This is one of those posts I just have to put up each year because I know there will be more and more e-mails if I don’t (and I will have a link to e-mail folks who did not check the blog as well). First things first, the history of the day each year rollover MQMs started to hit flyers’ accounts.
- In 2018 it began on Monday January 8th
- In 2017 it began on Tuesday January 10th
- In 2016 it began on Tuesday January 12th
- In 2015 it began on Tuesday January 13th
- In 2014 it began on Tuesday January 14th
- In 2013 it began on Wednesday January 2nd
- In 2012 it began on Sunday January 8th
- In 2011 it began on Wednesday January 5th
- In 2010 it began on Thursday January 14th
So when will it hit for 2019? Looking at the recent trend for the past few years I am reasonably sure we are going to see them on January 7th or 8th. But it could be as late as the Monday the 14th. Feel free to tell me your guess in the comments below.
It is remarkable to think about that this year will be 10 years of rollover elite points and Delta is still the ONLY airline offering this perk to it’s loyal flyers. I personally think it is a wise idea as it motivates a flyer to keep racking up points vs. say trying another airline for status once you max out the top elite level each year.
I know it is hard today to look at your totals and see zeros across the board. It is nice being able to, as you can see from the “big red arrow” above, toggle and see the last year’s totals. Why does this matter?
As well all should know earnings from Amex Platinum or Reserve cards in 2018, that has a statement close date this month January 2019, will count on LAST YEAR’S totals – not on this year. Only charges made from today onward to 31DEC19 count on this year, that is, earning for the 2020 Medallion year.
Another interesting thing that happened to me in the final days of 2018 was that all my card spend updated that had been stubbornly short about 5k for most of the year. There were some purchases that it seemed, that did credit in the past, were not counting as valid purchases (think creative spending bits). However, in the end, they all counted. I will be testing a bunch this year as well and plan to run $30,000 in spend on my Delta Amex Reserve in the next few days from many locations.
Anyway, it looks like with what I have booked and with some Amex MQMs I will again be Diamond with Delta by the end of May and have my status until 1FEB2021. You? – René
UPDATE: Confirmed. 7JAN19 was the day rollover MQMs began to post!