I need some advice and/or tips for earning Delta Skymiles without the use of (or application for) a Delta credit card. Any mefites experienced in the fine art of earning miles?
My dear old dad has offered to transfer his Delta Skymiles (which, he claims, number in the hundreds of thousands) to me in order to help me get a cheap flight from the US to the UK this July. A brief look over the Delta FAQ
on transferring miles tells me that the account receiving the transfer must 1.) have been open for at least 10 days and 2.) have earned at least 1 mile.
I have a skymiles account, open for over a year, but I've not earned any miles, nor do I have any desire to get a Delta affiliated credit card. Miles can be earned with purchases made via the Skymiles Shopping portal
, and so I am keen to make a small purchase there to quickly earn miles so that my account qualifies to receive transferred miles.
Any experienced users who can tell me which retailers report miles earned most quickly? I'd be happy with buying just about any low-cost item from anyone if it earns me a few miles, but I'm also in need of a bluetooth keyboard to replace my busted iMac keyboard, so bonus points if you know of a Skymiles Shopping affiliate who might sell such an item. Apple is a skymiles partner, and I'll happily buy from there if they report miles earned to delta quickly.
Any thoughts? Experiences? General tips for successfully using Skymiles Shopping portal?