Delta 50% Bonus on Purchased Miles

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This may be targeted, but Delta just sent me an email with a 50% promotion when you buy miles from December 1- December 30, 2010, with a maximum purchase of 60,000 miles. Link. I can’t guarantee it’ll work for you, but if you need to top up an award, it may be worth it to buy through this link in case you get the bonus, which should post within 24 hours.

Generally buying miles doesn’t make sense, unless you are looking to use them for premium class travel. For example, with this promotion, I could buy 90,000 miles for $1,680. 90k miles is two first class domestic tickets (including Canada). For 100,000 you can get a business class ticket to Europe, which usually go for $3,000 and up.

FYI Delta Skymiles are one of the most inflated frequent flyer currencies, so don’t expect to redeem them at “low” levels very easily. Lucky for you, if you need help booking a Delta award, you can enlist my professional services. I am an expert at finding low level awards- even when Delta phone reps say they aren’t available.

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

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  • Earn 30,000 bonus miles after you make $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months and a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 Miles per dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile for every dollar spent on all other eligible purchases.
  • Check your first bag free on every Delta flight - that's a savings of up to $200 per round trip for a family of four.
  • Settle in sooner with Priority Boarding.
  • Enjoy a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
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Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Balance Transfer Credit Rating
None 15.49%-19.49% Variable $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95 See Terms Excellent Credit