DELTA NEW MEMBER BONUS – UP TO 40,000 MILES

Delta is currently offering a nice promotion to new members who join the Delta Skymiles program.  A new member can earn up to 40,000 Delta miles.  You must complete various activities to qualify for different bonus miles.  Unfortunately, most of these activities involve traveling on paid travel to attain them; something I never do and I know many of my leisure readers don’t do either.

Listed below is the promotional activities required to earn the full 40,000 bonus miles.  I will highlight the opportunities for earning without actually traveling in red

FLY & EARN UP TO 15,000 MILES
Enjoy 5,000 bonus miles on your next round-trip Delta flight to any of our 350+ destinations. Plus, you’ll earn an additional 2,500 bonus miles for each of your next four subsequent round-trip flights.
SHOP & EARN 5,000 MILES
Not already a SkyMiles Credit Cardmember? Get up to 30,000 bonus miles with the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express. That’s up to 25,000 miles for getting the Card,1,2 plus an additional 5,000 miles now as a new SkyMiles member. On top of that, earn one mile for eligible everyday purchases and double miles for Delta purchases.3,4 Plus, get a free checked bag on every Delta flight.
This is an easy way to pick up 35,000 Delta miles.  30,000 Delta miles from the card bonus and an additional 5,000 from the promotion bonus.
LOUNGE & EARN 10,000 MILES
Join the Delta Sky Club® and earn 10,000 bonus miles with a one- or three-year membership. Discover this exclusive travel retreat and its amenities at more than 50 airport Clubs or 35 partner lounge locations around the world.
USE 10,000 MILES & ENJOY 5,000 BONUS MILES
Redeem your first 10,000 miles toward Award Travel, hotel stays, car rentals, a Delta Sky Club membership, and more. You’ll enjoy 5,000 bonus miles as a new member. For all the ways you can use your miles, visitdelta.com/usemiles.
This is basically just giving you a 5,000 mile discount on the redemption of an award ticket booked in your first year of membership.
SHOP, DINE, DRIVE & STAY TO EARN UP TO 5,000 MILES
Discover our 100+ SkyMiles partners and their special member offers. Enjoy 500 bonus miles for each unique partner you participate with in your first year of membership (up to 10 partner transactions). Be sure to provide your SkyMiles number during your transaction with each SkyMiles partner. The miles you earn will be credited to your account.
These 5,000 bonus miles are definitely do-able.  Over the course of a year you could certainly find 10 SkyMiles partners that you could do business with. Below is a chart with several cheap and easy activities you can do from home.
 

PARTNER ACTIVITY CURRENT BONUS OFFER EXPIRES
FTD Send flowers to your mom/friend on Valentines Day 1,500 bonus miles per order 2/15/13
FEDEX  Sign up for a fedex account and send 1 package  500 bonus miles Ongoing
Skymiles Dining  Join for free.  Spend $40 dining in your first 30 days of joining to receive bonus miles.  1,500 bonus miles 12/31/13
Skymall Buy a gift or something for your home  5 miles per dollar Ongoing
SpaFinder Buy a $25 egift card or more for yourself, spouse, or friend  8 miles per dollar Unknown
Sharebuilder Open an account.  No. Minimum.  Make 1 trade
All individual can get Mediallion bonus.  Simply check that box to get higher bonus.
 3.500 bonus miles
Ongoing
Audience Rewards Join for free.  Enter Skymiles number.  Do a quiz and earn a couple miles.  Answers here  12 miles Ongoing
Points.com Transfer miles from hotel programs to Delta.  Each different loyalty transfer counts as a separate partner.  None
AMEX Membership Rewards Transfer points from AMEX Membership Reward Program to Delta None

 Check out all the Skymiles partners here.

With my examples, you could easily and cheaply earn over 7,000 bonus Skymiles in the process of attaining the 5,000 bonus Skymiles for this category putting you up to 12,000 plus Skymiles miles.  If you added only these 12,000 bonus Skymiles to applying for the Delta Skymiles credit card (30,000 bonus miles after $500 min. spend), you would be almost at 50,000 Skymiles giving you two domestic roundtrip flights in the U.S., Alaska or Canada.  How about that!  Miles can easily add up with regularly everyday activities and a credit card boost.

Also, keep in mind you can sign up the whole family (children included).  Remember you can shop and complete activities for your kiddos.
Have fun earning some miles with this promo!
PROMOTION LINK: http://dmn.delta.com/ace_offers/SkyMilesNewMemberRT/
DELTA CARD OFFER:  Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express – 30,000 bonus Skymiles
Only $500 min. spend in 3 months.

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