December 8th, 2011

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Amex is currently running a status match promotion with Delta. You receive a $200 American Express Gift Card along with your matched status when you register, book a qualifying Delta flight, and fly by 1/31/12. Delta normally makes you fly 8,000-26,000 miles within 90 days to get your challenged status, so this is a way easier and more lucrative way.

1. REGISTER any eligible American Express® Card below by 1/31/12 and enter your Delta SkyMiles number
2. BOOK and pay for a round-trip flight by 1/31/12 at delta.com using your registered Card and fly by 1/31/12
3. RECEIVE a $200 American Express® Gift Card and, if you have elite status with any other airline, receive comparable Medallion status

I’m pretty sure this will only apply if you don’t currently have Delta status. I tried registering (for the sake of testing it for this post) and was denied. I don’t like posting targeted promotions usually, but this one is too good to pass up for those of you thinking of switching your loyalty to Delta. Feel free to report your experience in the comments.

Hat tip TPG reader Scott!

Details:
To be considered for an elite status match, valid credential must be submitted to statusmatch@delta.com by 1/31/12. Request will be processed within 8-10 weeks of campaign end date and member will receive a confirmation email to the address on file in their SkyMiles account to confirm request has been processed. Credential must be valid through a minimum of December 2012; comparable Medallion status will be valid through February 28, 2013. Current Medallions, SkyTeam elite members and members that have previously received complimentary status are not eligible for this offer. Members who are awarded Platinum Medallion status from this promotion must fly a minimum of 8 Delta-marketed and -operated flights segments within one year after status is awarded to be eligible for Choice Benefits. Medallion status must be earned in subsequent years by traveling the required amount of Medallion Qualifying Miles or Medallion Qualifying Segments. This offer cannot be combined with other Delta/SkyTeam® offers. All SkyMiles program rules apply to SkyMiles program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption and travel benefits. To review the rules, visit www.delta.com/memberguide. Offers, rules, and benefits subject to change without notice.

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

If you are a Delta flyer who is looking to bank some extra miles this card is a great addition for your wallet. While you'll earn 2 miles per dollar on Delta purchases and 1 mile per dollar on everything else, you'll also have access to other perks like priority boarding, a first bag checked free and 20% off in-flight purchases.

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More Things to Know
  • 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.
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
None
Regular APR
16.24%-25.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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