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(Reposting as the last day to sign up for these offers is Wednesday July 26th.  While you should never sign up for a credit card just because some guy on the Internet says you should, and it’s possible that zombie links to these offers may still be around after Wednesday, if you want to get these offers, now would be the time)

If you’ve been waiting for a good time to snag a new Delta Air Lines credit card, and missed the earlier 7/5 deadline, NOW is really the time to apply! Currently we’re seeing the highest bonus offers available on both the Amex Gold Delta SkyMiles® Card and the Amex Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Card. Let’s dive in and see what you can expect if you decide to sign up for one of these cards!

NOTE: These offers were set to expire on July 5th, but now they’ve been extended to July 26th, so you have about a week left if you want to apply.

Amex Gold Delta SkyMiles® Card

Right now, if you sign up for the Amex Gold Delta SkyMiles® Card, you’ll receive 60,000 SkyMiles after spending $3,000 within the first four months of opening the card.

In addition to the bonus miles, you’ll also earn:

  • A $50 statement credit when you make a purchase with Delta Air Lines within the first four months
  • 2 points per dollar on Delta purchases, 1 point per dollar everywhere else
  • Priority boarding
  • Free first checked bag for you and up to nine people on your reservation
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $95 annual fee, waived in the first year of card ownership

Remember, AMEX cards have a “one bonus per lifetime” on their cards, so if you’ve had this card before, you’re probably out of luck, unless you’re Dan!

(SEE ALSO: I just got a 2nd bonus on an Amex card)

If you’re a less than frequent traveler and want to avoid the annual fee in the first year, the Amex Gold Delta SkyMiles® Card might be the right choice for you!

Amex Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Card

Right now, if you sign up for the Amex Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Card, you’ll receive 70,000 SkyMiles and 10,000 MEDALLION® QUALIFICATION MILES (MQMs) after spending $4,000 within the first four months of opening the card.

In addition to the bonus miles, you’ll also earn:

  • A $100 statement credit when you make a purchase with Delta Air Lines within the first four months
  • 2 points per dollar on Delta purchases, 1 point per dollar everywhere else
  • Discounted Delta Sky Club access
  • Priority boarding
  • Free first checked bag for you and up to nine people on your reservation
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $195 annual fee, NOT waived in the first year of card ownership

The Amex Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Card also comes with ANNUAL MILES BOOST®, which earns you 10,000 (MQMs) and 10,000 bonus miles after you spend $25,000 on purchases on your Card in a calendar year. You’ll earn an additional 10,000 MQMs and an additional 10,000 bonus miles after you spend $50,000 on eligible purchases on your Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card in a calendar year.

Like above, AMEX cards have a “one bonus per lifetime” on their cards, so if you’ve had this card before, you’re probably out of luck.

If you’re a more frequent traveler and feel that the benefits of this card outweigh the $195 annual fee, the Amex Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Card might be the right choice for you!

Our take

With my American Airlines balance depleted (thanks to my upcoming honeymoon!), both Nick and I applied for (and were approved for) the Amex Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Card. We’re working our way through the spending requirement, but at the end of it, we should have a total of ~150,000 Delta SkyMiles. That’ll pair nicely with the ~60,000 American Express Membership Rewards points I still have. People often complain about SkyPesos (or SkyDong as Ian calls them), but living in NYC, we’ve gotten some good redemptions to Florida and New England.

To apply for the Amex Gold Delta SkyMiles® Card, click here.  To apply for the Amex Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Card, click here. (We may get a commission if you are approved through these links)

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