Should Delta and American Express Rebrand/Rename the SkyMiles Credit Cards? What Names Do You Suggest?

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Delta Gold, Delta Platinum, and Delta Reserve personal and business American Express cards.

“Why do you have a Gold credit card if you’re a Delta Diamond or whatever? Why are you using a Gold card if you’re not Gold anymore? And why don’t you have a Diamond credit card this year?”

Sound familiar?

This was part of a conversation I had last year with a friend interested in points and miles while I took out my American Express Gold Card (learn more) to pay for lunch. Things only got more confusing when he saw the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express (learn how to apply) in my wallet. (“Shouldn’t you use your Reserve card if you’re Reserve level? I thought you’re Diamond!”)

Many of us involved with the miles and points hobby are pretty clear about differents levels of loyalty program status and credit card brands. But people not as familiar get understandably confused — especially when it comes to Delta SkyMiles, American Express, and their co-branded credit card products.

It’s very easy for people to get Delta SkyMiles Platinum Medallion status mixed up with Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express cards, or the non-Delta American Express Platinum personal and business cards. Same goes with the gold flavors of status, SkyMiles credit cards, and Amex branded charge cards.

What do you think? Should Delta and American Express come up with different names for the Gold and Platinum SkyMiles credit cards? Continue reading

Why and How Delta Flyers Can Benefit from Chase Ultimate Rewards

Rene's Chase Ultimate Rewards cards

For better or worse, I’m a loyal Delta flyer. Delta’s co-branded American Express cards sort of come with that territory. But Chase’s credit cards, however, are starting to pique my interest (especially now that I’m finally dipping under 5/24!) when it comes to actual point accrual and redemption. And their low to no annual fees sure are interesting, too.

How Can the Delta Reserve Credit Card Reserve Cards from American Express Be Improved?

Delta Air Lines jets at New York Kennedy JFK Airport

Delta American Express cards offer cardholders decent-ish benefits. But points earnings and other areas leave something to be desired. Where are some areas Delta and American Express can improve its premium Reserve cards?

Four Delta Amexes Offering 50% CASH BACK on Delta Purchases – OFFERS EXPIRED

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 is shown departing from the Los Angeles International Airport, LAX.

Delta and American Express just released a great limited-time offer: 50% cash back on Delta purchases for four Delta Amex cards! OFFERS EXPIRED — PLEASE SEE CURRENT OFFERS The deal is valid for new cardholders only who apply for a card before August 15. Existing cardholders aren’t eligible (sorry). OFFERS EXPIRED — PLEASE SEE CURRENT OFFERS Qualifying cards include: Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express (learn more) Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card … Continue reading

A Better Deal? Delta Platinum Amex: 10,000 MQM, 73,000 SkyMiles, and $100 Statement Credit Through July 31

The Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card from American Express.

I wrote yesterday about the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express‘ referral-triggered welcome bonus. The Delta Platinum Card has a very similar offer — for less than half the annual fee. But which is the better deal? The Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express’ Increased Welcome Bonus Through Wednesday, July 31, the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express offers the following to new cardmembers referred by a current member. 10,000 MQM … Continue reading