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Did you know that if you have the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express or the Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card and spend within certain thresholds per year, you can get a big boost towards your Delta Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs)? This can really help you earn Delta status much faster, which is one reason I carry the card/s! I try to hit these thresholds every year.
Earning Delta MQMs The Easy Way
Let’s take a look at the benefits of the Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card in particular.
- Earn 15,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 15,000 bonus miles after you reach $30,000 in eligible purchases.
About Miles Boost
Miles Boost®Earn 15,000 Medallion®Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 15,000 bonus miles after you spend $30,000 on purchases on your Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card in a calendar year. Earn an additional 15,000 MQMs and an additional 15,000 bonus miles after you spend $60,000 on eligible purchases on your Delta Reserve Card in a calendar year.‡
- 40,000 bonus miles and 10,000 MQMs after you spend $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months.
Complimentary Delta Sky Club® Access
Check First Bag Free
2 Miles Per $1 with Delta
- 1 mile for everything else.
- Priority Boarding and 20% savings in statement credit on in-flight purchases
No foreign transaction fees
Are you a Sole Proprietor?
You don’t have to have a big business to have a business card. If you have a small business, (for example, even if you sell on eBay or rent your house out on AirBnB) you don’t need an EIN to apply for a Business card, you can use your Social Security number instead and put down that that you are a sole proprietor.
Keep in mind that applying for American Express Business cards don’t reportedly count towards Chase’s 5/24 limit because typically business apps aren’t reported on your personal credit report.
All told, a member could theoretically earn 30,000 MQMs from the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express(consumer) and then also earn another 30,000 MQMs from the Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card for a total of 60,000 MQMs each year (not including the initial MQM bonus members will receive for each card). That requires a lot of spending on the cards, but it will earn someone Delta Gold status from their couch without stepping foot in a Delta plane which is pretty amazing.
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