Posted by William Charles on January 7, 2018
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Published on January 7th, 2018 | by William Charles

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[YMMV] American Express Delta Gold 75,000 Miles + $50 Offer – No Lifetime Language [More People Targeted]

Update 01/07/18: There is now a new link and more people seem to be targeted as well. Probably worth trying both links (other one here).

Originally posted on November 14th, 2017. Reposting on December 20th this because it seems like a new batch of people have been targeted for this promotion. Check your e-mails or try the link below. You should also try logging into your Delta account as some people are seeing it directly there.Hat tip to FuRyluzt

The Offer

Targeted bonus sent out via e-mail. Subject line is Earn up to 75,000 Bonus Miles and More with this Special Offer. You can also try this link to see if you’re eligible.

  • American Express is offering a sign up bonus of up to 75,000 miles + $50 statement credit on the Gold Delta Skymiles Personal & business credit cards. Bonus is broken down as follows:
    • Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 or more in eligible purchases with your new card within the first 3 months of card membership
    • Earn an additional 25,000 bonus miles after you make an additional $1,000 in eligible purchases within your first six months of card membership
    • Earn a $50 statement credit after making your first Delta purchase within six months of being a card member

Card Details

Our Verdict

The best public bonus has been 60,000 miles + $100 statement credit with the annual fee waived. This is $50 less but an additional 15,000 miles so significantly better. This is the best offer we’ve seen on this card. Officially American Express doesn’t match sign up bonuses if you’ve recently applied, but they do sometimes offer courtesy points. For your best chance it’s recommended to call and escalate to a manager if necessary. For more tips when it comes to American Express please read this post.

If you have a need for Delta miles then this is a good offer and I don’t see it getting any better than this in the short term so I’d recommend applying. I won’t be adding this to the best credit card bonus page due to it’s YMMV nature.

Hat tip to readers elegua, rct12345, Mitchell W, Justin S, Jeffrey H & brodouevenchurn



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Mark D
Mark D

Thanks for pointing this out. I took another look at my email with the subject “Mark: Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles and More with this Special Offer”, and I couldn’t find any lifetime language there. 60k after $1000 spending. Hooray

Dane
Dane

I applied for the public 50k a year ago, but am not seeing any lifetime language on the 60k personal/business targetted email. Where would it be located if it was once in a lifetime?

Anna
Anna

In the teensy tiny print at the bottom. Should be footnote 1. Footnote 2 deals with the $50 credit. Just to be sure I read through all of the notes & it wasn’t on the email (mine, at least)

elegua
elegua

Will, i got the email for both, Personal and Business:

Personal/Business: https://imgur.com/a/oWbI1

Also my offer starts with this:

If we in our sole discretion determine that you have engaged in abuse, misuse, or gaming in connection with the welcome bonus offer in any way or that you intend to do so (for example, if you applied for one or more cards to obtain a welcome bonus offer (s) that we did not intend for you; if you cancel or downgrade your account within 12 months after acquiring it; or if you cancel or return purchases you made to meet the Threshold Amount), we may not credit the welcome bonus to, we may freeze the welcome bonus credited to, or we may take away the welcome bonus from your account. We may also cancel this Card account and other Card accounts you may have with us.

Scary isn’t it??

Sam
Sam

When I tried booking through delta I got this weird offer

Earn a $200 Statement Credit and 20,000 Bonus Miles
Apply for the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express

but I also got an email couple of days ago for 60000 Miles & $50 credit for 1000 spend

Andrey
Andrey

Seeing same thing

Avi
Avi

Got the message:

“To receive your Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card offer, you must log in using the same SkyMiles® account number located on the email or letter where you received the specific offer.”

So I doubt if anyone without a mail would be able to get it.

John
John

I’m having the same issue. Got the offer in mail.

Superchurn
Superchurn

i had the exact same issue.

did not get offer. super bummed 🙁

beat2def
beat2def

Same here.

peter
peter

Same here.
Sad.

Simon
Simon

same here

Matt
Matt

SAD! I just applied for the 60k bonus.

Superchurn
Superchurn

me too, Matt….me too 🙁

Xinqing Wang
Xinqing Wang

Me too.

