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For a limited time (until July 2), you can earn some great bonuses on all three Delta / Amex co-branded cards as well as their business versions. For starters, the entry level card, the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, is offering 60,000 bonus miles after $2,000 in spend in the first three months. Additionally, you would get a $50 statement credit after making a purchase from Delta in those beginning months. Finally, there are no foreign transaction fees and the $95 annual fee is waived in the first year. The business version of the card has all the same perks except the sign up bonus which is 70,000 miles after $4,000 in spend in the first three months.
In addition to the above perks, you'll get one free checked bag on Delta flights, priority boarding, and 20% off inflight purchases.
The next level up is the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express. The bonus here is 75,000 miles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), which are miles that are earned towards status, after $3,000 in spend. The business version of the card offers 80,000 miles + 5,000 MQMs after $6,000 in spend. Both cards will get you a $100 statement credit in the first 3 months at Delta and an annual companion certificate for travel in main cabin, which means you get to bring a friend on the plane who pays nothing but taxes on the ticket. This companion certificate could save you a lot of money.
This card comes with a higher annual fee of $195 but also allows you to earn more MQMs towards elite status. You can earn an additional 10,000 MQMs after $25,000 in spend in a calendar year plus another 10,000 MQMs after $50,000 in total annual spend.
Finally, we have the highest tier of Delta co-branded cards. The Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express is offering the same bonus as the Consumer Platinum version, but you'll have to spend $5,000 in the first three months as opposed to $3,000. Both Consumer and Business Reserve cards have an annual fee of $450 but also have the most benefits including complementary Delta Sky Club access and an annual companion certificate that can be redeemed in first class.
Earning MQMs gets even easier with this premium card. Earn 15,000 MQMs and 15,000 regular miles after $30,000 in annual spend. And earn another 15,000 each when you spend $60,000 in a year.
Which Delta to get?
If you're a loyal Delta flyer who is close to achieving status, consider the higher end cards that can nudge you to a new elite tier. On the other hand if you're more economical, the base version offers plenty of bonus miles to fuel several round trip domestic flights.
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