75,000 SkyMiles on Platinum and Reserve Cards [Welcome Bonuses]
American Express Delta SkyMiles Credit Cards
The line of personal SkyMiles credit cards from American Express have again gotten elevated signup bonuses. In general, the offers on these cards rise and fall like the tides. Up to 60-80k and then down to 30-40k.
You can get each of these cards just once per lifetime, so it always makes sense to get these only when the offers are high.
The number of MQMs on offer with these cards also fluctuate, from 5,000 – 10,000. MQMs are hard to come by, so this may be a factor. Note that they tend to offer less miles when they offer more MQMs.
As of today, the welcome offers are:
The Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express (Learn More) is offering 75,000 bonus SkyMiles and 5,000 MQMs after spending $3,000 within your first 3 months. You’ll also get a $100 statement credit if you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within 3 months. This card has a $195 annual fee but comes with a one annual companion certificate.
The Delta Reserve Credit Card (Learn More) is offering 75,000 bonus miles and 5,000 MQMs after spending $5,000 within your first 3 months. This card comes with a $450 annual fee which includes annual SkyClub membership.
Lastly, the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express (Learn More) comes with 60,000 bonus SkyMiles when you spend $2,000 within your first 3 months.
Should you get these cards now?
I don’t think there is ever a fire-sale on these cards. But as much as I don’t love the SkyMiles program, you can’t deny that 75,000 bonus points should net most people a minimum of around $900 in value.
If you are desperate for MQMs, I’d wait for an offer that gives 10,000 MQM. The best MQM offers have also coincided, generally, with less redeemable miles so these offers are a good compromise.
You can get each one of these cards (as well as the Business versions) once per lifetime, so in theory you could net 6 of these welcome bonuses. As these go, I would favor the Platinum unless you would get good value out of the SkyClub lounge access (at which rate it’s cheaper than buying SkyClub access outright) that comes with the Reserve.
If you are over 5/24 and looking for a new card, one of these may be just what you need.
Delta Reserve Credit Card (Learn More)
Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express (Learn More)
Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express (Learn More)
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