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AMAZING Delta Platinum AMEX offer 10,000 bonus MQMs & 60,000 SkyMiles! – [Offer has Expired]

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Just amazing offers from these cards!

There are a number of increased limited time bonus offers right now from a number of the Delta family of AMEX cards you should take a look at:

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express <— Link

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express <—LINK

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express <— Link

Platinum Delta SkyMiles®  Business Credit Card from American Express <—LINK

But hands down the best one for those who are chasing status with Delta is the Platinum card offer. Take a look:

10,000 Bonus MQMs you get after meeting the $2,000 in spending on the card is the same as taking TWO transcon round trips i.e. that is a bunch of flying and yet you get these as part of the offer. You also get a bunch of other perks as you can see above but also not mentioned above is a BOGOF or buy one get one free coach main cabin certificate the second year of card membership (i.e. not the first year). That can make this card a keeper long term for that perk alone.

Since we are really focused on the amazing MQM offer let’s knock out some common questions.

Q) Do these MQMs rollover?

A) Yes as long as you meet the minimum requirements to rollover MQMs that is 25,000 MQMs PLUS spend $3,000 in MQD spend or become MQD exempt via spending $25,000 on your Delta AMEX cards by 31DEC each year.

Q) Do these MQMs count toward my million miler status?

A) You bet they do. Just like the above question all MQMs from any source are treated the same.

Q) Can I gift these new card bonus MQMs to anyone?

A) No. The card holder earns these bonus MQMs

Q) Can I gift the 10,000 bonus MQMs I can get after spending $25,000 on the card before 31DEC each year?

A) No. The Platinum bonus MQMs from spending ONLY go to the card holder. Only the Delta Reserve card allows you to send bonus MQMs from spending to another person.

These are the most common questions folks tend to ask and often get wrong. Also keep in mind with ANY of these offers they are once in a lifetime, that is, if you have ever had the new card bonus from these you cannot get it again.

What about the business cards? Do I have to own a corporation to get one? No, you can fill it out with only your SSN and if you are say buying and selling on Ebay and want the card for those kinds of spend that is fine even if you do not earn any income from this. There will be a field where you can fill in your total income. Since most have had the personal card the business cards may be the best choice (like the GOLD Delta AMEX business card for example).

Other important reminders. You are limited to 4 (some say 5) AMEX credit cards at once so you may have to close some other cards as all of these are credit cards. This total limit apples to personal and business cards. Lastly you can apply for a personal and business card on the same day if you want but likely only one will be instantly approved with the next coming a few days later.

Also keep in mind both personal and business cards, gold and platinum, are ALL unique products. You could, in theory, hold them all at once if you wanted to (but then you cannot have any other AMEX credit cards). Unsure if you have ever had any of these cards? HERE is a post to quickly check for yourself. Once you do find out, thanks for using our links when you do apply for the card(s).

Lastly on the spend credits from any of the cards. Most have reported any on-board purchase like the new Flight Fuel will trigger the credit. Or, some just buy Delta e-Gift cards and that takes care of it. The only thing that does NOT work is Gogo so avoid those.

Any other questions? Fire away but don’t let this amazing offer pass you by! – René

Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.


  1. David Hartman Reply

    Rene, Will they tell you if you are ineligible for the offer? I don’t remember having this card before, but I have had a lot of cards over the years. I wouldn’t want to get another card unless it came with the special offer. Thanks.

  2. JP Traveler Reply

    If my wife is an additional cardholder on my Delta AMEX, she would still be eligible for the bonus if she got her own card, correct?

  3. I can confirm that Amex told me one can now have 5 Amex Cards. In late March I added the SPG Personal and the SPG Business due to the increased signup bonuses. I also have the Delta Platinum Personal and the Free Hilton Amex. I had to close the Delta Platinum Business in order to get the SPG Business. Fast forward to April 30th and I applied for the Delta Gold Business card due to an increased bonus tied to the SkyBonus program. I was denied right away, called up a week later and I was told you could have 5 cards and he would resubmit my application for reconsideration. I got word yesterday I was approved. Just another Data Point…

  4. For the $100 statement credit, is this like with Premier Rewards where you have to do 2 $50 egift cards purchases, or can you just buy 1 $100 delta egift card for the statement credit?

    • @Joe S – In the past ANY Delta purchase has triggered the credit. I would think one $50 will work and do it if you have no plans to fly for a bit. Others are just buying anything on-board (other than Gogo clearly)

  5. If I already have the Gold, can I upgrade to the Platinum card and get the bonus?

  6. A couple of years ago, I acquired the Amex Delta Platinum card, spent $3000 the first month, bought a snack on a flight, paid the bill, waited for the bonuses to arrive, then canceled the card. Not only did I receive the miles and the $100 statement credit, Amex refunded the $195 credit card fee after I cancelled.

    • @Kevin – Not recommend. Can get you in trouble for future AMEX offers. Not to mention card is worth holding!

  7. I’m jumping on this offer (Delta Business Plat). Thanks for the heads up! Question – I’m currently holding the Personal Platinum. If I cancel the personal card, do I lose the companion ticket? (it’s already in my Delta account). Does AMEX return a portion of the annual fee? (renews in Dec)

    • @EdwardNY – AMEX says yes but once at your My Delta it does NOT go away

  8. AMEX is only giving me the option to upgrade to the Platinum card, not apply for a new one. I currently hold the gold, reserve, and a non-delta blue card. what gives?

