Last Day to Apply for the AMEX Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus

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Update:   The American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (Personal), American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (Business), and American Express Platinum Delta credit card offers in this post are no longer available, but check the Hot Deals for the latest offers!

If you’ve been considering the limited time 50,000 mile sign-up offer on the American Express Delta SkyMiles cards, today is the last day to apply!

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.

Last Day To Apply For The AMEX Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus

Today’s the Last Day to Apply for the Increased Sign-Up Bonus on the AMEX Delta SkyMiles Cards

What’s the Deal?

Link:   American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (Personal)

Link:   American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (Business)

Link:   American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles

All 3 of the American Express Delta SkyMiles cards have an increased sign-up bonus of 50,000 miles after you spend $1,000 in the 1st 3 months.  This is a great deal, because normally the bonus is only 30,000 miles.

I’ve written a detailed review of the increased sign-up bonus, and the cards have some differences, but here’s what they all have in common:

  • 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)
  • 1st 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

All 3 Versions of the Card Get You 50,000 Delta Miles After You Meet Minimum Spending Requirements

The Gold Delta SkyMiles personal and business cards also 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:

For a side-by-side comparison of all 3 cards, you can read my post on how to decide which card is right for you.

Where Can You Go?

Link:   Delta Award Charts

50,000 miles can get you to a lot of places!  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
Last Day To Apply For The AMEX Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus

You Could Use Your Sign-Up Bonus for a Round-Trip, Coach Class Ticket to Hawaii

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
Last Day To Apply For The AMEX Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus

How About a 1-Way Coach Class Ticket to Africa for 40,000 Miles?

But it’s not just about the increased bonus!  These cards have some very good perks, including priority boarding, a free 1st checked bag, and in-flight discounts.

Not Just for the Bonus

If you’re thinking about applying for the American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles cards (personal or business), here’s a list of the top 10 benefits of the cards.

You’ll get more benefits from the American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles card, like a yearly companion certificate and elite-qualifying miles.  Read these posts if you’re not sure the $195 annual fee is worth it, or if the companion certificate is a good deal.

Last Day To Apply For The AMEX Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus

Folks Who Want Elite Status Might Prefer the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card, Because You Get Elite-Qualifying Miles

And if you’re wondering if you can get the business version of the card if you already have the personal card, you certainly can!  That’s because they’re considered different card products.

Bottom Line

Today is the last day to apply for the limited time 50,000 mile sign-up offer on the American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (Personal), American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (Business), and American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles cards.

Normally these cards only have a sign-up bonus of 30,000 miles, so this is a good deal.

These cards have a lot of great benefits, and 50,000 miles can get you a lot of Big Travel with Small Money!

You could use the miles for tickets within North America, or to Hawaii, Africa, or even Asia!

Where will you go with your 50,000 Delta miles?

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12 responses to “Last Day to Apply for the AMEX Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus

  1. The links do not work ( the offers are expired on the pages that the links lead to ) 🙂

  2. This post, by contrast, not so good. You’re back in the hard sell mode, and don’t bother (here anyway) to alert/remind readers that Delta’s “SkyPesos” are notoriously difficult to use. Yes, for those of you who live near major Delta/NWA hubs, you may not have this lament. But you’re royally….. if you try to use Delta miles from a smaller market….

    To be sure, Delta is now lamely claiming that they’re going to do better come 2015…. but the specifics still aren’t on their web site. (in my case, I checked a dozen different routings from Virginia airports well into next year/summer, and the best discounted saver awards availability was abysmal to non-existent. As such, 50K miles would barely get me one round-trip….)

    Until they show me better availability on their actual rewards, Amex and Delta can keep their lame cards…..

  3. I just did a dummy booking for JFK/LAX in coach for December. They had 25,000 point R/T tickets available. #GoFigure
    Granted, Delta has plenty of flights on this route. Amex overnighted my card. They must be anxious for me to make the $1000 spend. 😉

  4. Daraius, I applied for the Delta Platinum Business and I was approved! I found a 50k mile signup offer online even though the public offer is currently at 35k. I also was able to get the Delta Gold last month. Anyway, I ended up getting 100k “SkyPesos” for only $2k spending and $195 annual fee up-front. Living in MSP which is a main Delta hub, I don’t think this is too bad of a deal!

  5. I used it to transfer $1000 to my Serve.
    It didn’t work

  6. Question – do you get the $50 or $100 credit on delta purchases, of any size. So if i charge $5 at delta (for taxes for a flight), that would count? or is it $50 back for spending $50?

  7. My husband and I each got one of these Delta cards. I put my skymiles number on both cards, and he got an email stating that his name and the skymiles number did not line up. How do i get the miles from both cards into one skymiles account so I can book travel through only one account, without paying a fee to transfer miles?

  8. I called American Express and asked them if I had the personal Gold card in the past. The did a search and told me ‘No” and told me that I was eligible for the bonus. i wrote down the agents name and date that I called. I was approved for the card, just spend the first $1000 and the statement closed. I got the spend for the $1000 but not the bonus miles. I called Amex. They told me that bonus miles posted in 6-8 weeks. I am real worried because this has NEVER happened with any of my american express cards. Please post any experience you are having with this offer. Thanks.

  9. @Karen – The names and skymiles # have to match. The only other way to get his miles into your account, which I don’t recommend, is transfer miles. The fee is high and not worth it. I did it once to get my family’s miles and calculated very little value.

    @Kathy – I applied for the card, made my spend, then a week later got my bonus posted to my account. My family applied as well, made the spend but bonus not posted for a couple weeks now. I guess it varies per account.

    I know many people have found it difficult to use Delta miles, but from my experience I have booked 3 international trips free in coach over the past few years for reasonable miles. Maybe I’ve been lucky. I’m just grateful for free flights on a limited budget.

  10. Any creative ways of making a small Delta purchase to qualify for the $50 statement credit?

    GC minimum is $50, award builder is $26-28 I think.

    Thanks! in advance.

  11. I signed up in September, got the 50k miles. Am now trying to find tickets in August to the Canadian Rockies from New England and being told it’s 60k for ONE ticket on the day I want to fly!