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Before I started blogging it was fun to win some swag from all sorts of bloggers now and then. I did not win much, but loved it anyway. I have had lots of good feedback about the travel swag I give away here on the blog now and then.

To that end, and to make it simple, I am pleased to announce each Saturday at 1:PM EST I will have a post with a travel related drawing you can enter and the winner will be picked at some point on Sunday night each week. I will lay down the T&C (that is terms and conditions) that will apply each week and then link back here to make it simple.

* T&C are: You can only enter once per person. You can, with separate e-mail addresses, enter more than once per IP or home. If you enter more than once you will be disqualified. You must use a valid e-mail or you will be disqualified. You must have a USA mailing address (Hawaii & Alaska are fine) for the prize to be sent to. will be used to pick the winner. Once the winner is picked and the winning post is published, no other entries will count, but will be posted. You have one week to respond via e-mail or you will forfeit your prize.

There will be one more HUGE part to this and why you want to MAKE SURE you take part each week. The winner each week, will also qualify for my Delta Silver Medallion Status that I plan to give away in July. If for any reason I can NOT give this huge prize away again, I will substitute a nice prize like a Samsung tablet etc. Either way, if you are a weekly winner, you will have a chance to win a great prize each year in July!

To kick this fun new weekly feature off I want to make this big. So, I will be giving away a bunch of stuff this week. You will have a chance for ONE of the below:

✮ A set of iGo’s Noise Canceling headphones

✮ A TSA luggage lock & laptop USB splitter

✮ A $25 gift card

✮ A $25 SkyMall gift card

I will e-mail the winners and winner #1 gets 1st choice, number #2 what is remaining and so on! So for a chance at these goodies you need to comment on the blog by clicking the word “comments” below and tell me what you think of this new weekly feature and the big prize giveaway in July. Do you like it? Will you visit the blog each Saturday to take part? Let me know! – René

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Posted by rene | 418 Comments

418 Responses to “Announcing a new weekly part of Delta Points – SWAG Saturdays!”

  1. Natalie M says:

    That is very generous of you Rene!

  2. JGfromOC says:

    This is pretty awesome – and very generous. I visit your blog often because of the great DL content. This is just a bonus! :)

  3. Alex H. says:

    I’d do my best!!

  4. Jarred says:

    I would love to win :)

  5. Susan M. says:

    It’s a great idea! I’ll visit every Saturday (and every other day too)!

  6. Aleks K says:

    Awesome! Reading your blog is profitable in many ways. :)

  7. Jimmy Y. says:

    +1. Very generous of you, Rene!

  8. George says:

    Umm yeah I could use silver status so ha that is pretty cool.

  9. Dave says:

    Great idea – I love winning prizes. Thanks for the generosity!

  10. Tom Pearsall says:

    I will be here every Sat. Thank you!

  11. Tom says:

    I love it. I got a luggage tag, and it looks great on my bag

  12. Nick B. says:

    Always love a good season of giveaways

  13. Dan L says:

    Wow! Looking forward to this!

  14. Noah Kimmel says:


  15. Diane says:

    I will definitely check in every Saturday, as I check DeltaPoints everyday! This will be fun, thanks!!

  16. Anthony L says:


  17. Owen says:

    Very generous indeed!

  18. Steve says:

    I read the blog every day including Saturday and Sunday….

  19. Rich says:

    Sounds cool. If we win the Silver Medallion Status in July,can we give it to someone else since we already have status?


  20. Joseph M says:

    In a word Awesome!
    And I must tell you I am a Kryptonium Medallion and therefore not easily impressed. :)

  21. Bruce Nightingale says:

    Love it great idea. I love the site. Just not to happy with Delta lately. But that is another story. Keep the prizes coming.

  22. James M says:

    You are a great guy! I read all your posts!

  23. Sam says:

    I want some more of it!

  24. robbabroad says:

    Newbie here, and I’m absorbing as fast as I can. Love the blog and will keep coming back!

  25. Julie says:

    Yes, I love it, thanks!! I hope I win :)

  26. Jenn says:

    Great idea!

  27. Andrew P says:

    I think this is great! I generally catch up on my RSS feeds on the weekend, so this is perfect!

  28. hutch says:

    Nemo took my power away :( I need a vacation

  29. Nina says:

    Oh WOW
    To reiterate, YOU are AMAZING!!!
    I love your blog it is the MOST meaningful one out there to me,
    Being a true Delta Lass :)
    So I’m sending up tons of wishes :)

  30. Wendy says:

    I would love to win. Thanks so much.

  31. Linda S. says:

    I think it’s a great feature; I’ll check it out on Saturday afternoons.

  32. B says:

    I will absolutely visit. Your drawings are the only ones I win!

  33. Bill G says:

    Do we like it? What’s not to like!? You’ve always been amazing with the swag you give away — a first class act if you pardon the pun.

  34. Jamie says:

    I would love to win. Great idea!

  35. Harlan says:

    Awesome! Love it. Will def be a part of this.

  36. LonK says:

    Ok I’m in for this week…may not be able to enter every Saturday but great idea !

  37. Sean O says:

    Sweet giveaway. I check the blog everyday regardless…

  38. Eli says:

    Very generous. I came in from clearing snow in the driveway to find this as a potential reward. Might be better than the hot chocolate I owe myself for clearing a path for the dog too.

  39. Philippe says:

    It’s a shame non-US residents can’t take part. I would and would surely pay for the postage…

  40. Greg K says:

    I make reading travel blogs part of my evening routine, I think it is very generous of you to do this.

