If you read Boarding Area blogs like Points, Miles & Martinis you will have seen that Cartera Commerce, who runs so many of the online shopping portals for airlines including Delta’s, offered a grand prize of 100,000 miles for clicking or shopping through the United portal.
Delta flyers have not been left out of the contest fun but we only have a chance to win 60,000 points for the grand prize. Now to be 100% fair, if you add up the points, United flyers only got a chance to win 250,000 all-in while Delta flyers get a chance to win 420,000 all-in. (The funny thing is if you read the T&C, you will find for “Approximate Retail Value” of the prizes for the United work out to 3.5 cents per mile and Delta’s only to 2 cents per miles!)
Oh how I long for the days from last year when we could shop at the other Delta shopping portal, Skymall, and earn thousands of miles. Currently Skystore, run by Skymall people, offers ZERO Skymiles for purchases. Could a promotion maybe be on the way?
I hope to let you all know if or when that may be as soon as I can! Until that time we just have to look for ways to maximize each point earned – Rene