One Week Left: American Express Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus [EXPIRED]

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Have you been thinking about applying for 1 of the increased 50,000 mile sign-up bonus offers on the American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (personal and business) or American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles cards?

If so, you have 1 week left to apply.  These offers end on September 8, 2014.

One Week Left American Express Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus
Just 1 Week Left to Apply for the Increased AMEX Delta SkyMiles Card Sign-Up Bonus

What’s the Deal?

Link:   American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (Personal)

Link:   American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (Business)

Link:   American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles

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.

You can read my detailed review of the American Express Delta SkyMiles 50,000 mile offer from earlier this month.  Each card is slightly different, but they all get you:

  • 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)
  • First 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
50,000 Delta Miles Can Get You a Lot of Big Travel With Small Money!

But there are differences!  Only the Gold Delta SkyMiles personal and business cards 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:

If you’re having trouble deciding which card to apply for, read my post with a detailed comparison of the cards.

And if you’re thinking about applying for the American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles cards (personal or business), I’ve listed the top 10 benefits of the cards in this post.

And folks have wondered if they can get the business version of the card if they already have the personal card (yes, they can!).

Folks considering the American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles card might wonder if the $195 annual fee is worth it, or if the companion certificate is a good deal.

No matter which card you decide to apply for, 50,000 Delta miles will get you to a lot of places!

Where Can You Go?

Link:   Delta Award Charts

50,000 miles can get you lots of Big Travel with Small Money!  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
One Week Left American Express Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus
You Could Use Your Miles to Watch Planes Land Over Your Head at Maho Beach, St. Maarten

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
One Week Left American Express Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus
Where Will You Go With 50,000 Delta Miles?

Remember, all 3 cards get you priority boarding, a free 1st checked bag, and in-flight discounts.  Plus, they’re good for using when you travel overseas because they don’t charge foreign transaction fees!

Bottom Line

The increased 50,000 mile sign-up bonus offers on the American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles (personal and business) or American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles cards end in 1 week, on September 8, 2014.

These cards are slightly different from each other, but they’ll all get you 50,000 miles after you spend $1,000 in the 1st 3 months.

And 50,000 miles can get you lots of Big Travel with Small Money.  For example, it’s enough for 2 round-trip, coach class tickets within the continental US, Alaska, and Canada, or a round-trip coach class ticket to Hawaii!

Which of the American Express Delta SkyMiles cards is your favorite?

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