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Buy Delta Miles 75% Bonus Promo – Worth It?

by on March 6, 2012 · 13 comments

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I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking whether Delta’s current promotion to buy miles with a 75% bonus between now and March 31, 2012, is a good deal.

The short answer is: no. Certainly not in comparison to past bonus offers.

Delta's bonus promo chart.

As I wrote about in this post, Delta sells miles at a pricey 3.5 cents a piece plus a 7.5% tax. With this promotion, you could get up 105,000 for $2,257, or 2.2 cents each. Better than buying miles outright, but still very unimpressive – especially since Delta recently let you essentially buy miles for 1.1 cents each through their 100% transfer promotion. I personally would hold off unless you really need to top up your account.

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  • DavidStile12

    TPG I love how you choose which credit card add to insert after a post… Delta Gold for this, United MileagePlus for the one below. Why not change your name to ‘The Credit Card Salesguy’? TCCG sounds nice.

  • thepointsguy

    This is a free site- why would you expect there not to be ads?

  • DavidStile12

    Some ads is perfectly fine, I know you have to make a living. But having a little more balance, not constantly pushing the same cards over and over again would be refreshing. You might get a few more signup referrals, but you’ll slowly lose your more core readers as they move towards more valuable content you can find on other blogs.

  • CreditScore600

    I signed myself, wife and 3 kids each up for the card promotion advertised above! I am super excited about searching for availability for 5 at the 25k level for a trip from Atlanta to Orlando with the miles! Thanks TPG!

  • Drdavidgoldman

    Hahaha. 5 tix from
    Atl to Mco at 25k on delta? Please post when that happens.

  • Henry82

    Exactly… I’ve enjoyed and benefited from the valuable content Brian writes. When it came time to sign up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card and needed a referral link, where else would I look but here? I for one have no problem with the amount and placement of ads.

  • Stephan

    Love how people always can find time to criticize, though they usually contribute nothing. I guess trying to make a buck is considered ”poor etiquette” these days, but taking free advice, presented on a free blog for personal gain is perfectly ok, especially when you can come up with witty acronyms along the way!

  • Bradwbowman
  • Bradwbowman

    P.S. you do not have too many credit card ads, keep it the same.

  • TomB

    I thave the $50 statement credit that expires April 10th. Can that be used to buy miles?

  • newfie49

    I took advantage of the 100% promotion last year, I’ll wait til I see it again…………

  • newfie49

    as far as ads, I have no problem with them, I enjoy my AMEX cards, all 5 of them.

  • John

    Easy.. 5/16-5/23. Obviously your dates have to be flexible.. I can get 25k/ticket and only make sure I spend 25k/ticket

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