Some people are seeing an awesome new offer on the Delta Reserve credit card this morning that’s good for 125,000 miles and 10K MQMs after spending just $5,000 (note that the card does have a $550 annual fee). While Delta miles may not be as valuable as others for booking international premium cabins with partners, that quantity of miles could certainly buy a lot of flying on Delta and looks like a terrific return on spend for those interested in flying Delta. It’s a targeted offer, so it may not be available to everyone and it is structured a bit differently than the best publicly-available offer, so it’s worth doing the math to figure out whether it is worth it to you if targeted.
- There is a new targeted offer for the Delta Reserve card that’s good for 125,000 SkyMiles and 10,000 MQMs after spending $5,000 in purchases within your first 3 months. Note that this is targeted, but you can try this link to see if you are targeted.
A reader reported seeing this last night. While I didn’t see the increased offer right away, Greg did see it when he opened it up this morning. I then remembered that sometimes stuff gets cached in my browser and I might just be seeing the offers I had earlier seen, so I tried a fresh window and then saw the offer above. Since I am constantly checking things on the site to make sure that they work for all users, I keep a number of web browsers loaded.
Note that the offers on the Gold and Platinum cards are not interesting because the current referral offers for those cards are even better (you’ll find the best publicly-available offers on our Best Offers page). However, this is the best offer we’ve seen in terms of redeemable miles on the Reserve card.
Assuming you’re able to get even 1.2c per mile out of your Delta miles, the bonus here would get you $1500 in airfare. That would be well worth the $550 annual fee even if you didn’t value the card’s other perks, which are plentiful:
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All that said, keep in mind that the current referral offer on this card is still good for 80K redeemable miles, 20K MQMs, and a $200 statement credit for home furnishings. If you highly value MQMs, maybe that offer makes more sense. Given the way Delta is juicing elite earnings on flights right now, including award flights, I think most would likely make out better with the additional redeemable miles unless they are using a household member’s referral link to generate a large referral bonus for Player 2. YMMV.