Matt
Matt

Tried calling in to get matched and denied as expected.

Xinqing Wang
Xinqing Wang

What did they say? I wanna to call in as well. But after seeing your post, I think that it might not be necessary.

John
John

I got a 50k +$50 for 1k spend offer as well. I don’t see any once in a lifetime language.

te
te

E-mail is from AMEX or Delta?

And nothing for the Delta Platinum?

Will

I think delta accounts linked with existing amex delta cards would not show the targeted offer.

I haven’t tried this but I suspect registering for another account using the same name might work — maybe next time if not this one.

Kyle
Kyle

I got the 75k personal offer as well. I just canceled the delta gold card earlier this year. Has anyone tried to churn this card for the second time?

Ella
Ella

I’m getting the card, after cancelling my Gold Delta this summer. I had one year free and one year paid on the old card. AmEx has assured me I’ll get whatever was offered me, which was the 50K + 25K. We’ll see.

Chad
Chad

Please let us know how it goes. Thank you so much, Ella!

PowerT
PowerT

I just did the platinum offer that came out about the same time with no lifetime language for 70,000 and got the bonus with it being my second delta plat.

Ash
Ash

Well no luck here. Thanks for sharing though.

Jake
Jake

I got a mailer for this same thing yesterday. Might have to bite as it’s been over 6 months since my last app and I could use 75k Skymiles…

John
John

Have people been able to receive bonus points again when targeted without the once in life time language?

somy
somy

I want to know this too.

David
David

I received this offer on phone and computer. I’ve had both the Delta Gold and Platinum I read the terms and all hyperlinks relating to rules and found no reference to previous holders being excluded. I called the customer Service number on the back of my old canceled Delta Gold card and asked the CSR if I was missing something and Am Ex or Delta were reaching out to old customers with a repeat bonus to get them back. He also reviewed the POID offer number and said he didn’t see any language preventing a repeat bonus for people who the special offer was directed to. The offer had my name and SkyMiles number on it.I had been receiving text offers for a AmEx Delta cards repeatedly in recent month and I called two months ago and asked if I could get those bonuses and was told no and referred to such language in the offer. So I applied and was immediately approved for the card and an email today said it’s on its way

Andrew
Andrew

Don’t call the bank!

Ping
Ping

Have you got the bonus miles in the end? Did Amex decline your welcome bonus?

Doug
Doug

Just got the postcard offer in the mail for 50K + 25K + $50 credit for a Delta purchase.

I don’t see any limiting language other than the initial “Abuse/Scare-Tactic/We’ll Take Your Stuff!” warning.

I’m not sure if it’s worth taking a chance on it because I don’t want to add a card to my 5/24 if I end up not getting the miles… but with first year free and 75K for only spending a total of $3K in 6 months, that’s pretty appealing to me.

MM Dallas
MM Dallas

I was on the same boat till last week. Applied for Chase Marriott, got approved then only I went with the Delta 75k offer. If you don’t already have a delta card, Why would you doubt not getting the miles?

Doug
Doug

Because I had the Delta Gold a little over a year ago and cancelled it. My doubts are because I”m wondering if simply lacking the wording that says once per lifetime will permit me to actually get the miles.

I’ll probably try for it, but I’ve never tried to get a second AmEx bonus once they came out with their once per lifetime rules.

MM Dallas
MM Dallas

Received this paper offer in my mailbox from Delta. The URL given was http://www.delta.com/75kbonus.
This asks your SkyMiles number and last name to see if you qualify for the offer.

I applied, got instant approval with CL of 18k. Very happy about the offer.

Too Nashty
Too Nashty

Applied for direct offer 60k/$1k without language via email offer. Both personal and biz cards have offer until end of January. Already had both cards but worth a shot given the low spend. Will report back if/when miles post.

Avi
Avi

No lifetime language I guess? I mean yo don’t wanna get too Nashty with them 🙂

Ella
Ella

I got bunch of emails and a snail mail offer, of 50K + 25K, no fee first year, $50 Delta credit. I’d just turned in a 2-year Delta AmEx, so I wasn’t sure – BUT, I haven’t even paid the first bill after $2000+ spend, and they’re already giving me the 50K! This is real.

Jimbo
Jimbo

No good here. Can’t even get past the initial page.

BT
BT

I tried the link above to check if I was eligible; it came up negative. I logged into my Delta account and the 75K offer was there. YMMV.

Rox
Rox

+1

BenT.
BenT.

Where was it in your Delta account?
And do you have any DL co-branded AmEx cards already?

Vishal
Vishal

+1

elegua
elegua

I get this email every week for personal and business cards 75K/3K + $50 but i already have the max cards allowed, i can try but i don’t want to get a HP and get denied, oh well next time.

timmyc
timmyc

Any DP indicated got the bonus for the second time? Closed my delta gold half year ago, and get the 60k offer again

MRS
MRS

I used that link and nothing showed up. Then I made a dummy booking and a $200 statement credit + 20k mile offer showed up. I also tried two different browsers just to be sure. Obviously I was hoping for the 75k + $50 SC. Bummer

P
P

This does not override the Amex 4/5 max cc limit, does it?

Chris N.
Chris N.

No. I currently have 5 cc’s and applied last night. Amex called me last night and specifically told me “You have reached the max of 5 ccs, would you like to close one so we can approve you for the Delta card?”.

Superchurn
Superchurn

Wife got the 50k offer with only $1000 in spend. Had to go for it with such a low spend and no lifetime language. Took care of the spend with 1 plastiq rent payment using virtual card info Amex provided. Here’s hoping the miles post!

John
John

Got the 60K +$50 after 1k spend when log in to Delta website. Applied for 100k plat leaked link before. Will I get the bonus?

Ken
Ken

Will a $50 DL eGC from Delta.com trigger the $50 credit from a desktop?

Anna
Anna

I can’t say for this link, but when I applied last summer for the exact same offer (60k/$50) it counted.

Ken
Ken

Thanks!

David
David

will buying GCs be a problem when trying to meet the minimum spending requirement here? I will have organic spending for $3K, but I don’t want this $50 GC purchase cause unexpected issue.

Vishal
Vishal

Yes. Just did it last week and the credit posted in 3 days.

somy
somy

Can someone confirm that the $50 credit was posted for them after Delta e-cert buy? This will probably mean that the bonus will also post for repeat application with no lifetime language.

Vishal
Vishal

Yes. Just did it last week and the credit posted in 3 days.

Miller508
Miller508

I didn’t read everything but I’m the link it wanted my delta account number and last name to see my offer, I DID NOT look if (lifetime language) was in this offer, I don’t know what the heck I signed up for?

$2k for 50k points then 25k points for another $1k spend? Or the other way around?

Also note we both had these cards then canceled after a year (after) harvesting the points with little spend in 12 months, I got the offer my wife did not, after putt No her delta number in and name nada no offer.

not_funny
not_funny

I did the personal a few weeks ago and already received my 75k miles. I’m very tempted to get the biz as well. Has anyone done both? Any thoughts on potential clawbacks for doing personal + biz?

XenaWP
XenaWP

If I already have the Delta Amex Gold personal open (I opened it in November 2017) and received a mailer without the lifetime language for the same card, could I open a second one? Don’t want to piss off Amex. I thought about upgrading the one I had already opened to the Platinum. $175 for more bonus miles probably worthwhile? Thanks!

Peter
Peter

I applied using this link, got my card, and chatted with an online agent just now to confirm the offer. He said right away that my offer was declined because I had this card before. I told him that my offer terms did not have the language “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.”, but he kept saying he can see something on his tool which I cannot see.

Anyone saved the terms of the offer? What is my chance if I fight for it?

John
John

I was able to see my offer 10 days ago when I logged in to delta.com but today I logged back in and there’s nothing. Do I need to clean my cookies or using private mode etc to make it show up again?

John
John

Clear cookies and use incognito and it shows up again 😀

TimF
TimF

Data point here. Can confirm. I closed the card a year ago. Opened using this offer in November. The first 50k points hit yesterday.

raul
raul

I closed my delta gold card on may 2017 if I reaply again for this card?
did you realply after 12 months or so?

TimF
TimF

I closed on 10/04/16 and opened on 11/24/17…. so I guess I can’t say. Check the fine print… it will say.

anthonyjh21
anthonyjh21

I’m receiving the message “Please verify the information you entered is correct and try again.” Anyone else get this? Not sure if this is the denial message or if it’s just me.

By the way, awesome job on the comments. Not only do we have the ability to up/down vote and sort by best comment but we can now edit our own posts.

Anna
Anna

I’m assuming that’s the “you’re not targeted” message. I was targeted for the 60k (Delta.com/lastcall60k ) *without* $50 credit (same 60k/$1000) and 60k w/$50 in email. The 75k (Delta.com/75kbonus) gives me the same message as you got. There are 2, possibly 3, websites that look the same, but will only let you login if you’re targeted

iahphx
iahphx

I was targeted by mail for this offer, and applied successfully.

I’ve read about AMEX’s RAT team going after folks who MS to meet the sign-up requirements. Spending $2000 in 3 months, and an additional $1000 in 6 months, does not seem too onerous. If I shift my real spending, and focus on using the card, I could do this without buying any gift cards. But do I have to be super-zealous to avoid buying ANY gift cards? Like absolutely no cards at a supermarket?

Chris
Chris

Mixed reports on this. Mostly people seem to be doing fine, as long as they avoid Simon Malls. YMMV as always

Robert
Robert

on the $50 offer, can I buy a gift card for that, how? What are other ways that the $50 can be obtained?

Eduard
Eduard

Noob question, but if you never had this card, does this really make any difference? I got the offer in my email and was going to try and apply (have 5 amex cards, plus a few charge cards, I’ll close my BCE if they ask), but I was just wondering what the big deal was. Is this just for people that already had the bonus, and can now get it a second time? Or not having the lifetime language will let me get the bonus for a second time, at a future time?

Thanks!

Andrew
Andrew

+1

lilurbanachiever
lilurbanachiever

Looks like I have to cancel my Delta Platinum card before I start getting these offers again.

T

I received this offer by mail. There wasn’t the usual “new card members only” / once in a lifetime language. HOWEVER, it does include “If we…determine that you have engaged in .. gaming in connection with the welcome bonus … (for example … if you cancel or downgrade your account within 12 months of acquiring it…) … we may freeze the welcome bonus…or we may take away the welcome bonus”

I’ve never noticed this language before, clearly targeted at churners. I guess if you use your miles before you cancel the card in the 11th month, they won’t be able to revoke those from you.

Anyone with experience running up against these terms if you cancel before your anniversary date?

Robert
Robert

You don’t need to be targeted. I applied with this public link americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/card-application/apply/partner/personal-card/dal/delta-gold-credit-card/ep-dal-rh1180 and received card. CSR confirmed 75k (50+25) despite fact I’ve had card in the past. Time to stock up on Delta skymiles.

Ping
Ping

The Amex representative told me that they declined my welcome bonus offer for this card, because I had this card before.

penngem
penngem

I previously had this card and am now able to receive the targeted offer. However, I canceled my prior one this past June. Does that impact my chance of getting the signup bonus again? Is there a 24 month rule for bonuses?

Robert
Robert

You should be fine to re-apply. There is no “24 month rule”on any Amex card. Its actually a “one bonus per lifetime” but this is an exception.

John
John

I didn’t receive targeted mailers or emails but saw the offer when I logged into Delta.com. I applied via that link and met the MSR and a Delta purchase more than a week ago but ther’s no bonus at all even $50 credit. Got this card back in 2013 and canceled 2 years ago. So it seems this is YMMV or you have to have the specific mailer…

Ping
Ping

Same situation here. Amex declined the welcome bonus. I applied through delta.com which has the same offer as here.

Charlie
Charlie

Did not work for me

Ping
Ping

Hi Doc, I applied this card but Amex declined this sign up offer for me because I had this card before. They claimed that even the offer term did not mention that the once lifetime rule, it still applies. I asked the representative to set up an investigation. But I think in this case it is very hopeless.

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