Best Delta Platinum American Express offer I’ve seen: 70k miles, 10k MQMs, and $100 statement credit
If you don’t currently have the Delta Skymiles credit card from American Express, there’s a pretty compelling offer on now. Both the Personal and the Business versions of the card have this offer:
LIMITED TIME OFFER: EARN 70,000 BONUS MILES AND 10,000 MQMS AND a $100 statement credit
after spending $5,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.† In addition, earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.†
Special offer expires on 11/9/16. (The site says this but the email implies this may run until Feb 1, 2017 – but it’s unclear)
I personally think this a great offer because of the MQMs. This card earns 10,000 MQMs (which also post as miles) after $25,000 and $50,000 in annual spend. With this bonus you can earn 30,000 MQMs in one year, netting you Silver Medallion status on Delta. If you are close to another status level or even just if you want the MQMs for rollover into next year, it’s a good time.
Let’s say you’ve got 67,000 MQMs year to date. This 10k MQM bonus will push you to 77k MQM and Platinum status, which offers so much more than Gold – like free award changes and redeposits – a huge benefit give how hard it can be to get low level awards on Delta.
Keep in mind, American Express currently only lets you get the bonus for a card once per lifetime, so do your own thinking on if this is the right time for you – but it’s a solid offer.
Also keep in mind the card has a $195 annual fee. But the card also comes with one annual companion certificate valid on L/U/T fares. While some people have trouble using it, I’ve used it many times over the years generally saving more than the annual fee. You’ll also get a free checked bag and priority boarding while you earn that Silver Medallion status.
I find that sometimes if I am using the browser that I use to login to the Amex site normally, I get a lower offer so you may want to right click and copy the link and then use a different browser if that happens to you.
(Note: I earn a 10,000 Skymile referral bonus if you are approved for the Business version of the card. I earn nothing for the Personal card and no cash compensation for either card.)