A few days ago, I wrote about Why I’m Ending My Relationship With Delta Airlines For Good.
I received a snail mail letter today for a Platinum Delta Skymiles Credit Card offer. The targeted offer states:
- Earn 30,000 bonus miles (10,000 of which count as MQMs) by spending $1,000 or more in purchases with your Card in the first 3 months of Cardmembership
- Earn 15,000 bonus miles (5,000 of which count as MQMs) after your first purchase on your Card
- Receive a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your Card within the first three months.
So far this year, I’m at 36,361 MQM’s (Medallion Qualifying Miles) and with a $1,000 spend within 3 months, I could earn 15,000 MQM’s which adds up to 51,361 MQM’s pushing me over for Gold Medallion status. In addition, I would also be gaining 45,000 RDM’s (Redeemable Skymiles) and a $100 statement credit. All of this in exchange for a credit ding and a $150 annual fee which is not waived for the first year. Sounds temping right? Not so fast!
First off, I won’t be flying on Delta Airlines next year, so the 15,000 MQM’s are of no value to me. 45,000 Skymiles is worth $450 at a minimum. Add in the $100 statement credit and you get $550 worth in exchange for a $150 annual fee and a credit ding. The net outcome will be $400. Is that worth it to me? Definitely not, but this could be of value for you.
To check to see if you’re targeted for credit card offers, head over to www.deltaplatinumoffer.com and enter your Skymiles number and last name.
You might get a similar offer to mine or even better if you’re at all interested in Skymiles and MQM’s.