AMEX Delta SkyMiles Sign Up Bonus Missing from Statement, But Appear Next Day in Account

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  2 months ago, I applied for the American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card.  At the time, the sign up bonus was for 60,000 Delta SkyMiles after spending $3,000 in 3 months.  In the first month, I spent $1,580 and in the second month, I spent $1,425, for a total of $3,005.  I expected to get the sign up bonus after the second credit card statement closed, but to my surprise, the sign up bonus was not shown on the credit card statement.  I did some digging and found out that the sign up bonus did post to my Delta account, but it was not shown on my credit card statement.  I thought that was really strange, so I wanted to share that in a blog post.  Here is the order of events…

On November 16, my first credit card statement closed and I received 1,580 Delta SkyMiles after spending $1,580 on my credit card.

2 days later, on November 18, I received the 1,580 Delta SkyMiles in my Delta account.

Fast forward a month to December 17, my second credit card statement closed and I received 1,444 Delta SkyMiles after spending $1,425 (I received 19 bonus Delta SkyMiles on a restaurant purchase).

The next day on December 18, I received the 1,444 Delta SkyMiles in my Delta account.  As you can see, as of December 18, I did not receive the 60,000 Delta SkyMiles sign up bonus.  I started to worry that some of my purchases didn’t count toward the $3,000 minimum spending requirement.

Thankfully, on the very next day on December 19, the 60,000 Delta SkyMiles posted to my Delta account.  I have no idea why the Delta SkyMiles posted on a different date or why they were not shown on my second credit card statement – the whole process just seemed a little strange.

Long story short, if you complete your minimum spending requirement and do not see your sign up bonus on your credit card statement, don’t worry.  Give it a few days and check your Delta account.  Hopefully you will see the Delta SkyMiles there a few days after your statement closed.  If you have any questions about receiving the sign up bonus, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone.

P.S. if you haven’t read this post already, I highly recommend reading My Best Practices for New Credit Cards and Sign Up Bonuses.

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