Please note this site has financial relationships with American Express and this post may contain affiliate links. Read my Advertiser Disclosure policy here to learn more about my partners.
The Skymall promotion that offers 25,000 Delta SkyMiles for a $500 purchase is coming back any minute now. Basically, the strategy is to buy an item that you can re-sell for a small loss on eBay (or Craigslist, or wherever….). Assuming you can buy a $500ish item and re-sell it for around $400ish dollars, you can get 25,000 Delta SkyMiles for just $100! Of course, some items will resell better than others and your out-of-pocket cost will vary. The Samsung Galaxy Tablet will probably be a popular target for this promotion since they seem to have a pretty decent resell value. This promo could be a great way to work towards a minimum spending requirement on a new credit card!
I unfortunately just don’t have the time right now to buy and resell items. Getting ready for a toddler birthday and Christmas is enough to keep my “free time” occupied! There is also clearly some risk involved in this as you have to resell the items to recoup your loss. I didn’t participate during the last go-round either, but I know several of you will probably be interested in this promo so I wanted to at least pass along some basic information.
- Purchases need to be made from http://www.skymall.com/25000
- Skymall will price-match other stores, including Amazon, but your total must stay over $500 even with the price match.
- Shipping and handling does not count towards the $500 minimum.
- Offer is limited to the first 1,000 purchases made under this promotion.
- Offer is not valid if you use any type of coupon code.
- Gift cards and Bose items are excluded.
There are a lot of people excited about this promo, so I highly recommend you register to be notified when the deal goes live. It is reported to be going live some time tonight. I also highly recommend you check out Delta Points for info on this promo as he was the master of this promo the last time it ran. I bet he is going to have a serious points payday this time as well!
Are you going to participate? What do you plan to purchase? How many miles are you shooting for?!