Delta is offering several bonuses (registration required) for transferring points into a Skymiles account.
- 50% bonus for transfers between Skymiles accounts through November 30. It costs about a penny a point to transfer (plus $30 transaction fee), so with a 50% bonus you’re buying miles at about two cents apiece. Not worth it just to add more miles but if you’re topping off an account towards a specific award could be helpful.
- 35% bonus on transfers from Diners Club through January 15. Bonuses are always good but I value the flexibility of my Diners Club points, I wouldn’t transfer them into Skymiles just for the bonus. But if you’re doing the transfer anyway, getting more miles for doing so is of course better.
- 25% bonus on transfers from hotel programs through December 31. Most hotel partners qualify, oddly Hyatt is left off the list in the terms and conditions. Usual advice here on whether or not to do it applies.
Oddly, though the whole offer requires registration the Diners Club offer terms and conditions say that registration isn’t required, I assume it’s just Diners Club running the promo and sending over additional points as is their usual practice.
The transfer between accounts bonus posts quickly, the bonuses for transferring miles in from hotel programs should take awhile to post per the terms and conditions. Perhaps these will be useful to some.