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Manufacturing Delta elite status in 2020 and beyond

Reconsidering my Delta elite future For many years now, I’ve manufactured high level Delta elite status for myself and my wife using techniques to increase credit card spend and get most of it back.  For simplicity, we often refer to these techniques as “manufactured spending” but in reality many techniques are simply ways to pay big bills (taxes, rent, etc.) with a credit card for as small of a fee as possible. There are significant…

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(EXPIRED) (Targeted) Earn 5x Delta SkyMiles On Ticketmaster Purchases (Ends 10/25/19)

Delta Ticketmaster

Delta and Ticketmaster announced a partnership a few months ago that enabled you to earn bonus SkyMiles when buying event tickets through Ticketmaster. That partnership kicked off with a limited time rate of 3x bonus SkyMiles per dollar, although that’s since dropped to 1x. Well, for the next few days that rate has, potentially, been increased to 5x which is significantly better than other shopping portals. I say potentially because this offer appears to be…

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(EXPIRED) Delta Flash Sale: US To UK For 20,000 SkyMiles Round Trip + Taxes/Fees

Delta award sale NYC-LON Jan-Feb

Delta has launched a new flash sale on award trips to the UK. The headline rates are excellent with flights to the UK from only 20,000 SkyMiles round trip, but taxes and fees make this a little less enticing. The Deal Book award flights from the UK on Delta from 20,000 SkyMiles round trip. Direct link to offer. Key Terms Must book flights by September 6, 2019 at 11:59pm ET. Quick Thoughts Miles-wise, this is…

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Ideas for awesome Delta Vacations

If you have Delta SkyMiles, this week (through Friday 9/6/19) is the time to spend those miles.  Delta Vacations has extended their incredible promotion in which miles are worth 2 cents each towards vacation packages.  In many cases this means that you can purchase airfare, lodging, and sometimes even rental car and activities for less than you would normally pay in miles for the flight alone!  Even better, you’ll earn miles for these flights!  To…

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(EXPIRED) Extended to 9/6: Amazing Delta vacation packages promo: get 2c per mile + earn miles

Delta is offering an amazing promotion on Vacation Packages, giving you 2 cents per mile in value when booking vacation packages through Friday, August 30 September 6, 2019. That’s a great deal for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that you can often get a better deal on a vacation package than you can when booking the flight alone. You’ll also earn miles on these bookings as though they were paid tickets. If…

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(EXPIRED) Delta Dream It Live It Experiences (time travel not included)

Delta is out with their 5th (and apparently last?) promo this week for their “Dream It, Live It” week.  Today’s “deal” is that you can bid on unique experiences.  I can’t figure out how this is different from the usual ability to bid on experiences.  At first, I was excited that they offered limited “time travel” (see image, below), but then I realized that I should read it as “limited time” travel.  Oh well.  As…

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Problems with banking SkyMiles via Delta Vacations

Through Friday evening 8/30, Delta is running a fantastic promotion: SkyMiles are worth double when booking a Delta Vacation.  Nick wrote about this deal a few days ago: Amazing Delta vacation packages promo: get 2c per mile + earn miles. When I first learned about the deal, my first thought was “I wonder if we can use this deal to cash out SkyMiles at 2 cents each?  Supporting this theory, are these cancellation terms: If…

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(EXPIRED) Delta Award Sale: Round Trip Awards As Low As 9,000 SkyMiles

Delta Dream It Live It

Delta is running a series of deals this week for their ‘Dream It, Live It’ event. Yesterday’s deal (which is still bookable) offered the opportunity to get 2cpp of value from your SkyMiles when booking vacation packages. Today’s deal is an award sale on numerous routes that Delta lists as costing as low as 10,000 SkyMiles round trip. In reality though, prices are even lower than that on several dates, going as low as 9,000…

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(EXPIRED) Delta flash sale to the Caribbean (from 10K round trip)

Delta is running a flash sale on flights to the Caribbean / Latin America / Mexico, with round trip flights starting at 10,000 SkyMiles. The travel period in many cases is during hurricane season and the official travel windows are quite small, so this may not appeal to everyone. On the other hand, if you book with a credit card with decent travel protections, weather may be less of a concern than getting to palm trees…

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