Mrs. Lazy Travelers App-o-Rama: Final Tally and GIVEAWAY!

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First thing first

I applied for the Amex Gold Delta Business Card 50,000-mile plus $50 statement credit card offer. Nailed it! I hate applying for one card at a time, as I am a creature of habit and prefer an app-o-Rama every 90 days or so. But the deal–well, both deals, business and personal–are set to expire by the end of the week, so I thought what the hell…

Personal American Express Gold Delta Airlines 50,000-Mile Credit Card Offer

Amex Delta Personal 50K - Breaking an App-o-Rama

Personal American Express Gold Delta Airlines 50,000-Mile Credit Card

Business American Express Gold Delta Airlines 50,000-Mile Credit Card Offer

Business American Express Gold Delta Airlines 50,000-Mile Credit Card -- Breaking an App-o-Rama

Business American Express Gold Delta Airlines 50,000-Mile Credit Card

If you want either or both, act quickly! The Delta SkyMiles award calendar has considerably improved as of late, and besides, in less than two weeks we will be able to book a one-way flight on an award ticket.

So, my wife’s app-o-Rama? How did she do?

Around November 16th, I submitted two applications for both of us. As I said in another post, I was approved for 5 cards out of 6, (well, let’s say 6 out of 7 with this Delta card). Mrs. Lazy Travelers was initially approved for three out of five.

My App-o-Rama

Card Bonus Spend Time Annual Fee
Cap One Biz APPROVED 50K=$5,000 $4.5K 3/mths None
Chase Sapphire Preferred CALL: DENIED 40K+5K UR points (for adding AU) $3K 3/mths Waived 1st Yr
Chase British Avios CALL: APPROVED After 4 Calls!!! 50K $2K 3/mths Waived 1st Yr
Citibank AA Biz APPROVED after the call for $1,000 CREDIT LINE!!! 50K $3K 3/mths Waived 1st Yr
Barclaycard US Air: APPROVED 40K 1st Purchase  $89
BoA Alaska: APPROVED 25K $1K  3/mths  $75

 

Mrs. Lazy Travelers applied for the following cards:

Mrs. Lazy Travelers App-o-Rama

Card Bonus Spend Time Annual Fee
Citi HHonors: APPROVED 40K $1K 4/mths None
Chase Sapphire Preferred: APPROVED after first call. 40K+5K UR points (for adding AU) $3K 3/mths Waived 1st Yr
Chase British Avios: APPROVED  50K $2K 3/mths Waived 1st Yr
Barclaycard US Air: DENIED  40K 1st Purchase  $89
BoA Alaska: APPROVED 25K $1K  3/mths  $75*

 

The reason I post about my app-o-Ramas is not to brag, but to provide some data points. So here is a data point: Mrs. Lazy Travelers has the same score as I do (around 800) but lesser income and much shorter credit history.

She was initially denied both CSP and Barclays Us Air cards. Reconsideration calls are something I always dread with my wife because hates them and puts them off until the last moment–which, in this case, was the 29th day after the application.

However, unlike my experience, her Chase reconsideration  was quick and painless. We moved around some credit from her other lines, and that was all it took.

Her attempt to reconsider the Barclays US Air card denial was unsuccessful. She was told that the denial couldn’t have been overturned because she already had the same card. Which is total BS as you and I know, but whatever. I brought up an idea of making another call, but she gave me this look… 🙁

Anyway, 4 out of 5 is a rather good result, I’d say.

Giveaway

Stephan from Rapid Travel Chai and his reader Carol have generously offered to share four Delta drinking coupons for a giveaway to my lucky readers. I will send them in pairs, to give you a choice of:

a) taking the edge off with two drinks,

b) sharing a drink with your travel partner, or

c) offering one to a [hopefully] cute seatmate.

Please share in the comments what miles/points-related toast(s) you are going to drink using these coupons. Since this is my first giveaway, I just copied Stephan’s T&C. Hope he will forgive me.

Enter by Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 23:59 EST.

Two potential winners of 2 coupons each will be selected at random and notified by email on Monday, December 22, 2014 and posted here. A valid email address in the comment form is required to notify the potential winner who must respond to accept by Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST or preferably ASAP. Available to US entrants/addresses only.

The coupons expire on December 31, 2014, but in my experience, I have always managed to use expired coupons (well, by always I mean three times). No promises, though!

UPDATE: 12.22.14

So, you guys have made it easy for me. The winners are Sydney R and YK. Sydney, I need your email address since I can’t send you the coupons without it. Please remember that the deadline for claiming the coupons is tonight at 11:59PM EST.

YK, email sent. Please get back to me soon. Thank you both for playing and good luck!

 

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6 Responses to Mrs. Lazy Travelers App-o-Rama: Final Tally and GIVEAWAY!

  1. Sydney A says:

    We got a RT ticket to Turks and Caicos using the bonus miles on American Express Delta Gold card!

    • Andy Shuman says:

      Sydney, I need your email to notify you if you’ve won. When you post your reply and fill out the email address, it’s not visible to anyone but me.

      Or you could just email me, see “I Love Questions” on the right.

  2. YK says:

    Would love to use them on a flight to TN with my fiancee when visiting my parents for Christmas. Cheers!

  3. […] The Delta Personal and Business card 50,000-mile offers that were supposed to die on December 21st, are still working (at 1:15AM ET). If you want that bonus–and there is no reason why you shouldn’t–check if the applications are still loading when you get up. Remember that you can’t have the second bonus for the same personal card, and that you can’t have the second bonus for the same business card if you’ve had it within the last 12 months. […]

  4. JA says:

    Were these claimed? I got the flu and was out of pocket for the last week, but am an avid reader.

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