Delta Reserve Credit Card Earns 10,000 MQMs With Offer


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There is no secret that you can earn Delta Gold status and all the benefits, like complimentary upgrades, by simply meeting required spending on the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express. But I just learned the best available offer comes with 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles (that count towards status) AND 10,000 RDMs (that count towards redeeming miles for flights) by simply obtaining the card and making your first purchase.

UPDATE: If you cannot see the offer in THIS LINK, try clearing your internet browser history & cache. I initially couldn’t see the offer, but after clearing my cache I was able to see the increased mileage amount as illustrated in the picture below. This will help to ensure you see the offer with increased 10,000 RDMs after first purchase. Expired

Delta Reserve Credit Card Earns 10,000 MQMs

I was looking at available offers for the Delta Reserve Card from American Express and noticed the Delta Reserve offer in THIS LINK provides 10,000 MQMs after first purchase. This is not news to me, but what is, is the offer in THIS LINK also provides 10,000 RDMs after first purchase. This is 10,000 more miles than the regular offer I was aware provided.

  • Apply for the Delta Reserve Card
  • Get Delta Sky Club®access and receive 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles and 10,000 bonus miles after first purchase
  • Unparalleled Miles BoostSM – get up to 30,000 MQMs and 30,000 Bonus Miles
    • Make $30,000 in purchases and earn 15,000 bonus miles and 15,000 MQMs each calendar year; make $60,000 in purchases and earn and additional 15,000 bonus miles and 15,000 MQMs each calendar year
  • Unparalleled Miles BoostSM – get up to
  • 30,000 MQMs and 30,000 Bonus Miles
  • Enjoy Delta Sky ClubTM access
  • Check your first bag for free on every Delta flight
  • Access to Concierge services
  • Receive 20% In-Flight Savings on food and entertainment
  • $450 annual fee
  • Apply for the Delta Reserve Card

Bottom Line

The extra 10,000 RDM SkyMiles is worth a conservative $100 if you value Delta SkyMiles at atleast $0.01 per mile. So in my view, this offsets the annual fee by $100 in value obtained through the card.

If you are looking to earn Delta Gold Medallion status and don’t fly enough to earn MQMs, consider picking up a card like the Delta Reserve Card from American Express or the Delta Platinum SkyMiles Card from American Express (which comes with 5,000 MQMs) to earn status quicker.

I will update my airline credit card offers page to reflect this latest offer with increased mileage.

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Comments

  1. I applied for Reserve Biz in January, got both MQM & RDM. I did not go looking for this special offer, but don’t recall exactly where I applied. Anyhow just wanted to note Biz has it as well. I prefer the business card and think to cancel my personal soon, the OPEN savings are occasionally worthwhile.

  2. When i click on your links, I am brought to a generic benefits page. Clicking thru to the Delta Reserve card only brings up the 10,000 MQM bonus, njo RDM mention. (I have cleared cache, didn’t help)

  3. How about an mqm bonus offer for those upgrading a Delta Platinum to Delta reserve. I saw a 5k offer a few weeks ago but now it’s nowhere to be found! Help me oh CC guru!

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