As I have been
talking warning you about for the past few weeks Delta is, as it did in 2013 as well as in 2012, again offering to sell you MQMs at prices that would make even a Vegas card shark blush! They even have the nerve to allow THIS spend to count toward your MQD number when all the other ancillary money you spend with Delta like bag fees etc. do not. Well played Delta!
I mean the first time Delta did this they attempted to market this with the “value” of buying the MQMs rather than flying to earn them with this comparison chart. Last year they gave up on that silly idea as the price jumped to ridiculous levels.
This year I, as a Delta Diamond Medallion, am offered 10,000 MQMs at an even MORE insane price of $2,095 (a modest 5% price spike over last year’s mind numbing number). Really Delta? KeepDescending worthy to say the very least (I am sure you could say much more – but don’t)!
My wife, as a Gold Medallion, is graciously offered a discount price of just $1,225 vs. last year’s whopper price of $1495! Either number is beyond laughable.
As many readers have e-mailed me, for that kind of money, you can fly to Europe or Asia and enjoy memories and come out ahead as you will earn MQMs and a bunch Skymiles for the trip. But if you just consider the Personal Delta AMEX Reserve card or for the same offer the Business Delta AMEX Reserve card you can get 10,000 MQMs for the $450 fee with your first purchase with the card. You will also, in addition to the MQMs, get:
- 10,000 Skymiles worth at least 1 cent each ($100 value)
- Skyclub access for yourself for one full year of card membership
- More upgrade chances (card is a tie breaker for same fare class)
- More low level seats (card members sometimes get more access)
None of the above is provided to you if you jump on-board and buy Delta MQMs from Delta. So please, no matter what, DO NOT buy this offer. If you need to, look at a DeltaMileageRun to get the MQMs and enjoy a trip somewhere! – René
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