Similar to last year, Delta has just started selling Medallion Qualifying Miles this year for those who need a boost up for their status at astronomical prices, so I would strongly urge anyone not to buy them.
You’ll only be offered them if you’re a current SkyMiles member, Silver Medallion, Gold Medallion, or Platinum Medallion are within 10,000 MQMs of the next status level. If you don’t fall into one of these categories, you may not be able to buy MQMs.
Before you buy MQM’s remember the following:
- MQMs purchased will be deposited to your 2015 MQM balance
- MQMs purchased through this offer are non-refundable
- Dollars spent toward MQM purchase will apply to your 2015 MQD balance
- You may purchase a minimum of 2,500 up to a maximum of 10,000 MQMs for one SkyMiles account for the 2016 Medallion year
As a Platinum Medallion, I was offered the following prices for MQMs:
- 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 $495 for 2,500 MQMs for SkyMiles members to $1,795 for 10,000 MQMs for Gold Medallions. If you’re a current Diamond Medallion you wouldn’t be eligible to purchase MQMs.
Buying MQMs is not something I would recommend especially if you’re currently a Platinum Medallion, since they are charging the highest prices for Plats since they’re so close to Diamond Medallion Status.
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.
Feel free to comment below with any questions.