Ya know nothing says THANK YOU like cash (well gift card cash that is from AMEX)

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This week of excitement is plugging along nicely and there is MORE on the way soon. Boy, has there been a ton going on here at Delta Points and in all of “blogland” with the 75,000 point AMEX cardDEAD NOW (but you have to run $10,000 to get the points – not for me – as I am working on my Delta Reserve card), to controversy from one end to the other. Wow!

I also promised to have an email reader giveaway. How about just cash (in the form of a gift card). I used Random.org and today’s $25 gift card winner is old school subscriber # 259 Ryan T.!

Congratulation Ryan, I will contact you via email.

While we are talking FREE cash, I have not blogged about the kool deal with AMEX if you buy and LOAD $200 from your checking account to a prepaid card you also get a FREE $25 from AMEX. There is NO credit pull, NO shipping charge or anything! So is 5 min of your time worth $25?


So why don’t we try this, since I took advantage of this deal as you can see, I will soon have one of these FREE $25 gift card on the way that I will now giveaway to a random reader 24 hrs from now.

Here is how you enter. You must tell me what your favorite Delta Points post is this year. The only thing that will disqualify you is if you say THIS ONE!

Have fun and thanks for being a e-mail subscriber and reading the blog – René


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  1. January 4th “A Deltapoints guide to “churning” Delta Amex cards and more” is what got me to following your blogs in the first place. Great post.

  2. Every post is my favorite! ok, if i have to pick one, I will pick the text alert feature. still waiting for the first real “emergency broadcasting” text 🙂

  3. June 24 “Ever spend time searching for aviation clips on YouTube?”

    It may having nothing to do with points and miles but these videos are awesome!

  4. A while ago you did a couple of posts (and tied them together) explaining the various BE seats throughout the Delta fleet – I found those helpful.

  5. “The never ending 90% off Restaurant.com deal and 5% Freedom UR points NUMMY!” Thanks René!

  6. Fav post is the awesome 100,000k KLM business class & Air France business class Skymiles seats to Sweden. This is very useful info at the right time.

  7. Sorry I don’t remember the specific dates, but I love all the ones where you describe your point and discount coupon trips!

  8. Rene – All your posts are awesome and I absolutely love your writing style. However, my favorite post was your Office MAXXXXX post 🙂

  9. Quick question…how did you take advantage of $25 prepaid card offer…how did u load $200 into the card…using CC or there is some other awesome way…i am missing…i will hold my guns till you respond back 🙂 Thanks again !

  10. I enjoy your trip reports and how best to maximize Delta award travel. Text alerts was a good one too

  11. The blog post on comparing Business and First Class options across Sky Team carriers. Looking forward to a continued report on that! Delta, Air France and KLM were covered.

  12. My favorite recent post is:
    Could you earn a free domestic Skymiles ticket each year from just doing surveys?

    I have been an e-rewards member for years, but I have slacked off due to being rejected after 10 minutes of survey taking. I feel they get some info, then cut me off before they “pay” me, but maybe I will try to answer more surveys now if it will get me more air miles!

  13. The trip reports – always a lot to learn, put away and take out and review for my own much more limited travels.

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