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Delta is offering a 75% bonus for purchased or gifted miles. The promotion ends on March 31, 2012. Promotions for purchasing miles are common, but this is at the upper end of Delta’s offers. In the fall, a friend took advantage of Delta’s 100% transfer bonus offer to get enough miles for his honeymoon ticket to Italy in the summer.
- You can buy or gift miles with a 75% bonus through this link
- Minimum/Maximum mileage per transaction, per recipient: 2,000 / 60,000
- Mileage increments: 2,000
- Rate per mile: $0.035
- Applicable Taxes
- Detailed terms and conditions
Sample Business Class Cost
This promotion is a decent deal to buy or gift enough miles for a business class ticket from US to Europe. A business class US to Europe requires 100,000 Delta SkyMiles. Through this promotion you can buy 60,000 miles and receive a 45,000 mile bonus. This will give you the required 100,000 miles with an extra 5,000 to spare. Total cost would be $2,100 plus taxes and fees.
This promotion can help you top off your account for an award level or purchase enough miles to get an award ticket. The big down side is you are essentially buying miles at $0.035 per mile. This promotion may not apply for all Delta accounts as it appears to be targeted. But it is worth a shot to see if it works for you.
Just be sure and price out a ticket for your desired route to ensure the miles aren’t more expensive then just buying a discounted price ticket instead.
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