THIS DEAL HAS EXPIRED. Welcome offer has reverted to 40,000. We are leaving the expired details on this page as a reference for comparison for future deals.
Link: Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card
The welcome offer for the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card has increased from 40,000 to 65,000 SkyMiles. The welcome offer applies after spending $2,000 in the first 6 months of being approved for the card. This card has an annual fee: $0 introductory Annual Fee for the first year, then $99. For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, please visit [link]. Terms apply.
We only recommend getting this card if you fly Delta and check your bag, a lot. Otherwise, the perks and earnings just aren’t good enough to warrant the yearly $99 fee. Instead, it’s probably a better option get the American Express® Green Card and transfer AMEX Membership Rewards® points into transfer partner airlines such as Delta. The fee is $150 a year, but this will give you better 3X earning categories, better perks, and the ability to transfer points into a lot of travel partners. You can see our detailed write-up about the American Express® Green Card in the link provided.
These card perks are worth mentioning:
- Your first checked bag is free, you can get priority boarding, 20% off inflight food/beverage purchases, and 15% off Delta points travel purchases on Delta operated flights.
- Receive a $100 credit to use toward future travel, after you spend $10,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year.
The card has the following 2x point categories:
- Earn 2X Delta SkyMiles® on Delta purchases, at U.S. Supermarkets, and at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery in the U.S.
There are a few other things to point out about this deal:
- This is not the highest offer we’ve seen for this card. The highest we’ve seen publicly is 70,000 points. It’s close, but not the best.
- To receive the welcome offer, you must spend $2000 or more in the first 6 months after you receive you are approved for the card.
- This card has an annual fee: $0 introductory Annual Fee for the first year, then $99.
- This welcome offer is not available if you have received a previous welcome offer for this card.
- For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, please visit [link].
- American Express also has a limited time offer for the American Express® Green Card: They have recently increased their welcome offer by +15,000 to 60,000 Amex Membership Rewards® points. The welcome offer applies after spending $3,000 in the first 6 months of being approved for the card. Plus, earn 20% back on eligible travel and transit purchases made during your first 6 months of Card Membership, up to $200 back in the form of a statement credit. This card has an annual fee of: $150. For rates and fees of the American Express® Green Card, please visit [link]. Terms apply.
- Amex will likely deny your application if you apply for more than 2 cards at the same time, have more than 5 or more Amex cards, or 10 or more cards total.
- If you get denied and you have good credit, call their reconsideration hotline: 1-877-399-3083 (if you are a new account holder) / 1-866-314-0237 (if you are a current account holder). Calling may not change the outcome, but there is a chance it will. You’ll also be able to get better insight in why your application was denied.