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lifeandmylens Nov 21, 19 9:37 am

10% Off Delta Gift Cards
 
at Costco.

Thoughts? Pros/Cons?

https://www.costco.com/delta-air-lines-$1,000-egift-card.product.100531773.html


note: can't be used on bag fees, upgrades, in-flight purchases, premium seating, mileage booster, SkyMiles Cruises, cargo, hotel stays, or car rentals .

lsquare Nov 21, 19 9:51 am


Originally Posted by lifeandmylens (Post 31762227)
at Costco.

Thoughts? Pros/Cons?

https://www.costco.com/delta-air-lines-$1,000-egift-card.product.100531773.html

I would like to know too. Seems like a good deal?

manually Nov 21, 19 10:02 am

$500 cards also available for $450, plus you get the 2% costco rebate for purchasing on your costco card.

Not a bad deal, helps get credit card spend as well

lsquare Nov 21, 19 10:06 am


Originally Posted by manually (Post 31762342)
$500 cards also available for $450, plus you get the 2% costco rebate for purchasing on your costco card.

Not a bad deal, helps get credit card spend as well

I'm just thinking right now. How many method of payments can we use on DL's website? Can I use a GC to pay for most of the airfare and then use a CSR to pay the difference or a tiny amount to get insurance covet? If so, isn't this a close to hot deal?

jimquan Nov 21, 19 10:26 am

Going to max out the offer - 3- $1k cards

10% off the top, 2% back on Costco visa - sweet!

The question is does it qualify for the additional 3% travel related rebate for Costco executive membership ? We shall see.

Jim

eneq Nov 21, 19 10:34 am


Originally Posted by lsquare (Post 31762354)
I'm just thinking right now. How many method of payments can we use on DL's website? Can I use a GC to pay for most of the airfare and then use a CSR to pay the difference or a tiny amount to get insurance covet? If so, isn't this a close to hot deal?

Yes, you can do that. DL does limit the number of GCs per transaction to 3 though.

Zorak Nov 21, 19 10:42 am


Originally Posted by eneq (Post 31762471)
Yes, you can do that. DL does limit the number of GCs per transaction to 3 though.

Only online; phone or airport agents can use more though experiences vary: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delt...e-booking.html

lsquare Nov 21, 19 10:49 am

I forgot to mention that I also have Costco Executive. I guess this is now a no-brainer.

Gig103 Nov 21, 19 10:49 am


Originally Posted by jimquan (Post 31762428)
Going to max out the offer - 3- $1k cards

10% off the top, 2% back on Costco visa - sweet!

The question is does it qualify for the additional 3% travel related rebate for Costco executive membership ? We shall see.

Jim

I doubt it counts as a "travel" purchase since they come from Costco.com not CostcoTravel.com, but I don't see any exclusion of gift cards in the T&C for regular executive earning.
https://www.costco.com/executive-rewards.html

$68 off of a $500 gift card!

lsquare Nov 21, 19 10:55 am


Originally Posted by Gig103 (Post 31762539)
I doubt it counts as a "travel" purchase since they come from Costco.com not CostcoTravel.com, but I don't see any exclusion of gift cards in the T&C for regular executive earning.
https://www.costco.com/executive-rewards.html

$68 off of a $500 gift card!

I guess the reason question is why wouldn’t anyone pounce on this deal?

nrr Nov 21, 19 11:05 am

Many years ago Costco was selling AA GCs at 10% off, a super deal for me when I flew AA.
A 10% discount is nice.^

Gig103 Nov 21, 19 11:08 am


Originally Posted by lsquare (Post 31762566)
I guess the reason question is why wouldn’t anyone pounce on this deal?

The reason I haven't hit buy now is:
1. Opportunity cost of fronting the money without a specific trip planned
2. Not being able to use the Amex IAP
3. Not having trip insurance from a credit card provider (they usually say "entire trip" or verbage about taxes and fees on awards)

WhiskeyBravo Nov 21, 19 11:17 am

Does the part of the balance paid using a GC earn MQD? Does the gift card paid portion earn skymiles? (5/7/9 miles/$ etc)

lifeandmylens Nov 21, 19 11:17 am

I ended up purchasing $3,000 worth before they might sell out. It seems like a great deal for 10% off rates and they never expire (plus 2% Costco, plus chase visa points).

Amex trip insurance probably won't cover it even if a portion is paid via Amex.

DLdweeb Nov 21, 19 11:27 am

Thanks for the heads up. Seems like a no brainer....


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