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Reader Question:  “Am I Eligible to Earn the Welcome Bonus on Any of the AMEX Delta Cards If I’ve Had an AMEX Delta Card Before?”

Reader Question:  “Am I Eligible to Earn the Welcome Bonus on Any of the AMEX Delta Cards If I’ve Had an AMEX Delta Card Before?”

Million Mile SecretsReader Question:  “Am I Eligible to Earn the Welcome Bonus on Any of the AMEX Delta Cards If I’ve Had an AMEX Delta Card Before?”Million Mile Secrets Team

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We’ve been getting a number of questions about the best-ever offers on the AMEX Delta cards (that end April 11, 2018!).  Because you can get lots of Big Travel with Small Money with the increased welcome bonuses!

Although many of y’all are interested in these deals, whether or not you’re eligible to receive these bonuses is another matter.  Because each bank has different rules and restrictions when it comes to their credit cards.

Am I Eligible To Earn The Welcome Bonus On Any Of The AMEX Delta Cards If Ive Had An AMEX Delta Card Before
Figuring Out Whether or Not You’re Eligible for a Welcome Bonus Is One of the First Steps in Determining Which Cards to Apply for Next

Million Mile Secrets reader Susie asked:

A long time ago, I had a Delta card and received the welcome bonus.  Does that make me ineligible for the bonus now?

Thanks for the question, Susie!

Earning the Welcome Bonus From the Best-Ever AMEX Delta Card Offers

The short answer to Susie’s question is yes, she is ineligible to earn the bonus on whichever Delta card she had in the past.  Because AMEX only allows folks to earn the welcome bonus ONCE per person, per lifetime, on ALL their cards.

So, for example, if she earned the welcome bonus on the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, she would NOT be able to earn a bonus on that card again.

Determining exactly which AMEX Delta card she had in the past is as easy as calling American Express customer service at 800-528-4800 to ask.

That said, the good news is the AMEX Delta cards are considered different products.  So even if you’ve had one version of the card, you can still get the others

Once Susie determines which AMEX Delta card she had in the past, she can decide which to apply for now.  And she’ll be on her way to earning even more Delta miles. 🙂

Increased Bonuses on the AMEX Delta Cards

Link:   11 Reasons Why These Best-Ever Delta AMEX Card Offers Are Worth Considering

Until April 11, 2018, you can earn the best-ever welcome bonuses on these AMEX Delta cards:

The offers in the table below are no longer available.

Card NameWelcome Bonus
Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
50,000 Delta miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening

Additional 10,000 Delta miles after you spend an additional $1,000 on purchases in the first 6 months from account opening

$50 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase with the card in the first 3 months from account opening

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
50,000 Delta miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening

Additional 10,000 Delta miles after you spend an additional $1,000 on purchases in the first 6 months from account opening

$50 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase with the card in the first 3 months from account opening
Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
70,000 Delta miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening

$100 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase with the card in the first 3 months from account opening

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
70,000 Delta miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening

$100 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase with the card in the first 3 months from account opening

If you’re eligible to earn any of these welcome bonuses, they’re definitely worth considering!

Bottom Line

Million Mile Secrets reader Susie already earned the bonus on a version of the AMEX Delta card.  But because all 4 AMEX Delta cards are considered different productsshe’s still eligible for the welcome bonus on the others

Just remember, the best-ever offers on these AMEX Delta cards end April 11, 2018.  So if you are still on the fence about whether to apply, check out our post that includes 11 reasons why the Delta AMEX limited-time offers are worth considering.

How do you plan on using your intro bonus miles?

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I applied and got approved instantly. It’s my third one in the last 7 years or so. I called beforehand because my paper advertisement (came in the mail) didn’t have the lifetime wording. The rep confirmed I was eligible.

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That’s great to hear!

So what is that conversation like with the AMEX rep about past cards? I have had about 15 cards with several cards 2 or 3 times. Also, are there any negatives to them manually looking at your past? Could they put notes in your file or set any flags that could come back to bite you later?