Delta Selling Medallion Qualifying Miles through Elevate Your Status Promotion

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Delta has launched their Elevate Your Status promotion again this year, where Medallion members who are short Medallion Qualifying Miles, Segments, or Dollars can purchase them to maintain status.

You’ll be able to purchase between 1,000 and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles and between 3 and 15 Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) that will post to their 2017 MQMs balance and apply toward your 2018 Medallion Status. You will earn Medallion Qualifying Dollars on your purchases.

How Elevate Your Status Works: 

Through February 15, 2018 you have the opportunity to Elevate Your Status by buying a bundle of Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs – U.S. based Members only) and Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) for one SkyMiles account which will be posted to your 2017 balance and apply toward your 2018 Status.

Who is eligible for Elevate Your Status?

  • If you are a Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion Member, you are eligible for Elevate Your Status unless you received complimentary Status for a Tier above the Tier you earned Status for.
  • If you are a General SkyMiles Member, you must be within range to reach Silver Medallion Status by purchasing the maximum bundle of MQMs, MQSs and MQDs, in order to be eligible.

As a Platinum Medallion, I was offered the following prices for MQMs:

Cheaper Alternatives to Earning MQMs:

Love racking up the Delta Miles?

If you are looking for more ways to earn Delta miles, consider The Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, The Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card or The Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card.

Bottom Line

The prices that Delta is selling Medallion Qualifying Miles for and extremely high and I would only recommend this as a very last alternative. My first choice would be earning MQMs through one of their credit card bonuses.

Additionally, a fun and cheaper way is to take a end of the year mileage run before the end of year as both options would save you possibly thousands of dollars. There’s actually a service that will find you cheap mileage runs for your airline of choice for a small fee.

Feel free to comment below with any questions. 

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  1. AA Advantage is also sending out targeted Emails for to buy up if you’re close to next level elite status. Received my message abt 4 days ago. Will fly to finish for EP 2017 Too pricey to buy up.

  2. The Gold card doesn’t offer any MQMs, only the Platinum and Reserve do. That said, the cards are definitely a cheaper alternative… especially with targeted offers!

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