Update 2: A number of commenters (that registered before Delta stealthily changed the promotion terms) have had success getting Delta to honor the original 30% bonus on top of the 50% bonus! They faxed Delta at 404-773-1945 and explained that when they made the transfer it was because there was a 50% and 30% bonus and the terms did not state that they couldn’t be combined until 01/31. They also sent a copy of the screenshot that I saved that shows the original terms before Delta changed them.
Send the fax ASAP and let us know how it goes for you!
THIS DEAL IS DEAD, DO NOT TRANSFER TO DELTA EXPECTING AN 80% BONUS ANYMORE!
Update, 01/31: Delta is now reneging and has just updated the terms of the 50% bonus offer and it now says that it can’t be combined with other promotions!
They just added this line under “bonus award information:” “May not be combined with any other Membership Rewards offers between January 14 and May 31, 2011.”
Before today it did not say this! Here is a link to a screenshot of the terms and conditions before today that did not have this verbiage.
Originally posted on 01/24:
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Getting To Israel Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points!
The 50% bonus offer is only for first-time transfers from AMEX into that Delta account.
If you transfer at least 50,000 points you will also get 25,000 MQMs which will get you Delta Silver Medallion status through 02/28/13!
With Elite status you will get free checked luggage, upgrades, bonus miles, and much much more.
People are reporting that these 2 promotions are stackable and that the 50% bonus+MQM offer is posting instantly while the 30% bonus is posting within a couple days after.
So if you transfer 50,000 AMEX Points you get 90,000 miles and elite status:
-50,000 base Delta redeemable miles
-15,000 redeemable miles for the 30% bonus promo
-25,000 redeemable miles for the 50% bonus promo
-25,000 MQMs for Elite status through 02/28/13.
Beware that Delta miles are worth much less than most other miles as they charge much more for most trips and they are part of the Skyteam Alliance, which has very poor award availability. They’re called “Skypesos” for a reason!