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Monster 75k Amex Delta Gold offer after $3k spend

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Monster 75k Amex Delta Gold offer after $3k spend

We just went finished a period where Amex presented some of the best public offers we’ve ever seen for the Amex Delta Gold and Amex Delta Platinum. Those were 50k and 70k, respectively. Now, snail mail has delivered a MONSTER 75k Amex Delta Gold offer after just $3k spend. It’s also a tiered offer with two rounds of bonus. The First 50k is award after just $2k spend and the second is an additional 25k after another $1k all within the first 90 days. Keep an eye out in your email and snail mail to see if you’ve been targeted. I’ve also included a link below where you can check.

Basics:

  • 50k after $2k spend in 90 days
  • 25k more after an additional $1k spend in first 90 days
  • annual fee waived for first year
  • First bag free for up to 4 people ( capped at $200) on same reservation
  • Priority Boarding
  • Application must be received by 01/25/2017

Monster 75k Amex Delta Gold offer after $3k spend

You can go here to see if you are targeted

This isn’t available if you’ve ever had or have this product – ugh the once in a lifetime clause.

I’ve had both a Amex Delta Gold and an Amex Delta Gold Business card so I’m not technically allowed to get the sign up bonus. BUMMER. It’s also worth noting that the Amex business cards do not show up on your personal credit report. The PULL will show up, but the new account, and therefore the addition to your 5/24, will not. Worth keeping in mind if you’re targeted for this as it’s a SUPER EASY way to rack up some Delta SkyMiles.

The once in a lifetime clause is something that I personally think should be changed. If you’re interested to know more of my thoughts on that…check out my  Why Chase’s 5/24 rule is a huge opportunity for Amex and Amex should respond to Chase with Vigor posts

If you wanna read the terms and conditions…

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I’m using Delta SkyMiles to travel on China Air Business Class on my EPIC trip to Southeast Asia

China Airlines Business Class
Courtesy of ChinaAirlines.com

Don’t forget that if you’re short on Delta Miles for a specific trip you can do I as did and Shore up the account with Amex Membership Rewards. I transferred from my Amex account into Delta to Fly on Virgin Atlantic in Upper Class for 62,500 + $5.60.

It’s worth noting that the new price will be 70k if you’re departing after January 1st, 2017

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class 747
Virgin Atlantic Upper Class 747

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex®  and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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