Last Chance to Get up to 70k Miles With These Delta Amex Sign-Up Bonuses

Jul 3, 2017

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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

Since late May, the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express and the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express have been offering elevated sign-up offers, letting you earn double the usual bonuses. However, these will only be available through July 5 — two days from now — so now’s your last chance to apply and receive more miles than usual.

As a reminder, the current offer with the Gold Delta SkyMiles Card is 60,000 SkyMiles after you spend $3,000 in the first four months, plus a $50 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase with the card in the first four months. Based on TPG’s valuations, this bonus is worth $720, and the card comes with a few elite-like perks such as a free checked bag and priority boarding. There’s a $95 annual fee that’s waived the first year, and no foreign transaction fees.

The more premium Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card is offering 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 MQMs after you spend $4,000 in the first four months, and you can also earn a $100 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase in the first four months. 70,000 miles are worth $840 based on TPG’s valuations, and the 10,000 MQMs you’ll earn from this increased sign-up offer will get you 40% of the way to Delta Silver Medallion (though you’ll need to meet the MQD requirement as well to earn that status). You can earn additional MQMs by meeting spending thresholds, and the card offers an annual companion certificate for round-trip domestic travel in the main cabin. This card has a $195 annual fee and no foreign transaction fees.

These two cards won’t make sense for everyone — the priority boarding and free checked bag will really only matter if you frequently fly Delta, and the Platinum Delta Card’s MQMs are only useful to those working toward elite status with the carrier. However, if you are a repeat customer of the airline or at the very least have an award redemption on Delta or a SkyTeam partner in mind, you’ll definitely want to sign up by July 5 to earn the extra miles.

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