This has been a stellar week for getting large sign up bonuses on business credit cards. First was the 20% increased bonus on the Ink family of credit cards, good only this week for National Small Business Week. These offers include the Ink Bold and Ink Plus cards with a bonus of 60,000 points instead of the standard 50,000.
I have been holding off on my latest app-o-rama, hoping for some better deals on a few of the cards I really wanted. The one card I have been patiently waiting for a better deal on has been the Platinum Delta SkyMiles card. Typical offers include around 25,000 redeemable miles and 5,000-10,000 MQMs (Medallion Qualifying Miles) which is just not enough to get me to pull the trigger.
Today Christmas came early for me! Currently American Express is offering a phenomenal sign up bonus on the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Card. A whopping up to 55,000 bonus SkyMiles with up to 20,000 of them being MQMs!!! This is more than I could have hoped for! While the 55,000 redeemable miles is excellent by itself, it is the 20,000 MQMs that has me grinning like school boy in love!
The Offer: Only available until July 7th!
- 25,000 bonus miles after 1st purchase – 5,000 of which count as MQMs
- An additional 30,000 miles after $5,000 in purchases w/in first 3 months – 15,000 of which count as MQMs
- Zone 1 Priority Boarding
- Annual Complementary Companion Airfare
- 1st Checked Bag Free
- $150 Annual Fee NOT waived
Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product or any other Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card account within the last 12 months.
With 20,000 MQMs right out of the gates, you are 80% of the way to Silver Medallion status. Plus a standard feature of the Platinum Delta Amex is MilesBoost which will award you with 10,000 bonus miles & MQMs after spending $25,000 annually and another 10,000 bonus miles & MQMs after spending $50,000 annually.
With the addition of the minimum spending thresholds to qualify for elite status coming in 2014, the Delta Amex cards have become very desirable. The only exclusion to the new MQDs is to spend $25,000 annually on a Delta co-branded Amex card.
Needless to say, I immediately submitted my application and was rewarded with an instant approval! Now I need to put together the rest of my app-o-rama tonight!
Anyone else plan on jumping on this offer??