Just want to let you all know that the Delta miles from the SkyMall promotion back in December have finally posted! With this promotion you received 25,000 Delta miles with every $500 purchase. DeltaPoints got me really excited for this promotion and clearly I could not resist! I purchased 4 Samsung Galaxy tabs resulting in 100,000 bonus points!
- Each purchase cost $676.38 (includes tax and shipping)
- Found the same item being sold at J&R and requested a price match, which I got back $50 per purchase
- Sold each of the tabs for about $480 (after ebay and paypal fees)
- TOTAL PAID: $146.38 each = $585.52
So ultimately for $585.52 I got 100,000 Delta miles, which is less than half a cent per mile! While this did take a decent amount of work to achieve – being at the computer right at 1am to make the purchase, selling the items on ebay, going to UPS to ship – it was worth it for me.
If you have the Delta Skymiles Credit card, the 100,000 earned can be redeemed for $1,000 worth of travel with the “Pay with Miles” option (more info here). While this is not the best value for redeeming your points, it still shows that I made at least $415.00. If you are able to get a low level award, 100,000 miles can be redeemed for a business class ticket to Europe – amazing deal for just $585 (although getting low level awards on Delta has proved to be somewhat challenging)! In addition to the 100,000 miles earned, I also received about 2,700 membership reward points for using my Amex credit card for this purchase. It also helped me meet my minimum spend on the card to receive the bonus points!
Did any of you get in on this bonus promotion!?!
Disclosure: The Delta Skymiles credit card is an affiliate link where I get paid commission if you apply and get approved. While I actually do not have this card, it is high on my radar primarily due to the checked baggage fees and my current love for American Express cards!
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