Hot off their elevated welcome bonus offers that expired yesterday and (latest) frustrating SkyMiles devaluations, Delta issued new promotions for several of their co-branded Amex cards.
The only ones that, in my opinion, are worth a quick mention are for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express and Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card.
Their fun selling point this time around seems to be the $100 statement credit after a Delta Air Lines purchase made within three months of being approved.
The Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express offers 40,000 bonus SkyMiles and 5,000 bonus MQM after you spend $2,000 in purchases within three months of being approved.
The Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card offers 45,000 bonus SkyMiles and 5,000 bonus MQM after you spend $3,000 in purchases within three months of being approved.
$100 Statement Credit
New applicants approved for these offers receive a $100 statement credit after making a Delta purchase on their new card within three months of approval.
If you plan to fly Delta within three months of getting one of the cards, use your card to buy headphones onboard. The $2 purchase should trigger the $100 statement credit — making you come out $98 ahead.
Barring that, consider buying a Delta gift card directly through Delta for the $50 minimum. You can use the gift card toward future air travel purchases, buy drinks or premium food during a flight, give it to a friend, whatever.
Should You Get a Delta SkyMiles Amex Now?
As I always say, everyone’s personalities, budgets, and travel needs are different. The $100 statement credit might be something attractive. Or a non-starter.
Personally, I wouldn’t rush to get one of the cards. I think there will be better offers down the road.
If you’re really aching to get something new in your wallet, you’re much better off getting something with a transferrable currency or cashback — such as an American Express Membership Rewards card or Chase Ultimate Rewards product.
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