75,000 Points AMEX Premier Rewards Gold & 77,500 Miles AMEX Delta Gold – Check If You’re Targeted

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Link:  Check to See Your American Express Targeted Offer

Make sure you’ve cleared your browser’s cookies & logged out of your American Express account (if you’re a cardholder) before checking to see if you’re targeted.  In Firefox hit Ctrl + Shift + P for a private browsing session.  Use a new private browsing session for each applicant.

Update: CVG_Kid writes in the comments: “Try the link from a PRIVATE browsing session otherwise it sees the Amex cookie you use for your existing account and does not reveal the form to fill out. Once in a private browsing session it gives two options: Not a Customer or Existing Customer. I chose Not a Customer. It gave me a form to fill out. The form indicated I had no special offers and provided a link to login if I was an existing customer to check for further offers.”

Folks in this FlyerTalk thread have received targeted offers for an American Express Premier Rewards Gold card with a 75,000 Membership Rewards sign-up bonus and for the American Express Delta Gold card with a 77,500 mile sign up bonus.

The Premier Rewards Gold card requires  $1,000 in spending to get the 75,000 point bonus.  But the Delta Gold card gives you 25,000 miles after your 1st purchase and another 50,000 miles after spending $10,000 within 6 months plus another 2,500 miles for adding an authorized user.  Both cards have the fee waived in the first year.

I haven’t written much about the regular Delta offer for 30,000 miles and the Premier Rewards Gold for 25,000 miles, because I don’t find them attractive.  I also haven’t received referral commissions (amongst the highest of all cards) for them since I don’t put banner ads for them on the blog because they’re not cards I’d apply for.

Premier Rewards Gold

Sure, the Premier Rewards Gold gives you triple points for airfare and double points for groceries and gas, but I’d rather wait for a better sign-up bonus than the regular offer of 25,000 points.  And in any case, I suspect most regular folks don’t spend enough on air, groceries, and gas to justify the $175 annual fee.  However, this card is good for big spenders because you get a 15,000 point bonus when you spend $30,000 in a calendar year.

But 75,000 points for the Premier Rewards Gold is a good deal.  However, I’m not a fan of American Express Membership Rewards airline transfer partners because they either charge high fuel surcharges (Aeroplan, British Airways, and ANA) or because they don’t have good domestic US award availability (Delta).

But Membership Rewards runs frequent transfer bonuses to Delta and British Airways, so your 75,000 Membership Rewards points could be worth 97,500 Delta or British Airways miles with a 30% transfer bonus.  I’ll gladly take that for just 1 credit card application!

Delta Gold

The highest offer  I’ve seen for a Delta Gold card was for 45,000 miles so the current offer of 77,500 miles is very good.

But if only the minimum spending wasn’t so high!  I’d make sure that I could complete the minimum spending for the Delta card before applying, because I wouldn’t want to miss out on any other bonus offers just because I was concentrating on meeting the minimum spend for this card.

Emily and I weren’t targeted for any special offer and neither were Emily’s parents.  That’s just another reason why I don’t like American Express.  But I’d make up with them real quick if these offers became their regular sign-up offer!

Link:  Check to See Your American Express Targeted Offer

Bottom Line:  I wouldn’t apply for the Delta Gold card with the regular 30,000 mile bonus or for the American Express Premier Rewards card with only the regular 25,000 mile sign up bonus.

But I’d jump on the cards if I got a targeted 75,000+ point offer.

Good luck and please gloat let us know in the comments if you managed to get one of these targeted offers!

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