Travel Smarter, Not Harder! Three things I learned about Delta Sky Miles

I'm late, seriously late on this. I've seen the posts from The Points Guy, Rachel Travels and several other travel bloggers. The messaging is always clear: Take advantage of frequent flyer programs. 

I usually conduct most of my "air business" through Jet Blue. Yesterday, I went to log in points for my recent trip to Cuba when I discovered that I had two accounts - one under my maiden name and one under my married name. Putting both of these accounts together would amount to over 11,000 Trueblue points! I immediately called and had the accounts merged. Little did I know I have enough points to book a one way flight. 

This sparked my interest in the flyer programs. I'll be heading to Riviera Maya this week on Delta and thought I might as well join their program too. Why not.

Here's what I found out:

  1. General members receive 5 miles per dollar on flight bookings (Delta Sky Miles)
  2. Book an Airbnb* through Delta (*Accommodations MUST be booked through DeltaAirbnb to receive miles). Get 1 mile for every dollar spent
  3. Delta Sky Miles Dining: There are a host of restaurants, retailers and specialty partners to get miles from. Register your debit card and you'll receive 5 miles for every dollar spent (including tax and tip!). Limited time offer: Earn up to 3,000 miles by eating at a participating restaurant, details here

Let's get these trips in ya'll!