Update: Thanks for your feedback. When I originally tried the link on a public computer, it sent back the 50k offer, however now it’s asking for a SkyMiles number and/or promo code. So this seems to be targeted. So try your luck and see if you’re targeted for this offer!
Today I received an email from Delta with an increased sign up bonus (normally 30k) for 50,000 points and a $50 statement credit until May 31, 2015. Delta’s SkyMiles rewards program has taken a hit in recent years, but the points are not easy to earn and has some pretty great award options.
You can fly in business on Virgin Australia for only 80,000 points. Or fly business on Virgin Atlantic to London for 62,500 points one way. There are definitely some sweet spots in their award chart and I like the fact that Delta doesn’t charge a $75-$80 fee for booking an award within 3 weeks of the flight (as most other major airlines do).
If you’ve had the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card in the past, you are ineligible to receive this sign up bonus for the consumer card. If you’ve had the business card, then you can reapply if you received the bonus 12+ months before.
So if you’re thinking of shoring up some Delta SkyMiles and you haven’t had the Gold Delta Skymiles Amex card before, now may be a good time to jump on this offer before it disappears!