How To Claim 15,000 Delta Medallion Qualifying Miles To Earn Status Faster


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This week I got my second message from Delta informing me I had the opportunity to select or gift an additional 15,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) since I spent my second $30,000 on the Delta Reserve card in a calendar year. This was my second time through the process. Instead of gifting these MQMs like I did the last time, I selected the option to add them to my account. Expired.

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The process to claim or gift the miles turned out to be rather easy. After I received the message below, it only took a few moments to complete the process.

Dear Weekly Flyer,

Congratulations on reaching the Miles Boost threshold with your Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express.

I also received a First Class or Economy companion certificate to be used sometime over the next year. This will surely go to good use.

Step 1: Select Your Card To Redeem MQMs

The first step to claim or gift your MQMs is to navigate to the http://delta.com/deltareservemqm/mbrLanding.action site.

Once there, you select whether you would like to claim or gift the MQMs from the consumer or the business card. Next you’ll select whether you’d like to give them to a friend or add the 15,000 MQMs to your account. Click submit and enter the required information. I earned mine with Delta Reserve card.

Step 2: Confirm Your Selection

The MQMs will either appear in your account or your lucky friend’s account soon after the process is complete.

Step 2 View Confirmation of Delta MQM add

Step 3: Verify Your New MQM Balance

Next you can log into your Delta account and verify the MQMs were deposited.

Step 3 Verify MQMs deposited into your Delta account

Frequently Asked Questions

1) When does the calendar year close for earning eligibility?

    • December 31

2) What exactly do I get when I spent $30,000 on the card in a calendar year?

    • 15,000 MQMs And
    • 15,000 redeemable miles

3) Which miles count towards status?

    • Only the 15,000 MQMs count toward status

4) What happens if I don’t select a recipient to receive the MQMs?

    • If within 90 days, you do not elect to designate an MQM recipient, the MQMs will be deposited in your SkyMiles account

5) Can I earn 30,000 MQMs from the consumer and the Business Delta Reserve Card?

    • Yes

6) Can I earn multiple year end bonuses if I get the personal Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, Delta Reserve card, etc cards?

    • You may be permitted to have more than one Options, Classic, Gold, Platinum, or Delta Reserve Card from American Express account; however, you are only eligible to receive one annual bonus for each type (i.e. Options, Classic, Gold, Platinum, or Delta Reserve) of Delta SkyMiles Credit Card account from American Express

Bottom Line

If you are looking for a way to earn even more miles, consider the Delta Reserve cardThe Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express or the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express.

Have you been the lucky recipient or giver of Delta MQMs this year? I think the first 15,000 MQMs is an easy decision. It’s the second 15,000 MQMs where the decision gets difficult whether to give away or rollover to the next year.

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