Delta Offers Limited-Time Transfer Bonus
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(Posted: Sep 17, 2003)
Proving that the hotel frequent guest programs don't have a monopoly on fall promotions, Delta Air Lines has come out with a tempting offer of its own.
Through Oct. 31, SkyMiles members who transfer the equivalent of 20,000 miles from any of Delta's partner loyalty programs into their SkyMiles accounts will receive a 5,000-mile bonus from Delta. The programs that partner with Delta SkyMiles are Diners Club Club Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, Hyatt Gold Passport, Le Meridien Moments, Marriott Rewards, Priority Club Rewards, Radisson Gold Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and Points.com.
Each partner maintains its own conversion ratios, therefore the amount of points that must be transferred to a Delta SkyMiles account varies by partner. For example, when transferring Diners Club Club Rewards points, the member must transfer a minimum of 40,000 points, which convert at a 2:1 ratio to 20,000 SkyMiles, in order to earn the 5,000-mile bonus; whereas Le Meridien Moments points convert to SkyMiles at a ratio of 1:5, meaning a member would need to transfer 4,000 points (the equivalent of 20,000 SkyMiles) to receive the bonus.
The Starwood transfer option is unique in that the Preferred Guest program offers a 5,000-mile bonus of its own, which, according to the Terms and Conditions of the Delta offer, will be earned in addition to the 5,000-mile Delta bonus. In effect, this means that a member who transfers 20,000 points from Starwood Preferred Guest to Delta will end up with 30,000 SkyMiles (20,000 miles at the 1:1 conversion rate + 5,000-mile Starwood bonus + 5,000-mile Delta bonus).
For the mathematically challenged, that's a 50 percent conversion bonus!
To find more information about this promotion and participating partners, go to http://www.delta.com/transferandearn. Members must also register for the promotion before requesting any transfers, and can do so at the link above.
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