(THIS OFFER IS DEAD AGAIN)
There’s been rumors of a 70,000 mile bonus being available for the American Express Delta Gold card, and now there is confirmation. You’ll get 25,000 miles after first purchase, then 45,000 miles after spending $5,000 in 6 months. First year waived, $95 thereafter. It would also appear that if you have had a Delta Amex before, you can’t get the bonus.
Copy and paste this link, but change the words “John” “Smith” and “222222222” to your name and Delta Skymiles number:
(IF YOU’RE SEEING AN EXTRA BLANK LINE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE URL, TAKE IT OUT — FOR WHATEVER REASON, I CAN’T GET RID OF IT — SORRY ABOUT THAT)
You’ll also get a $100 statement credit when you purchase a Delta ticket.
Say what you will about the ability to use Skymiles (and what I will say is that it’s terrible), 70,000 is a nice chunk of miles. Which in Delta’s case will get you, er, one domestic round trip ticket in most cases.