Category Archives: SkyMiles

Earn 500 Bonus Delta SkyMiles For Shopping Online

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Here is an easy way to earn 500 Bonus Delta Miles for shopping online at the SkyMiles Shopping Mall.

This week only, you can receive a bonus of 500 miles when you spend $150 (cumulative) or more at

Some Rules:

  • Offer is good now through April 29, 2013 11:59 PM EDT
  • Returns, shipping, taxes, gift card purchases are not eligible
  • Bonus miles should post in 8-10 weeks 
To take advantage of this offer head over to SkyMiles Shopping HERE

Delta: Win 100,000 Miles And A Weekend in NY

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Audience Rewards is sponsoring the Delta On Broadway Sweepstakes.

To enter you need to register your Delta SkyMiles account with Audience Rewards. 
You can earn additional entries by answering Cinderella trivia.

The Prize:

  • 100,000 Delta SkyMiles
  • 4 tickets to Cinderalla on Broadway in NYC 
  • 24,000 SPG points to book a 2 night hotel stay

The Rules:

  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (including DC) and Canada
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry
  • Enter by May 3, 2013

Enter for your chance to win HERE

The Easiest 5,000 Delta Miles I’ve Ever Earned

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Back in October, I posted about an upcoming promotion from Delta called Nonstop NYC.
In this promo 40 lucky winners won a trip from NYC to LA. The promotion went on for six weeks with various online games and a scavenger hunt around NYC called Find the Red Coat.

I wasn’t one of the lucky winners of Nonstop NYC and I haven’t thought about the promo since it ended in mid December.

That was until today. I received an e-mail from Delta Airlines with the subject:

  • Delta Nonstop NYC- 5,000 Miles Just for Playing

I initially figured the e-mail was letting me know about another shot at winning some Skymiles but I was wrong. Delta was giving me 5,000 bonus miles just for participating in Nonstop NYC!

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Sorry for the impossible to read image

Here is part of the e-mail:

Thank you for playing Delta Nonstop NYC.

Invalid request error occurred.Even though Delta Nonstop NYC is officially over, we want to thank you for finding our Red Coats, completing missions and spending time with us. We hope you had as much fun as we did, and we enjoyed seeing your posts, Tweets and check-ins from all over the city.

And as a special thank you, we’d like to reward you for your participation with a bonus of 5,000 miles, good toward one of our hundreds of destinations worldwide. Please visit and enter your award code ____ .

It’s a good thing that I read through this message or I could’ve missed out on 5,000 of the easiest miles that I’ve ever earned! (The miles didn’t post directly to my account, I had to claim them at the link above.)

Once I claimed my miles, I received an e-mail confirmation and the miles were added to my Delta account by the time I got home from work.

If you participated in Delta Nonstop NYC and didn’t receive an e-mail thanking you for playing, you should check your spam folder. Maybe you‘ll also have a nice surprise of 5,000 miles to claim too!  

Earn American Airlines Miles for Purchasing Bose Products

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A little over a week ago I wrote about earning 1,500 Delta SkyMiles for purchasing Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones.

A few days ago Kim received a letter from Bose with what I believe is a more valuable offer than the previous one I mentioned.

Bose is offering 1,500 American Airlines AAdvantage miles for purchasing a pair of Bose QC 15 headphones. I have the bulk of my miles with AAdvantage and find it much easier to book award flights with AA (at a better price) so I value them much more than SkyMiles.

Another great thing about the Bose American Airlines offer is that you can also earn miles for purchasing a few other Bose products.

Here are the products:

I am not in the market for any of these Bose products, but if you’re thinking of purchasing any of these items you might as well earn some bonus miles for doing so!

To earn AAdvantage miles for purchasing any of the Bose products listed above, Click Here.
***Complete your purchase by December 31, 2012 to earn the bonus miles.

Chicago O’Hare 5K Runway Run- I’m Going!

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I’ve already done two 5K runway runs this year and tomorrow my third one is coming up at LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

My brother mentioned the idea of taking a quick trip to Chicago to run in the O’Hare 5K On The Runway about two weeks ago. He saw a post about it on Milepoint (a frequent flier site we are both members of).

Kim and I went to Chicago a few years back and had a great time. We’ve wanted to go back but this will be a quick visit with my brother. (I’ll definitely miss Kim and Lucas while I’m away!)
We leave from New York for Chicago early in the evening on October 18 and head back home in the afternoon on October 20. We’ll have a little over a day and a half in Chicago and plan to make good use of our time!

Trip Planning:
To make this brief trip happen our goal was to keep the trip costs as low as possible. We looked at quite a few options for our flight and hotel. It seemed like we took more time planning the trip than the time we will be away!

  • The Flight: After going back and forth with a variety of options, we ended up booking our flight with Delta using miles. We each used 25K Delta SkyMiles and paid $5 tax to fly JFK-ORD roundtrip.
  • The Hotel: The debate was staying at an airport hotel vs. staying downtown. Each option had it’s pros and cons but due to the 5K starting so early on Saturday morning, the airport won. The decision became even easier thanks to the Radisson 1 for 1 promotion Stay 1 Night, Get 1 Night. We each booked one night at the Radisson Hotel O’Hare which cost $98. (We found a code which brought the price down from the original price of $135) With the 1 for 1 promotion we will each earn a free night at any Radisson Blu or Radisson hotel in the US, Canada or Caribbean. 

The Runway Run
The Chicago Department of Aviation and United Airlines are hosting the O’Hare 5K on the Runway and Community Day.

A little about the runway run (from the race website):

The event will be a one-of-a kind opportunity to experience the runway like few people do and share in a Community Day after the race filled with fun for the whole family, entertainment and food. The course will feature the display of a United Airlines aircraft. The Day s festivities will begin with a brief program to start the race. Following the conclusion of the race, a portion of the course will be open to the community for viewing and photo opportunities in front of the United aircraft.

Some Details:

  • The race benefits Wounded Warrior Project
  • Walk & Photo-op on the Runway
  • Strollers are allowed on the course
  • Free entry to Community Day
  • Entry includes a T-shirt
  • Free parking

The run takes places on October 20 at 8:00am
Find out more and sign up for the O’Hare 5K on the Runway HERE