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Earn up to 75,000 SkyMiles or a $400 Delta gift card when you book with Delta Vacations

May 13, 2022
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Planning a summer vacation? You could earn big if you book flights and hotels with Delta Vacations.

The airline is offering up to 75,000 SkyMiles or a $400 Delta gift card when you book a flight-and-hotel vacation package by June 30. The offer features more rewards for higher spending on Delta Vacations packages, but there's no minimum spending requirement for the smallest bonus of 5,000 SkyMiles or a $50 gift card.

Let's take a closer look at this deal and whether or not you should take advantage of it this summer.

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Earn up to 75,000 SkyMiles with Delta Vacations

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The number of rewards you get depends on how much you spend on a vacation package. Here's how the promotion is structured:

  • Bookings up to $1,499: 5,000 SkyMiles or a $50 Delta gift card.
  • Bookings of $1,500 to $3,999: 20,000 SkyMiles or a $100 Delta gift card.
  • Bookings of $4,000 to $6,999: 40,000 SkyMiles or a $250 Delta gift card.
  • Bookings of $7,000 or more: 75,000 SkyMiles or a $400 Delta gift card.

To get the bonus, you must be a SkyMiles member and use one of two promo codes when searching for Delta Vacations packages: SMEARN75K to earn bonus miles or SMGIFT400 to earn a Delta gift card.

You can find more details on the offer and search for vacation packages on this landing page. All flight-and-hotel packages are eligible, provided the hotel stay is at least two nights long and travel originates in the U.S. or Canada. You will receive your bonus SkyMiles or Delta gift card six to eight weeks after travel is completed.

You must book travel by June 30 to be eligible for the promotion, but there's no travel-by date.

Related: How to redeem Delta SkyMiles for maximum value

Considerations for this deal

I recommend picking the SkyMiles option if you take advantage of this deal. TPG currently values SkyMiles at 1.41 cents apiece, meaning the 75,000 SkyMiles deal could be worth $1,057.50. This is over $600 more in value than the $400 Delta gift card that you'd earn at the same spending level.

While you will earn miles on your airfare, you will not earn hotel points or be able to use hotel elite status benefits when booking chain hotels through Delta Vacations. With that in mind, this offer is advantageous for those booking independent hotels this summer, as it gives you a way to earn rewards on a hotel stay where you wouldn't otherwise earn points.

As always, make sure to compare the cost of your vacation package with booking your flights and hotel stays separately. And if you decide to book a Delta Vacations package, make sure to pay with a credit card that earns bonus points on travel to maximize your rewards.

Related: Everything you need to know about saving money with airline vacation packages

Bottom line

This can be a lucrative deal if you're planning a summer vacation. If the math works out, you could walk away with a nice haul of SkyMiles for future trips. Plus, you may be able to take advantage of preferred rates through the Delta Vacations portal, depending on the hotel and flights you book.

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
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3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
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    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

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Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

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  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases