Delta SkyMiles Cards Add Cash Back to Welcome Offers (Limited Time)

Sara RathnerAugust 1, 2019
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The limited-time offers described in this article expired in August 2019. See our details page on the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card for the current offer.

American Express is offering a chance for new cardholders to earn extra cash back on top of the welcome offers for two co-branded airline cards: the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card and the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card.

Through Aug. 15, 2019, you can apply for either of these cards and get 50% back on Delta purchases within the first three months of card membership, in addition to the usual welcome offers. But the offers differ depending on which card you choose. Terms apply.

The Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

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New card members are eligible for this welcome bonus: Earn 35,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Terms Apply.

That means $600 in Delta purchases will max out this benefit.

The card earns 2 miles per dollar on Delta purchases and 1 mile per dollar everywhere else. The annual fee is $0 intro for the first year, then $99.

Terms apply.

The Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

You can get 50% cash back as a statement credit, up to $500, making $1,000 in Delta spending the way to max out this benefit. This card offers an even larger welcome bonus: Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you make $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Terms apply.

You’ll earn the same 2 miles per dollar on Delta purchases and 1 mile everywhere else, but the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card offers some extras in exchange for its $195 annual fee:

  • One companion certificate per anniversary year, good for round-trip domestic travel in the main cabin.

  • Earn 10,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after spending $25,000 in a calendar year. If you spend $50,000, you can earn a total of 20,000 bonus miles and 20,000 MQMs. Earning MQMs helps you get closer to attaining Medallion Status on Delta.

  • Terms apply.

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