Best for earning Delta miles with no annual fee

The base-level Delta SkyMiles Blue American Express Card offers the ability to earn valuable Delta SkyMiles on everyday purchases — and with no annual fee.

At a glance

  • 2X Earn 2X Miles per dollar at restaurants worldwide, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.
  • 2X Earn 2X Miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases.
  • 1X Earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases.
10,000 miles
Earn 10,000 bonus miles after you spend $500 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
29.99% Variable
25.99% Variable
16.49%-25.49% Variable
$0
  • Earn 10,000 bonus miles after you spend $500 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
  • No Annual Fee.

At a glance

  • 2X Earn 2X Miles per dollar at restaurants worldwide, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.
  • 2X Earn 2X Miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases.
  • 1X Earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases.
10,000 miles
Earn 10,000 bonus miles after you spend $500 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
29.99% Variable
25.99% Variable
16.49%-25.49% Variable
$0
  • Earn 10,000 bonus miles after you spend $500 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
  • No Annual Fee.
  • Earn 2X Miles per dollar at restaurants worldwide, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.
  • Earn 2X Miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases, and 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases.
  • Pay with Miles: take up to $50 off the cost of your flight for every 5,000 miles you redeem with Pay with Miles when you book on delta.com.
  • Receive a 20% savings in the form of a statement credit after you use your Card on eligible Delta in-flight purchases of food, beverages, and audio headsets.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
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Our Take

TPG Editor's Rating

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4/5

Overview

Annual fees can be hard to justify for travelers on a budget, and the Delta SkyMiles Blue American Express Card is a solid option for those who fly with the Atlanta-based carrier a few times per year. This can also be a great starter card as you familiarize yourself with the world of points and miles, as the Delta SkyMiles program can provide immense value for domestic award travel. 

Pros

  • Earn 2x miles on Delta and at restaurants, 1x on all other eligible purchases.
  • 20% back, as a statement credit, on inflight purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • No annual fee

Cons

  • Lacks Delta perks, such as a free checked bag or any statement credits.
  • Bonus rewards categories are pretty limited and does not include any other common everyday purchases (besides dining).

Who is this card good for?

If your goal is to earn Delta miles beyond flying with the carrier, the Delta SkyMiles Blue American Express Card is an affordable option as there’s no annual fee. Cardholders will also enjoy other perks such as a 20% inflight discount in statement credit.

Earning Rewards

You’ll earn 2 miles per dollar on Delta and restaurant purchases within the U.S. (only applies to takeout and delivery orders) and 1 mile per dollar on all other eligible purchases.

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