  41. JOsh says:

    This is great! As a Delta flier, you provide the best tips. Thanks and keep up the good work. Hope I win.

  42. Nathan says:

    I’m excited for the new feature!

  43. Mariah says:

    Giveaways are fun, but I think the extra prize is drool-worthy.

  44. Liz says:

    I’ll visit your blog!!!

  45. Derek says:

    Thanks for the giveaways, I will be back each week. Swag is great.

  46. Carl P says:

    Thanks! Interesting new feature.

  47. Chuck F says:

    Great feature! Can’t wait to qualify for the big prize.

  48. Greg says:

    I think its a great idea and some miles related fun on otherwise slow weekends!

  49. Ryan from Ma says:

    Love it! Ur a very giving man!

  50. JodiJ says:

    Wow! This is great. I love ur tips for delta!

  51. Rudy a says:

    Excited. I never win though

  52. PamB says:

    Pick me. Love anything free because I spend all my money (pts) on travel.

  53. Elijah says:

    Amazing! I visit the blog regardless, but this makes visiting even better! Thanks for your hard work :)

  54. Mike says:

    Sounds great!

  55. Jesse M says:

    Awesome, thanks Rene’. I’ve started to look for Delta Points bag tags (and hope to have one myself sometime).

  56. thomas says:

    sounds like a good deal!

  57. Beth says:

    Rene, this is awesome. Thanks for letting us in on the swag.

  58. Gary Steiger says:

    Nice feature. Hope I win. Thanks.

  59. Truthiness says:

    Free stuff is good.

  60. Ben says:

    Woohoo! You’re the best!

  61. Jamey M says:

    Awesome prize giveaway. I’m already silver–give away GM. AND Roll Tide.

  62. Silvia says:

    Like it a lot.

  63. Ben says:

    Sounds like great news! You provide great (invaluable!) information here and other places. Thank you!

  64. Christine B says:

    Sounds like fun! Thanks!

  65. Ryan says:

    Great idea, looking forward to visiting your blog more regularly!

  66. ian says:

    sounds like a great idea to me!

  67. Margit Aramburu says:

    Thank you! You are very generous!

  68. Marc says:

    Love it! Thanks for your great blog Rene.

  69. Ray says:

    Not like I needed more reasons to check in.

  70. Amanda S says:

    Great! I will definitely be watching my reader on saturdays!

  71. Kent says:

    Like it! I visit everyday, anyways.

  72. Brian says:

    I like contests – I hope I win!

  73. Kevin W says:

    Sounds like a great idea.

  74. Denise L says:

    Love the idea. And I love your blog!

  75. emily e says:

    Awesome! I will make a point to enter every Saturday.

  76. pmv says:

    awesome… I visit the blog ANYWAY…these contests just a bonus!


  77. Diana says:

    Great idea, Rene! Good luck to all!

  78. Stoshbygosh says:

    This is a great idea! Love it!!!

  79. Ken Y. says:

    Nope. Don’t care for more “stuff.”

  80. Sunil says:

    Would be great as a reminder to visit every Sat. Thanks!

  81. Chris S. says:


  82. Sarah C says:

    Wow! I’m excited for this great new feature! Thanks for your great tips about Delta!

  83. Kara says:

    Great idea. Thanks :-)

  84. Brett says:

    I will definitely participate!

  85. MSPpete says:

    Since I will loose Delta Silver status at the end of the year, maybe I could win for next year!

  86. Jean says:

    I love giveaways! Thanks for the fun.

  87. Doug says:

    I would be visiting every Saturday anyways but freebies are always a nice perk. Love the blog, keep up the great job!

  88. Dave says:

    Always good info…… and now prizes!

  89. Paul W says:

    You will be a.regular stop on Saturday’s

  90. Eric S says:

    Free stuff is good.

  91. JetsFan says:

    Very excited. I will play for sure!

  92. joel says:

    Thanks for your generosity. I am and will remain a reader of your blog.

  93. Yana K says:

    It’s great and hopefully further increase the readership of your blog. If I am around on Saturday, I’ll try to remember to enter. Unfortunately, I never win but who knows – maybe my luck will change. :-)

  94. JetsetterFL says:

    Love it…and look forward to it.

  95. Jennifer says:

    It is amazing! I love it and I love your blog!

  96. dwh says:

    Who doesn’t like a chance to win free swag?!? Thanks Rene

  97. MR. H says:

    Awesome, love it, should drive some new fans

  98. Matthew says:

    Great idea. Another reason to look forward to the weekend.

  99. Richard says:

    Everyone likes free stuff, so yeah, I’m going to like this new feature :)

  100. Pamela T says:

    Love it!

  101. Adam says:

    Awesome prizes! Hope I win one.

  102. Candace says:

    This is a great idea! I love your blog, but this way, I will make extra-sure i visit!

  103. Karl says:

    This is so generous of you Rene AND a great marketing tool to make sure people ( and me!) come and “visit” you at least once a week!

    Keep up the great work!

  104. Matt s says:

    Thanks for the offer. I visit daily anyway so this is a nice bonus.

  105. Marc W says:

    Love the new series Rene! I will make sure to be hear every Saturday and would love to win the status. Thanks for the great blog!

  106. Annie Tang says:

    Love this! Will definitely be here every Saturday. Thanks!

  107. Luis A says:

    Awesome! I’ll be here every saturday.

