Posted by William Charles on April 5, 2019
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Published on April 5th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Increased American Express Delta Offers Still Available

Update 4/5/19: Some other sites were saying that these deals would end on April 5th, that was only the offers on affiliate links. Increased offers for both these personal and also the business cards are still available through May 1st with referral links.

American Express has released new increased offers on Delta cards. These offers are currently only available via referral links (do not share your links here. Instead you can share them in this linked post. Please read the rules carefully). Remember you can self refer and that American Express sends out 1099’s for referrals. The offers are available until May 1st, 2019. The offers are as follows:

American Express Delta Gold

  • 60,000 miles + $50 after $2,000 in spend within the first three months

Card details

  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 2x miles on all purchases made directly with Delta
    • 1x miles on all other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees

American Express Delta Platinum

  • 75,000 miles  + 5,000 MQM for $3,000 in spend within the first three months
  • Additional $100 statement credit after your first purchase

Card details

  • Annual fee of $195 is not waived
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 2x miles on all purchases made directly with Delta
    • 1x miles on all other purchases
  • Receive another 10,000 MQM after you spend $25,000 or more within a calendar year and an additional 10,000 MQM when you spend $50,000 or more within a calendar year for a total of 20,000 MQM (plus the sign up bonus)
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card (Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required)
  • Delta MQD Waiver For Diamond To Be Increased To $250,000 (From $25,000) For 2019 Qualification Year

American Express Delta Reserve Card

  • 75,000 miles + 5,000 MQM after $5,000 in spend within the first three months

Card details

  • $450 annual fee, not waived the first year
  • $250,000 spend across all American Express Delta cards currently results in a MQD waiver through Diamond Medallion.  (previously $25,000)
  • Delta Sky Club access (can also bring two guests for $29 per person. Keep in mind you must be arriving or departing on a Delta marketed or operated flight to be eligible for access). Authorized users also get this access, previously they were $175 each but possibly free now?
  • Companion Certificate (domestic first class or main cabin round trip companion)
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 2x miles on Delta purchases
    • 1x miles on all other purchases
  • Holding this card is used as a tie breaker for upgrades

Our Verdict

This is the best public offer we’ve seen on the Platinum card, previous best was 70k + $100 + 10k MQM (that deal might have been better depending on how you value the MQM). We’ve seen better offers on the Reserve & Gold card before and better targeted offers on the Platinum as well. Remember this offers all contain the once per lifetime language so you’re not eligible if you’ve had the cards before.

Personally I wouldn’t consider the Gold or Reserve, but the Platinum might be worth considering especially if you’re self referring and have an immediate/near need for Delta miles. Otherwise it might make sense to just wait for a better offer to come along. I’ll likely add the Platinum card to our list of the best credit card bonuses. Before applying make sure you read these things everybody should know about American Express cards.



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Onsale
Onsale

Not sure what to think of the referral offer I can make:

“Each friend can earn: 10,000 bonus miles after they use their new Blue Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card to make $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Your friend will be able to choose from all available American Express Personal and Business Card offers.”

MoreSun
MoreSun

Not much. 10k DL miles is a pittance compared to the other offers, you should be able to go through your referral link and see other personal cards to see the Gold, Plat and Reserve offers and use those as your referral links. If you hold any other Amex cards check if they can refer to the DL cards and use whatever card offers you the highest referral bonus to create your links.

San
San

“Instead you can share them in this linked post ” – Link is not provided.

EthanZ
EthanZ

Have we seen a better offer for the Reserve?

Charlie
Charlie

Yeah, I’m not sure there has been a better offer, depending on what you value. I might jump on this one. Here’s an older offer for 70K miles + 10K MQM. https://www.doctorofcredit.com/american-express-delta-reserve-personal-card-70000-miles-10000-mqm-increased-signup-bonus-highest-ever/

Eric
Eric

“This is the best public offer we’ve seen on the Platinum card, previous best was 70k + $100k + 10k MQM“

– Really disappointed I missed the $100k offer.

Lantean
Lantean

hahaha
😉

MoreSun
MoreSun

And I thought missing the CSR leaked link or the Thanksgiving Amex Plat leaked link were lifelong churning regrets!

Clinton
Clinton

Hopefully the business cards will follow suit

DCJoe
DCJoe
MoreSun
MoreSun

But no referrals on those yet. Hope they get referral offers for the biz in the next couple days!

Adam L
Adam L

“This is the best public offer we’ve seen on the Platinum card, previous best was 70k + $100 + 10k MQM ”

William Charles this has been mentioned several times but the Platinum/Platinum biz had 80K + $100 which I would consider to be the best ever. You have a typo in your targeted offer Delta post that states Gold had that offer but it is the platinum.

mjonis
mjonis

Have there been better offers for the Reserve?

According to a quick search on DOC, the highest ever (since like 2017) has been 70,000 miles with 4k spend. This offer is 75,000 miles with 5k spend. Granted, not sure if 5k Skypesos is “worth” $1,000 spend, but since Amex delta are once/lifetime (or 7 years) and there’s a limit to 5 Amex cards you can hold at any given time, it would seem prudent to go for the highest bonus possible, no?

mjonis
mjonis

Where are you seeing that these are available until May 1, 2019? On Amex website, the Reserve one is only available until 4/3/19.

John Doe
John Doe

If you use a referral link.

Screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/v2QjOim.jpg

Mark
Mark

FWIW, the terms state that the bonus MQMs don’t count toward a status challenge, but I got the card in late 2017 and the 10k MQMs got me over the 12.5k I needed for a status match/challenge.

Menachem
Menachem

Can u get the biz via referral?

meow
meow

got an email for the Delta Platinum card with the same offer an the expiration is May 22nd

Raz
Raz

FYI- the $50 SC on the delta gold requires a qualifying Delta purchase.

SJ
SJ

Got a targeted offer for 70K on Delta Gold with 2K spend. Link at Delta.com/70KGold

San
San

SJ If you are able to get 60k+$50 through Amex self referral, that would be the better offer.

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