As reported by René’s Points, Delta SkyMiles is running a curreny promotion that is offering 1,000 Bonus SkyMiles for each “new” non-airlines participating partner with which you earn miles between March 24 and June 30th 2017. Registration is required, so be sure to register here before any new partner activity.
In this case, “new” refers to a participating partner that the member has not earned miles with between March 24, 2016 and March 23, 2017.
This offer is valid for all SkyMiles members (except those in the Asia Pacific region) and miles can be earned through booking hotels or rental cars with partners, dining at participating restaurants or even making purchases through SkyMiles shopping. These are the different partner categories listed:
Note that according to the terms, you can only earn the 1,000 bonus miles with each partner one time. For instance, SkyMiles shopping counts as 1 partner. If you make a purchase through Delta SkySMiles Shopping for the first time since before March 24th, 2016 you will earn 1,000 miles. You would not earn additional additional blocks of bonus miles for shopping at multiple merchants based on my reading of the following terms (bolded section in Eligibility is my emphasis):
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Member eligibility: This offer is open to All SkyMiles Members except those residing in the APAC Region.
Offer Registration: offer registration is required.
Offer: Registered SkyMiles members will earn a bonus of 1,000 miles for every new participating non-airline partner they earn miles with between March 24, 2017 to June 30, 2017. The term “New” refers to a partner the member has not earned miles with during the period from March 24, 2016 to March 23, 2017.
Participating Partners: The following non-airline partners are participating in this offer: Credit Card Partners, Hotels, Car Rental, Limo & Shuttle, Cruises and Vacations, Dining, Retail and Specialty, Financial Partners, SkyMiles Shopping and SkyMiles Dining. For a list of partners in each category, please click here. Other categories of partners, including airline partners and Citibank Asia are expressly excluded from this offer.
Eligibility of Transactions: Only accrual partner transactions with an activity date between March 24, 2017 to June 30, 2017 will be considered for bonuses. Activity date is defined as the date of the transaction as reported by the partner regardless of the date the transaction is posted in the member’s account. Some partners offer multiple ways to earn miles under different products, brands, merchants, conversion of currency to miles, etc. These will still be considered as a single partner. Some examples of these cases are: Hotels booked via delta.com Hotels or Agoda.com, merchants under the SkyMiles Shopping program, restaurants under the SkyMiles Dining program, Cruises under the SkyMiles Cruises program, hotel brands under the same Hotel portfolio, partner activity and a points conversion to miles from the same partner and others.
Please allow up to 60 days after the qualifying transaction for bonus miles to be added in your account.
Delta may change the SkyMiles program rules, change or terminate program partners, regulations, benefits, conditions of participation or mileage levels, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice, even though changes may affect the value of mileage already accumulated. This offer may be terminated by Delta at any time, with our without notice. All SkyMiles program rules apply to SkyMiles program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption, and travel benefits. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide.
Delta, SkyMiles, and the Delta logo are registered service marks of Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Promotional Reference Code: To enquire about this offer, please refer to code 169004 when contacting any Delta customer service representative.
As you can see, the terms of this promotion state that it may take up to 60 days after the qualifying transaction for your bonus miles to added to your account. Click the link at the beginning of the post to go to Delta’s site and read more.