Delta SkyMiles® Gold Card from American Express Review (2024.6 Update: 65k Offer)

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Delta SkyMiles®Gold Card from American Express Review

2024.6 Update: The new offer is 65k. Expires on 2024.7.17.

2024.3 Update: The higher offer is expired. The current offer is very low ball. Wait for the higher offer to come back.

2024.2 Update: The new offer is 70k, and there are a few changes to this card:

  • Annual fee is increased from $99 to $150.
  • Delta Flight Credit increased from $100 to $200, after $10k spending.
  • New benefit: $100 Delta Stays Credit
  • Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding

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Benefits

  1. 65k offer: earn 65,000 Delta miles after spending $3,000 in first 3 months. The recent best offer is 70k+20k.
  2. We value Delta Miles at 1.3 cents/mile (Airline Miles Value). So the 70k welcome offer is worth about $910. See A Beginner’s Guide to Delta Miles to check for details about Delta Miles.
  3. Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and Delta purchases; 1 mile per $1 on other purchases.
  4. Earn a $200 Delta Flight Credit if you spend $10,000 in a calendar year.
  5. First checked bag free on Delta flights.
  6. Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding on Delta flights.
  7. 20% savings on in–flight foods and entertainment.
  8. [New] $100 Delta Stays Credit: Get up to $100 back per year as a statement credit after using this card to book prepaid hotels or vacation rentals through Delta Stays on delta.com/stays.
  9. With this credit card, you can get access to Amex Offers, which often offers very good discounts at some stores. In the past we have seen offers like: Spend $15 or more and get $5 back at Walmart; Spend $75 or more and get $25 back on Amazon.com.
  10. No foreign transaction fee.
  11. Refer a friend: You can earn 10,000 bonus Delta miles for every approved account you refer, up to 55,000 Delta miles per calendar year.

Disadvantages

  1. $150 annual fee, but waived for the first year.

Recommended Application Time

  1. You can only get the welcome bonus once in a lifetime, so be sure to apply when the historical highest offer appears.
  2. [New] [Family language] AmEx begins to add family language: higher annual fees cards will affect the welcome offers on lower annual fee ones in the same family series. Delta personal cards family is affected. So if you want more than one welcome offer, you should apply for cards with lower annual fee first.
  3. AmEx doesn’t care about the number of hard pulls.
  4. You can try to apply for it when you have a credit history of 6 months.
  5. Only 2 AmEx credit cards can be approved within 90 days, but this rule does not apply to charge cards. Multiple cards approved in the same day will only have one Hard Pull.
  6. You can keep at most 5 AmEx credit cards, but this rule does not apply to charge cards.

Summary

Delta does not publish an award chart which makes this valuation a bit difficult. However, if you fly Delta a lot/have a particular redemption in mind, this is a very good welcome bonus! The earning rate for everyday spending is not very impressive, but if you fly Delta a lot you may find some of the benefits useful.

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After Applying

  • Click here to check AmEx application status.
  • AmEx reconsideration backdoor number: 877-399-3083. The “real” backdoor number of Amex is well protected. Different from Chase, the representatives from this AmEx reconsideration backdoor number only have the right to help you submit requests.

Historical Offers Chart

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