Delta Launches Elevate Your Status Promotion for Medallions

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Similar to last year and the year before, 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.

All SkyMiles Members with at least 15,000 MQMs or 15 MQSs in their account can participate in the Elevate Your Status on 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.

Delta Air Lines

Before you buy MQM’s remember the following:

  • 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.

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:

Looking for More Delta Miles?

See current Credit Card Offers here to earn more miles.

Bottom Line

Buying MQMs is not something I would recommend since the prices are so high! 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. 

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  1. Due to an illness, I dropped down from a PM to a GM. Took the special offer last month on the AMEX Reserve card. $450 annually got 10,000 MQMs that I needed to reach PM again, access to the Sky Club and an annual companion pass. Decent value gor this guy. 🙂

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