Many of you enjoyed picking up either a Gold or Platinum Delta AMEX card last month during the increased LTO or Limited Time Offer. I got the Platinum card a few weeks back and have now finished the minimum spend to earn the bonus SkyMiles and MQMs (offer still available via referral till July 26th – comment below if you need a link). Normally you have to wait 1-3 days after the statement closes to get the points but mine posted already. Next up I will work on my 25k & 50k spend to pick up another 10k+10k bonus MQMs!
But another perk of the card was a $50/$100 statement credit for your first Delta purchase. I have shown in the past that something as cheap as a $2 set of headsets on-board will trigger the FULL credit. Since I am not flying for a few weeks I went the simple route and got a $50 Delta e-Gift card online at Delta.com and as you can see from the above, it triggered the full $100 credit for me. Nice!
Next up we have my completed “Fly Now, Earn Later” targeted program with Delta and Amex. I only did 100 SkyMiles and I like the program if you are in need of a few SkyMiles, but oh my is it NASTY if you do not earn them back. As mentioned before, be VERY careful if you borrow Delta points with this offer (SkyMiles are NOT worth 2.5 cents each).
If you are joining me and others on the 747 Delta Mileage Run to Manila October 16-18th and are thinking of staying overnight at the airport at the Wings Transit Lounge they now are allowing rooms for October bookings (pre-paid via PayPal). They have pods but I splurged on a larger room for myself for $36 from midnight till 7:30AM (do pay attention to date and times when you book). Our group arrives on the 17th. If you are booking the overnight it is the 12AM-7:30AM on the 18th before the ~8:AM flight home.
Lastly, and I can not share more for now, I hope you can make the pre-run dinner on the 15th of October even if you are NOT going on the mileage run out of Chicago. There will be something special going on and especially so for those on the run itself. 🙂 – René
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