Earn 1,000 Bonus SkyMiles With Each New Participating Partner You Use

Y ou can earn 1,000 bonus SkyMiles with each new participating partner you use through Friday, June 30, 2017 when you register for this offer with your SkyMiles membership number — and this offer is open to all members of the SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program with the exception of those residing in the Asia Pacific region.

Participating Partners

Categories of partners other than the ones listed below — including airline partners and Citibank Asia — are expressly excluded from this offer.

The following non-airline partners are participating in this offer:

Terms and Conditions

If you are a registered member of the SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program who does not reside in the Asia Pacific region, you will earn a bonus of 1,000 SkyMiles for every new participating non-airline partner with whom you earn SkyMiles between Friday, March 24, 2017 through Friday, June 30, 2017. Only accrual partner transactions with an activity date between those two dates will be considered for bonuses. The term new refers to a partner with whom you have not earned SkyMiles during the period from Thursday, March 24, 2016 to Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Activity date is defined as the date of the transaction as reported by the partner regardless of the date the transaction is posted in the member’s account. Some partners offer multiple ways to earn miles under different products, brands, merchants, conversion of currency to miles, etc. These will still be considered as a single partner. Some examples of these cases are: Hotels booked via delta.com Hotels or Agoda.com, merchants under the SkyMiles Shopping program, restaurants under the SkyMiles Dining program, Cruises under the SkyMiles Cruises program, hotel brands under the same Hotel portfolio, partner activity and a points conversion to miles from the same partner and others.

Please allow up to 60 days after the qualifying transaction for bonus miles to be added in your account.

To enquire about this offer, please refer to code 169004 when contacting any Delta customer service representative.

Other terms and conditions apply.

Summary

I was initially pleasantly surprised regarding this promotion, as I am scheduled to be a passenger on flights operated by at least one partner of Delta Air Lines — until I realized that this promotion is for partners which are not airlines; but I will be able to use it for hotel stays.

Ever since the SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program became based on revenue instead of distance flown, the SkyMiles from offers such as this one arguably became more valuable. For example, a general member of the SkyMiles program is required to spend a minimum of $200.00 — not including taxes and fees — to earn 1,000 SkyMiles; whereas with this offer, a simple car rental or hotel stay will each earn 1,000 SkyMiles…

…and with that perspective, this offer certainly beats earning 500 miles for spending a minimum of $200.00 on shopping, as you can spend less money to shop at the SkyMiles shopping portal to earn 1,000 SkyMiles.

I registered for this promotion…

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

2 thoughts on “Earn 1,000 Bonus SkyMiles With Each New Participating Partner You Use”

  1. Geoff says:

    So a $1 purchase at a restaurant in the SkyMiles Dining program with a registered card unlocks 1000 SkyMiles(assuming no prior activity)?

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      There is nothing which I can see in the terms and conditions that precludes that, Geoff.

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