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Best AmEx Delta offer for 1st time sign up

Old Mar 13, 13, 2:03 pm
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Best AmEx Delta offer for 1st time sign up

Looking to get a Delta Amex for bonus points for use on my honeymoon.

Which offer is the best one going?

Also, anyone have a great Amex Starwood Preferred offer link as well?

Thx.
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Old Mar 13, 13, 2:18 pm
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Best AmEx Delta offer for 1st time sign up

Www.amex.com

The best Amex is centorion
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Old Mar 13, 13, 3:53 pm
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I don't think there is a good Delta offer right now. nothing in the Milesbuzz thread. Amex.com has 10k miles after first purchase for the gold or platinum.
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Old Mar 13, 13, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by tjguitar85 View Post
I don't think there is a good Delta offer right now. nothing in the Milesbuzz thread. Amex.com has 10k miles after first purchase for the gold or platinum.
Plus Delta miles are kind of worthless, there are much better offers out there....
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Old Mar 13, 13, 5:01 pm
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Honestly, the best offer is the 50,000 membership rewards points after $1,000 spend in 3 months from the AMEX Premier Gold card

followed by

the 45,000 SkyMiles for the Gold Delta AMEX from CreditCards.com as noted on The Point Guy's blog:
http://thepointsguy.com/2013/02/saturday-recap/

If you can get these, that would be 95k after $6,000 spend in six months.
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Old Mar 13, 13, 6:56 pm
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Greysword is right, the Amex offer is the best around right now--the Amex points convert 1 to 1 to Delta Skypesos.

But, Skypesos are not good for much, very hard to use for flights--although folks have some luck with Korean to the Orient and Virgin to Oz.

And, occasionally, Amex/Delta have 50-60K bonus offers for the card. I snagged both a personal and business card a year or two ago when that offer came up. Still haven't been able to use the miles. AA and UAL are much, much more useful.

As to SPG Starwood, Amex often has a late summer offer for 30k bonus. Also keep in mind that you can often get a 5K bonus for a friend by having them refer you if they are SPG members.
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Old Mar 14, 13, 2:20 am
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Originally Posted by Greysword View Post
Honestly, the best offer is the 50,000 membership rewards points after $1,000 spend in 3 months from the AMEX Premier Gold card

followed by

the 45,000 SkyMiles for the Gold Delta AMEX from CreditCards.com

If you can get these, that would be 95k after $6,000 spend in six months.

Let's not send those that ruin these deals more traffic and money, shall we?
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Old Mar 14, 13, 7:40 am
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Thanks. My goal is specific and requires Delta in order to get tickets on China Southern to BKK for my honeymoon.
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Old Mar 14, 13, 9:23 am
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Thread transferred to the DL forum, the best place to ask any SkyMiles question, including about credit cards.
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Old Mar 14, 13, 9:34 am
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As previously mentioned - try cardmatch

Seems to have best ongoing offers for Amex - including both 50,000 PRG and 45,000 Delta SM Gold
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