Posted by William Charles on July 9, 2019
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Published on July 9th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[YMMV] American Express Delta Offers – Up To 75,000 Miles + $200 Statement Credit – No Lifetime Language

Update 7/9/19: Another round of offers has gone out, share what offer you received in the comments below.

Update 6/2/19:  Looks like another round of offers has gone out. Valid until 7/2/19

Update 5/9/19: More targeted, valid until 5/22 (via donmcde). Some offers:

  • Personal Plat: 50K /$2K + $300 after first delta purchase
  • Personal Gold: 70K/$2K + $50 after first delta purchase
  • Business Plat: 50K /$2K + $300 after first delta purchase
  • Business Gold: 70K/$2K + $50 after first delta purchase

Update 5/3/19: A new round of people are being targeted.

Update 4/9/19: These are available again. Some offers people are seeing:

  • Reserve: 40,000 miles and 10,000 MQMs after $3,000
  • Platinum: 70,000 miles + $100 after $2,000
  • Gold: 70,000 miles + $50 after $2,000

Hat tip to reader David

Update 2/28/19: These are available again, people who weren’t targeted before are now targeted. Hat tip to reader QMC

Update 2/4/19: Another round targeted. Hat tip to @Myi66081

Update 1/2/19: Like clock work another round of people has been targeted.

Update 12/3/18: Another round of people have been targeted. Worth a look to see if you’re targeted.

The Offers

Direct link to offer (if you get the message ‘PLEASE VERIFY THE INFORMATION YOU ENTERED IS CORRECT AND TRY AGAIN.’ then it means you’re not targeted)

  • Delta/American Express have sent out a number of targeted offers on the co-branded cards.

 

  • Delta Gold 75,000 miles + $50:
    • 50,000 miles after $2,000 in spend within the first three months. An additional 25,000 bonus miles after an additional $1,000 in spend within the first six months. $50 statement credit after first Delta purchase.

  • Delta Platinum 80,000 miles + $100 statement credit.
  • Delta Gold 70,000 miles: Same as above but without the statement credit and 5,000 miles less
  • Delta Gold/Platinum/Reserve 75,000 miles + $200
    • 50,000 miles after $2,000 in spend within the first three months. An additional 25,000 bonus miles after an additional $1,000 in spend within the first six months. Earn a $200 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in eligible Delta purchases within the first 6 months

The Fine Print

Our Verdict

Previously the offers with no lifetime language have been 60,000 miles + $50 statement credit on the Gold card and lower bonuses on the other two cards. We’ve never seen that $200 statement credit deal as far as I’m aware. The downside to that offer is the $1,000 in Delta spend required. I imagine a lot of people would just prefer the 75,000 + $50 deal as a single purchase triggers the $50 credit rather than requiring $1,000 in spend.

If you’re targeted and have had the card before then I think either deal is worth doing as normally you wouldn’t be eligible for the sign up bonus again (even if you won’t hit the $1,000 in Delta spend required for the $200 bonus). As always read these things everybody should know about American Express if you have any questions. I’ll be creating a special ‘targeted/ymmv’ section of our best credit card bonus page and adding this bonus there.

Hat tip to readers Kumar



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Traveler
Traveler

Fwiw, i had to fight with amex on the last round of delta offers that came out without the language, and even dispite screenshots, never got the points

lc
lc

did you escalate it via twitter? This usually works…

Traveler
Traveler

I did not, but good idea. Dm works?

LC
LC

its so funny you signed up had screenshot proof, yet twitter is what moves the needle. pretty sad days IMO.

Will
Will

was that the leaked link back in like january?

Too Nashty
Too Nashty

I had the same issue. Points eventually posted after I secure chat with them they escalated it for me. Miles showed up a few months later as well as some statement credits that were $100 in excess of the welcome offer. Who knows.

Traveler
Traveler

Yes it was

AL
AL

I applied through a NLL offer online for a second Gold Delta and got points posted immediately after statement ended.

Chris
Chris

Is there a link to check if we were targeted? Last month was delta.com/bonus60k for example. Thanks!

Joe
Joe

Above theres a direct link but I just tried a random address and its working delta.com/bonus75k

Chris
Chris

Ahh I see it. Sorry about that

Kuso29
Kuso29

Been getting targeted for these Delta offers, even the last round without the lifetime language. Only the Gold with $50 statement credit available for me this time. Wonder if i can double dip Delta cards with the referral one and then this targeted version…

slewinter
slewinter

Yes.

Onyxi
Onyxi

can you explain this? I am confused about how often we can get a Delta Gold Amex for example. I recently got one after being targeted for 60k/$1k spend. I’d definitely double up on a bonus like that.

Joe
Joe

My wife got the first offer on one of her old delta account and she currently has Gold with new skymiles account, does anyone know if she could apply for it if she closes the Gold card? Also since i dont have the offer so i wouldnt know for sure but according to the screenshot that second offer might not have the annual fee waived.

George
George

For some reason, I get an error message even though I am putting the right member ID and last name: “PLEASE VERIFY THE INFORMATION YOU ENTERED IS CORRECT AND TRY AGAIN.”

Joe
Joe

means not targeted

Nil
Nil

Means you are not targeted.

projectx
projectx

Same here. Perhaps because I wasn’t targeted? Wouldn’t be surprised as I never get these types of offers.

-G-
-G-

Yep, I always get this as well. I just assume it means there’s nothing there for me.

Cinnabar
Cinnabar

Always the bridesmaid…never the bride.

James
James

I have the standard 60k for the personal gold version.

Abey

Wow, checked the link and im targeted for the Delta Gold on both the Personal and Business versions (75K after 3K spend plus $50 credit, I actually closed my Delta Business card a couple months ago because of the AF).
Gonna apply now for the Business version. Fingers crossed 😉

Abey

Wow, Approved!
I was 99% sure I will get the sign up bonus denial pop up window as I got it recently on a Hilton card, But Nope instant approval and even offered a digital number for immediate use.
Thanks again William Charles for being the best 🥰

psh
psh

Last time the Delta offer without lifetime language came around there was a DP of someone getting approved even though they were currently blacklisted for the Hilton. Could be that you have a better chance with the targeted offers, or just that different cards (delta vs hilton) have different thresholds.

somy
somy

deleted..i found my own answer.

lc
lc

odd, when i go to this link i get a redirect link for 70k offer. after 2k spend and $50 credit. worked and approved!

JW
JW

I was recently targeted for the Delta Gold 60k miles after spending $1000, just received the miles despite having the Delta Gold card before. Now it seems I’m also targeted for the 75k offer, would I be able to get the bonus again? maybe I should not risk it and apply for the Business card instead.

Matt P
Matt P

Still never touched Delta cards even though my home hub is Seattle. The amount of points for their lie flat seats is outrageous. I got the 75k + $50 offer so maybe I’ll jump on it.

satellite779
satellite779

What programs are you focusing on from Seattle?

Eric
Eric

I got an offer for 70,000 after 2k spend, plus $50 credit, but the annual fee isn’t waived for the first year.

Shane
Shane

I also have this offer currently, AF not waived, says it expires Feb 20th ’19

rick
rick

Closed my Gold Personal card a little more than a year ago. Didn’t get the bonus denial screen, so went for the 75K + $50. We shall see.

beat2def
beat2def

How on Earth is anyone ever targeted for these promos? I am never targeted.

Bob
Bob

I got 70000 points + $50 delta purchase statement credit for $2K spend.

Dan
Dan

Got the same on 7/9/2019: “1. To qualify for the 70,000 bonus miles, you must make eligible purchases with your Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card that total $2,000 or more (the “Threshold Amount”) within your first 3 months of Card Membership starting from the date your account is approved.”

Says app must be done by 9/18/2019.

Sapien
Sapien

+1

Received physical mailer for this offer today.

Satellite
Satellite

Fix the year from 2018 to 2019

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