Earn $50 in Statement Credits on Lyft Rides with Blue Delta SkyMiles Card

Blue Delta SkyMiles Card

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Earlier today, American Express rolled out a new limited time offer for the no-annual-fee American Express Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card. From today through October 18th, 2018, customers who apply for the card at delta.com/lyftamex will earn 2 miles per dollar spent on Lyft rides, plus to $50 in statement credits when you make purchases in the United States with Lyft. The 2X bonus miles and $50 statement credit will be available for the first six months of card membership.

In addition to the Lyft credit, customers who apply will also be eligible for the standard bonus offer. This means you will earn 10,000 Delta SkyMiles after you spend $500 on the card within the first 3 months of card membership.


What Benefits does the Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Offer? 

  • 10,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in purchases on the Card within the first three months
  • No annual fee
  • 2 miles per dollar spent at U.S. restaurants
  • 2 miles per dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta
  • 1 mile per dollar spent on all other eligible purchases
  • 20% savings in the form of a statement credit on all eligible in-flight purchases when flying with Delta
  • $50 in Statement Credits on Purchases with Lyft through October 18th, 2018 when you apply at delta.com/lyftamex


Our Take

The Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card is Delta’s entry-level credit card that offers limited benefits to Delta flyers. The card doesn’t offer free checked bags or Zone 1 priority boarding. Further, if you plan to use the card in a foreign country, the card will not waive foreign transaction fees.

Because of this, you can expect a 3% fee tacked on top of any purchase you make abroad. If you are planning on grabbing this card for the 10,000 SkyMiles and Lyft credit, it isn’t a bad deal as the $500 spending requirement should be very attainable.

Thrifty Tip #1: Need help selecting a Delta credit card? See our post on Which Delta Credit Card is Right for You.

Thrifty Tip #2: Link Your Delta and Lyft accounts to earn SkyMiles for your rides. Learn more about that here.


Bottom Line

Outside of the 10,000 SkyMiles bonus for spending $500, the Blue Delta SkyMiles card doesn’t have much appeal as it provides no benefit for those that fly Delta. The Lyft credit is a decent offer and it is good to see Delta and Lyft expanding their partnership. Apply for this offer at delta.com/lyftamex.


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H/T: The Points Guy

Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews, or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer.


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