Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

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Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

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Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

on American Express's website

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Card details

  • Earn 35,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.

  • Earn 2X Miles on Delta purchases, at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.

  • Earn now. Travel when you're ready. After you spend $10,000 in purchases in a calendar year, you will receive a $100 Delta Flight Credit to inspire your next travel.

  • Enjoy your first checked bag free.

  • Earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases.

  • Enjoy a $0 introductory Annual Fee for the first year, then $99.

  • Terms Apply.

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Rates, fees & offers

  • Annual fee

    $0 intro for the first year, then $99

  • Rewards rate

    1x-2x

  • Bonus offer

    Earn 35,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Terms Apply.

  • Intro APR

    N/A

  • Ongoing APR

    APR: 15.74% - 24.74% Variable APR

    Cash Advance APR: 25.24%, Variable

    Penalty APR: 29.24%, Variable

  • Foreign transaction fee

    None

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Annual Fee

$0 intro for the first year, then $99

Annual Fee

$95

Annual Fee

$0 intro for the first year, then $95

Regular APR

15.74% - 24.74% Variable APR

Rates & Fees

Regular APR

15.99% - 22.99% Variable APR

Regular APR

13.99% - 23.99% Variable APR

Rates & Fees

Intro APR

N/A

Intro APR

N/A

Intro APR

0% intro APR on Purchases for 12 months

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NerdWallet review

By Claire Tsosie

Rating details

5

Editor's overall rating

Pros and cons

Pros
  • Free checked bag

  • Priority boarding

  • Miles don't expire

Cons
  • Has annual fee

  • Best for frequent Delta Air Lines flyers only

  • American Express isn’t accepted as widely as Visa or Mastercard internationally

For frequent Delta travelers, the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card is a relatively low-cost way to earn lots of extra SkyMiles. You'll get 2 miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases, on top of the miles you earn for being a member of the SkyMiles frequent flyer program (5 to 11 miles per dollar, depending on status). All other purchases with the card earn 1 mile per dollar. The card offers a generous welcome bonus, too: Earn 35,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Terms Apply. The annual fee is $0 intro for the first year, then $99.

On top of those competitive earnings, the card boasts no blackout dates on Delta flights and gives travelers the option to redeem points starting at 5,000 miles, a fraction of the welcome bonus. This isn’t the best card for people who rarely travel or want to redeem miles on other domestic airlines, but if Delta’s your carrier of choice, it could save you a bundle. For more information, read our full review.