The Amex Delta Platinum 60,000 mile bonus isn’t available anymore. Amex Delta Platinum offers 50,000 miles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles for spending $2,000 in the first 3 months, plus up to $100 back in statement credits for purchases at U.S. restaurants made in the first 3 months.
Amex Delta Platinum comes along a few other perks in addition to its initial bonus.
Here’s what you can get instead of the Amex Delta Platinum 60,000 mile bonus:
Initial Bonus: 50,000 miles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles for spending $2,000 in the first 3 months, plus up to $100 back in statement credits for purchases at U.S. restaurants made in the first 3 months.
Ongoing rewards: 3 miles per $1 spent with Delta, 3 miles per $1 on purchases made directly with hotels, 2 miles per $1 at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets, and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases.
Free first checked bag: You can check your first bag for free on Delta flights.
Annual companion certificate: You receive a domestic main cabin round-trip companion certificate, each year upon renewal of your Amex Delta Platinum.
The Amex Delta Platinum 60,000 mile bonus doesn’t exist anymore. But Amex Delta Platinum still packs plenty of benefits, making it one of the best Delta credit cards. And if you’re a frequent traveler who doesn’t want to be tied to a specific airline, you can get that many miles, or more, from a few other credit cards. For example, Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card offers 60,000 miles for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card offers 60,000 bonus points for spending $4,000 in the first 3 months.
American Express points are worth 0.67 cents per point, on average. The value of American Express points depends on how you choose to redeem the points. For example, points from American Express are worth up to 0.77 cents each when redeemed for travel through the Membership Rewards program, and they are worth 0.6 cents each when redeemed for cash back. … read full answer
American Express Points Value by Redemption Method
Tips for Maximizing the Value of American Express Points
Redeem Points for Travel.
American Express points are worth the most when redeemed for travel.
Redeem American Express points regularly.
American Express points do not expire due to account inactivity, but stockpiling points does put you at risk of rewards devaluation. Plus, you won't get to enjoy the fruits of your spending if you don't redeem.
Keep your account in good standing.
If American Express closes your account because of a failure to pay the bill or fraudulent activity, you'll lose any unredeemed points you have saved. And if you pay late, you might have to pay a fee to get back the points from that billing period.
Redeem before closing your account.
Any points you don't redeem before closing your account will be lost, unless you keep another American Express credit card account open.
How much 40,000 miles are worth depends on the airline or credit card you earn them from and when you book your flight. On average, 40,000 miles are worth about $400. But it can vary widely. For example, 40,000 AAdvantage miles are worth roughly $456 in American Airlines airfare. With United, 40k miles get you $416 in flights. And 40k Delta miles are worth $532.… read full answer
Here’s how much 40,000 miles are worth by airline:
Credit card miles that aren’t tied to a particular airline typically get you a penny each. But how you redeem your miles is really important, too. For example, the Capital One Venture Card’s 50,000-mile initial bonus is worth $500 when used for travel but just $250 when redeemed for cash.
The Delta Reserve Credit Card gives 50,000 miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months, plus up to $100 back in statement credits for purchases at U.S. restaurants made in the first 3 months. It’s worth noting that unlike regular frequent flyer miles, MQMs can’t be used to book travel. Instead, they go toward giving you Medallion status – Delta’s four-tiered loyalty program which provides benefits such as extra miles on purchases, waived fees, and complimentary upgrades.
Exclusive to Delta Airlines, both the Amex Delta Platinum and the Delta Reserve Credit Card offer great perks like 20% savings in the form of statement credit on eligible in-flight purchases and triple miles on Delta purchases.
If the $250 and $550 annual fees for the Amex Delta Platinum and the Delta Reserve Credit Card, respectively, are too steep and you think you won’t get a chance to maximize their earning potential, the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card is a less expensive alternative, with $0 intro 1st yr, $99 after for an annual fee. Its 40,000 bonus miles for spending $1,000 in the first 3 months makes it a worthy competitor as well. In case you don’t want to worry about annual fees at all, the Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card features a $0 annual fee and offers 10,000 bonus miles when you spend $500 in the first 3 months.
Here is some more information on good Delta credit card deals:
Bonus Miles and Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs): Earn 50,000 miles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles for spending $2,000 in the first 3 months, plus up to $100 back in statement credits for purchases at U.S. restaurants made in the first 3 months with the Amex Delta Platinum; the Delta Reserve Credit Card gives you 50,000 miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months, plus up to $100 back in statement credits for purchases at U.S. restaurants made in the first 3 months. Furthermore, you can accelerate your path to Medallion Status, with Status Boost.
Great Earn rates: Both the Amex Delta Platinum and Delta Reserve Credit Card offer 3 miles / $1 spent on Delta purchases, while the former extends this rate for direct hotel purchases, made upon check-in or check-out. The Amex Delta Platinum also gives you 2 miles for purchases made at restaurants, including takeout and delivery, and U.S. supermarkets. Both cards will earn you 1 mile / $1 for everything else.
20% Back on In-Flight Purchases: All Delta SkyMiles cardholders will save 20% on eligible in-flight purchases (pre-purchased meals, food, alcoholic beverages and audio headsets). Savings will appear as statement credit within 8-12 weeks after the purchase.
Delta Sky Club Access: Delta Reserve Credit Card cardholders and authorized users receive complimentary access to the Delta Sky Club when traveling on a same-day Delta flight, while for partner flights, cardholders and authorized users can access the club for an exclusive per-visit rate of $39 per person. The Amex Delta Platinum offers the exclusive $39 rate for access to the club on both Delta and partner flights. Cardholders can bring up to two other guests at the same rate, while children under 2 years old may accompany the cardholder for free.
$100 Delta Flight Credit: If purchases made with the Delta Gold Card amount up to at least $10,000 in any calendar year, you will receive a $100 Delta eCredit that can be used toward Delta airfare purchases within two weeks of having met the spending requirement.
One bonus per lifetime per card. American Express allows an initial bonus on a particular card once in a lifetime. For example, if you have previously owned a Delta Gold Cardor a Amex Delta Platinum, you are not eligible for either of those bonuses.
If you don’t want to be tied to a specific airline, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve® will give you more flexibility. The Chase Sapphire Preferred offers 60,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 in your first 3 months. And the Chase Sapphire Reserve gives you 50,000 bonus points for spending $4,000 in the first 3 months, plus a $300 Annual Travel Credit as statement credit reimbursement each anniversary year for purchases charged to the card. Bonus points for both cards provide better potential redemption versatility than the Delta SkyMiles cards.
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