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I Got an Amex Delta Card and You Should Too — Especially If You’re Planning a Paid Delta Flight Soon

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I Got an Amex Delta Card and You Should Too — Especially If You’re Planning a Paid Delta Flight Soon

Meghan HunterI Got an Amex Delta Card and You Should Too — Especially If You’re Planning a Paid Delta Flight SoonMillion Mile Secrets Team

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INSIDER SECRET: Being an Amex Delta cardholder unlocks the ability to redeem your Delta miles using Delta Pay With Miles at a rate of 1 cent per mile.

I recently applied for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express. I did so primarily to earn the welcome bonus and for the card’s free-checked-bag perk. Since receiving the card about a month ago, I’ve already used the checked-bag perk on two round-trip flights ($120 value) and the $100 statement credit for Delta purchases that was offered at the time I applied.

Given the card’s annual fee is $195 (see rates & fees), I’ve already gotten more value out of the card than I’ve paid in annual fees. That’s not even accounting for the bonus miles I earned.

The good news is that all Amex Delta credit cards are offering increased welcome bonuses right now. And with any of these deals it’s fairly easy to get more value from the cards’ intro bonuses and perks than you’ll pay in annual fees. They’re certainly worth considering.

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Bigger Welcome Bonuses on the Amex Delta Credit Cards

These increased Amex Delta credit card offers are only valid through August 15, 2019:

These aren’t the highest offers we’ve ever seen for these cards but they’re pretty good, especially for those who plan to purchase paid Delta flights soon.

The biggest downside to the Delta statement credits is that you have to earn them within the first three months of having the card and you’ll only get 50% back up to the maximum credit. Essentially, you’ll have to spend $1,000+ on Delta flights to make the most of the offer on the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express, for example. But if you’re planning a vacation or traveling with family, that shouldn’t be too hard to do.

Want to learn more about earning and using Delta miles? Check out these guides:

For rates and fees of the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express, please click here.

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