There are currently two new spend offers some folks are getting via email. The first is for those who hold the personal Delta co-branded Amex Platinum card you see above.
The next is for those who hold the personal Delta co-branded Amex Reserve card. Both offers add a 3rd spend bonus tier above the standard two included with the card(s). But is this a targeted offer? The e-mails to those who received it says:
“Your Delta [Reserve or Platinum] Credit Card has been auto-enrolled. All eligible purchases you make this year will count toward this exclusive offer.” – From Amex e-mail to some card holders.
But for the rest of us that currently hold the consumer or personal cards can we also get this offer? It seems the answer is YES if we call and ask for the spend offer code to be added to our accounts. The codes are:
- The Delta Amex Reserve card offer code is: 2222CTLF
- The Delta Amex Platinum card offer code is: 2222CTL6
After much time on the phone and getting an Amex rep to understand I was NOT talking about a new card bonus offer but a spend bonus offer she was able to load the code into my account and even said she made a note in my record that I was now eligible for the extra spend bonus offer.
The sad part about this promotion is that it is NOT valid for the OPEN or business Delta co-branded Amex cards. This may surprise you but the consumer and the business sides of Amex are very different animals even though they look the same.
This does, however, bring up some interesting dynamics and means you could just by spending get yourself all the way to Diamond Medallion without flying. Please understand I am NOT saying you should do this, just that you could. Take a look at the math if you held these cards:
- Personal Delta Amex Platinum and spend $75,000 get 30,000 MQMs
- Business Delta Amex Platinum and spend $50,000 get 20,000 MQMs
- Personal Delta Amex Reserve and spend $90,000 get 45,000 MQMs
- Business Delta Amex Reserve and spend $60,000 get 30,000 MQMs
The net result is you have spent $275,000 before 31DEC18 and have earned 125,000 MQMs. This means you have completed the (bat crazy) required ¼ million to be MQD exempt and clearly have enough MQMs to be Diamond as well. Again, I am NOT suggesting you do this just that it is possible if someone wanted to.
Does this new spend bonus offer motivate you to spend more or get Delta Amex cards for 2018? – René
Update 3/28/16: It may no longer be possible to add the code over the phone. Congrats to all who got in on the offer!