American Express, Delta Air Lines

LAST DAY for Delta’s Platinum American Express offer for 60k miles and 10k MQMs

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This deal expires today – July 6, 2016 – and I have no idea what or when the next deal will be.  I personally think it is a fantastic offer and would apply if I didn’t already have the card. While the fee is $195, this offer comes with a $100 statement credit. Also, the card comes with a free annual companion ticket – a benefit I use every year and save more than the $195 with. Add to that the 60,000 miles and 10,000 MQMs with the $2,000 in spend for the signup offer and it’s a pretty great time to apply.

Both the Personal and the Business versions of the card have this offer:


after spending $2,000 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 7/6/16.

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.

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.

Link to the Personal Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card offer.

Link to the Business Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card offer.