  108. Lisa says:

    This is a great idea! So much fun!! Thanks Rene!

  109. Aaron Wheadon says:

    New visitor and impressed so far. Great blog, I will be back!

  110. Christopher K says:

    Would love to get some iGo headphones.

  111. Ari K says:

    Hard to turn down free stuff :)

  112. Abhinav G. says:

    Great idea!

  113. Mill Creek Don says:

    Great swag…..which goes well with a great blog.

  114. SF says:

    I love it that you like to share stuff with us readers! Great Blog with tons of great information.

  115. Paul R says:

    Great idea! I visit your blog everyday and have found things that have really helped me make the best use of my miles and status, so for sure I’ll be with you on Saturdays.

  116. Linda K. T. says:

    Super idea! I look forward to reading your posts, and now I look forward to Saturdays!

  117. Elaine F says:

    Thanks for the contest – always happy to read your blog and try to win!

  118. Drew says:

    Easy peasy! Now I get to work Delta Points into my Saturday blog rotation. Thanks!

  119. BothofUs2 says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  120. Ben E. says:

    I love the idea! I visit the blog every day anyway so this is another good reason to check back.

  121. CraIg says:

    You betcha, thanks for the opportunity

  122. Matthew says:

    I like it. I’ll visit!

  123. phill gold says:

    I think this new feature is AWESOME! and of course, looking forward to Jul for the big raffle. And I will check the blog on Saturday, just like every other day…:-)


  124. erny says:

    This sounds awesome

  125. DJ S says:

    Great way to get people coming back on a weekly basis. Silver status is great but since I fly enough to get silver every year the tablet sounds like a great substitute.

  126. Love the new idea! totally excited about the opportunity!

  127. Dean says:

    You are awesome! Thanks!

  128. David says:


    Wow, I was excited about the luggage tags! The weekly give away sounds great, and I like how winning qualifies you for the next, big silver round!

  129. patrice says:

    I am new to the travel hacking world but already your website is a part of my daily routine. I find it enjoyable and enlightening and its great to see you giving your avid followers even more to look forward to!

  130. Michael H.(oldfox) says:

    Love the blog and the idea.Love how you try to energize the blog as well as providing great info for Delta lovers. i will always read the blog because I love Delta even though I don’t have Medallion status anymore……. ugh!!!

  131. Erica Klein says:

    Great idea, and thanks!

  132. Jamie says:

    A weekly giveaway sounds great! Would love a pair of noise canceling headphones:) Thanks for all the great information on your blog.

  133. Zahn says:

    Love the idea! I’m sure I can find somewhere to go to test out a new set of noise canceling headphones. Thanks for a chance to win some great SWAG:)

  134. dee says:

    Great addition! love the blog, and now…love it more!

  135. David says:

    Crossing my fingers that I win. Thanks for a great blog Rene

  136. Scott H says:

    Free stuff I can actually use? I like it! And I try to visit every day, Saturdays included!

  137. R gage says:

    Great. Nice idea.

  138. Jackie says:

    Love it! Thanks so much! Hope to win delta elite status.

  139. Daniel says:

    Big fan Rene! Big fan!

  140. Corey says:

    love it
    you’re too nice

  141. Ted C says:


  142. Sterling says:

    Informative blog and prizes too, I’m in!

  143. Peter says:

    Thanks for the offering

  144. Janice says:

    Great blog and prizes! Love following you

  145. Isaac B. says:

    Sounds awesome! Love the idea and love your posts

  146. Abhishek D says:

    I love this new weekly feature and am looking forward to the big prize giveaway in July!

  147. Kim Z says:

    Fun. Thanks.

  148. Dennis says:

    I like the idea. Free is always a good thing ! There is no need to entice me about looking each Saturday. I review you site daily, as it is required reading for everything Delta.

  149. Rob says:

    excellent feature. thanks

  150. ShawnH says:

    The blog is great, more free stuff just makes it better!

  151. G. Roger says:

    Keep up the good work

  152. JP Traveler says:

    Awesome idea. Really enjoy reading your posts!

  153. Greg C says:

    You do a great job- have gotten a lot of insightful information from you. Love the idea- and can’t wait for my new status :)

  154. Chris B says:

    Awesome idea and very generous!

  155. Zhaolin Chen says:

    I’ll definitely visit for free stuff

  156. Rick says:

    Thanks for the updates & tips.the system is pretty complicated & you make it easier to get rewarded.

  157. Matt R says:

    Yes I will definitely visit on Saturdays. Heck I visit almost every day anyway. Thanks for the great prizes Rene

  158. Ann Firetine says:

    Love, love, love the idea! I always read about the giveaways but don’t usually enter. I’ll now make a point of entering every week so I can see my name appear in July – woohoo! Thanks for all the great info.

  159. Carol Blue says:

    Thanks so much for the generosity and the TERRIFIC idea!

  160. Annella Cooper says:

    Thanks for all – much appreciated

  161. JRG says:

    Cool! Count me in; great contests, especially the July one.

  162. lobstergreg says:

    I think it’s a great 1dea! As a frequent traveler and having discovered your blog and site, I visit just about everyday. I definitely will make it a Saturday look for! Thank you again for your kindness to road travelers everywhere.

  163. Ed Coleman says:

    Saturday’s for sure.

  164. Sheila Englebardt says:

    I think this is awesome. Look forward to your new blog posts and now have another reason to do so. Saturdays now become favorite days!

