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American Express Gold Delta

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Earn 70,000 points after spending $2,000 within the first 3 months. Expires 08/03/2022 (terms apply). See rates and fees

Bonus Value

Approximately $700

Annual Fee

$99 (waived 1st year) See rates and fees

Card Rewards

2 points on Delta purchases, restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and U.S. supermarkets

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Card Overview

The American Express Gold Delta Skymiles card is great for those traveling Delta as you get 2 points on Delta purchases, restaurants, and U.S. supermarkets, and 1 point everywhere else. More Delta benefits include a free first checked bag and priority boarding. If you pay for flights with the Miles Program you are guaranteed to get a minimum value of 1.0 cents per mile on Delta flights. Amex will protect you as you travel, with insurances including baggage insurance, free foreign transactions, auto rental insurance, and more. You will also be protected with the Amex purchase protection, extended warranty protection, and more.

Card-Smart Tips & Advice
  • Credit: Fair credit is ok
  • Amex 90-day rule: In a time span of 90 days, you can only get approved for 2 Amex cards.
  • Max cards: You can only get approved for up to - and including- 5 Amex credit cards (including personal and business), but this rule isn’t always enforced (please note the total of 5 credit cards excludes some Amex cards that are No Preset Spending Limit* cards like the Amex Platinum, Amex Gold, etc)
  • Credit bureau: Amex will usually pull your Experian credit report
  • Combining same-day credit inquiries: Credit inquiries for same-day applications will be combined, as long as they are both approved for on the same day. Note, for some existing Amex credit cardholders, Amex will not do a hard credit pull when applying for a new credit card at any time
  • Check application status: You can check your application status  here  or call 1 800 567 1083
  • Reconsideration: If declined you can call 1 800 567 1083 to be reconsidered
  • Quickest way to get my card: Amex will sometimes give you an instant credit card number after approval, but not always. Amex physical credit cards cannot be expedited (except for the platinum cards) and will arrive after 5-7 business days

  • Downgrade options: The Delta Gold card can be downgraded to the Delta Blue card ($0). Please note, it is not recommended to downgrade an Amex card before 12 months of account opening.

Approval Monitor (submitted by HelpMeBuildCredit users)

85% Approved
730 Avg. Score of those approved
15% Denied
Approved 85%
Denied 15%

Credit limit range $10-$25,000

Avg. Credit limit$7,994

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Welcome Offer Eligibility
You can only receive 1 welcome bonus per lifetime on each Amex credit card. If you are not eligible for the welcome bonus you will be notified by Amex before you submit the application. 
Card Details And Benefits
Foreign Transaction Fee

No foreign transaction fee.

Free Baggage

Free checked bag for you and up to 8 companions traveling on the same reservation. To qualify, make sure to include your SkyMiles number on your reservation.

Credits

Get a $100 Delta flight credit after spending $10,000 within a calendar year.

Extra Redemption Value

Points are worth a minimum of 1 cent per mile on Delta flights when you book flights with the Pay With Miles program.

Auto Rental Collision Insurance

Secondary worldwide coverage on rentals up to 30 days (excluding Australia, Italy, and New Zealand). Max $50,000. You can purchase a premium plan from Amex that will offer primary coverage up to 42 days. Max $100,000.

Lost Luggage Reimbursement

Get up to $500 per person for lost or damaged luggage. Max $10,000 per trip for NY residents.

Extended Warranty Protection

Get your original manufacturer's warranty time matched (up to a year). (Will only cover if the original warranty is for 5 years or less). Max $10,000 per claim, $50,000 per account.

Purchase Protection

Get refunded if your purchase is damaged or stolen, up to 90 days from the date of purchase. Max $1,000 per claim, $50,000 per year.

Priority Boarding

Get complimentary priority boarding on Delta flights.

Inflight Savings

Receive a 20% discount on inflight purchases.

Covid-19 Temporary Benefits

  • $100 Delta Flight Credit:  If you earned a $100 flight credit between 01/01/20 and 05/31/21, its expiry date will now be 06/30/2022.
  • Receive $10 monthly credit on purchases made at US restaurants, including takeout. Expires 12/21. Eligible for cardholders prior to 01/01/21. You need to enroll for this offer, enroll at Amex offers.

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