How to Spend a Delta Credit and New Citi Transfer Bonus

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News and notes from around the interweb:

  • The Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express has a limited time offer through April 11 to earn 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 elite qualifying miles after $3000 in purchases within your first 3 months of cardmembership. You’ll also earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. (Offer expired)

    But how to take advantage of that Delta credit? Spend at the Delta SkyClub reportedly triggers the credit, and they offer some fantastic champagnes..

  • I’m on the ‘Miles to Go’ podcast talking about award redemption.

  • Citi ThankYou® Premier Card is back offering a 50,000 point initial bonus after $4000 spend within 3 months ($0 annual fee the first year, $95 thereafter), they’ve often had no bonus at all. Points transfer to a variety of frequent flyer programs.

    Right now there’s a 30% bonus on transfers to JetBlue – through May 19 – maybe a perfect time to try their Mint product.

  • How much it costs to plow an airport runway in a snowstorm

  • According to Loyalty Lobby Avianca LifeMiles does not offer same day award redemptions.

  • Fine tuning the fine dining experience at 30,000 feet It’s sponsored content from Singapore Airlines but still worthwhile.

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  1. What’s up with the no bonus on the Premier? It’s been a long time, are they going to kill the card?

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