Seemingly out of the blue, I very recently received an email from Delta informing me of their new partnership with Ticketmaster. If you purchase your tickets on Ticketmaster by going through the Delta portal, you’ll receive 1 SkyMile per dollar spent. As a special bonus to celebrate the new partnership, you’ll earn 3 SkyMiles per dollar spent until August 31, 2019.
You have to give Delta some credit. While on one hand they’ve eliminated reward charts and raised prices for awards on their own flights and on partners, they’ve also offered flash sales for award redemptions, higher sign up bonuses for their co-brand credit cards and are now offering a way to earn points that’s different from any other program. They’re at least trying to give the appearance that there’s some value to be had in the program. Your Mileage May Vary as to whether you believe that to be true or not.
To take advantage of this offer, you need to start your ticket purchases on this website:
While I had given up on SkyMiles, they always end up offering just enough to get me interested again.
I’m not saying this offer alone is enough to get me to try to collect infinite amounts of SkyMiles. It’s more that I’d rather have the option to redeem SkyMiles than not have that option if I should need it. I’ve put off buying tickets to see Gavin DeGraw at Hard Rock Live and Sara Bareilles at the Amway Center because I’m generally lazy and procrastinate a bit. But now my tardiness will be rewarded because I’ll earn SkyMiles for my purchases. #Winning
Of course, I’ll stack purchasing these tickets with the $2.25 credits I still have left over from the Ticketmaster settlement and I’ll use my Citi Prestige and earn 2x points for entertainment purchases (until that goes away in September) on top of the excellent ticket protection coverage the card offers.
Besides those tickets, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is going on tour again and I’d have to get those tickets through Ticketmaster as well. If I flew to New York to see the premiere, you know I’m going to see the live show when it comes to town.
Enough about me. What other tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster?
Sharon (a.k.a. “don’t call me a Hamilton superfan”) wouldn’t complain one bit if I suggested at looking to get tickets to go see her (maybe) favorite, Broadway musical again. (Note from Sharon: For the 8th time? Well….maybe. Twist my arm a little. And I am NOT a superfan…)
Not just Hamilton, but another of our favorite shows also sell tickets on Ticketmaster. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. We’ve seen it in London and again in New York. Both times it was absolutely amazing.
I’m not suggesting that earning one, or even three, SkyMiles per dollar spent on Ticketmaster purchases is life-changing. Depending on how you value Skymiles, this could be worth 1% to 3% to even 6% back if you get a great value for your SkyMiles. Instead, I’m saying that this is a chance to earn some miles where it was pretty difficult to earn miles before and for me, that’s always a good thing.
Here are the full T&C of the offer found on the Delta SkyMiles website:
Benefits pursuant to this partnership between Delta SkyMiles and Ticketmaster are offered exclusively via delta.com/ticketmaster and are limited to ticket purchases for events taking place in the United States (excluding territories) and Canada.
Earning Miles: To earn miles, SkyMiles members need to enter their SkyMiles membership number on delta.com/ticketmaster prior to navigating through the link to ticketmaster.com. Only one SkyMiles number can be provided for each purchase transaction. Your SkyMiles number must be entered every time on delta.com/ticketmaster prior to each purchase to qualify for mileage. The SkyMiles account holder must be the same as the Ticketmaster account holder in order to earn miles (Name in both accounts must match).
Eligible Purchases: Standard ticket inventory offered on ticketmaster.com for events taking place in the United States and Canada is eligible for miles as long as Member is originating from delta.com/ticketmaster and enters a valid SkyMiles number. This includes both primary and resale standard ticket inventory. Purchases made for events in international markets, purchases made without first visiting delta.com/ticketmaster, or purchases made or completed on affiliate sites linked-to from ticketmaster.com (including but not limited to Livenation.com, Frontgate.com, Universe.com, Ticketweb.com, TicketsNow.com) will not be eligible for mileage credit.
Standard Mileage Offer: SkyMiles Members are eligible to earn 1 base mile per US$1* or equivalent in Canadian dollars spent on the ticket price on Eligible Purchases.
*Miles are awarded based on the ticket price. Taxes, facility, service, parking, insurance and other fees are excluded from mileage credit.
By submitting your SkyMiles number to earn miles with Ticketmaster, you agree to these terms and you agree that Delta, Ticketmaster and the third party hosted site delta.com/ticketmaster may share your information for tracking, awarding miles to your SkyMiles account as well as for anonymized, aggregated data for business analytics and offer optimization.
Limited time offers may be available from time to time and are subject to the terms and conditions of each individual offer. Both Standard and Limited Time offers are subject to change and may be modified, limited, suspended or terminated at any time without notice. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply.
All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide. Please allow up to 2 weeks after completion of Eligible Ticketmaster purchases for miles to be deposited in your SkyMiles account.
Delta, SkyMiles and the Delta logo are registered service marks of Delta Air Lines, Inc. Delta is not responsible for goods or services offered by Ticketmaster.
Limited-Time Introductory Offer: SkyMiles Members will be eligible for Triple miles (3 miles per US$1*) on eligible purchases made through August 31, 2019. Triple miles are equivalent to 1 base mile plus 2 bonus miles per US$1* spent.
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