Check to See If You’re Targeted for 50,000 Bonus Miles from the Gold Delta SkyMiles Card

Long time reader Les forwarded me his targeted offer for a Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express: 50,000 bonus miles after spending $1k in three months.

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The normal offer is only 30k bonus miles after $1k in spending in the first three months, so this is a substantially better offer.

There are two ways to know you are targeted for the higher 50k offer. The first is to scan your inbox for an email titled “Reminder: 50,000 Bonus Miles For A Limited Time”.

Or you can save the inbox search and go straight to a special site to test whether you’re targeted.

How do you check whether you’re targeted? What’s the full targeted offer? Is the offer a good deal?

The second way to check whether you’re targeted is to go to and type in your SkyMiles number and last name.

I tried it out and got the news that I wasn’t targeted because I already have a SkyMiles card.

If you’re targeted, you get this offer according to the email:

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How does 50k SkyMiles, a $50 statement credit after the first Delta purchase, and no annual fee for 12 months compare to other American Express cards?

SkyMiles are worth so little after their recent no-notice Double Devaluation (just over 1 cent each in my estimation) that I would rather get a card like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express with 25,000 bonus Starpoints that I value at 2.5 cents each.

But there are some great uses of SkyMiles. In The Coolest Thing You Can Do with 25k to 150k Delta SkyMiles I describe some of my favorite Delta awards, which mainly focus on redeeming the miles for partner award space, which always prices out at the Saver award price.

If Delta miles would be good for your next trip and you’re lucky enough to be targeted, consider the SkyMiles 50k offer.

13 Responses to Check to See If You’re Targeted for 50,000 Bonus Miles from the Gold Delta SkyMiles Card

  1. Anne Van Wagener

    I checked to see what the offer would be for myself and they had a special targeted offer for Seattle. Earn 100,000 bonus miles – 50k spending $1000 in first 3 months, 25k for spending $2,000 at in the first month, and an additional 25k after spending $2000 at in the first 3 months.

    I had recently responded to another lower offer for my personal card, so I got the Biz card. It worked fine :)

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  3. Here is the sad message that all my family members got when we checked to see if we were targeted:

  4. I just checked and was offered only 35,000 miles…

  5. My wife is targeted, but not me. When I click on her application link, it gives two options: personal card and business card. Is it possible to apply for both cards for her and get 50K bonus on each card? After 1st application, the Amex system wouldn’t let her apply for another card. Is there a workaround?

    • Open both before applying for either would be my technique. If this is like the SPG card, you can get both. The second app will be auto-flagged and held for a few days while they make sure it wasn’t a duplicate app, then it can be approved if it otherwise would be.

      • Sadly, I opened just one of the application links and used it to apply for the personal card. Now, the Amex or Delta system won’t allow me to open the other application link and just says i have already applied. Any workaround?

  6. What’s the lowest qualifying Delta purchase one can make without actually making a purchase on-board a Delta flight so I can get the statement credit?

  7. I would like to apply to 50,000 miles credit card

  8. Northwaste Air

    Anyone know why they give LESS perks for the Higher level AX Delta Cards?
    You’d think they would give MORE for $400+ a year?

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