2,500 Bonus Delta Miles With Dining Rewards

by on September 19, 2012 · 16 comments

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Dining programs can be a great way to double-dip with miles or points. Not only can you earn the points or miles you would normally earn on a co-branded card like the Starwood Amex, or even the double category spending bonus points on a card like the Sapphire Preferred, but you can also earn 3-5 points or miles in your airline or hotel program of choice by linking your credit card to that program’s dining rewards network.

Often, dining rewards network sites offer sign-up bonuses of around 500-1,000 points or miles when you sign-up and then dine out and spend a certain amount of money at a participating restaurant within 30 days of signing up. Right now, however, the Delta SkyMiles dining rewards site is offering a bonus of up to 2,500 miles for new members.

You earn 500 miles when you register for the Fall Bonus and create an online profile. A dining profile includes creating a web login and opting in and remaining opted in to receive emails from SkyMiles Dining with a valid, deliverable email address. Then, when you spend $25 at participating restaurants within 30 days and complete a dining review (which is really minimal) within 30 days of your dine, you’ll earn a further 2,000 miles.

It’s a really simple way to score 2,500 miles, and essentially, you’re purchasing those miles at a cost of 1 cent each by spending the $25 at the restaurants on your linked credit card. You’re actually getting more miles than that since you will earn 3 Delta miles per dollar on the dining itself after you sign up with your card, as well as whatever points/miles you would normally earn on your credit card.

Per the terms and conditions, the offer is only open to new SkyMiles Dining members or existing members without a dining profile at the time of registration – so look at your account and see if you’ve created a profile, and if not, you could rake in the whole amount even if you’re already a member. Not only that, but you can spend the $25 including tax and tip in any combination of dines at participating restaurants, bars or clubs, so you don’t have to do it all in one shot, though you will have to complete a review of all the places you do dine. The final thing to note: you must register at the Fall Bonus link by October 1.

I haven’t found similar offers on the other dining rewards networks sites, but if any readers know of them in other programs, please share the links in the comments below!

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  • docomo

    how do you create a profile for this? is that the same as just registering?

  • thepointsguy

    Yes, just click the register link above, and it will redirect to a page where you can join Skymiles Dining

  • Tophat

    If you are part of the Mileage Plus Dining Rewards card already, can you sign up for Delta with the same card? Double miles? or am I just dreaming.

  • CaptainGumbo

    So just joining is creating a profile? Because it says you need to create a profile within 30 days of joining.

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  • fly

    If you are using the same card for Delta, it will automatically be withdrawn from MP dining. Only one Dining Rewards program per card at a time.

  • Jared

    American was doing something similar, although the rewards were only 1500 miles and the spend was $30. I signed up, dined at one of the restaurants, did a survey, and the miles posted within the week:
    Looks like it might end today though

  • Maury

    Could you go into detail in what you mean by a profile if already an existing member. I am already an existing member and signed up for another offer but have yet to dine.

  • The Points Guy

    Updated the post to reflect this, but per the Delta dining site: “A dining profile includes creating a web login and opting in and remaining opted in to receive emails from SkyMiles Dining with a valid, deliverable email address.”

  • Multi

    I have the same question. It’s pretty confusing as the wording suggests joining and creating a profile are two separate actions.

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  • David

    I was a dining club member a year ago with several airlines and hotels, I got my various e-mail and credit cards relating to about 6 such programs and it became such a mess that I got the bonus sign up from only 2 or 3 of them and cancelled all my registrations about 3 months ago. In late August this year I signed up for DL for 2500 Skymiles, Priority Club for 1k points and Hilton for 1k points, dined and received all bonuses.

  • Cowdog

    Do you have to sign up using your Delta Skymiles Card or can I sign up using some other credit card?

  • TomT

    do you still have links for PC dining and Hilton dining rewards..

    Here is the link for United Miles dining rewards for 1500 miles

  • Guest

    Same question here. Is just joining “creating a profile,” or is there some other action needed? I can’t find any link in the account page for creating a profile.

  • ThePointsGuide

    That offer is gone, but you can still get 2,000 skymiles for registering a new account –

    Just know that those deals come and go. Their normal bonus for new accounts is 1,200 bonus miles.

    You basically have to create an account and then ‘register’ for the deal.

    You register with that bonus link. Be sure you have a credit card attached to your account, that is how they track your spending and if you dine out at one of their participating restaurants they will know. To get the bonus you have to dine at one of the participating restaurants within 30 days of registering, otherwise you miss out on the ‘bonus’

    Once you dine, they will send you a review form, you fill out the review and a few days later you’ll see the bonus plus the miles you earned for dining out.

    Hope that helps!

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