suggestions to accumlate more DL miles

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  1. cotter77
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    already did the MR 50% bonus transfer.
    MR down to 13k
    looking for other means of DL miles
    already had a DL personal AMEX, just got the biz for 30k
    also already completed the fidelity promo for me and wife for 50k
    i could transfer wife's miles for $500 but that costs too much
    not interested in sacrificing SPG points
    maybe a chase PC card and transfer those points? do those go to DL?
    any other suggestions?
     
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    Do you have any hotel points?
     
  3. cotter77
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    less than 10k PC points
    maybe 15-20k hhonors,
    waiting for my new marriott card with 50k bonus
     
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    cotter77,

    What are you trying to achieve? Award travel?

    :)
     
  5. cotter77
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    sitting at 248k DL
    trying to at least break 250k, preferably 300k and yes for a few awards i am eyeing for next summer.
    i am trying to avoid purchasing/paying for miles
     
  6. RestlessLocationSyndrome
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    You can exchange from Priority Club to Delta but at a 5 to 1 exchange... not a good value but if you're just 2k miles away, that's just 10k in pts.

    If you're gung ho about it, you can get the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Priority Club cards and transfer those points across but I'd personally find greater value in those accounts than in the transfers.

    If you have or want to maintain status with DL next year, a cheaper MR might be a better option.
     
  7. Gary Steiger
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    TD Ameritrade also offers miles for deposits. After your miles from Fidelity become secure, move assets to Ameritrade for up to 25,000 miles. (The least expensive way to do this is to choose Starwood points, then transfer them to Delta miles.) Then, after 6 months, move them back to Fidelity for another 25,000 miles, provided that Fidelity then still offers miles for adding assets to your account. Links and info on the Finance page of my wesite below.

    There are lots of other ways to earn Delta miles. I suggest you look at each page of my website below, click on the pages you get (important), then do a word search on Delta. That will (hopefully) get you all of them.
     

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