UPDATE: This deal is dead
PetCareRX is offering 40 Delta miles per dollar spent! While I do not have any pets and believe Delta has de-valued their miles over the year, this can be huge! For those not aware, PetCareRX is an online site to purchase pet items and has extremely reasonable prices (I asked a friend who has a dog!). You will also get free shipping if your total purchase is over $49.99.
Since you have to access the online site through a special webpage, you are not able to double dip by accessing the online site through a different mile/point/cash back earning shopping portal. You are also not able to enter any additional online coupons. Unfortunately you are only able to take advantage of one promotion at a time, but 40x points is still well worth it in mind mind!!
Just make sure to enter your Delta SkyMiles number during the checkout process.
Again, I do not have a dog so I am making guesses here. But if you spend $800 a year on items you can purchase at PetCareRX, you will earn 32,000 Delta miles. That is pretty dam good for items you would have purchased anyways! 32,000 miles is at minimum a free roundtrip domestic flight.
Now I am not sure if there is a 2nd hand market for these items, but I know some of you will make a large purchase just for the miles and then sell the items on ebay/amazon. For example, if you are able to find low-level award availability in business class from the US to Southwest Asia, you can purchase $3,000 worth of pet stuff and earn the 120,000 miles needed. If you are then able to sell these items at about half price, you will earn back half of the amount spent and that business class ticket to Asia will only cost you $1,500! The kicker though is finding low-level award availability! With a little bit of effort, however, I am sure you’d be able to sell these items for much more. If any of you are planning on this strategy or have any luck, please let me know! I will be doing some research as well and will report on my findings.
UPDATE #1: This promotion is capped at earning 20,000 miles, thus a maximum spend of $500 p:er order. However, the representative I spoke to said: “There is not a cap of how many orders you can place.” I am still not sure I 100% believe this, although it was escalated.
Below is a screen shot of the LiveChat conversation. The blue writing is me.
UPDATE #2: It is still unclear on whether or not you will earn Delta SkyMiles if you purchase the deal a day item. When you add this item to your cart it states: “Discounts cannot be combined with Deal of the Day orders.” However, when you go to make the purchase it still allows you to enter your Delta number and tells you that you’ll earn miles on your purchase. The LiveChat representative states that you will not earn miles, however, I have a hunch that the system will actually put it through. If you are purchasing these simply for the miles, I’d steer away from these items.
Depending on how you use value your miles/points, this could be better then the 36x point promotion from Nordstroms (which is no longer valid)!
Thanks to thetravelloop at MilePoint for sharing this deal!