  165. Vinay says:

    Very generous of you; an interesting way to drum up traffic. I have weighed doing giveaways before to increase visits, but holding off for the best timing

  166. Chris says:

    Awesome swag! I read your blog everyday, so it won’t be a problem to read it every Saturday!

  167. Mary E says:

    Look forward to Saturday

  168. Jiqing T says:

    Thank you , I will come back everyday!

  169. Susan C says:

    Fun!! Who doesn’t like free stuff? :) Thanks for all you do!

  170. Greg M says:

    Count me in!

  171. Mark Lindey says:

    Rene, thanks for the contest. Some general topics I would love to see come up on your blog in the future.
    -Did the GoGo price increase cause anyone to stop subscribing? (Also, too bad you can stream anything on their anyway)
    -Worst Delta airport connection airports (Mnpls)
    -Best Sky Club locations
    -Best restaurants in Delta hubs (One Flew South)
    Thanks again.

  172. Christine Pincince says:

    i look at this site every day…saturdays will be a bonus day! thanks. what happens to the contest random spin when you have over 100?

  173. Phil S says:

    Thank you Rene! I had to call the International Reissue Desk the other night and of course I thought of you. They were incredibly flexible…

    Phil Smith

  174. Uri Hadelsberg says:

    I would love to win. This is an awesome website! I already visit the blog on a daily basis, so adding more prizes is something I really look forward to!


  175. Randy White says:

    Great idea, but you need a substitute prize for Silver Status as many of us have status.

  176. Beth L says:

    Who doesn’t love free gifts, large and small?!? Thanks for making me smile.

  177. Paolo S says:

    Great Idea! I love that!

    Thanks a lot!

  178. James Kraft says:

    I enjoy reading your blog…to be honest I have not used my miles as effectively as I should have and it’s great to learn new ways to get more out of them. So, yes I will absolutely return each week for the contest and to stay informed.


  179. Phil R says:

    Count me in, thanks Rene!

  180. Gordon L says:

    Nice! Very generous. Thanks!

  181. David says:

    I enjoy reading the blog and getting tips on getting mile, status or free stuff your promo for status is great, I lost it as of this month so it would be nice to regain it in July.

  182. HeavenlyJane says:

    I never win so maybe my luck is about to change?? Thanks.

  183. Ginny says:

    Thanks for doing this on Saturdays. It is a great day to catch up on the blog when the week has flown by.

  184. cassie says:

    Very generous!

  185. Rich says:

    Cool idea !!

  186. aaron says:

    Awesome, thanks

  187. Andy Lin says:

    Geez Im impressed with this

  188. Mark R. says:

    I love SWAG, especially a Silver nomination!

  189. Adrian R says:

    I like this new feature because it’s predictible and leads up to a nice grand prize.

  190. Kate says:

    Yours is the only travel blog I read with any regularity. Haven’t won anything yet, but that’s okay…I don’t read to win things so I’ll keep reading, regardless! Great of you to share you swag! Thanks for keeping us informed on all things Delta!

  191. Nick E says:

    Absolutely LOVE this idea. Keep up the great work!

  192. James H says:

    I’m all for contests. Bring on the weekly prizes. Thanks

  193. Debbie says:

    Love your Blog!

  194. This is a fantastic new feature. Great way to get people to click over to the blog from Google Reader or from the email subscription. Good thinking on this one and super generous to your readers!

  195. Ryan says:

    I’ll be sure to check the blog out each weekend!

  196. arie g says:

    over 200 comments. I think it’s a hit!

  197. Steve A says:

    It is a good idea to keep us connected to the blog.

  198. Curtis says:

    It’s on my calendar!

  199. bruce S. says:

    Free is good…

  200. Barbara S. says:

    Very generous…thanks for the opportunity!

  201. Sarah S. says:

    I try to read your blog daily…and this will make it “more funner”.

  202. Sam S. says:

    Big crush on Delta…no smoking babe…i wonder if she knows how “smoking hot” she is….? Your blog is a daily read for me!!!!

  203. Charles Webb says:

    Nice contest. Do not need Silver, though. thanks

  204. ASW says:

    I’m totally digging the new Saturday Giveaway feature. Will definitely put it into my calendar reminders. Silver Elite is an awesome prize come July.

  205. Dale R says:

    Very generous gifts. I’ll make sure to check in on Saturdays!

  206. Spencer F says:

    Love the idea!

  207. Piotr G says:

    Sounds like a good idea to me! Not goin to say no to free stuff…

  208. Joe says:

    Great idea! I’ll look each Saturday. Hope I win.

  209. Kristin S says:

    Good luck to everyone, but here’s hoping I win! :-)

  210. Steve frischknecht says:

    Great Blog, thanks

  211. Diane P says:

    Thanks, Rene! Fingers crossed ;-)

  212. Shirley says:

    Hope I’m in time this week. Will definitely be back and appreciate all that you do to keep the rest of us up-to-date. Shirley

  213. Philip Barie says:

    Winning would make my day. this is a great idea. I’ll play every week, now that I figured out how!

  214. Matt MSP says:

    Man I could go for some headphones! You are so generous with teh swag.

  215. Ken says:

    I enjoy your blog, and would love some swag!

  216. Robert says:

    I’ll definitely read the Saturday post, as well as all thru the week. You’re becoming well known – a DL FA from AMS to DTW Friday noticed my DeltaPoints briefcase tag!!

