[YMMV] American Express Delta Offers – Up To 110,000 Miles No Lifetime Language

Update 4/8/24: Available again.

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.
    • Amex Delta Gold: 70,000 miles after $3,000 in spend
    • Amex Delta Platinum: 90,000 miles after $4,000 in spend
    • Amex Delta Reserve: 100,000 miles after $6,000 in spend

Business versions are the same but an extra 10,000 miles.

 

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

Post history:

  • Update 4/6/23: More targeted.
  • Update 1/7/23: More targeted.
  • Update 11/15/22: More targeted, try this link. Hat tip to Chronic_Anachronism
  • Update 11/4/22: More people targeted.
  • Update 10/5/22: More people targeted. valid until  11/9/22. Hat tip to cwinn13
  • Update 8/12/22: More people targeted. Valid until 9/21.
  • Update 6/8/22: More people targeted.
  • Update 7/11/21: More people have been targeted. These are the offers:
    • Delta Gold 70k/$2k+$200/DL, AF $0/99
    • Delta Platinum 90k/$3k+$200/DL, AF $250
    • Delta Reserve 80k/$5k+$200/DL, AF $550
    • Biz Delta Gold 75k/$4k+$200/DL, AF $0/99
    • Biz Delta Platinum 95k/$5k+$200/DL, AF $250
    • Biz Delta Reserve 85k/$6k+$200/DL, AF $550

    Hat tip to NH4NO3

     

  • Update 5/26/21: More people have been targeted.
  • Update 5/12/21: More people have been targeted.
  • Update 3/4/21: More people have been targeted.
  • Update 12/21/20: More people have been targeted.
  • Update 11/22/20: More people have been targeted.
  • Update 11/10/20: More people have been targeted.
  • Update 10/5/20: More people have been targeted.
  • Update 7/3/20: More people have been targeted.
  • Update 6/24/20: More people have been targeted. Offers still valid through July 31st, 2020.
  • Update 5/19/20: These are available again and valid until July 31st, 2020. Hat tip to EDWNY
  • Update 1/30/20: More offers have gone out. This time with an end date of 4/1/20. Keep in mind the new annual fees & benefits are now live as well. Hat tip to reader DK
  • Update 1/22/20: Last day for this deal, usually after the end date a new round of people are targeted so it’s worth checking to see if you are targeted now and then again in the next week or so (we will likely repost when the new set are targeted).
  • Update 11/19/19: More targeted, this time with a 1/22/20 end date.
  • Update 11/5/19: More people targeted.
  • Update 10/1/19: Another round has gone out
  • Update 8/20/19: Another round of people have been targeted.
  • 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.
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EZ
EZ (@guest_1857720)
June 9, 2024 15:33

There is currently an emailer out in the past few days offering this cards without the lifetime language. Approved and no pop up. Compared the offer terms language from the email offer to that of directly from AMEX. AMEX website has lifetime language in its offer terms, the emailer does not.

J mike
J mike (@guest_1837407)
April 29, 2024 12:59

Anybody have trouble lately getting their miles bonus for applying for the Delta Amex Gold card? I applied in October for the business card under an 80,000 miles offer with a $6000 spend required. I met the spend in January by paying taxes with a 3% surcharge. Miles should have been credited earlier this month at the latest. Online chat with Amex says I was declined for the offer because I had closed a personal Delta Amex account within the prior year and that I should have seen a screen when I applied telling me that. I did not see any such screen, receive any notice, email or letter saying that. Only possible fluke was maybe my popup blocker blocked it. So I out about $150 for the tax transaction fee. I read all their terms before applying and it did not say they could do this. I thought personal and business (sole prop.) accounts were considered separate. They did change their terms to say that they can decline any of their offers for any reason around the end of 2023-after I had applied. But it seems they have applied these terms retroactively to my application. So now, I would advice before you start spending on these cards to verify with them that you actually have the offer. I see a class action suit in the making for this bs.

throatwobbler Mangrove
throatwobbler Mangrove (@guest_1842690)
May 9, 2024 20:42

I’m concerned this may have happened to me. I had a delta biz in 2017 that I cancelled. I applied using the link here and didn’t get the pop up. I’ve met my 4k spend for the NLL gold offer, but I noticed that on the app it shows a bonus tracker for spending to get $200 delta credit…but no bonus tracker for hitting 4k. My statement closes in a few days so I guess ‘ll know then.

AndyAndy
AndyAndy (@guest_1828166)
April 9, 2024 09:21

Ugh. I used to get so much value out of Skypesos. Alas for the good old days.

Billy Bob
Billy Bob (@guest_1828106)
April 9, 2024 01:01

I dumped their platinum card 11 months ago and still managed to use the companion pass. It just required any Amex to pay the taxes. Saved a packet!

R Johnson
R Johnson (@guest_1827865)
April 8, 2024 14:49

Not targeted. However, when I try to buy a Delta ticket there is an offer for $400 off if I apply for a Delta Gold. I have Delta Reserve already. I wonder if that Gold would be approved?

Komma
Komma (@guest_1827851)
April 8, 2024 14:16

I’d only consider the business version which I don’t see an elevated bonus on. I don’t want a bunch of sky pesos taking up a card slot on my personal. I don’t mind flying Delta but the loyalty program is kinda useless with point values.

Derrick the Wanderboy
Derrick the Wanderboy (@guest_1827832)
April 8, 2024 13:46

4 years of never getting an NLL oh well shit pesos

Matt
Matt (@guest_1827740)
April 8, 2024 11:07

Nothing for me but P2 has an offer for 60,000/$3000 for the gold and 90,000/$4000 on the Platinum

Matt
Matt (@guest_1827748)
April 8, 2024 11:17

And 75k/$4000 & 95k/$6000 on the business versions

Doug
Doug (@guest_1828074)
April 8, 2024 23:16

I’m seeing all the same totals as you. I’m thinking of going for the business gold. 75k + 15% off point redemptions (I already have another 70k) and free checked bag. No annual fee first year. That’s all actually useful for me. For free. I don’t see the worth of paying $350 for the plat benefits.

Matt
Matt (@guest_1828198)
April 9, 2024 10:30

Plat doesn’t interest me either, and I also really appreciate seeing offers with the AF waived the first year. That used to be standard and now it seems to be rarer these days. I’m wondering which I should do since neither i nor P2 have had the delta business gold before (we’ve each had the personal gold a few days through NLL offers). I feel like the smart thing to do would be to save the biz card for an amazing/all time best offer that has LL and do another personal gold, but that extra 15k skymiles is tempting.

Neomi
Neomi (@guest_1822069)
March 29, 2024 03:23

Did someone save the terms and conditions for the Delta Personal card 70,000 miles, that ended 3/27/2024.

Thanks!

andy
andy (@guest_1796645)
February 12, 2024 09:45

applied for platinum biz, insta approved. Sub 700 score, but have a real business for which I already have other amex cards. Actually closed the biz plat few months ago, too, and have been getting popup saying I’m not eligible for SUB on some other cards.

Seems they really wanna push these cards. Obv I’ll be closing in 1 year. I can easily cash in the ride sharing $120 bucks, and will get a decent chunk of the resy 120 bucks, so AF of 110 bucks for 90k pesos isn’t terrible. Despite all the devals, you can still get a min of 1 cent, far more if you really dig hard into the sweet spots…