While browsing Delta’s site looking at the other Delta SkyMiles deals, I stumbled upon the “SkyMiles 25th Anniversary” Sweepstakes which has apparently been going on for a while now. Between now and the end of the year, every time you earn 1000 SkyMiles, you’ll earn an entry into a sweepstakes to win one of 25 Saturn SKY Roadsters (MSRP-$23,690 each prize). Winners can also opt to receive $15,000 in cash instead of the car.
To enroll to participate, visit www.delta.com/skymiles25 and provide your SkyMiles number.
The folks in charge of marketing the SkyMiles cards have sure been busy lately. Other recent offers include a 5,000 mile rewenal bonus and a 25,000 bonus miles signup promotion. The latest offer, as spotted by FW, is double miles on all eligible purchases between June and August for Delta Business SkyMiles cardmembers:
Visit http://americanexpress.com/deltabonus or call 1-800-653-6051
Note that the link somehow is connected to the old 20% bonus offer, either you could wait until they update the link or you could call them to enroll.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Enrollment required by 08/31/06. If you prefer to enroll by phone, please call 1-800-653-6051. The double miles will be applied to the total dollars of spend posted to your account from 06/01/06 to 08/31/06. Please allow 6-8 weeks after the promotion for the bonus miles to be posted to your Delta SkyMiles account. This offer is available to Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Cardmembers only. Cardmembers who earn Always Double Miles?will continue to earn Double Miles for eligible purchases. To be eligible to receive bonus miles, Cardmember’s account must be active and not in default at time of bonus fulfillment. Balance transfers, Express Cash, and U.S. Savings Bonds transactions do not apply. Bonus miles for this offer are limited to 20,000 miles. Promo Code H250:0001. All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, visit http://www.delta.com/skymiles.
The URL for this promotion is not active yet, as enrollment begins June 1, 2006.
This offer highlighted by FW gives you the chance to earn up to 25,000 bonus miles with a new Delta Skymiles application, compared to the normal 10-15,000 bonus miles:
- 10,000 bonus miles with your first purchase
- 10,000 miles for spending $5,000 within your first 6 months of Cardmembership
- 5,000 bonus miles by adding two Additional Cards to your account. Fee-Free
- No annual fee for the first year
- Always Double Miles® on eligible everyday purchases and one mile for every other eligible dollar spent
Applicable for Business card as well. New applicants only.
The annual fee of $85 is also waived for the first year with this offer. To find out more or to apply online, visit http://www.americanexpress.com/delta45.
Discover has decided to increase the number of Bonus Miles it offers for new applications of its Miles Card. Starting June 1, 2006, new applicants will receive 12,000 miles after their first qualifying purchase, representing a significant increase from the 5,000 bonus miles previously offered. So, if you were planning to apply for this card, you should wait until next month to do so.
This thread at FT points out an offer targeted at existing Delta Amex cardholders. Simply sign up for the promo by June 30, 2006 and receive a 5000 mile bonus:
www.americanexpress.com/renewmydelta53 for 5K. Also try 51-57..
51, 54 for 1.5K
52, 55 for 3K
53, 57 for 5K
54 for 50% off annual fee
I recommend only signing up for the 53 or 57 offer (identical), or you may not get anything. Note that the T&C do state that it is a targeted promotion, although I remember reading that the last time this promotion was offered, anyone was able to sign up and it did not actually require you to renew your Amex and did NOT charge an annual fee immediately.
Via FT, when you apply between now and August 31, 2006, you’ll receive a 24,000 point signup bonus instead of the standard 8,000, enough for 3 free nights at more than 1,000 Choice Privileges locations. Frequent travellers will recognize this card as the one affiliated with the Choice Hotels chain, which includes Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion and MainStay Suites. Cardholders receive 15 points per dollar spent at these hotels, plus 2 points per dollar on all other purchases.
To apply, call 1-800-341-7589 or visit http://www.choiceprivilegesvisa.com. For current details, see this page.
This offer is only good for today, May 18. When you sign up for the Citi / AAdvantage Mastercard, you’ll earn 25,000 bonus miles after spending $250 or more. There’s no annual fee for the first 12 months and you will also receive a free companion certificate to use on an American Airlines domestic round-trip coach-class ticket with a fare of $299 or more.
Note that this is a marked improvement over this deal since it waives the annual fee and gives you a free companion certificate.
Full details are available at http://www.aadvantage25.com/home.php.
This deal is nearly identical to the one previously posted about the Citi Diamond Preferred Rewards AMEX, except of course it’s for a different card. As mentioned on FW:
Offer code: Z1E1 Expires 8/15/06
Or call: 1-800-492-2015
Offer was in May 15th US News & World reports. Page #33.
Note that there are three different flavors of this card: 1) the no annual fee version, which is the version offered here, 2) the “Elite Level” version, which offers more points per dollars spent at the cost of a $75 annual fee, and 3) the Business version, which is essentially the same as the “Elite Level” but geared towards businesses.
The rewards structure is unique in that in addition to earning points for your spending on the card, you also earn points for miles flown on tickets purchased with your card. You can find more details on the Premier Pass points program here.
If you’re extra paranoid like me, you’ll have skimmed through the terms and conditions of the online application and noticed that no mention is made of bonus Thank You points, which is what I assume you will receive to exchange for the gift card. So, I would recommend applying over the phone with the offer code to confirm that the deal exists as suggested.
American Airlines is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its AAdvantage program and this promotion is part of it. As mentioned on FlyerTalk:
- Earn 25,000 Aadvantage miles after $250 in purchases
- Available in both Business and Platinum Select versions.
- Only valid for new accounts
- 1-800-324-3405 for CitiBusiness. Valid through 7/31/06. $75 annual fee.
- 1-800-848-5536 for Platinum Select. Valid through 7/31/06. $85 annual fee.
It’s been pointed out that the value of this offer relative to the offer for 20,000 miles and no annual fee is debatable, since you’re essentially paying $75 for 5,000 miles which is not a great deal.
If you’re interested in applying online or want to see the full terms and conditions, the direct link is here.
Celebrate with the AAdvantage® program and earn more AAdvantage® miles in addition to those you normally earn on purchases you make this summer with your Citi® / AAdvantage® card or your CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® card! Be one of the first 25,000 cardmembers to register and be eligible to earn a bonus of 25% more miles on every $1 spent on purchases May-July 2006 up to a total of 2,500 miles3.
A nice deal if you have the card. To register, go to http://www.aadvantage25.com.