Amex has done a lot of work recently to create a credit card portfolio made out of garbage. Not the actual offerings of course — those are great — but the actual cards.
In 2019, Amex launched the first credit card made entirely of recycled ocean plastics with Parley for the ‘Amex Green‘, and now the card issuer is back with Delta, to refresh the Delta American Express portfolio.
The eco-friendly stuff is wonderful, but so are the new welcome offers, which bring up to 110,000 points along with them. That’s a lot of miles to inspire your next trip.
Delta Amex Refresh And Huge Bonuses
Travel is back, in case you hadn’t already heard. After two years on the sidelines, it’s understandable that many people, perhaps including you, want to get back into it with a vengeance, and miles are always a savvy way of doing that — perhaps even in better fashion.
With waste and the environment also on the minds of many, Delta is refreshing its Amex credit cards, and the cards will now be made of 70% recycled plastic. The new process is certified carbon neutral and results in between 80-90% reduction in both greenhouse gasses and water used to create the cards.
To celebrate, from March 3rd to April 14th, Delta and Amex have upped the bonuses on these cards to seriously impressive levels. Bigger bonuses equal more fun!
With the Delta Reserve, there’s a 100,000 point welcome bonus, which after hitting the necessary $5,000 in spending to earn the bonus, could net out to 110,000 points, and bring lounge access on future trips.
- Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express Card: Earn 70K Bonus Miles after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months.
- Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express Card: Earn 90K Bonus Miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months.
- Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card: Earn 100K Bonus Miles after you spend $5,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months.
What Are These Delta Amex Card Bonuses Work?
Many moons ago, Delta moved to a largely dynamic system for pricing flights using points. This means the price in points is more closely associated to the price in cash than most other airlines.
To keep things fun though, Delta created SkyMiles Flash Sales, which offer super low points rates to places all over the world, and in all cabins too. It wasn’t long ago that you could snag round trip business class to Tokyo for 98,000 SkyMiles round trip.
10,000 mile flights to the Caribbean and great US cities are more common, and also show how far 100,000 miles could potentially take someone, or a whole group! Up to 10 people to the Caribbean? Love it.
It’s worth noting that Delta also allows people to use points towards tickets at a rate of one cent per point, so 100,000 points would equal up to a $1000 discount on a flight, and the rest could be paid in cash using the Delta Amex, or other cards.
Basically, there’s real value here, whichever card you investigate. You can check out the latest Delta Amex offers and grab your own recycled plastic card, here.