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Delta SkyMiles Reserve® American Express

Earns: Delta SkyMiles


If you put this card in your wallet, keep it there. For $550 a year, it gives you lots of Delta perks, including Delta Club access. But when it comes to spending, just about any other American Express Membership Rewards card will rack up miles faster.

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Reward Rate = 1x

Value = 1 cent per point
Effective Value = 1 %


Welcome Bonus = 50,000

Value = 1 cent per point
Effective Value = $500


Annual Fee = $550

Welcome Bonus


Bonus Rating


After you spend $3,000 in 3 months

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Spending Rewards
3x Delta




In the top 15% of cards.

1x All Other



Is this card right for me?

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Program Name
Delta SkyMiles
Gigapoints Value
1.0¢ per point
Other Card Information

Earn up to 10,000 Medallion(R) Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.

Annual Fee
  • $550
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Additional perks of owning this card

Complimentary Delta Sky Club access.

Enter Delta Sky Club® at no cost and bring up to two guests for an exclusive rate of $29 per person per visit.

Status Boost

Earn 15,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles With Status Boost, earn 15,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $30,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to four times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion Status and are different from the miles you earn towards flights.

Annual Companion Certificate

Receive a Domestic First Class, Delta Comfort+® or Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card.

Medallion Qualification Dollar (MQD) Waiver

Waive the MQDs requirement towards Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion Status if you make at least $25,000 in purchases in that year with your Card from American Express.

Complimentary Centurion Lounge Access

Enjoy complimentary access to The Centurion® Lounge or Escape Lounge – The Centurion(R) Studio Partnerwhen you book your Delta flight with your Reserve Card.

The Fine Print

PURCHASES APR 17.99% – 26.99%
CASH ADVANCE APR 27.49% Variable
CASH ADVANCE FEE Either $10 or 5% of the amount of each transaction, whichever is greater.