Saturday, July 28, 2012

17,560 Delta SkyMiles for Buying Pet Food!

Earlier this week, Deals We Like broke the news that PetCareRx was offering 40 Delta SkyMiles for every dollar spent. Unfortunately, the deal is now dead - but for those that were able to get in on it, it offered tremendous bang for your buck. I value SkyMiles at about 1.25 cents each (and that's a conservative estimate), so 40 miles is easily 50% back off the purchase price!

While some took full advantage by buying an abundance of non-perishable pet supplies, and then flipping them around on eBay or other sites, I opted to go a bit more conservative, and just buy as much food as I knew we'd be able to use in the next year or so. The total came to about $439, which should've netted 17,560 SkyMiles. Sure enough, checking my balances this morning there they were:

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That was fast!

For context, it takes 25,000 to book a domestic flight using SkyMiles, 35,000 to book a flight to Central America or the Caribbean, and 60,000 to book a flight to Europe (round trip economy for all, assuming availability at the low redemption level).

As a bonus, this purchase is a big help toward hitting the spend minimum on my new BofA Hawaiian Airlines Visa. $1000 in the first 4 months nets an extra 15,000 Hawaiian Air miles miles, on top of the 20,000 I got after my first purchase. This card was one of three I just opened in my last round of credit card applications, which you can read more about here.

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