Targeted Promotion: 10% Off Delta Awards (up to 100k Off)

Delta SkyMiles is offering a 10% rebate on awards booked by May 13th, for travel between the dates of August 14 and November 14, 2018. The maximum amount of miles you'll get back is 100,000.

This offer is not available to everyone. Check here to see if you were targeted.

To be clear, you must have the total amount of miles required to book the award. Rebate will apply to entire amount of miles redeemed, even if there are others aside from you on the reservation.

Limited Time: 60k Gold & 70k Platinum Delta Offers. Which is Better?

I'm bumping this post up to the top of the blog roll as a reminder that these elevated 60k and 70k bonus offers for the Delta Gold and Platinum Amex cards are ending April 11, 2018 (this coming Wednesday). If you want to apply, do so before midnight tonight!  

Until April 11, 2018, the Gold Delta Card is offering 50,000 bonus Delta miles after you spend $2,000 in your first three months, plus an additional 10,000 bonus miles for spending another $1,000 in within the first six months.

Surprise! Delta Lowers Award Price to North Asia

In an interesting departure from Delta SkyMiles' typical behavior, the price of Delta

TIP: Use Desktop, Not Mobile to Buy Delta Gift Cards for Platinum Credit

Are you scrambling to spend all your incidental travel fee credit for your Amex Platinum before the year ends? Is Delta your designated airline? Then be careful how you buy Delta gift cards. Gift cards bought through the mobile version of Delta's site are coding as actual gift cards, and therefore aren't being reimbursed by Amex.

Delta Flash Sale: 20k to Alaska & 35k to Hawaii Roundtrip

Through September 14, 2017 (tomorrow) at 11:59 PM ET, you can book roundtrips between the continental United States and Alaska for 20,000 Delta miles and Hawaii for 35,000 miles. The travel period for the sale is January 8 through March 23, 2018.
Sale Routes
Delta states that the sale applies to roundtrip award flights in economy from the 48 continental United States with the following destinations:

Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Kahului, HI (OGG)
Kona, HI (KOA)
Lihue, HI (LIH)
Anchorage, AK (ANC)
Fairbanks, AK (FAI)

Flights don't have to be direct to be on sale.

Attention Delta Status Chasers: Amex Reserve Card Has a New Bonus

The Delta Reserve is a niche credit card. Many won't want to pay $450 for a card that earns solely Delta miles. But the Delta Reserve's ability to earn Delta redeemable miles is not why people should open this card.

The Delta Reserve Card from American Express comes with 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) for spending $3,000 on the card within three months of opening it.

Back to School Shopping Portal Bonuses

United, American, Delta, and Southwest are all offering bonuses for shopping through their portals. The bonuses are in addition to what you'd already be earning by shopping through the portal. Shopping portals allow you to earn miles by making your normal online purchases through your favorite online stores. Just by starting at the loyalty program’s portal and using its link to your favorite online retailer, you can get extra miles for your purchases.

With each back to school promotion, the more you spend, the higher your return is.

Hurry! Last Day to Get Delta 70k and 60k Offers!

Tomorrow (July 5, 2017), the Delta Gold card 60,000 mile offer and the Delta Platinum 70,000 mile offer end.

Credit card links have been removed from posts and added to the menu bar at the top of every page of MileValue under the heading Top Travel Credit Cards - Limited Time Credit Card Offers.

Both offers are the highest on record. It’s always important to apply for Amex cards when they have a historically high sign up bonus since you can only get the public sign up bonus on a card once in your lifetime.

Redeeming Delta Miles to Alaska (& How to Earn Them Fast)

In light of the fact that the Delta co-branded American Express cards (both Gold and Platinum) have enhanced sign up offers ending soon (on July 5), a little over a week ago you saw me dive into the reasons why I think SkyMiles are worth collecting.

One of the points I mentioned was for redemption on market standard/cheap economy awards.

Under Two Weeks Left For Delta Offers: Why SkyMiles & Why Now

On July 5, 2017, the temporarily increased sign up bonus offers for the Delta Gold and Platinum cards issued by American Express will end.
Why SkyMiles?
People like to call Delta miles SkyPesos, me included sometimes, especially when another unannounced devaluation occurs and I'm feeling resentful. That doesn't mean they're worthless though...every mile has its niche, including SkyPesos. And I've put my money where my mouth is. I've held a personal Gold card in the past and currently hold the business gold card.

Delta miles are good for specific reasons.