greatest offer ever sold, but pretty high up IMO.

Frank

I cannot imagine how much 70k points is worth. Maybe an economy ticket in the US. For Busuness Class travel around the world like used to? Multiply by 10.