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I wanted to highlight what many new DeltaPoints readers may have missed. If you have been a long time reader of the blog, thanks for poppin’ by, but this will be old news for you so have a great evening and see you in the morning!

What I am talking about is how with just a 2 card Delta churn, you can, with $1000 in spend (2x – $500), have enough points for a low level coach ticket to Europe. You simply apply for and hopefully with a good credit score you receive approvals for both the personal and business Delta GOLD American Express cards (you do not have to have a business to get the business card btw).

Once you spend $500 on each card you will be awarded the 30,000 bonus miles offered. 60,000 points is enough for a free trip (+tax) over the “pond”. If a husband and wife were to both do the card combo, then you are both flying free!

Have any questions? Feel free to e-mail me or you can  peak at the Essentials tab at the top of the page for more information. – Rene

 

DeltaSkyMiles® Credit Card American Express
RESERVE / PLATINUM / GOLD

 

Delta SkyMiles® GOLD Business Credit Card
American Express – 30,000 points

 

Posted by rene | 6 Comments

6 Responses to “A reminder for new DeltaPoints readers how to get a FREE trip to Europe”

  1. Michael says:

    Lots of people say you don’t need a business to get a business card, but is that really the case?

    I know over on FlyerTalk people always write how they have to call Chase and answer questions about their business and so on in order to get approved.

    Let’s say you’re a low-income grad student like me. The personal cards are no problem, but there’s no way it looks like I have a business for the business cards.

  2. @ Michael – if you sell on ebay, anything, you have a personal small biz an you just use your own SS#. Done deal! Just be straight on the income and such and that you want it separate from personal spend! or what ever your case is.

  3. Gussomer says:

    For clarification…should the business card churns be part of one’s personal card churns or should they be treated as a separate event?

  4. @Gussomer – it depends is the answer and it is a personal one. Keep in mind you can only get the new card bonus every 24 months. So in case 1, if you always want to have a DL AMEX, you do just one of the cards, then next year, the other. But, in case 2, you want the points ASAP to take a trip, then do both at once and then get the total 60k all at once.

    Now if you do case 2, and want to keep a DL card, you will have to pay at least one yearly fee whereas with case 1 you could skip the yearly fee in principle forever. So it depends on the goal.

  5. modernhaus says:

    Thanks for this! I’m looking for a good rewards strategy to get to Europe but the fees are always the deal breaker! What are the fees like on Delta?

  6. @ Modernhaus – not bad starting in USA – Most case under $200 all in. Starting in Europe, $400-600 range.

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