    • @Kevin – Log out of AMEX then do not log in and clean cache use our links.

  9. Getting the MQMs through this offer will put me into Silver Medallion status except for roughly $500 in MQDs, even after my trip to Tokyo. Will purchasing a DL gift card count the same as buying and flying a ticket, toward MQDs? (I have no way to make $25,000 spend on DL Amex card to qualify that way.) Pls advise!

  10. logging out and clearing history/cache worked great. Approved!

    I have been a AMEX reserve card holder since 2009, and I have held the AMEX gold card since 2012, when it still had an annual coach BOGO. I have a blue card that is my oldest card with no annual fee, so I am not canceling that one. Is there any reason to continue to pay the annual fee on the gold card? It carries the lowest available credit lines of all my cards and I no longer see any value in it (I do use it occasionally and my GOGO gets paid with that card monthly). Thoughts? Cancelling it should impact my score only minimally

    • @Kevin – Congrats! (and thanks for using our links and supporting the blog). Smart to keep a very old card for length of credit. Yeah dumping one card really has over long run tiny impact on score unless it is one with massive credit line.

  11. Alex Semyonov Reply

    I have total of four (4) AmEx cards and never had Delta Gold Business.
    The chat inquiry listed all four cards I have, but when asked (for the fourth time) to list all the cards I EVER had with AmEx, he referred me to call “Accounts Services” by phone.
    I did – and the rep (Indian, called Paul) said that (1) they do not offer such service – even after I pointed out that I am just trying to follow the AmEx official rules for receiving bonuses for new cards; (2) he went on to say the bonus is only available for the FAMILY of cards once in lifetime – further saying explicitly that since I have Delta Platinum card, I cannot have a bonus from Delta Gold Business. I told him he is wrong and hanged up.
    Upon attempt of application online for Delta Gold Business, I received “hold on” and few minutes later in my email – a link to view their final decision – which turned out to be “rejected” because “you have reached the maximum number and type of Cards that we will approve within the period of a few months.” The last two cards I applied and received was AmEx Hilton HHonors and AmEx Hilton Surpass back in May – to reach total of four cards now. Is there known number of months (rather than “few” in the letter below) that need to pass between AmEx applications?

    American Express
    PO Box 31525
    Salt Lake City, UT 84131
    (800) 567-1085

    July 1, 2016
    Ref: xxx

    Dear xxx,

    Thank you for applying for the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card. We value your Membership and appreciate your interest in another American Express Card. We regret we are unable to approve this request.

    The reason for our decision is that you have reached the maximum number and type of Cards that we will approve within the period of a few months. Please know that your prior application(s) has been approved and your Card has been sent to you. If you have not already done so, you can confirm you have received your Card at or by calling the phone number on the back of your Card. You may then use your Card immediately and start enjoying the benefits of Card Membership.

    If you have any questions, please call 1-866-929-5162 or write to us at the address above. You can also learn more about managing your credit at

    Thank you for your Card Membership. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


    Donna Visco
    VP, Global New Accounts
    We’ve provided an important notice below concerning your rights. The creditor is American Express Bank, FSB.

    Notice to U.S. Residents.
    The federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided that the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract); because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program; or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The federal agency that administers compliance with this law concerning American Express Centurion Bank and American Express Bank, FSB is the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, 1700 G Street NW, Washington DC 20006 (the “Bureau”). The federal agencies that administer compliance with this law concerning American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. are the Bureau (address above) and the Federal Trade Commission, Equal Credit Opportunity, Washington D.C. 20580.

    Notice to Ohio Residents.
    The Ohio state laws against discrimination require that all creditors make credit equally available to all creditworthy customers and that credit reporting agencies maintain separate credit histories on each individual upon request. The Ohio Civil Rights Commission administers compliance with this law.

    • @Alex – You have had a number over very bad reps. Clearly I have shown how you can ask online to get what cards you have had. Next, I got the Delta AMEX Gold Card and bonus and hold the Reserve card (both biz in my case). Next issue is always use my links to have best shot at points!

  12. Unfortunately, I missed your post about not upgrading (assuming from Gold to Platinum). I did this and contact Amex about where the 10K MQMs after spending the obligatory $2K. I also recall reading the agreements for both the Reserve and the Platinum offers and only the Select card had verbiage about the offer not valid for existing customers.

    Amex opened a case to investigate further. Just curious if you have any tips since we are beyond the ability to apply new. Plus, the offer isn’t running any longer. Maybe this will help someone in the future. Thanks!

    • @Mark – Hi Mark. OOOOOUUUCCCHHH! And ouch again. I am sorry you missed that post. Nope, I hate to say it, you are done. The AMEX rules are set in stone. They will not budge. You have lost the chance, not only for the old offer, but the chance to EVER IN YOUR LIFE get the new card bonus for that card ever again. This should be a big warning to readers to follow the advice NOT to upgrade. When you want to get a bonus for a Delta AMEX offer, apply for a new card, then once you have it cancel the old one if you wish! Lesson learned. Sorry!

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