I hate to push it. I am always early to the airport; early to any event I attend really. This same thing applies to my Delta AMEX Reserve card spend to get my bonus MQMs. I often get questions about what if I make a purchase on 31DEC2013 will it count for this year and I think to myself, “are you crazy”? Personally I would never push it as a charge may not post until JAN2014. Why not relax and get it done well beforehand.
So as I blogged about HERE, once you meet the $30,000 and or the $60,000 spend levels you can then either claim the MQMs for yourself or send them to someone else like I did with my last round. Keep in mind if you DO NOT send them somewhere Delta will deposit them into your account. And although I have answered this in the past, you can not wait until 2014 and have them count for 2014. They will count in the year you earned them. Only spend after 01JAN2014 counts for 2014 flying year and the 2015 qualifying year.
Also, as you can see from the screen shots from my “My Delta” page the MQMs posted almost instantly and my totals for the year went up by 15,000 as well as my lifetime million miler balance as any and all MQMs do count toward this total.
I have only one more paid for trip this year (the rest are on points) so my mileage run with MJ will do it for me for the year. I will exceed my goal just by a little bit and end the year with 230,000+ MQMs, rolling over 105,000-ish. What this means is once I spend $30,000 in 2014 on my personal or business AMEX Reserve cards, I will be MQD exempt, get another 15,000 MQMs and have 120,000 MQMs – only 5k short of Diamond Medallion until FEB2016. Actually I jumped on the $153 MKE-SFO mileage run deal and will fly that early in January so by the first week of February 2014 I should be all done! That is really planning ahead but that will give me flexibility to look at what else I may want to do for the year. – René
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