Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pinterest Email René René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles. Website 2 Comments Andres Prins 2 years ago Reply René, the small print of the disclosures for the AmEx Skymiles card says “Purchases to meet the first Delta purchase requirement de NOT include fees or interest charges… purchases of gift cards… or purchases of other cash equivalents.” Don’t you think this would exclude also gift cards purchased from delta.com?? Chris Carley 2 years ago Reply @Andres Prins: a friend told me his first Delta purchase was a Delta gift card and it credited back just fine. Write A Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of new posts by email.