Bye Bye Skymiles via e-Miles

Old Dec 21, 2012, 11:59 am
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Another hint of the revenue-based model?
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 7:35 pm
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Originally Posted by currentjer
Another hint of the revenue-based model?
My exact thoughts as I read that email today.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by currentjer
Another hint of the revenue-based model?
Keep in mind WhiteBoard is up and running and E-Rewards is still with Delta. There is a lot going on but this, IMO, in no way says anything other than Delta is hard to work with when it comes to using points as a reward model of a business!
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 1:46 pm
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Originally Posted by RBrownTN
Good riddance as I won't miss them. The effort to collect a few miles wasn't worth the time spent filling out surveys only to find out they already had enough participants and you got a rock anyway.
EXACTLY. All of the survey sites are a complete and utter waste of time. Calculate the ROI and you'd be better off taking up the local paper route.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 1:27 am
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Originally Posted by Dovster
Originally Posted by MSPeconomist
What are e-Miles?
It works like this:

1. They send you a ton of surveys and give you e-miles for each one.

2. Not wanting to give them your private info, you tell them a bunch of lies.

3. When you get to 500 e-miles (it took me about 10 months), you trade them in for SkyMiles.

I used to do it only to be certain that my SkyMiles would not expire. I stopped when Delta ended its "3 year" policy.
If it took you 10 months to get 500 miles you're doing it wrong. When you answer questions you have to tell them you are interested in everything. And you are always in the market for whatever product they are asking about. Etc.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 6:30 pm
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Typical, another 1 week announcement related to DL.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 8:55 pm
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Originally Posted by mnredfox
Typical, another 1 week announcement related to DL.
+1

and not from Delta, but from their 'partner'

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:14 pm
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Originally Posted by bostontraveler
EXACTLY. All of the survey sites are a complete and utter waste of time. Calculate the ROI and you'd be better off taking up the local paper route.
I wouldn't be about to make my second TATL trip in business in less than a year without a boost from survey sites, that is for sure.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:37 pm
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Bye Bye Skymiles via e-Miles

I'm 5 mi short of being able to make a deposit. If I don't get another survey in the next 3 days I guess I will sign up for some free crap to hit the mark despite knowing they will bug me endlessly about it.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:44 pm
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I maybe an outlier here, but the last person I want to sit next to is an e-mile user or similar type ne'er-do-well.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 12:56 am
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Originally Posted by Deadtail
I maybe an outlier here, but the last person I want to sit next to is an e-mile user or similar type ne'er-do-well.
So you assume e-mile users are ne'er-do-wells? You just insulted many the the posters here.

I'm going to make an e-miles hat like diamond hat guy, in case we ever sit next to one another.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by Delta Points
Keep in mind WhiteBoard is up and running and E-Rewards is still with Delta. There is a lot going on but this, IMO, in no way says anything other than Delta is hard to work with when it comes to using points as a reward model of a business!
I just got an email from e-rewards saying they are also ending Skymiles redemption.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by PDXNRTLHR
I just got an email from e-rewards saying they are also ending Skymiles redemption.
Hummm... that would explain why the EZ join E-Rewards link from Delta is now gone. Guess Whiteboard is it now:

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_....html#erewards
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 12:13 pm
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E-Rewards gone too. Smells more and more like the skymiles program change is nearing... and it doesn't smell good!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by currentjer
Another hint of the revenue-based model?
Im not seeing how you are making the connection between this and a revenue based skymiles. I agree that there are changes coming to skymiles but this and the other survey based earning channels are so insignificant. Take a look at some of the other promos out there. There are no shortage of ways to earn miles.
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