|by Jason Steele|
A couple of years ago, Delta offered a promotion where you could essentially triple your miles by transferring them to your Delta account. You had to register for the promotion, and then a week after it appeared, they claimed it was all a big mistake. Delta ultimately did standby their offer for those who registered.
This year, there is a registration page as well. Here is the deal. First MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER IMMEDIATELY. Registration is free. Next, save and/or print out the page, just in case Delta changes their mind again. According to the offer, you transfer 50,000 Membership Rewards points to Delta SkyPesos, and you get a 50% mileage bonus AND 25,000 invaluable MQMs, or Medallion Qualifying Miles. Usually, the only way to get those miles is by earning them BIS, or “Butt In Seat”. If you are a regular Delta traveler, and you have 50,000 Membership Rewards miles laying around, you would be crazy not to do this. You would get 100,000 SkyPesos and be bumped up to the next Medallion level.
Another Delta Promo
Not nearly as great, but still worth the effort, is this promo from Fedex. You earn 500 miles for your first and fourth shipment on FedEx, plus a mile per dollar spent. If you send packages occasionally, this is 1000 free miles. If you are some lowly shipping clerk somewhere, perhaps you can sign up and for the mile per dollar spent. Just don’t tell your boss you are flying first class to Europe on your vacation with the miles earned through your shipping job.