  217. Christine says:

    Question: do you have to comment by a certain time each week? Is there a cut-off on number of entries? I don’t know if I’m correct in thinking that the latest choices have shown a selection between 1 and around 180, give or take. Love the idea!

  218. Tim C says:

    Sounds like a great idea! I’d love to win the big prize. I had silver status last year, and enjoyed those perks. I can see why people get used to having status!

  219. Amy C says:

    Thanks! Good idea!

  220. Joan B says:

    Wonderful idea. Will look forward to seeing who wins. Maybe me!

  221. martin says:

    This is going to be fun!

  222. mary e. says:

    fabulous, creative, thanks!!

  223. Ed says:

    Enjoy your blog. thank you.

  224. Devon says:

    Read the blog daily and these things just make it better

  225. Bill Finger says:

    Good idea for the weekly contest. Might stop flying someday, so the Silver Meallion might be just the ticket. Thanks!

  226. Stuart Ratliff says:

    This is a great new feature of the site. Love reading the site.

  227. Todd M. says:

    Love the blog. Thanks!

  228. Ryan says:

    A great blog and now it’s just gotten better, yeah for the swag!

  229. [...] tag as well + a chance to win Silver Medallion status in July. The terms and conditions are posted HERE in last week’s drawing if you have any [...]

  230. Arnold says:

    Best perk is MQM being added to your account

  231. Debbie Carr says:

    OMG. What a great ski trip. I am so jealous. Would love to win, but best thing about your blog, I can live vicariously through your blog. I just love me Delta’s free baggage. No nickel and dime ing you to death.

  232. Trudy says:

    Still a newbie but learning lots. Thanks

  233. Rich says:

    British airways card from chase

  234. bill says:

    lov our amex business detla reserve card now mote than ever with MDM

  235. Mark K says:

    Yours is the first blog I’ve ever read in the only one I read every day. You have great info !!

  236. [...] Skymiles by flying. That is nice! The T&C for each week’s giveaway is posted in week one HERE.  Please keep in mind I am 6hrs ahead of you so I will approve your comments as I can and when I am [...]

  237. Marc says:

    Love your quality blog René!

  238. Scooter says:

    I enjoy reading your blog, and it would be sweet to win some stuff.

  239. bill says:

    any amex new signup bonus

  240. Rick Clark says:

    Rene: I use my Delta skymiles Platinum AMEX card. I am going to get the Capital One card as I like the no transaction fee for foreign exchange.
    I hope this is how you enter to win the Swag.
    One suggestion for newbies like me, publish a “dictionary” of terms…i.e SPG = starwood etc.

  241. martin says:

    I read you daily and and itching to be a winner!

  242. Erik Seo says:

    I dig the new feature and of course the contests too!

  243. Marco says:

    Rene, I dig your blog and although i’m a Newbie’I’ve been able to get almost 90K miles in less than a year with my Amex Delta Skymiles card following your advice. Your blog rocks!

  244. Christine Pincince says:

    it is still sunday in florida..doest that count? I read your blog all the time and feel so far out of the happy loop. what you do is amazing and generous.

  245. Todd M. says:

    Love the reading…

  246. [...] All will have a chance at the July Silver Medallion status prize. The rules, like other weeks, are HERE if you want to [...]

  247. Ken L. says:

    Sounds great, good luck.

  248. larry says:

    interesting info, as always!

  249. Bob says:


  250. DanR says:

    BLOGGER = Be Luckiest Of Gift Giving Entry Readers ? I just love this site !!

  251. MommyOf2 says:

    Keep these tips coming ! Bags are packed !

  252. [...] about that for a great SWAG Saturday giveaway? Now the T&C are found HERE. But, in addition to that, you MUST (or you can not win) tell me what of the 3 big Delta AMEX cards [...]

  253. Terry L says:

    I like the AMEX Platinum Personal Delta best….great perk taking 2 bags free, totally worth the fee. I make it back the first month.

  254. Charles Webb says:

    Thanks for the tips and entry to win. I like DL Platinum AX for the companion certificate (yes, I really am one who uses this EACH YEAR). As well, the MQM spending boost works for me. Thanks again

  255. Marco says:

    I love my Amex Gold Delta because the card gives me so many perks and after reading your blog I’ve learned to step up to the Platinum which I just did, (just haven’t gotten it in the mail as of yet.) Priority Boarding and of course free baggage are just many of the perks. I always bring a carry on so I’m always golden.

  256. Jeffrey Weisenauer says:

    I like the Platinum personal delta card best. The annual fee is low and the rewards are great.

  257. Ed Coleman says:

    Delta AMEX Reserve because of the MQM’s

  258. Sid says:

    I like and have the platinum card, as the rewards are better.

  259. Eric says:

    Platinum business, Amex platinum reserve, Amex personal gold. But frankly, I don’t know if I’m getting the maximum benefit out of the cards.

  260. Kelly says:

    That’s a Delta Gold AMEX, personal card btw, not business.

  261. Clare says:

    I like my Delta Gold Amex Personal card for the free checked bags and the priority boarding.

  262. Bernie says:

    Like Delta Platinum for the free baggage and the ability to attain Medallion status.

  263. Debbie says:

    I love using the delta skymiles card. I just talked my Husband into applying, and he will get 45,000 sky miles after meeting 5,000 spend in 6 months. Can’t beat that with a stick

  264. dot cahill says:

    nice giveaway — i use the amex plat the most esp for the lounges… and miles for international flights…

  265. GREG Z says:

    love it and will check in sat.

