Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs > American Express | Membership Rewards
Reload this Page >

[EXPIRED] Gold Delta Amex 70,000 SM & $100 Statement credit

[EXPIRED] Gold Delta Amex 70,000 SM & $100 Statement credit

Old Sep 12, 12, 9:40 pm
  #16  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 338
Originally Posted by 84fiero View Post
Thanks for posting OP! So the offer popped up just before the payment screen, or right after selecting flights and before entering pax info?

I logged in with my wife's account since she has never had a DL AMEX (and I have the Platinum already). After flight selection there's a banner "ad" for the Gold amex, though at least in her case it's just the standard 30K deal (selected a ~$250 domestic, one ticket).
I saw the deal after I bought my flight, same page as when you get the confirmation #.
I'm not sure what was on the banner you mentioned since I didn't really pay attention to the banner as I was going through the pages. I just know that there was a banner. I found a really cheap flight so I wanted to check out ASAP.

I'm still on the fence about getting this card because I haven't been able to find any real value to redeeming these miles.
fr33b13 is offline  
Old Sep 12, 12, 9:42 pm
  #17  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SoCal
Programs: SPG Gold, Amex Plat, Marriott Silver, Hilton Gold
Posts: 60
Cool Where's my offer?

I booked a ticket today and I didn't get this offer. I'm so jealous!
sagtravelgal is offline  
Old Sep 12, 12, 9:43 pm
  #18  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SFO
Programs: UA 1P, AS MVP, WN CP; MR Ti, IHG Plat, BW Dia, HH Au, RR Au
Posts: 4,928
Originally Posted by fr33b13 View Post
I'm still on the fence about getting this card because I haven't been able to find any real value to redeeming these miles.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...post-here.html

Minimum value of 70k miles is ~$700 anyway, given pay-with-miles.
MDtR-Chicago is offline  
Old Sep 12, 12, 9:54 pm
  #19  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 338
Does anyone know if buying a snack on a Delta flight counts as a Delta purchase for the $100 credit?
fr33b13 is offline  
Old Sep 12, 12, 10:26 pm
  #20  
Moderator: Travel Buzz, Chase Credit Cards
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Sunny San Diego
Posts: 2,897
I think both my husband and I have targeted Delta offers... I thought they were 72K offers but I'd have to go back and look. I, too, was going to pass on them because of the bad rap FT and others give Delta. It would be for my first churn ever, which I expect to do in about 2 weeks. I was going to get a Am Ex Gold Business (targeted for 100K!! Husband for 75! Least that's what the rep said yesterday). My Delta links were from the american express page... credit cards, then "find your special offers". Clear cookies first or they won't show up (ask me how I know this!).
StartinSanDiego is offline  
Old Sep 12, 12, 10:53 pm
  #21  
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 203
I only got 30k. how to get 70k offer
samineni3 is offline  
Old Sep 12, 12, 11:02 pm
  #22  
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,438
OP, what type of credit card did you use to purchase your ticket and what browser were you using?

Last edited by gomike; Sep 12, 12 at 11:25 pm
gomike is offline  
Old Sep 12, 12, 11:12 pm
  #23  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,173
agree

I agree skypesos are a pain for domestic flights with little to no "low" availability...only decent value is on first class Europe ticket, after the program change this too may change....I find the trend of $5000 plus required spend for anything over the minimal 25k offers disturbing...more and more card companies are going this way, soon it may be the trend in personal cards as well as business.....they seem to know that post mint coin days, less people can afford 5k+ spends to get 50k plus point offers.
wise2u is offline  
Old Sep 12, 12, 11:33 pm
  #24  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: USA
Programs: All major programs
Posts: 1,403
Originally Posted by wise2u View Post
I agree skypesos are a pain for domestic flights with little to no "low" availability...only decent value is on first class Europe ticket, after the program change this too may change....
It all depends - while I agree the Skymiles are difficult to redeem, one may find availability with some flexibility. I recently booked 3 X 25 K domestic tickets (same itinerary) so it is certainly possible.
gv111 is offline  
Old Sep 12, 12, 11:41 pm
  #25  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ATL/LAX
Posts: 4,869
Thought it was a good deal until $5K spend for 45K miles. Not worth it.

As a Delta elite, I'll hold out for AMEX MQMs though. Limited paid travel this year, so those helped me a lot.
amolkold is offline  
Old Sep 13, 12, 12:56 am
  #26  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: DFW
Programs: AA 1M
Posts: 28,780
Darn I was hoping for a link.
UA Fan is offline  
Old Sep 13, 12, 1:49 am
  #27  
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Programs: AA, BA, UA, Spirit, Delta, PC Plat, SPG Gold, HHonors Diamond, Club Carlson Gold, Marriott Gold
Posts: 1,735
Another words, there is no way to recreate this offer without booking a flight, and no way to know you will get this offer even after you book a flight. Having come to this realization, the Skymiles virtues or lack thereof don't really matter. We won't get the card.

OP, this is not a jab at you. Thanks for sharing.
mnscout is offline  
Old Sep 13, 12, 2:31 am
  #28  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: home = LAX
Posts: 25,026
Originally Posted by pointnoob View Post
My wife got the gold Delta AMEX for 50,000 miles after $750 spend and first ear fee waived and I had thought that was a good offer. The spend for your offer is much higher but they give you 6 months to do it plus you get the $100 credit. Best deal I have seen.
Originally Posted by amolkold View Post
Thought it was a good deal until $5K spend for 45K miles. Not worth it.
I agree with amolkold. The $5k spend is a dealbreaker for me, just like on the typical SPG card offer. I do apps for too many other cards (churning the Hilton HHonors Visa from Citi, for example) that have some spend requirement, and even if those are each smaller individually, they add up collectively, so I can't afford to "tie up" all my spend on just one card for months.

I wish I could find an offer for as many as 50k Delta miles for as little as $750 spend. That one seems better for those who apply for other cards routinely and thus can't commit high spend to one card.

(Besides, I don't fly Delta regularly, I'm saving up for the future, so I dunno if the purchase credit would even work for me.)
sdsearch is offline  
Old Sep 13, 12, 8:44 am
  #29  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: SMF
Posts: 1,241
Wow, this offer is a bombshell! 70,000 miles? Wow! Like others, I thought I had gooten the best deal out there with 50K, first year waived. Oh well. Can't win 'em all. I recently booked an award Skymiles trip, SMF-BLQ (US-Italy) for 60K miles. Pretty decent. Only thing about Delta's award site, often I can't get the site to work correctly. Last time, after multiple tries (and it's also funny how mileage requirement jump around back and forth even within 24 hours) I ended up just calling and paid the $25.00 fee for telephone booking.
Tailgater is offline  
Old Sep 13, 12, 9:27 am
  #30  
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: ATL
Programs: DL PM, SPG Plat
Posts: 856
Originally Posted by fr33b13 View Post
Do you have any tips or can you PM me some good reading material (if you know of any).
The Delta board here can be pretty helpful. Or just feel free to PM me with a specific question.


Originally Posted by fr33b13 View Post
Would JFK be an international point of departure for Delta?
Yes. From JFK you should be able to get to much of Europe or Asia in Business class relatively easily. However, it still depends exactly where you want to go.
FederalFlyer is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: