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

Update 12/21/20: More people have been 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

Post history:

  • 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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Dan
Dan

Can anyone confirm what “eligible purchases” means? For instance, in the Delta Plat offer:

“Plus, earn 20% back in statement credits, up to $200 back, for eligible purchases made on your Card within the first 3 months.”

Is “eligible purchases” just any regular purchase that Amex doesn’t exclude (GCs, etc), or are these “eligible purchases” supposed to be related to a Delta purchase or something? Just wondering if the statement credits have hit for anybody who has applied through one of these offers recently.

lilurbanachiever
lilurbanachiever

In my case, every purchase worked. I did not buy any GCs though. Afaik, the credits posted a few days after each purchase.

CharTech
CharTech

I got a flyer for 70k miles after $2,000 spend in first 3 months. Offer ends Feb 10, 2021

kevin
kevin

P1, 2 and 3 have not been targeted in years, only P2 has an open Delta card, P1 has Amex but not DL, P3 doesn’t have an open Amex card so I can’t figure out any reason why we are no longer getting the targeted offers

ieatdogfood
ieatdogfood

For the Delta Gold, is there a way to take advantage of the $100 Delta flight credit after $10,000 in spend within a calendar year? Note, I’m not talking about incidentals or reimbursement, this is now delta flight credit linked to a SkyMiles account.

P
P

i see these:

Gold Biz – Earn 70,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in eligible purchases on your new Card in the first 3 months.† Plus, earn 50% back in statement credits, up to $100 back, for eligible purchases made on your Card within the first 3 month

Platinum Biz – Earn 80,000 bonus miles after you spend $4,000 in eligible purchases on your new Card in the first 3 months.† Plus, earn 50% back in statement credits, up to $250 back, for eligible purchases made on your Card within the first 3 months.

Reserve Biz – Earn 80,000 bonus miles after you spend $6,000 in eligible purchases on your new Card in the first 3 months.† Plus, earn 50% back in statement credits, up to $300 back, for eligible purchases made on your Card within the first 3 months

Delta Gold – Earn 70,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in eligible purchases on your new Card in the first 3 months.

Delta Platinum – Earn 80,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in eligible purchases on your new Card in the first 3 months.† Plus, earn 20% back in statement credits, up to $200 back, for eligible purchases made on your Card within the first 3 months.

Delta Reserve – Earn 80,000 bonus miles and 10,000 MQMs after you spend $5,000 in eligible purchases on your new Card in the first 3 months.

They don’t seem to have the lifetime language, but still have this statement:
“If we in our sole discretion determine that you have engaged in abuse, misuse, or gaming in connection with the welcome 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 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 offer to, we may freeze the welcome offer credited to, or we may take away the welcome offer from your account. We may also cancel this Card account and other Card accounts you may have with us.

Stephen
Stephen

I was targeted for this offer as well. Received an email yesterday with a link to three different cards and there was no lifetime language on them and increased bonus. I got instantly approved for both Gold 70K after $2k spend within 3 months and annual fee of $99 waived the first year and Platinum 80K after $2k spend with $250 annual fee not waived but $200 statement credit after getting 20% back (a of $200) of purchases within 3 months.

Dick Bupkiss
Dick Bupkiss

@Stephen, can you please update us if/when you actually get the sign-up bonus? Thanks.

Ron
Ron

Big no no. Stay away from Amex

WTF
WTF

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FTrump
FTrump

AMEX RAT trap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ethan
Ethan

Please do not apply with the enticement of “no lifetime language”… Be fair with Amex and they will be fair with you. This is a valuable establishment and you should treat it as such.

bplturner
bplturner

What the fuck

Ethan
Ethan

Liberal trash.

Avi
Avi

Ah I see you’re a man of culture!

BR
BR

lmao

Burton

I had a personal delta gold card years ago and they sent me a physical mailer for delta gold card today (70k plus waived AF). Are you suggesting that I should not consider it because the terms once said something they no longer do?

When I check my offers now this shows up as well as 80k platinum plus up to $200 in 20% off eligible purchases but with $250 AF. I’ll wait until closer to offer expiration (Feb) though to consider as no immediate travel plans.

Ethan
Ethan

Always apply at your own risk. Personally speaking; I value AMEX, in the sense that I would not churn with them. If they offer “no lifetime language” with a product… yeah no… It’s not worth the risk of losing my history with them. Avoid a shutdown at all costs. YMMV!

Tony S
Tony S

Lol, no

Bo knows
Bo knows

Rats set up baits to poison humans