Gold Card and Free 52K Miles, deal?

 
Old Sep 12, 09, 5:46 pm
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Gold Card and Free 52K Miles, deal?

Greetings everyone. I received an offer from Delta in the mail to get a Gold Skymiles American Express card and have no idea what/how skymiles operate. So I am doing some research and saw this great forum.

I have been considering getting a miles card for some time. Anyway my question is: Is 52,000 miles for joining a good deal? I dont know what that would even get me to be honest. I live in San Diego too, travel maybe once or twice a year so I don't know if miles are worth having.

Any thought or places to seek further info appreciated, How miles work, what buys what, etc. Thanks!
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Old Sep 12, 09, 5:51 pm
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Devil is in the Detail !

i received the same/similar today - it reads:
25,000 = new amex gold card
25,000 = after charging $10,000 on the card
2,500 = registering another user's name on the card
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Old Sep 12, 09, 5:54 pm
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Originally Posted by BDQBDQ View Post
i received the same/similar today - it reads:
25,000 = new amex gold card
25,000 = after charging $10,000 on the card
2,500 = registering another user's name on the card
Yep same exact thing I got.
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Old Sep 12, 09, 6:10 pm
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52,000 miles for getting a new card and spending only $10K is a great deal in my opinion. Just a couple of caveats:

1) 10K of the 52K will probably be due to your $10K in charging

2) if you ever had a DL AmEx and got bonuses, your 52K will be reduced by the number of miles you got previously

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Old Sep 12, 09, 7:13 pm
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What is the yearly fee?
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Old Sep 13, 09, 11:44 am
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Would someone who got this offer care to share the RSVP code for it? (There should be some special offer/promo id/code printed on the mail on that.)
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