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Delta Platinum AmEx MQM Bonus in December

Delta Platinum AmEx MQM Bonus in December

Old Nov 6, 17, 11:51 am
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Delta Platinum AmEx MQM Bonus in December

I'm about to hit the $50,000 MQM bonus for an additional 10,000MQMs. I will exceed the threshold in December. I am concerned that the 10,000MQMs won't post to my account until January 2018 - which will therefor apply to my Delta status in 2018. Will Delta apply the MQMs retroactively to my 2017 status? I am in need of them to achieve Diamond.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by lawi227 View Post
I'm about to hit the $50,000 MQM bonus for an additional 10,000MQMs. I will exceed the threshold in December. I am concerned that the 10,000MQMs won't post to my account until January 2018 - which will therefor apply to my Delta status in 2018. Will Delta apply the MQMs retroactively to my 2017 status? I am in need of them to achieve Diamond.
Well , it will apply to your Delta status for 2018. It will be applied to your account for 2017 , because that is when it was earned.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 12:52 pm
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You're saying the MQMs will apply to my cumulative total MQMs I have accrued in 2017, correct? Hypothetically, if I currently have 115,000 MQMs, and I get exceed my $50,000 spend before my statement closes in December, those 10,000 MQMs will be retroactively added to my Skymiles account for 2017, which will get me the 125,000 MQMs I need in a year to achieve Diamond?
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Old Nov 6, 17, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by lawi227 View Post
You're saying the MQMs will apply to my cumulative total MQMs I have accrued in 2017, correct? Hypothetically, if I currently have 115,000 MQMs, and I get exceed my $50,000 spend before my statement closes in December, those 10,000 MQMs will be retroactively added to my Skymiles account for 2017, which will get me the 125,000 MQMs I need in a year to achieve Diamond?
Yes, they will be retroactively added to your 2017 MQM total (they will be dated as December 31, 2017) and your 2018 status will be updated to Diamond. They will also retroactively update your MQM rollover balance for 2018 if it has already posted.

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Old Nov 6, 17, 12:57 pm
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If your statement closes in December you should be fine. I find the MQM bonuses take a day or so to post. Allowing for late postings is one reason they give why rollover MQMs don't post Jan 1.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 2:03 pm
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When the statement that contains your QUALIFIED 2017 spend that puts you over the $50K mark closes, even if it closes in January, the 10K MQM Bonus for will post for 2017 and will count for your 2018 Status.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 2:11 pm
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This is one of the reasons for the period between the end of the year and status dropping. Used to be longer, now one month.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 4:44 pm
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I hit $30K spending in the middle of December last year on my Reserve card. The MQMs were added to my rollover in January.
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Old Nov 7, 17, 12:47 am
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I wouldn't cut it too close....
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Old Nov 7, 17, 11:39 am
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MIne have always posted within a few days of hitting the threshold... be careful with credits and such things though. Doesnít matter when the cycle closes.
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Old Nov 7, 17, 1:11 pm
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Originally Posted by curl View Post
MIne have always posted within a few days of hitting the threshold... be careful with credits and such things though. Doesn’t matter when the cycle closes.
The annual spend MQM Boosts post a day or two after statement close (not after hitting the spend threshold). Been that way for many years. For the Reserve Card, the 15K RDM post at statement close, the MQM boost must be selected (or will automatically post after 90 days).
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Old Nov 11, 17, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
The annual spend MQM Boosts post a day or two after statement close (not after hitting the spend threshold). Been that way for many years. For the Reserve Card, the 15K RDM post at statement close, the MQM boost must be selected (or will automatically post after 90 days).
it is retro to the date you hit the spend. Iíve hit mine on 12/30 and it counted for that year.
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Old Dec 20, 17, 1:02 pm
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In a similar situation myself. I remember an agent telling me to go to this site to claim the mqms for myself (or gift them): http://delta.com/deltareservemqm
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Old Dec 20, 17, 1:47 pm
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In my case, my statement closing date was 12/18 and have not seen any RDM and still can't claim my bonus MQM. Amex must be running late
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Old Dec 20, 17, 8:11 pm
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Hubby is waiting for his MQM bonus to kick in too. Amex closed on 12/19. unfortunately, I think heís going to miss the GM upgrade window for his flight. Mine posted really quickly last month!
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