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Delta offers new limited-time welcome offers on Delta SkyMiles credit cards

Those who applied by July 7 enjoyed a welcome offer more than double in value.

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American Express announced that all of its Delta cobranded credit cards are receiving limited-time welcome offers, including its business offerings. This included the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card and the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card and their business equivalents.

The chance to get these limited-time welcome offers passed on July 7, 2019.

The limited-time values

This limited-time offer affected two major portions of the existing welcome offers: The number of Delta SkyMiles you’ll earn and the Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) you’ll earn.

Amex Delta cardPrevious welcome offer
If spend requirement met in first 3 months
Limited-time welcome offer (Now expired)
If spend requirement met in first 3 months
Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card
  • 30,000 bonus miles after spending $1,000
  • $50 statement credit after your first Delta purchase
  • 60,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000
  • $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card
  • 5,000 MQMs and 35,000 bonus miles after spending $1,000
  • $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase
  • 5,000 MQMs and 75,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000
  • $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card
  • 40,000 bonus miles and 10,000 MQMs after spending $3,000
  • 5,000 MQMs and 75,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000
Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card
  • 30,000 bonus miles after spending $1,000
  • $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase
  • 70,000 bonus miles after spending $4,000
  • Intro APR on purchases
  • $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card
  • 5,000 MQMs and 35,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000
  • $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase
  • 80,000 bonus miles and 5,000 MQMs after you spend $6,000
  • $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase
  • Intro APR on purchases
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card
  • 40,000 bonus miles and 10,000 MQMs after you spend $3,000
  • 15,000 MQMs and 15,000 bonus miles after you reach $30,000 in eligible purchases in the calendar year
  • 80,000 bonus miles and 5,000 MQMs after you spend $6,000
  • Intro APR on purchases

Welcome offers can be earned on eligible cards by meeting the spend requirement in first 3 months of card membership

Compare Delta SkyMiles credit cards

Name Product Filter values Rewards Purchase APR Annual fee
Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card
2x miles on Delta purchases, restaurants and at US supermarkets and 1x miles on all other purchases
15.74% to 24.74% variable
$0 intro annual fee for the first year ($99 thereafter)
With a welcome offer worth up to $600, up to 2x miles on select purchases, and assorted Delta perks, this is a strong choice for Delta fans. Terms apply, see rates & fees
Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card
2x miles at restaurants and on direct Delta purchases and 1x miles on all other purchases
15.74% to 24.74% variable
$0
Earn 2x miles on Delta purchases and dining with this simple, entry-level Delta card, and pay no annual fee. Terms apply, see rates & fees
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card
3x miles on Delta and direct hotel purchases, 2x miles at restaurants and US supermarkets and 1x miles for all other purchases
15.74% to 24.74% variable
$250
This card boasts a welcome offer worth up to $720, an annual companion certificate and valuable Delta perks. Terms apply, see rates & fees
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What you can do with these extra miles

Almost every Delta credit card included in this limited-time offer has at least doubled its standard welcome offer. The only exception is the Delta Reserve, which offered just under twice its standard welcome offer value.

Needless to say, this is a terrific opportunity to fly twice as far as before. According to our most recent calculations, you could earn a main cabin flight roundtrip from LAX to as far as Hong Kong, worth about 77,500 miles.

Of course, you could also put those extra miles to use across several flights. You could fly first class from LAX to Calgary for 49,000 miles and still have enough left over for a main cabin flight from LAX to New York.

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Why apply?

Aside from Delta SkyMiles being a solid loyalty program for one of the largest US airlines, these limited-time welcome offers are unusually generous.

Even if you don’t frequently fly Delta, you might consider signing up for a card to take advantage of these offers.

Bottom line

If you were on the fence about picking up a Delta cobranded card before, these limited-time welcome offers are an enticing opportunity that any traveler would do well to consider — even if Delta isn’t your first choice of airline.

If you need a little more information before making your decision, compare airline rewards cards to find the one that best suits your travel preferences.

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