So I wrote about the increased sign up bonuses by Delta and American Express, offering 50,000 points for spending $1,o00 in 3 months for both the Gold and Platinum Cards. The Gold Card is free for the first year while the Platinum card costs $195 a year. I spoke about my plan to apply for both cards using the 2 browser method (getting only 1 pull on my credit score) and keeping the Gold Card for a year while canceling the Platinum Card within 60 days to avoid the annual fee.
The Gold Card comes with a $50 statement credit and the Platinum Card comes with a $100 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase. I plan to buy myself $150 worth of gift certificates to use towards a future Delta flight, thus completing my quest to earn 100,000 points and $150 for free! I’m happy to say that I was approved for both cards today and I can’t wait to implement the finishing touches on my plan!
Has anyone else employed my strategy? Comment below!