I really did not “need” this year’s #BragTags. I still use old tags, but I have to admit that it really did bug me that it took so long for Delta to send off my kit to me. So let’s see what is inside.
After a welcome letter, the first part is a pair of aluminum Diamond tags. Just like last year’s.
No Skymiles number or bar code on the back as was the case years ago. Also my updated Skymiles card expiring 1FEB2017 (also no bar code btw). That can be good to have when interacting with some Skyteam partners. That goes straight into my wallet.
The next bit is the item I really wanted and care about (and my favorite part Delta). The JWD or Job Well Done certificates. These were once, I was told, worth 1500 points each to those whom you gave them to. Today they are 500 each as a Diamond. Those points can be turned into cash. I really like being able to thank reps for when they go above and beyond. Even phone reps (#TIP: you just read them the number over the phone).
Then we have 4 HOOU or Have One On Us coupons. I have only missed a couple of upgrades so these were not really important to me, but having them in January or February would have been really nice. I plan to give these away to readers soon 🙂 Plus if I want a drink I at least get 20% off with my Delta AMEX card!
So that is it. Delta has been thinking about turning all of this into digital downloads from information gleaned from private focus groups. Honestly, most of it would truly be simpler to download and print myself other than the Medallion card itself that is nice to have as a real card and the luggage tags that would be hard to print out.
I guess I would be happy to go all digital if it meant we could get 2x as many JWD & HOOU coupons each year. What do you think? – René
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