If you’re a Delta loyalist or live near a Delta hub, keeping a Delta credit card in your wallet can really earn you great value.
Not only are there multiple Delta credit cards to choose from, but the welcome offers for each can vary greatly. Fortunately, you could receive a targeted offer of up to 60,000-100,000 miles!
So how can you find if you’re targeted for these increased offers? Here are the steps to take to land that increased welcome offer, along with the benefits of having a personal Delta card.
How to Get Targeted Welcome Offers for Personal Delta Credit Cards
The standard welcome offer for the personal Delta credit cards can be anywhere from 30,000 to 40,000 miles, so being targeted for a 60,000-100,000 point bonus offer can double the miles you earn from the welcome offer.
There are 3 main ways to receive a targeted welcome offer for one of the personal Delta credit cards:
- Checking for targeted offers at a Delta/American Express landing page using your SkyMiles number
- Receiving a targeted mailing
- Check for pre-qualified offers with Amex
Checking for Targeted Offers at the Delta/American Express Website
That’s right, Delta and American Express have set up a dedicated website for SkyMiles members to check and see if they are targeted for an increased welcome offer! Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Sign-Up for a Delta SkyMiles Account
In order for you to even be eligible to check and see if you’re targeted for an increased welcome offer, you must have a Delta SkyMiles account. Don’t have a SkyMiles account already? No problem, simply visit the Delta SkyMiles enrollment website.
Step 2: Visit the Delta/Amex Website to See If You’re Targeted for Any Increased Offers
Head to the Delta/American Express page and enter your SkyMiles number and your last name to see if your account is targeted for any offers.
Bottom Line: If you receive 1 or more targeted offers, congrats! You can click right through the landing page to apply for your new card. If you enter your information and see “Please Verify The Information You Entered Is Correct And Try Again” it means your account is not targeted for an increased welcome offer.
Targeted Mailings from American Express
Another way that many people receive targeted Delta card offers is in the mail. All you need to do is opt-in to receive credit card offers from American Express. Just visit the communications preferences in your American Express account and make sure you’ve enabled communication via mail.
Check for Pre-Qualified Offers with American Express
American Express allows you to check for pre-qualified offers online. Navigate to americanexpress.com, click “Cards,” then click “Check for Pre-Qualified Credit Card Offers.” With any luck, you will receive some increased welcome offers that could come from any of their card offerings — including the Delta-branded cards.
Reasons You May Not Get Targeted for an Increased Welcome Offer
You’ve opted out of marketing offers: As mentioned before, you could be missing out on some fantastic credit card offers if you have not opted-in to receive offers from American Express, so make sure you have opted-in to receive both email and mail offers!
Low credit: If you don’t have a high credit score, you’re not just less likely to be targeted for the offer, but you’ll have a difficult time just getting approved for the card. As always, you want to keep your credit score as high as possible. You should be using your current credit responsibly and paying off your bill in full and on time each month.
Benefits of Delta Credit Cards
Deciding on which Delta card is right for you can seem tricky. However, when evaluating, you should find the card with perks that you can take advantage of the most; this ensures you’re getting the most return with the card. You can read more about each individual card in our card reviews.
However, here’s a quick breakdown of the perks of the Delta cards. Keep in mind that all 3 cards earn 2x miles per $1 spent on Delta purchases, then 1x per $1 on all other purchases.
Delta Gold Card
If you’re a semi-frequent Delta flyer, the Delta Gold Card could be a fantastic option for you. Between free checked bags, priority boarding, and 20% inflight savings, you can easily offset the annual fee with just a few flights each year.
Delta Platinum Card
Frequent Delta flyers may find the Delta Platinum Card a better value with the inclusion of the annual companion certificate that allows you to bring a companion on any domestic main-cabin round-trip ticket.
With Delta Status Boost®, after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 10,000 MQMs two times per year, getting you closer to Medallion Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
Delta Reserve Card
Overall, the co-branded Delta credit cards from American Express offer a number of perks and benefits that will prove very beneficial for Delta fans.
If you’re a frequent Delta flyer who is in the market for a Delta credit card, it may be worth your while to try and track down, or wait for, a targeted offer on the card you’re interested in. After all, doing so could mean the difference between earning a welcome offer with twice as many points! Once you’ve secured that large welcome offer, now you can start redeeming your Delta miles for huge value!
For rates and fees of The Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Card, please click here.
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