Fastest way to get a few SkyMiles?

Old Jan 22, 13, 10:09 pm
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Fastest way to get a few SkyMiles?

I need 61 SkyMiles for the mileage award ticket I would like to book. Are there any instant posting offers available right now? Can I book the ticket as a "hold" until they post?

Thanks!
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Old Jan 22, 13, 10:38 pm
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http://americanexpress.skymilesshopping.com

really quick
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Old Jan 22, 13, 11:34 pm
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hmmm, there's plenty of ways. If you like wine, I got an email today for up to 5000 bonus miles. Not sure how long it takes to get into your account though.

http://www2.vinesse.com/deltaem0113/...rc=deltaem0113

Fastest way (but not the cheapest) is to buy miles from DL. I've done this to top off an award ticket that I needed to redeem asap. Minimum is $70.00 for 2000 RDMs.

https://www.delta.com/buygftxfer/displayBuyMiles.action
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Old Jan 22, 13, 11:44 pm
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Do you have Amex Membership Rewards or know someone who does? You can transfer 1000 from Amex -> DL and it will show up instantly (will cost 60 fee I think).
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Old Jan 23, 13, 6:08 am
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Sky miles shopping but it takes like 2 weeks
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Old Jan 23, 13, 6:51 am
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Originally Posted by aaron_flyer View Post
I need 61 SkyMiles for the mileage award ticket I would like to book. Are there any instant posting offers available right now? Can I book the ticket as a "hold" until they post?

Thanks!

yes you can hold the ticket for 48 hours (actually I think it's 12:01AM T+2 days from "holding" Once you place the ticket on hold, DL will email you the itinerary and specificy the exact day and time you need to redeem the award ticket so pay close attention to that.
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Old Jan 23, 13, 6:52 am
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Originally Posted by aaron_flyer View Post
I need 61 SkyMiles for the mileage award ticket I would like to book. Are there any instant posting offers available right now? Can I book the ticket as a "hold" until they post?

Thanks!
Can you register a credit card with Delta's dining program (be sure to complete the online profile, so that you receive 3 miles for every $ spent) and have a meal at a participating restaurant? It won't post instantly, but it usually posts fairly quickly.

Last edited by JPG3392; Jan 23, 13 at 6:53 am Reason: Correction of typo.
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Old Feb 4, 13, 6:35 am
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FYI, SkyMiles Dining posted in 5 days, so though not instant, is a quick easy way to "top off".
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Old Feb 4, 13, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by aaron_flyer View Post
FYI, SkyMiles Dining posted in 5 days, so though not instant, is a quick easy way to "top off".
Thanks for letting us know that the suggestion worked.
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