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Delta has just announced a partnership with Ticketmaster – a giant in the events industry.  Check your emails for the (slightly boring but straight to the point) subject line:  “Introducing A New Way To Earn Miles: Ticketmaster”.  With the summer season coming up, I’m sure folks are itching to get out there and listen to some great music.  Now you can earn some bonus miles for the next concert or game you go to!

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How to Earn Miles

Much like Delta’s partnership with AirBnB, you’ll have to click through the special Delta/Ticketmaster link to earn miles.  Once on their landing page,, punch in your Delta SkyMiles number, agree to the terms, and hit the red arrow.  You’ll be taken to the Ticketmaster site to complete your purchase.

This is a great partnership, and fantastic timing on the part of Delta and Ticketmaster!  As everyone gears up for the summer concert season, they’ll be able to earn a little extra off the top.  I doubt tickets will be any more expensive through this link, so you’re getting a little extra something…for nothing!  Ticketmaster does charge high fees for most events, but that seems to be pretty standard in their marketplace.  I find high fees on Ticketmaster, Galaxy Tickets, LiveNation, Stubhub, and all the rest of them too.  Unfortunately, they’re excluding their fees from the mileage earning.  You’re also trading away your soul for data analytics on the back end, but that comes with every online purchase.  Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…

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From the Terms and Conditions:

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.

Through August 31st, 2019, you’ll earn triple SkyMiles for every dollar spent through the Ticketmaster-Delta partnership.  After that, the earning rate will go down to 1 SkyMile/dollar spent.

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