Day three of Delta’s Dream It – Live It promotion essentially gives SkyMiles members the opportunity to buy discounted Delta Air Lines travel. The promotion award a $25 e-gift bonus when buying a $250 card.
Delta gives you the option to purchase the gift card for yourself or someone else. (You’ll receive the $25 bonus no matter for whom you buy the gift card).
So this could be a nice way to save about 9% on future Delta purchases of your own! (Yes, separate purchases. More on that in a mnute). With mileage run “season” kicking into gear, discounted gift cards may be extra handy for a Delta-marketed elite mileage run and positioning flight!
E-gift cards and physical gift cards are available; remember that Delta gift cards earn MQM, MQD, and SkyMiles (based on a member’s status level)
You can purchase the gift cards here.
Keep These Rules in Mind
The $25 promotional e-gift credit expires December 31, 2019 and can’t be combined another Delta gift card.
So you’ll need to use them on two separate purchases.
The sale is valid “while supplies last.”
Will These Purchases Earn Credit Card Bonuses for Airline or Travel Spend?
At the very bottom of the gift card’s personalization page is the CashStar logo. (CashStar is a gift card vendor).
I assume CashStar — not Delta — processes these orders. Therefore, I don’t believe you’ll earn the 3X travel bonus with a Chase Sapphire Reserve or the Platinum Card from American Express (learn how to apply) 5X airline bonus. If you need to meet a card’s welcome bonus minimum spend requirement, this wouldn’t be a terrible purchase — as long as you remember to use the gift card.
Otherwise, consider using a good cashback card like the no annual fee Chase Freedom Unlimited (3% back on the first $20,000 in spend during your first year as a cardholder). Or the Capital One Quicksilver Cash Rewards Credit Card (learn how to apply), which earns 1.5% back on all purchases.
H/T: Frequent Miler