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$180 in Delta airfare or $100 gift card for $25 – American Express : ZYNC card; Exp. – 3/31/11

By , February 21, 2011

Link to the 10,000-point promo

Note: According to a copy of FW post below, you can transfer 10,000 Points to 18,000 Miles if you sign-up for stackable 30% promo and 50% promo. The original post was about AmEx Platinum card, but it should work for any AmEx card with membership points. You can exchange 18,000 bonus miles for $180 in Delta Airfare (see more info here ).

Alternatively, you can exchange 10000 points for a $100 gift card. See examples of gift cards from Dell, Home Depot, GAP, etc here (You may have to use Firefox or Netscape, not Internet Explorer to see AmEx Rewards website). The card has minimal annual fee of $25. So your net bonus will be $155 and $75, for the first and second scenario, respectively.

Terms + some info about the card:

Offer not available to existing consumer American Express Charge or Cobrand Cardmembers. 10,000 bonus points credited within 6-8 weeks of first purchase. Purchase must be made within one year from the time of Card account opening.

Go Pack

* Earn 2X Membership Rewards® points on airfare
* Receive annual membership in Credit Card Registry — a $29 value each year — and enjoy the convenience of being able to cancel and replace all your stolen cards with just one call.
Also: You get emergency passport replacement assistance, and you get up to $25,000 in reimbursements for eligible fraudulent charges.
* Save up to 25% at Avis and Budget
* Save up to 20% at Hertz, plus get GPS for 2 days free when you rent a vehicle for 3 days or longer
* Get a $50 credit on any American Express Vacations package when you book before 12/31/10

Social Pack

* Earn 2X Membership Rewards® points on restaurant and event purchases
* Get special access to event tickets before they go on sale to the public with our weekly e-newsletter

Connect Pack

* Earn 2X Membership Rewards® points on mobile and cable services — including cell phone, cable/broadband, and internet
* Use 25% fewer points when you get mobile devices at

Eco Pack

* Earn 2X Membership Rewards® points on purchases from select green merchants as rated by Greenopia®
* Use 25% fewer points when you get eco-friendly merchandise and carbon offsets at
* Get special access to Greenopia's online Eco-Concierge for green-living tips — from finding eco-friendly gifts to using the right cleaning products
* For every Eco Pack membership, American Express will purchase $1 worth of carbon offsets from TerraPass, which funds reductions in carbon emissions at dairy farms and landfills across the U.S.

* Disclaimer: This content is not provided or commissioned by American Express. Opinions expressed here are author’s alone, not those of American Express, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by American Express. This site may be compensated through American Express Affiliate Program.

Copy of FW post:


Over on the Flyertalk forumsthere is some buzz about two stackable promotions that can turn 50,000 American Express Membership Rewards points into 90,000 Delta SkyMiles and instant Silver elite status (25,000 elite qualifying miles). This is another nice promo for those that fly on Delta, making flying much more enjoyable. Here’s how it works:

First, there is this 30% bonus offer on transfers from AMEX points to Delta miles through 3/31/11. Then, there is a separate 50% bonus offer on first-time transfers from AMEX points to Delta miles through 5/31/11. In addition, if you 50,000 points or more, you’ll also receive 25,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs). This is enough to reach Silver Medallion status and get benefits like waived baggage fees, priority check-in, priority boarding, the ability to select exit row seats in economy class, and free upgrades to first class (based on availability). You’ll have elite status for both the rest of 2010 and all of 2011.

Many people have confirmed that these are stackable, meaning you can get both at the same time.

This coincides with the current promotion for the American Express Platinum Card which is offering 50,000 bonus Membership Rewards points for spending $1,000 within 3 months. Thus, if you transfer 50,000 points using the offers above, you’d end up with another 80% extra = 90,000 Delta Skymiles and Silver elite status. If you value miles at a penny per mile, 90,000 miles is worth $900.

The AMEX Platinum does have a hefty $450 annual fee. Essentially in exchange for $450 you’ll be getting 90,000 miles, elite status, first class lounge access, and also other perks like $200 annually to spend on airline incidentals like baggage fees, ticket fees, and inflight food and beverage. The first class lounge access is valid for you and two companions at American Airlines Admirals Club, Continental Presidents Club, Delta Sky Club, and US Airways Clubs. More details on the perks here.

Another tip is that with a Platinum card, you can get the 50,000 points upfront from the Membership Rewards website, getting the 90,000 miles earlier and without having to worry about promotion deadlines.



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