One Way To Burn A Half Million SkyMiles

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Bidding on Superbowl tickets with Delta miles is one way to burn through a large stock of Delta SkyMiles. I typically only see people use this many miles when they give up on finding low level award availability and finally book that Delta award to Hawaii. Don’t worry, I cancelled the Hawaii award ticket, it was more of a backup than anything.

Delta’s SkyMiles Auction site is auctioning off two tickets to “The Big Game” in New Orleans along with a Shannon Sharpe meet & greet and a $250 airline voucher.

  • Two (2) tickets for the professional football championship game in New Orleans on Sunday, February 3, 2013
  • One (1) $250 Delta travel voucher
  • Meet & greet with Shannon Sharpe on Saturday, February 2, 2013

The current bid is at 362,000, and I it won’t stop there. There are 48 bids and about 31 hours to go before the auction closes.

I can only imagine these bidders are out of their mind or looking for a way to burn SkyMiles. Superbowl tickets are going for about $2200 on Stub Hub, which is high, but 300,000 – 500,000 SkyMiles can be worth way more.

Superbowl Auction from Delta

I guess one lucky winner will walk away as a happy camper, either because they’ve scored a 10 minute autograph session with Shannon Sharpe or they just found a way to burn through a half million SkyMiles.

Everyone has their own value proposition for using points and miles. What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen done using points and miles?

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