Delta/Amex offer Status Match and $ 200 Gift Card for US Readers (till January 31, 2012)

This was more a chance discovery but I thought it was in the best interest of everyone to know. American Express and Delta have come up with a wonderful offer, although targetted, which provides a very easy way to get Delta status all the way upto Feb 2013 with one round trip flight till Jan 2012.

All you have to do, is to register an eligible American Express Card on this website, pop-in your non-status Delta Skymiles number, book a round-trip on Delta which is not in the fare classes R/O/N/E, and you’ll be eligibile for a $200 Gift Card from Amex. Also, if you have elite status on another carrier, which was at least valid till December 2012, you’ll be matched for 1-year to comparable Delta Medallion Status. Now, this looks like a lucrative way and a VERY EASY way to switch to Delta if you plan to do so.

American Express clearly states that corporate and prepaid cards are not valid for this promotion, and Delta states that anyone who has been status matched before won’t be status matched again! So, watch out for the T&C before you register. Since it is a ‘targetted promo’ from the looks of it, not everyone may be successful in getting through.

About Ajay Awtaney

Ajay is a financial services pro, working to bring order to the chaos of the financial industry on an everyday basis! Beyond that, he dons the hat of India's favourite frequent traveller, trying to help people elevate their travel experience via tips and tricks they never knew before, or introduce them to the world of miles and points. Armed with an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and graduate degree in computer science from the University of Delhi, Ajay brings a systematic and objective approach on the table for his audience in dissecting travel and loyalty programs in India and around the world, and how to benefit from them. Ajay has been quoted in various reputed traditional and online media including The Hindustan Times, Inside Flyer, Bloomberg, DNA India, Conde Nast Traveller, The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror, Mint, MoneyLife and The USA Today.

More articles by Ajay Awtaney »


  1. Really frustrating. AMEX stood me down that this was not an open-to-anyone offer. Insisted the writer of this blog must have gotten an invitation and posted the link. Would not honor.


    • @Lufthansaflyer, yes targetted it seems but I am hoping there will be some non-status members on Delta who can slip through! 😉

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *