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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 www.deltaamexcard.com 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.

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 Ultimate Rewards®.

Just getting started in the world of points and miles? The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card for you to start with.

With a bonus of 60,000 points after $4,000 spend in the first 3 months, 5x points on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal and 3x points on restaurants, streaming services, and online groceries (excluding Target, Walmart, and wholesale clubs), this card truly cannot be beat for getting started!


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