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We’re racing toward the end of the year, and if you’re a Delta Skymiles Medallion, you’re probably thinking about whether you’ll requalify for your level of Medallion status, or whether you can stretch to reach a new level like Platinum or Diamond.
There are two requirements to reach Medallion status:
If you’re okay with the money / Delta Amex spending requirement, but need more flight miles, Hilton HHonors is here to help according to blogs on Boardingarea.com, letting you earn 250 MQMs at a time for Hilton hotel stays, up to 10,000 MQMs by the end of the year.
Here’s what you need to do:
To earn a full 10,000 MQMs you’d need to have 40 stays of 2 nights from October – December, which is 80 nights worth, or spending your life in hotels until the end of the year.
If you’re trying to earn 5,000 MQMs you could do it with 20 stays (40 nights).
And if you’re trying to earn 1,000 MQMs you could do it with 4 stays (8 nights).
This is a great promo if you’re in that ‘on the edge’ 500 – 2,500 MQM range to requalify or hit the next level. Book a cheap Hampton Inn near your house, or just add some Hiltons in the mix on your business travel and you’re there without dealing with an extra flight.
If you need 10,000 MQMs you’re probably better off getting a Platinum or Reserve Delta Skymiles Amex card. They each offer intro bonuses of up to 10,000 MQMs and there are four to choose from (two personal and two business), so even if you already have one, getting another is pretty easy.
The Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card earns 5,000 MQMs as an intro bonus, and you get 10,000 MQMs when you spend $25,000 on the card this year, and another 10,000 if you spend a total of $50,000.
The Delta Reserve Card earns 10,000 MQMs as an intro bonus, and you get 15,000 MQMs when you spend $30,000 on the card this year, and another 15,000 if you spend a total of $60,000.
Here’s all the fine print for the Hilton deal.
“To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) register online at HHonors.com/DELTAMQM prior to check‐in, (2) select Delta Air Lines as your preferred Double Dip® Points & Miles Partner in your Hilton HHonors account profile, and (3) complete a minimum 2‐night stay at a hotel or resort within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio from October 3, 2016 through December 31, 2016.
Check out must be on or before December 31, 2016. You must be a Hilton HHonors member to earn Points and Miles for hotel stays. Bonus Delta Mileage: For qualifying stays at Home2 Suites by Hilton™ hotels, earn 1 bonus mile for every US dollar spent up to 100 bonus miles per qualifying stay + 250 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs). For all other Hilton Worldwide brands, earn 1 bonus mile for every US dollar spent on a qualifying stay + 250 MQMs. A maximum of 10,000 MQMs can be earned through this offer.”
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