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New Third MQM Award Level for Reserve/Plat Cards (targeted)

New Third MQM Award Level for Reserve/Plat Cards (targeted)

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Old Nov 12, 18, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by Zorak View Post
IIRC there was an incident a few years (without the third boss promo) where a lot of people got an unexpected extra boost -- and there was speculation or a report that a batch job accidentally got run a second time or something like that. On my phone now, will try to dig up some thread pointer later unless someone beats me to it.

Anyway I wonder if that happened again (we'd probably need a few more data points first).

My recollection is that they subsequently reversed the "bonus".
Yeah - I remember that mistake. It was looking like a really fast requal year for a period of time there, and then it was corrected.
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Old Nov 12, 18, 8:29 am
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Account weirdness today

Originally Posted by SkyMilesTeam View Post
Some Members may have noticed Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) were inadvertently added to their account over the weekend. This was done by mistake when a promotion was loaded incorrectly into our system. Those impacted accounts will soon reflect the accurate MQMs balance and Medallion Status.

If you have any questions or concerns about your account, please contact Delta at 1-800-455-2720.

We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused.
They did eventually reverse things, including clawing back some (but I think not all) Choice Benefits which some people claimed during the "bonus" period (don't feel the need to rehash that part of the thread here)
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Old Nov 12, 18, 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by Zorak View Post
Found it:

Account weirdness today

They did eventually reverse things, including clawing back some (but I think not all) Choice Benefits which some people claimed during the "bonus" period (don't feel the need to rehash that part of the thread here)
I will definitely make sure I meet the spend requirements! And post here if/when they reverse them. Only data point intersection is that we were both roughly the same amt short since nkedge had Reserve and I'm Plat and our actual spend levels were entirely different. Not sure if nkedge posted on 11/10 like mine or not tho.
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Old Nov 12, 18, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by bergamini View Post
I will definitely make sure I meet the spend requirements! And post here if/when they reverse them. Only data point intersection is that we were both roughly the same amt short since nkedge had Reserve and I'm Plat and our actual spend levels were entirely different. Not sure if nkedge posted on 11/10 like mine or not tho.
Mine posted on 8/31, which was when I was about 8-9k short. I actually met the 90k spend requirement around 9/20. And just to be clear, I was targeted for the 3rd bonus earlier in the calendar year.
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Old Nov 12, 18, 6:48 pm
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Originally Posted by nkedge View Post
Mine posted on 8/31, which was when I was about 8-9k short. I actually met the 90k spend requirement around 9/20. And just to be clear, I was targeted for the 3rd bonus earlier in the calendar year.
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Old Nov 17, 18, 2:34 pm
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I just crossed the 90k spend threshold on my Reserve card. Called Amex to ask about the bonus posting. The rep confirmed I am enrolled but said it will take 8-10 weeks. He did not know if they would retroactively count to this years status.

Anybody know the answer to that? Seems like the third boost has been posting sooner for most people, but it's been two weeks and nothing yet.
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Old Nov 17, 18, 7:02 pm
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Originally Posted by rraskopf View Post
I just crossed the 90k spend threshold on my Reserve card. Called Amex to ask about the bonus posting. The rep confirmed I am enrolled but said it will take 8-10 weeks. He did not know if they would retroactively count to this years status.

Anybody know the answer to that? Seems like the third boost has been posting sooner for most people, but it's been two weeks and nothing yet.
Has your statement closed since you treated it? For the first two, your statement needs to close for them to post.
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Old Nov 18, 18, 5:21 pm
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I can confirm I was one of the people whose account was affected in May 2017. Was Diamond for 48 hours. Selected choice benefits, including GUCs and $200 voucher. Booked flights to PMI via BCN for me and the Mrs in D1 using GUCs for October. IMO it was a stealth marketing campaign. I could have made Diamond for couple of years previously. Always opted to stay PM and rollover. Now I am 2 years DM and plan on keeping it for a few more years.
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Old Nov 18, 18, 9:21 pm
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Over $130K on my personal AX Reserve and no third boost. Over $100K on my personal DLAX Platinum and no third boost.

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Old Nov 18, 18, 9:28 pm
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Originally Posted by TheHorta View Post
Over $130K on my personal AX Reserve and no third boost. Over $100K on my personal DLAX Platinum and no third boost.
Were you targeted? If not, then this seems to be the result you'd expect (though not the one you would want). Also, was there ever a third boost offered for DLAX Plat?
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Old Nov 18, 18, 9:38 pm
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Were you targeted? If not, then this seems to be the result you'd expect (though not the one you would want). Also, was there ever a third boost offered for DLAX Plat?
Not targeted.

Yes, there was a similar third boost for Platinum as well.

Many here have called and said they would get the boost even though they weren’t targeted, and some have received it without being targeted and did not call.

Looks like a bit of a crap shoot.
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Old Nov 19, 18, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by TheHorta View Post


Not targeted.

Yes, there was a similar third boost for Platinum as well.

Many here have called and said they would get the boost even though they weren’t targeted, and some have received it without being targeted and did not call.

Looks like a bit of a crap shoot.
May be worth calling in
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Old Nov 20, 18, 9:13 am
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Just as a data point, I called in and referenced code "2 2222CTLF" for my Personal Reserve card and was told by the AMEX rep that the promotion is only for those accounts solicited by Delta. He said that if Delta didn't target me for the promo, I wasn't eligible. For reference, I've had the card for a few months and I'm right at $60k in spend for the year.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 11:03 am
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So, basically I miss-out on 25K MQMs (15K DLAXR + 10K DLAXP) -- which I'd like, of course, but they would only add to the 400K I already have, and since the third-boost MQMs apparently are NOT able to be gifted it really doesn't "harm" me in any quantifiable sense. If I were just scraping by on qualifying I might make a stink, but I'm certainly not going to bother wasting valuable time chasing something of relative little value to me.

So, it's yet another cut in my continuing "Death by a thousand cuts" Delta saga.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 12:45 pm
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This is still very interesting to me because Delta/Amex has to know this would get out. I get targeted offers but I am over the third spend and would love to get the MQMs to rollover. I might call and ask. Anyone had luck with this recently?
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