  266. Delta Points says:

    @Greg – I do have one running now for a Samsung TAB so check it out!

  267. Julie says:

    Very nice of you.

  268. kaye s says:

    Big fan!

  269. JRG says:

    Free is great!

  270. Jay says:

    love the site and the gifts

  271. martin says:

    Ink plus allows access to lounges and would be my preference.

  272. Jeff says:

    I’m ready for my prize. if not this week then next week!

  273. Jared says:

    Either card sounds good to me!

  274. brian s says:

    Definitely a great feature!

  275. Brenda says:

    What fun! Thank you very much.

  276. Sam S. says:

    Who doesn’t like free stuff????

  277. Sarah S. says:

    Prizes are fun!!!

  278. Barbara S. says:

    Everybody likes to get something for free…right???? I know i do!!!

  279. Bruce S. says:

    You never know…you might win!!!! Gotta try!!!!

  280. [...] always, the rules are HERE if you want to see them. After that, I have a question for you to answer. I want to know what is [...]

  281. [...] 7″ tablet 2-3x when fully charged. Do you want one? How about this; the rules, as always, are HERE! Then, you need to answer this about a mileage [...]

  282. Armando says:

    This looks like fun, thanks for doing this…

    Since I’m already silver (that is a long silly story), is it possible to have the status given to someone else if I should “win?”

  283. Deb W says:

    I agree that winning is FUN, but it doesn’t happen often enough.

    You make it sound like Hawaii and Alaska aren’t really part of the USA! I can tell you, Alaska is definitely part of the USA.

  284. Delta Points says:

    @Deb – really? You get to be a part in HA & AK! I love Hawaii (went there for 10th anniversary and can not wait to visit Alaska)! – Rene

  285. Lee says:

    Your generosity is sure appreciated.

  286. Ed Klar says:

    I have never done a mileage run. Don’t know if I would.

  287. [...] example, 2, Sapphire & DL GOLD AMEX. As always the rules are HERE for each week. The prize this week, along the lines of not just one but a combo is [...]

  288. Andy says:

    I think this is a great contest and I would love to win Silver Status. I have not yet reached it on my own. I will try to enter each week!

  289. Clare says:

    Hi Rene- I am new to collecting frequent flyer points, now that my children are in college far away (Atlanta and Chicago) When I travel I carry 1. my Delta Skymiles Amex and 2. Chase Southwest Visa card. Hope I dd this right! I have learned a lot from your blog!

  290. Jay says:

    I leave for Italy on Thursday on my way to Platinum and possibly taking a shot at Diamond and it is all your fault. LOL I would put your prizes to use right away.

  291. Delta Points says:

    @Jay – I have a new drawing each week so be sure to check each Saturday at 1:PM – Rene

  292. John says:

    Pick me, pick me. I’m due to win something someday!

  293. Mark says:

    Thanks Rene, sharing the blog with all my hard core Delta loyal co-workers. Thanks

  294. Robert says:

    great prizes. thanks!

  295. Uri Hadelsberg says:


  296. Lee says:

    Big Tex, Texas State Fair

  297. James lally says:

    North Carolina dry rub hands down

  298. DeltaGoldLass says:

    Sitting up front next to a person who takes off their shoes which frees bare feet which
    Have a miasmic stink of parmasean cheese
    And proceeds to go to sleep snoring like a buzz
    There isn’t a single seat I can move to cause all other seats are takes And
    When the FA smelled it she tried to awaken the passenger by taking their food order but
    Mumbles were heard amidst miasmia
    The FA comisserated with me
    Yes, this happened
    Ooooo I hope I win this one :)

  299. Suzy says:

    Great freebies! Thanks for your generosity!

  300. jay rubinstein says:

    Always a useful prize. I hope I win.

  301. trudy says:

    I have never had or used one of the certificates. I live in the Midwest and Delta does not have a strong presence in the Kansas City area. I’m headed to Paris soon for a class and would love to have the charger for my trip. Thanks.

  302. Lee Ann says:

    Hey Rene

    I was able to use this cert for my daughter and she was able to come with me on a business trip. As a matter of fact we are in COS now waiting to go home. This is definitely an awesome perk and I really enjoy having the platinum card, this is my first year– hopefully it’s not a perk that goes away. I love all your advice from a fellow Hoosier!

  303. Mona says:

    Fantastic! Always read your blog anyway, but prizes make it even more worthwhile, though I’ve never won anything.

  304. MaryE says:

    All great swag, Rene, thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  305. Don in ATL says:

    That’s very nice of you Rene. I like reading your blog anyway, so now it’s double fun.

  306. Chris says:

    Gee, this is great and I will look forward to visiting each Saturday!

  307. Richard says:

    It’s awesome and I will definitely visit each Saturday! Thanks, Rene.

  308. Steve says:

    winning would be nice

  309. dot cahill says:

    not a fan of SW but like walmart

  310. Marilynn says:

    Great idea!

  311. MaryE says:

    I enjoy reading the history and rationale behind each offering as well as playing the game by entering into the contest you have called Swag Saturdays. I’ll definitely read your blog on Saturdays and do enjoy reading your blog posts as they are posted. Now that I am in the Southwest, the points would come in mighty handy for travel. Thanks.

  312. […] brings us to today’s SWAG Saturday. The rules do not change each week and you can find them HERE so do check them […]

  313. Andrew says:

    The best part of the Delta AMEX is the MQM bonus miles.

