Delta Skymiles bonus is back

Old Jun 9, 08, 9:21 pm
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Delta Skymiles bonus is back

Get a 20% mileage bonus on Membership Rewards® points transferred between June 10 and July 31, 2008.


http://www.delta.com/skymiles/ways_t...onus/index.jsp
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Old Jun 9, 08, 10:52 pm
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Nice catch.
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Old Jun 10, 08, 9:09 am
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20% bonus

T&C,this offer is open only to recipients of this mailing
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Old Jun 10, 08, 9:40 am
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The link allowed me to register my skymiles number for the offer even though I wasn't targeted. Has anybody had experience with this? Do the miles post anyway?
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Old Jun 10, 08, 11:47 am
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Ditto...not targetted, but allowed me to register...but --will it hold if I dump, that is the question.
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Old Jun 10, 08, 12:57 pm
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Good deal, thanks OP!

Kind of annoying that the 20% bonus won't post until after the promotion period is over on 7/31
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Old Jun 10, 08, 4:20 pm
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Originally Posted by jkoenig51 View Post
T&C,this offer is open only to recipients of this mailing
I've signed up for similar Amex->Delta bonus offers in the past that had the same T&C caution. However, despite not being an official recipient of those offers (always found out from FT instead), I always got the bonus miles at the end of the promo. Did this 4-5 times, success each time.
That being said, the last time I did this was over twelve months ago, so YMMV, but I would assume the bonus should show up so long as the Delta system lets you register.
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Old Jun 10, 08, 7:09 pm
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Two promos ago I had to fight for 15% bonus because I wasn't targeted even though the site let me register my SM number. Finally got it, but it took about 6 emails.
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Old Jun 11, 08, 7:02 am
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Last promo, the miles were transferred to my DL account from another FTer in a coupon connection trade. I registered for the bonus miles even though the transfer was from someone else's AMEX and I got the bonus.
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Old Jun 15, 08, 12:48 pm
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Thumbs down no award seats so why bother?

I've done that in the past. Now, you cannot get seats on DL flights at any sort of advance time out. I tried for 3 weeks to get seats to Europe 11 months out and gave up and went for AA seats (which I got on my first call). DL is making it useless to accumulate Skymiles-you'll never get 2 J seats on the same flight.
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Old Jun 15, 08, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by susiesan View Post
I've done that in the past. Now, you cannot get seats on DL flights at any sort of advance time out. I tried for 3 weeks to get seats to Europe 11 months out and gave up and went for AA seats (which I got on my first call). DL is making it useless to accumulate Skymiles-you'll never get 2 J seats on the same flight.
Why do you assume that seats are only released 11 months out? I've had no trouble redeeming for the J seats I want when I want to (generally shoulder season, not peak season) to Europe using SkyTeam partners, including Delta. I don't do it 11 months out, but I do get the seats.
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Old Jun 15, 08, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by susiesan View Post
I've done that in the past. Now, you cannot get seats on DL flights at any sort of advance time out. I tried for 3 weeks to get seats to Europe 11 months out and gave up and went for AA seats (which I got on my first call). DL is making it useless to accumulate Skymiles-you'll never get 2 J seats on the same flight.
I've never had issues booking our tickets for DL and I've booked anywhere from 2-6months out. Sometimes not usually the preferred dates but always within a few day window.

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Old Jun 15, 08, 3:07 pm
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Much appreciated OP. I know what I'll be doing with my next couple of months MR points. ^
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Old Jun 17, 08, 5:13 am
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Originally Posted by 2stepsbehind View Post
Get a 20% mileage bonus on Membership Rewards® points transferred between June 10 and July 31, 2008.
Compare with Diners Club Mastercard offer...

Transfer Club Rewards® points to SkyMiles between April 15 and July 15, 2008, and you'll receive an additional 25% mileage bonus.

More time (90 vs 51 days), larger bonus (25% vs 20%).
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Old Jun 17, 08, 6:31 am
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And don't forget the starwood 25% everyday.
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