Wednesday - Aug 15, 2018

Increased Signup bonus offers for Amex Delta Credit cards


Through June 30, 2015, You can get higher signup bonus when you apply for American Express Delta SkyMiles Credit cards.

Skymiles

No Annual fee for the first year

  • Earn 50,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.

 

  • Earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months

 

  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.

 

Platinum

This card can help you achieve elite status

  • Earn 60,000 bonus miles (10,000 of which count as Medallion® Qualification Miles) after spending $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months

 

  • Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months

 

  • Annual Membership Fee of $195

 

Which card is right for you?

If you are not after any status with Delta, you should be fine with the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card as you get the $0 annual fee for the first 12 months.

 

What can you do with Delta Sky Miles?

You can use Delta Sky Miles to redeem for travel with Delta or its partners. You can also travel to India using Delta Sky miles by redeeming with Air France, Virgin Atlantic, China Eastern, Aeroflot, KLM

Here are a few sample redemptions. I hardly found any Domestic business class awards that are reasonably priced, Delta uses dynamic pricing based on the demand, availability for sky miles redemption.

 

Domestic US award

Domestic US award

 

Delta also offers discounted US domestic awards starting 5,000 miles. However, these awards seem to be very limited and is dependent on the revenue sale price.

 

International awards

 

You can travel to Mumbai on Air France

You can travel to Mumbai on Air France

 

This looks to be a decent redemption if you are travelling to Delhi

You can fly to New Delhi for 70,000 Delta Sky Miles on Virgin Atlantic

 

Note that you can always transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Delta Sky Miles program. You can earn Membership Rewards from Premier Rewards Gold Card, Platinum cards.

 

You can transfer Membership Rewards to Delta

You can transfer Membership Rewards to Delta

 

Conclusion:

Through June 30, 2015, American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card gets you 50,000 bonus SkyMiles after spending $2,000 or more and a $50 statement credit after your first delta purchase on the card with in 3 months.

Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card gets you 60,000 bonus SkyMiles after spending $2,000 or more and a $100 statement credit after your first delta purchase on the card with in 3 months.

Note that you can only get a signup bonus once for a personal Amex Credit card.

 

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