25,000 Delta Miles for $500 Skymall Spend

Update: This deal lasted only a few hours, they’ve already reached their cap of miles being offered.

As mentioned Wednesday, Skymall has brought back their offer of 25,000 Delta miles for $500 in spend. The website for the offer is now live.

They offered this for 1 day in 2010 (and extended it for two weeks). They brought it back this past September 15-18.

This time the offer is limited to the first 1000 orders. Once they’ve hit that number, the website will say just 3 miles per dollar. The required $500 in spend excludes tax and shipping. And while they do offer price matches, the order total after price match must still be $500. Gift cards and Bose products are specifically excluded, and coupon codes void the miles.

Delta Points plans to buy Samsung 32gb tablets, save $50 on a price match, and re-sell them on eBay while capturing the miles. He estimates a net cost of $135 per 25,000 miles.

Don’t forget the top 5 most ridiculous Skymall products. Me, I’ve always wanted a garden gnome… (no, not really)

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. Skymall really screwed up on the execution. Limited to 1000, stringing everybody along with when it would be open, then not releasing it until 11 PM (central). I planned on getting a Galaxy for personal use, but missed out, leaving me annoyed with Skymall. I hope the folks who were able to get in on it get their miles, though.

  2. @Andyandy. Sorry to hear about you missing out on a Galaxy Tab but unfortunately thats the nature of the beast. I read the flyertalk thread and saw people who bought 40 of them! Unreal. Maybe you can PM them and try to work out a deal with them?

    If not you can read my post about how many of these resellers will likely hit a brick wall in the secondary market.

  3. Ha! It’s unlikely that any of them would give me 25K skymiles for the purchase!

    I’m not surprised that there was a good deal of speculative buying going on. I just wonder why Skymall limited it to 1,000 (Approx. $500K in sales).

  4. The 4G Galaxy Tabs just came out. Looks like Skymall et all dumped the dinosaur Tabs onto FT’ers where they will sell sub for $300 in the EBAY glut. I plan on buying a Tab on Ebay for about $279 shortly to take advantage of the better end of this deal.
    Too bad, the people who bought Tabs will end up with hassle & paying multiples of the Delta Transfer bonus.

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