One Week Left: American Express Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus [EXPIRED]

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Have you been thinking about applying for 1 of the increased 50,000 mile sign-up bonus offers on the American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (personal and business) or American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles cards?

If so, you have 1 week left to apply.  These offers end on September 8, 2014.

One Week Left American Express Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus

Just 1 Week Left to Apply for the Increased AMEX Delta SkyMiles Card Sign-Up Bonus

What’s the Deal?

Link:   American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (Personal)

Link:   American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (Business)

Link:   American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles

You’ll get 50,000 miles after spending $1,000 in purchases on your new card in the 1st 3 months with the American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (Personal), American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (Business), and American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles cards.

You can read my detailed review of the American Express Delta SkyMiles 50,000 mile offer from earlier this month.  Each card is slightly different, but they all get you:

  • 50,000 miles after you spend $1,000 in new purchases in the 1st 3 months
  • A statement credit after your 1st Delta purchase in the 1st 3 months ($50 statement credit for Gold, $100 for Platinum)
  • First checked bag free
  • Double miles on Delta purchases
  • 20% discount on in-flight purchases
  • Priority boarding
  • Pay With Miles
  • Discount on Delta SkyClub lounge passes
  • No foreign transaction fees

50,000 Delta Miles Can Get You a Lot of Big Travel With Small Money!

But there are differences!  Only the Gold Delta SkyMiles personal and business cards get you:

  • Annual fee of $95 waived for the 1st year
  • American Express OPEN discounts (business version only)

And only the Platinum Delta SkyMiles card offers:

If you’re having trouble deciding which card to apply for, read my post with a detailed comparison of the cards.

And if you’re thinking about applying for the American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles cards (personal or business), I’ve listed the top 10 benefits of the cards in this post.

And folks have wondered if they can get the business version of the card if they already have the personal card (yes, they can!).

Folks considering the American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles card might wonder if the $195 annual fee is worth it, or if the companion certificate is a good deal.

No matter which card you decide to apply for, 50,000 Delta miles will get you to a lot of places!

Where Can You Go?

Link:   Delta Award Charts

50,000 miles can get you lots of Big Travel with Small Money!  For example:

  • 2 round-trip coach class tickets to anywhere in the continental US, Alaska, and Canada for 50,000 miles
  • A round-trip coach class ticket to Hawaii for 45,000 miles
  • A round-trip coach class ticket to the Caribbean, Mexico, or Central America for 35,000 miles
  • A round-trip Business Class or First Class ticket to anywhere in the continental US, Alaska, and Canada for 50,000 miles
One Week Left American Express Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus

You Could Use Your Miles to Watch Planes Land Over Your Head at Maho Beach, St. Maarten

And after January 1, 2015 (when Delta starts allowing 1-way award tickets), you could get:

  • A 1-way coach class ticket to Africa for 40,000 miles
  • A 1-way coach class ticket to Middle East or South Asian Subcontinent for 42,500 miles
  • A 1-way coach class ticket to Southwest Pacific for 50,000 miles
  • A 1-way coach class ticket to Southeast Asia (such as Thailand or Malaysia) for 40,000 miles
One Week Left American Express Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus

Where Will You Go With 50,000 Delta Miles?

Remember, all 3 cards get you priority boarding, a free 1st checked bag, and in-flight discounts.  Plus, they’re good for using when you travel overseas because they don’t charge foreign transaction fees!

Bottom Line

The increased 50,000 mile sign-up bonus offers on the American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (personal and business) or American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles cards end in 1 week, on September 8, 2014.

These cards are slightly different from each other, but they’ll all get you 50,000 miles after you spend $1,000 in the 1st 3 months.

And 50,000 miles can get you lots of Big Travel with Small Money.  For example, it’s enough for 2 round-trip, coach class tickets within the continental US, Alaska, and Canada, or a round-trip coach class ticket to Hawaii!

Which of the American Express Delta SkyMiles cards is your favorite?

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10 responses to “One Week Left: American Express Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus [EXPIRED]

  1. Daraius, I got approved for SPG Amex card on June 30, today is Sept 1, so it’s not 91 days yet…. what do you think on my chance of getting approved if I apply for this Delta card? since I read you wrote on one of your post that it’s better to wait 91 days between applications for card issued by same bank.

    Also can I get approved if I apply American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles Personal and Business version in same day?
    Please confirm as soon as possible, I need your answer before I can apply using your affiliate links. Thank you.

  2. Sorry, but 50,000 SkyMiles will only get you those places if you hit the lottery and actually find a seat. Delta points are extremely hard to use for most flyers compared to other frequent flyer programs, and to make a list of theoretically possible redemptions without pointing out the difficulty of actually achieving them seems a bit misleading. Most likely they will fester in your account until you decide to go ahead and take a round trip ticket to Atlanta at 40,000 just to get rid of them.

  3. Up until a year ago June, for the last twenty years, I had only flown Delta as it was the only big dog in my yard. Then Delta stopped the “connection” for our airport and I now have to drive two hours to get any flight. I started burning miles last year with a flight to Hawaii for two (for Thanksgiving) and had no issues actually getting them for 50,000 each. I booked another Hawaii trip this fall for 4 on the same plane and had no real issue finding all the seats available within a week or so from our preferred dates, again for 50,000 miles each. I thought I would not be planning on Delta again, but my wife and I both got in on the spring deal just before am ex announced that you can’t get the same product bonus again. I may have to jump on this deal and get the business bonus. We won’t know if the one way awards will be easy or hard to get in the future, but I am optimistic I can use them in the next couple of years in between the rest if our award trip plans.

  4. I agree with @DaveS. They don’t call ’em Sky Pesos for nothing. That said, about 4 years ago I was able to book my wife NYC/FLL with one stop (can’t remember the city), at the 25,000 point category. I know I got lucky.

  5. Daraius, I applied both to the Gold and the Platinum version at the same time, same day.
    I got the Gold right away, I’m already using it, but the Platinum is still pending approval.
    In case AMEX approves it, am I gonna get 100k points if I meet the minimum spending on both the cards (1K on the Gold and 1k on the Platinum)?
    Thank you!!

  6. My husband and I both have the Delta Skymiles Amex Options card which we got after downgrading our Gold Delta Skymiles Amex cards back in 2000-2001 when the fee came due. We never use them. But they are still listed on our Amex account pages. Amex shows us as cardholders since 2000, since this was the first Amex for each of us.
    This is a statement from Amex when I pull up the page for the Delta application: Upgrades from a Delta SkyMiles® Options Credit Card can get 10,000 bonus miles after you charge an eligible purchase to your upgraded Card account within the first 12 months.†
    There’s more verbiage about keeping your same account number, etc.
    On the Delta site, the T&Cs say: 1 If we identify you as currently having an American Express® Card account, you may not be eligible for this welcome bonus offer. This offer is also not available to applicants who have or have had this product.

    So based on these 2 conditions, do you think we would get the bonus if we applied? Don’t want to waste a hard pull because I have other cards I would like to get.

  7. Hi Darius,

    I applied and got approved for the gold one but when I received it the packet had no mention of the 50,000 points despite the fact that I saw the 50,000 points offer on the Amex website.
    Same as Marilyn I had the “If we identify you as currently having an American Express® Card account, you may not be eligible for this welcome bonus offer.” fine print.
    I only ever had the blue cash preferred from Amex but if I cannot get that bonus they can be sure that I will never apply for an Amex credit card ever again!

    Any thoughts on that?

    Best,
    Claire

  8. Hi Daraius,

    I know that the personal and business cards are different lines, but are the personal gold and personal platinum considered the same product nowadays? I was under the impression that they are different. I’ve had the gold for a while and I wanted to get the platinum but only if I can get the bonus.

    I read some other forums where people asked this question to the CSRs. One guy was reporting that out of 4 CSRs 2 said it’s a different product, you will get the bonus and 2 said it’s the same product, you will be identified as a current cardholder and be denied the bonus. What is your opinion on this?

    Thanks,
    Alex

    • @David – It could be possible to apply now, but I’d wait a few days between the business and personal cards.

      @Marilyn B – AMEX terms say that if you had the personal cards before, you are unlikely to get the bonus again.

      @Claire – Best to click on the link and see the specific offer which you’re able to get since it varies based on your history with AMEX.

      @Alex – Can’t say for sure.

  9. My wife applied for and got approved for Gold Delta Personal card this year with the 50k bonus and now she is thinking of getting a Platinum. I had the same questions as above and was not sure if she is eligible to get the bonus again and also the 15k medallion qualification miles and decided to call Amex.
    The agent said that she can very well apply for Platinum as long as she had not had that specific card before and can be eligible for the bonus as well. I think we will go ahead and apply but will keep fingers crossed and update as to what happens next since we are all hearing different things here.