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If you missed out on the 50% action- no worries, American Express is running a 40% Delta transfer bonus until June 30, 2011. I wrote about this in April, but it was overshadowed by the 50% showstopper.

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In order to get the 40% bonus, you need to transfer 100,000 or more Amex points. If under 100,000 points, the bonus is 25%.

The T&C state it must be done in one transfer and you should be prepared to wait up to 4 weeks to get the bonus, though lately they’ve been posting immediately. is a bit tricky to use, but finding good awards can be done with some effort. I just booked several clients on low-level business awards to Europe this summer for 100,000 miles a person. Delta also allows a stopover and an open jaw, so be sure to take full advantage of that when booking your award. Air France is running their A380 aircraft from Washington Dulles and Montreal to Paris this summer, so there is a ton of low level awards on those routes – often times the hardest part is getting a low level domestic Delta flight to one of those gateways.

I’ve also noticed a ton of award space on Delta’s JFK-ZRH and JFK-FRA. Have you seen any other routes that have particularly good low level award availability?

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.

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More Things to Know
  • Receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • No matter where you're traveling, when you use your Premier Rewards Gold Card there are no foreign transaction fees from American Express.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, if available with The Hotel Collection at Terms apply.
  • There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
  • Terms and limitations apply. See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer Fee
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Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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