Delta has been doing quite a few promotional offers for elite status and they have just launched a new targeted offer.
Member can get instant Silver status for 60 days and can keep it by flying 1 round trip by July 15, 2014. You can get Gold status upgrade after 2 RT’s and Platinum requires 3 RT’s. The status is valid until February 28, 2015.
You can try your luck on Delta’s website here.
If your account is targeted, only the Delta operated and marketed flights that are purchased after registering for this offer are eligible.
The box on Delta’s page is misleading as it is referring to flights but forgets to point out that the requirement per T&C’s are actually round trips.
I first learned about this offer on FlyerTalk post here.
This is a very good offer IF your account is targeted, you need to purchase some round trips during the promotions period and Delta flights are reasonably priced. The only drawback is the fact that the status is only valid until February 28, 2015.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Eligibility: Only members who receive this communication directly from Delta Air Lines are eligible to participate in this offer. This offer is non-transferable. To be eligible for the complimentary Silver Medallion® status for 60 days, a Member must (i) register online by July 15, 2014, (ii) and not have received a status match or complimentary Medallion status in the past, and (iii) not currently be a Medallion member. To be eligible for the Gold or Platinum Medallion status upgrade, a Member must (i) register online by July 15, 2014, (ii) book and complete travel on required number of flight(s) after registration and before the promotion end date of July 15, 2014, and (iii) not have received a status match or complimentary Medallion status in the past, and not currently be a Medallion member.
Offer: Eligible members must first enroll in the promotion by July 15, 2014, in order to participate. Flights booked prior to enrollment will not be eligible for this promotion. Flights must be booked and completed within the promotional period, which is through July 15, 2014. Enrolled members will automatically receive Silver Medallion status for 60 days beginning one day after the date of enrollment. During the 60-day period, enrolled members will not have access to the following Medallion benefits: reciprocal Medallion benefits with Delta’s partner airlines, access to lounges other than Delta Sky Club locations and Medallion Mileage Bonus. Enrolled members who purchase and complete two (2) round-trip flights during the promotional period will earn Gold Medallion status for the 2014 Medallion year. Enrolled members who purchase and complete three (3) round-trip flights during the promotional period will earn Platinum Medallion status for the 2014 Medallion year. Eligible flights must be round-trip. Eligible itineraries may not include segments flown by other airlines. Eligible flights must be marketed and operated by Delta or Delta Connection® only. Only those round-trip flights purchased with a published fare that earns full mileage accrual are eligible. Gold or Platinum Medallion status will start one day after completion of qualifying travel and ends on February 28, 2015. Medallion status must be earned in subsequent years by traveling the required Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) or Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) and spending the required Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs). Medallion benefits may be enjoyed when traveling on Delta or Delta Connection flights by providing your SkyMiles number when making reservations or at check-in. MQMs are calculated based on distance traveled and fare class purchased on qualifying flights and do not include bonus miles.
Validity Period: To participate in this offer, you must register by July 15, 2014. Enrollment ends 11:59:59 PM, U.S. CST, on July 15, 2014.
SkyMiles: All SkyMiles and Medallion terms and conditions apply. To review full terms and conditions of Medallion benefits, please visit delta.com/medallionterms.
Taxes and fees for Award Travel are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Award Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Upgrades are subject to limited availability and may not be available on all flights. All SkyMiles program rules apply to SkyMiles program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption, and travel benefits. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide.
Miscellaneous: This offer is subject to change or withdrawal at any time without prior notice. Offers are void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply.