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Million Mile Secrets Reader, Fran, emailed:
Can you have both the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express and Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card at the same time?
I’ll explain why. And give you some ideas of how to spend your Delta miles!
Can’t Choose Between the Increased Delta AMEX Sign-up Bonuses? You Don’t Have To!
With the AMEX Delta Gold, you’ll earn 50,000 Delta miles after spending $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months, and a $50 statement credit on a Delta purchase in the first 3 months.
And with the AMEX Delta Platinum, you’ll earn 70,000 Delta miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after spending $5,000 within the first 3 months. You’ll also get a $100 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase in the first 3 months.
And you can have both cards at once, because American Express considers them different credit card products. So you can get 120,000 Delta miles from signing-up for both credit cards!
Remember, AMEX will only process 1 credit card application every 7 days. So if you try and apply for both cards on the same day, the second card will be processed after 7 days.
American Express will only allow you to have 5 credit cards with them at once (not including charge cards like The Platinum Card from American Express). So if you already have 5 AMEX credit cards, you can cancel 1 of them before applying for 1 of these cards.
Keep in mind, American Express only allows folks to get the sign-up bonus ONCE per person, per lifetime, on ALL their cards. So if you’ve had either card before, you will NOT be eligible to earn the sign-up bonus again.
What Can You Do With 120,000 Delta Miles?
You can get Big Travel by signing-up for both the AMEX Delta Gold and Delta Platinum credit cards. With 120,000 Delta miles, you can get:
- $1,200 off paid airfare with Delta
- 2 coach round-trip tickets to Europe from the US
- First Class ticket from the US to Hong Kong (with 40,000 miles left over!)
- 6 round-trip tickets in coach for a family trip from Chicago to Toronto
You can have both the AMEX Delta Gold and AMEX Delta Platinum at the same time. And with the limited-time increased welcome bonuses, you’ll receive 120,000 Delta miles if you sign-up for both cards!
You can only receive the sign-up bonus ONCE per person, per lifetime, on all AMEX cards. And AMEX will only let you hold 5 of their credit cards at once. So if you already have 5 AMEX cards, you should cancel 1 of them before applying for an AMEX Delta card.
Thanks for the question, Fran!