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Oct 30

Using Your Friends For Points And Miles

Because why should bloggers have all the fun? Refer a friend for a Delta SkyMiles  card and they will reward you.*

10,000 Delta Miles for The Platinum Card

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You can use your Delta miles to fly to wherever these happy people are.

The most recent referral offer I got was for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card. It’s not the only product that current cardholders can refer their friends for**, but it’s a pretty good one. The card has a limited-time-only sign-up bonus of 70,000 miles when you make $3,000 in purchases within the first three months, as well as a $100 statement credit if you make a Delta purchase during that period. The card comes with a $195 annual fee, so it’s best for people who are pretty serious about their SkyMiles.

The “killer app,” so to speak, with the card is the ability to earn Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQM). MQMs are points that count toward Delta elite status, and you can normally only get them by flying.*** They make an exception, though, for a few of their credit cards, including the Platinum card.

When you open the card and hit your initial spending goal, they’ll give you 10,000 MQMs. Each year, you have the opportunity to earn more, picking up 10,000 MQMs after spending $25,000 in a year and another 10,000 after you spend an additional $25,000. Sadly, they stop there, but spending a lot of money on the card can get you most of the way to Silver Elite status each year.

Bottom Line: If you have the card and know people who want to pick up 70,000 Delta miles (which are worth well over the $195 fee), even a spouse, you can use your personal referral link and earn some points for yourself.

*Beginner’s Hint: Financial services companies know that their customers are also their best advertising. Several credit card companies will give you points to refer your friends.

**If you want the card and don’t already have it, I kindly request that you order it through my Credit Cards for Charity page. All credit card proceeds are donated to charity.

***For those who are new to the world of elite status, here’s a quick tutorial: When you fly, you earn both redeemable miles (usually based on how much you spend) and elite qualifying miles, usually based on how far you fly. The latter can’t be redeemed for anything. Instead, they are an annual measure that determines what kind of perks you get with the airline. They reset each year. You can read more about elite status here.


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