The Delta credit cards are out with awesome new offers today. Yes, Delta SkyMiles have devalued in many ways, but Greg recently showed how there are still ways to get good value out of Delta SkyMiles. Getting anything north of 1c each for 70K-90K SkyMiles makes for a great bonus offer that’s worth considering if you fly Delta (or just want to buy top-shelf booze in their lounges).

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The Offers & Key Card Details

For more information and to find a link to apply, click a card name below to go to our dedicated Frequent Miler page for that card.

Consumer Cards

Small Business Cards

Card Offer and Details
Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business Credit Card from American Express

FM Mini Review: Priority boarding and first checked bag free make this a reasonably good option for Delta flyers who do not have elite status. However, those who can make use of an annual companion certificate would do better with the Delta Platinum card.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Earning rate: 2X Delta ⚬ 2X U.S. purchases for advertising in select media ⚬ 2X U.S. shipping purchases ⚬ 2X restaurants

Big spend bonus: $100 Delta flight credit after $10K in purchases in a calendar year

Noteworthy perks: Priority boarding, and first checked bag free on Delta flights. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

Card Offer and Details
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business Credit Card from American Express

FM Mini Review: Good choice for frequent Delta flyers who can make use of annual companion certificate


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Earning rate: 3X Delta ⚬ 3X purchases made directly with hotels ⚬ 1.5X on purchases of $5K or more (max 50K extra miles per year)

Big spend bonus: Spend $25,000 in purchases on the Card in a calendar year and earn 10,000 Medallion(R) Qualification Miles (MQMs); spend a total of $50,000 in eligible purchases on the Card in a calendar year and earn an additional 10,000 MQMs ⚬ Throughout 2021, earn an additional 2,500 MQMs with $25K in purchases up to two times. ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ Terms and limitations apply.

Noteworthy perks: Domestic economy companion certificate (subject to taxes & fees) each year upon card renewal ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ First checked bag free on Delta flights ⚬ Terms and Limitations Apply. (Rates & Fees)

Card Offer and Details
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve for Business Credit Card

Recent better offer: None

FM Mini Review: Excellent choice for frequent Delta flyers who can make use of SkyClub access and companion certificate. Also a good choice for big spenders seeking Delta elite status.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Earning rate: 3X Delta ⚬ 1.5X on all spend per calendar year after spending $150K

Big spend bonus: Earn 15K MQMs (towards elite status) after $30K spend up to four times per year ⚬ Throughout 2021, earn an additional 3,750 MQMs with $30K in purchases up to 4 times ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ After you spend $150K in a calendar year, earn 1.5X miles per dollar on eligible purchases for the rest of the year (excludes Delta purchases after you meet the $150K requirement) ⚬ Terms and limitations apply.

Noteworthy perks: Domestic economy or first class companion certificate (subject to taxes & fees) after card renewal ⚬ SkyClub access ⚬ 2 Delta SkyClub one-time guest passes ⚬ Centurion Lounge access when you book your Delta flight with your Reserve card ⚬ Complimentary upgrades ⚬ $100 Global Entry fee credit every 4 years (or 4.5 years for TSA Precheck) ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ First checked bag free on Delta flights. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

See also: Delta Reserve complete guide

Quick Thoughts

These offers are fantastic. I say that as someone with no real interest in flying Delta or in Delta SkyMiles: even if you only get 1c per mile in value, you’re looking at bonuses worth $700-$1,000 on reasonable spend. Devaluations aside, you can still fly around on Delta pretty well with these bonuses.

The offers on the Reserve cards are particularly eye-popping between a large sum of miles and a pile of MQMs (and a big statement credit that isn’t even tied to making a Delta purchase on the business version). After meeting the spending requirement, one would have nearly enough miles for Silver status with Delta. Spending $30K on a Reserve card this year would give you more than enough miles for Silver and an MQD waiver up to Platinum status. And you’d be within a stone’s throw of Gold status given the bonus MQMs earned with $30K spend. If you rolled over any MQMs from last year, this could be a nice boost toward elite status without stepping on a plane, which could be very useful for Delta loyalists who find themselves temporarily…

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