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Similar to last year and the year before, Delta is in the midst of selling Medallion Qualifying Miles this year for those who are short MQMs for their status at astronomical prices, so I would strongly urge anyone not to buy them.
Delta Elevate Your Status:
- SkyMiles members will be able to purchase bundles of MQMs, MQSs and MQDs to assist in reaching or retaining their desired tier of Medallion status for 2017.
- Delta will be introducing a new minimum purchase of 1,000 MQMs and 3 MQSs, but members will still be able to buy up to 10,000 MQMs and 15 MQSs.
- Prices for the bundles will vary based on current Medallion tier
- The promotion will run from through Feb 15, 2017.
All SkyMiles Members with at least 15,000 MQMs or 15 MQSs in their account can participate in the Elevate Your Status on delta.com. If you don’t fall into one of these categories, you may not be able to buy MQMs, meaning Diamond Medallions who have already re-qualified for status will be ineligible.
As a Platinum Medallion, I was offered the following prices for MQMs:
- 1,000 MQMs for $1,595
- 2,500 MQMs for $2,195
- 5,000 MQMs for $2,495
- 7,500 MQMs for $2,795
- 10,000 MQMs for $2,995
However, the prices are significantly less for Gold Medallions, Silver Medallions, and regular SkyMiles members ranging from $195 for 1,000 MQMs for SkyMiles members to $$1,895 for 10,000 MQMs for Gold Medallions.
Cheaper Alternatives to Earning MQMs:
If you do need the MQMs, it’s not too late to pick up one of the co-branded cards and spent on it to get those MQMs to post this year, which is the method I would personally go, however you do have the option to purchase Medallion Qualifying Miles.
Feel free to comment below with any questions.
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