AmEx Gift Card redemption rates doubled on SkyMiles Marketplace

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  1. samonyc
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    The $100 card now goes for 21,500 miles, for a Medallion with an AmEx. Until recently was 11,000. Other gift cards also slightly higher, on average 13,000 for $100, up from 10,500. Delta must be anticipating a holiday run on them.
     
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    Whoa! I hadn't realized that my SkyMiles were suddenly so less valuable!
     
  3. mersk862
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    Ugh. Was going to burn some tonight.Was waiting on a couple of miles to post to get to a multiple of 11k, they post today and then they jack it up.
     
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    And meanwhile AmEx has been having a "sale" if you use Membership Rewards points.
     
  5. Delta Points
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    Crap'O'la - happy I got some out last week to cover my SAMSUNG TAB's offset loss!
     
  6. DLroads
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    actually it is an inflation of 115%+ pending on the specific base you would take in 12 months.
    I think, honestly, that there is a base for a consumer-protection class-clause. It is getting to be way off the line. I can't believe I start sounding occasionally like 99% of the lawyers I know...
     
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    I was hoping to burn 100000 miles to get a $1000 card and just noticed the "subPESO" rate. Thanks Delta. This just makes that welcome video from Anderson on each flight that much more nauseating.
     
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    I have PM'ed over on FT the DL insider and they are just "can't say not'in no way no how". I could see a 10 or 20% jump but this is sick. My guess is they have had a ton of miles cashed in with 72 hr rule. Just stinks!
     

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