  314. Jay Rubinstein says:

    A bonus in addition to info and how to deal with difficult Delta

  315. olga says:

    Thank you for the opportunity, Rene! Would love to win!

  316. Mario says:

    I hope I win!

  317. Nancy says:

    Great new TOYS – would absolutely love to win them to add to my travel gear!

  318. Chris says:

    I want one

  319. robertw says:

    Thanks for the great weekly prizes!

  320. Thomas Zook says:

    This is wonderful. I will participate weekly.

    Thanks, Rene

  321. Clarence says:

    Appreciate your blog, thanks very much, read daily!

  322. Lee says:

    Its so generous of you to think about the people who read your blog.

  323. Walt says:

    see you next Saturday,

  324. JOHN says:

    Sounds great. Hope I’m not too late.

  325. […] on a plane on your phone) as well as some tags I need input. First the rules that do not change are HERE so please read […]

  326. […] SWAG Saturday questions and such. As each and every week please take the time to peek at the rules HERE. Next on to my question for a chance, via, to win the $75 Amazon e-Gift […]

  327. Candace says:

    Thanks for this great opportunity!

  328. Sheila Englebardt says:

    Great prizes this week…thanks for your generosity! Look forward to winning :)

  329. JOHN says:

    Count me in.
    My question is “how many Chase cards can one person get?”

  330. JHONA says:

    I would love to win.

  331. dotti cahill says:

    i cannot hjelp u with the data points question ..sorry.. but want to get a prize anyway

  332. patrick says:

    giveaways would definitely make me come back!

  333. olga says:

    Would love to win, thank you for the opportunity!

  334. Cary says:

    Thanks so much for doing this

  335. Mark Larsen says:

    I like your plan on SWAG saturdays.

  336. […] And that brings us to this week’s topic. First the rules each week are the same and are HERE so do […]

  337. Katrina says:

    How excited! Thank you for the generosity… I will definitely check the blog weekly for this feature!

  338. […] way the standard stuff like the rules. The T&C do not change from week to week and can be seen HERE. Then, you must answer the question to qualify. If you just say “pick me”, even if […]

  339. Carole Pinstein says:

    Yes, the alliance between Delta and Starwood makes me stay at Starwood more.

  340. […] I want to know and this is the point of this week’s SWAG Saturday. The rules as each week are here so check them […]

  341. Lisa says:

    More drink coupons and a few very inexpensive snack boxes would make it less painful to sit in long haul coach!

  342. […] the rules for SWAG Saturday are always the same and are HERE if you want to see them. Then on to my two part question. This morning from the post I talked about […]

  343. Kelly says:

    love it

  344. Atif says:

    Wow very cool think for you to do!

  345. Andrew says:

    Very generous. Always learning something new from your blogs!

  346. R Edward Perry says:

    Keep up the great work! Great info!

  347. VH says:

    Love the SWAG feature and the July giveaway. I definitely check it out weekly and usually enter. Thanks.

  348. […] are back to our standard SWAG Saturday with the same weekly rules you can see HERE if you have not ever peeked at […]

  349. Barb Thompson says:

    IT won’t change anything for me.

  350. Wen says:

    I would love to win – It’s a joy to have this great prize.

  351. […] up for grabs I have just one question but there is a catch but first the rules as each week are HERE if you are new to the […]

  352. Remy says:

    A great idea to increase your blog site

  353. bob c says:

    count me in!

  354. Michael Palazzo says:

    I would love to win. Thanks so much.

  355. Jeff says:

    You bet, thanks for the opportunity

  356. Damo says:

    Perfect for my upcoming trip to Asia.

  357. Terrence says:

    Awesome Rene! Keep up the great writing and thanks!

  358. JC says:

    I’m all in!

  359. TJ says:

    Love the informative posts. Goodies are a very nice icing! :)

  360. Tom H says:

    Reading your posts makes all of us winners, the SWAG is a nice bonus.

  361. JOHN says:


  362. Glenn says:

    Cool! Gadgets! (Sound of drool splashing onto tablet is heard in the background)

  363. scott says:

    like this, will be fun to see what prizes there are

  364. Nicole Sumner says:

    I read your posts, strangely, way more often than I think I will. I love travel accessories- maybe because it gets me thinking I’ll be traveling soon- kind of like those jeep or SUV commercials that make you think you’ll be way out somewhere- with your car- on top of a roadless mountain… Anyway, thanks for the super cool opportunity!

  365. Wen says:

    A perfect gift for my trip to Asia this year.

  366. Kim says:

    Living in a Delta hub makes me a big fan of your blog. Thanks for your balanced commentary on all things Delta. I follow your blog in my reader.

  367. Esther Langston says:


  368. Zoe says:


  369. Ryan says:

    I have never had a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, so I would enjoy trying a pair. I think they would be great for frequent travelers.

    I definitely frequent this site for not only a chance to win a prize, but also to learn about different travel opportunities. I hope to win something one day!

  370. Bradley says:

    I got in on those Z class fares to Europe this Summer! Would love to have those headphones and additional goodies! With your help and guidance, I made Platinum for the first time. Many MKE to SFO last fall. Keep up the good work!

  371. Aaron Little says:

    Hi Rene, just did a quick trip to Tokyo thru Haneda. 767 BC seats need to be updated.

    Answer to you question is no I dont have the credit card oe NC headphones.



