Talk about sweet timing! If you are short on MQMs this year, and have NEVER EVER held either the the Delta Gold or Platinum business card you are eligible to receive the new card bonus offer (after spend). Let’s look at the offers that are new and for a limited time (ends 11/09/2016) – [This offer has expired]:
- Click HERE to see the current AMEX Delta offers <-LINK
The Gold card offer is very similar to the one that was out this past summer. It is not the highest they have ever offered but it is a very solid offer. Now that all AMEX card bonus offers are once in your lifetime, you want to choose a good one. The Platinum offer I have never ever seen a higher public offer on the SkyMiles side and very few times have I ever seen higher MQMs offered.
Should you get either of these offers? While the Gold card does waive the fee for the first year I would strongly consider the Platinum card if you are looking for elite status. Delta will likely offer to sell you MQMs for thousands of dollars in December again this year and for the non-waived $195 fee this is a solid offer for just the MQMs alone (if you need them that is). Plus, since they are offering a $100 statement credit for Delta purchases inside the first 3 months, you are really only net paying $95 out of pocket for the first year. That is an amazing value.
Lastly, remember with the Platinum card, the BOGOF coach certificate does NOT come in year one. It will only arrive when your second year annual fee bills. Those who use this cert each year often comment that this perk alone helps offset the $195 fee. Either card comes with the 1st checked bag free (up to 9 total on the same reservation) and board with ZONE 1 (even on a BASIC E class fare ticket) and so much more.
Are you jumping on this limited time offer? – René
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