Through December 15th, 1-800-Flowers.com is offering 10 Delta miles per dollar spent plus a flat 2500 bonus miles on each order.with promo code DL8.
A $30 flowers order would generate 300 miles + 2500 miles, a total of 2800 miles and an astounding 93 miles per dollar.
Of course it isn’t that simple, you have to pay shipping charges and those don’t earn miles, but it’s still an outstanding deal on flowers orders. The less expensive the item, the better a deal that it is since the 2500 bonus miles are fixed per order.
I haven’t purchased from 1-800-Flowers in awhile, the better miles offers (and more reliable posting of miles) have come from FTD, but the last time I did it was possible to get airline miles (via promo code such as this one) and cashback via referral link (such as 7% back from e-bates). Not vouching that this is still true, and I’d hate to lose out on the monster bonus miles as a result of going through a referral link, but it would probably still work – interested to hear in the comments from the experiences of readers that may have used promo codes and cashback links together with 1-800-Flowers recently.
In any case, this is the best offer on flowers I’ve seen in four years, since 1-800-Flowers was giving away 100 miles per dollar spent. My understanding at the time was that they had pre-purchased large blocks of Delta miles and those miles were expiring at the end of their three-year validity (if not awarded). So they ran a crazy promo to generate some cash. However they didn’t anticipate the power of the internet, and they wound up massively oversubscribed… Perhaps something similar is going on here.