  372. Nancy says:

    Would love to win the noise-canceling headphones as I wear hearing aids and can not understand most movie dialogue with the roar of the plane :( : (. Love your column, as you delve into topics not seen on other blogs!

  373. I don’t have a Barclay’s arrival card so I can’t comment about any features

  374. […] This week I have a bunch of SWAG including a Motorola Bluetooth Keyboard, a travel power adapter, a 2600mAh battery saver as well as some DeltaPoints swag (& a T-shirt too). The rules are the same each week and are HERE. […]

  375. JOHN says:

    Nope…great site!

  376. bob c says:

    let me get back to you on that……….

  377. Tom says:

    Nope…just Git-R-Done.

  378. Carol says:

    OK, I admit it… I am a procrastinator, except when it comes to vacations and traveling! I tend to procrastinate with packing, but then my adrenalin kicks in and I get to the airport in plenty of time!

  379. Nice prize. Love your tweets.

  380. […] have to say the rules that don’t change from week to week are HERE if you have never seen them. Then on to what I want from you for a chance to win via […]

  381. […] let’s get the technical stuff about SWAG Saturday out of the way. The rules are HERE and do not change from week to week so be sure and look at them. The only change will be the […]

  382. Debbie Carr says:

    I love your blog and would welcome some extra swag in the way of 54 Amazon dollars. This summer I just finished using 50,000 points to book the Andaz in Maui :) and I took advantage of the American Express Dailey Giveaways and landed a certificate for 5 nights lodging, also in Hawaii. Looks like a week of (almost) free nights, and of course, I used American Airlines miles to fly for $10 RT. Yippee!

  383. Debbie Carr says:

    Have to say 54 Amazon bucks would be nice:) I just booked my summer vacation in in Maui Hawaii using credit card points:) 35,000 American airlines points with $10 RT. 50,000 Hyatt points for 2 nights at the Andaz in Maui, and I took advantage of the American Express Daily getaways and landed a 5 night resort stay, also in Maui. Love the blog and the use of almost free vacations!!!

  384. Karen Kim says:

    What a great way to kick off the summer! Can’t wait!

  385. […] on to the basics. The rules are HERE so you know and for simplicity’s sake I think I will begin to stick with the Friday PM time […]

  386. Andrew says:

    Have 130k MQMs this year and aiming to end the year with 250K MQMs

  387. Frank Farber says:


    Definitely will come back. Thanks for all of your advice.

  388. […] are also back to the old normal rules to swag by and if you have not ever seen them they are here. The only kicker this week is I will pick 2 winners on Friday some […]

  389. jeff says:


  390. […] the RULES for SWAG Saturday are the same each week so if this is your first visit be sure to look HERE as I would hate for anyone to be disqualified. Also by commenting you are agreeing you have read […]

  391. Randall Powers says:

    So far this is a very informative blog. I enjoy the daily/weekly Facebook and email info. (And I’ve learned a few things!)

  392. John says:

    I love this site. Tons of great info. thanks Rene

  393. Andrew says:

    I love Delta’s customer service! They have been great to me as a Diamond member and the Diamond line, the gate agents, the SkyClub agents and especially tweeting the folks at Delta Assist have all helped me so much. I’d like to reach 250,000 MQMS this year to secure Diamond status through 2016 and the 15,000 MQM giveaway would be a great boost.

  394. Patti chylinski says:

    Enjoy your site. Thanks for the personal responses so quickly

  395. Patti Kukula says:

    Great job Rene. So generous. Glad u got your advertiser back

  396. Thad Simmons says:

    I’m glad to see American Express back as your partner…Good job Rene

  397. Father Andrew says:

    Wonderful to see these opportunities for conversation about Delta MQM and Delta Sky Miles!

  398. Terrence says:

    Hey Rene, Always great and pertinent material that I look forward to. Thanks and continued success!

  399. mark robertson says:

    Thank you for the swag offer I need mqms I enjoy the mileage run post. Thanks

  400. […] on to the SWAG Saturday part. The rules, that are almost always the same, are  HERE  so if new to the blog take a look because by commenting you are agreeing you have read the rules! […]

  401. Chris says:

    Rene, thanks for doing this!

  402. Carol Lawlor says:

    What a great offer. I just began following you but am already a fan. Thanks so much!

  403. Jay G says:

    I have a Swiss duffel bag I use for travel – it has wheels so it can be a roller or throw over the shoulder. Great for airports. Downside they did not think of is the end of the bag with wheels gets worn and dirty – so I need a new bag too!!!

  404. David says:

    I just started to use a backpack and will never go back to a brief case

  405. Carl says:

    Yes, you really have a great blog and I could use a new backpack as well.

  406. Carol says:

    I love it! It’s like the Black Friday sales – only it’s not Friday and I don’t owe any money!
    Thanks for the offer.

  407. Dale says:

    Nice !

  408. […] reader and this round the total is just over $60 bucks! As always, the rules for SWAG Saturday are HERE so be sure to check them out if you have never taken a look as by commenting you are agreeing you […]

  409. Charles Webb says:

    Thanks for the offers.

  410. Esther says:


  411. […] Saturday rules, that are almost always the same, are HERE so if new to the blog take a look because by commenting you are agreeing you have read the rules! […]

  412. Rose says:

    Rene’s website is always filled with new and valuable information for both experienced and novice travelers. Her SWAG Saturday’s keep me coming back!

  413. […] first the picky stuff. Each week the rules are HERE and by commenting you are agreeing that you have looked at the rules and agree with […]

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