How to Sell Delta SkyMiles in 3 Simple Steps

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How to Sell Delta SkyMiles in 3 Simple Steps

For five straight years, Delta's SkyMiles program was named a Best Travel Rewards Program by U.S. News. But if you are sitting on top of a mountain of unused SkyMiles, it may be wise to make use of your Delta SkyMiles sooner rather than later. Loyalty programs are always subject to change, and it's up to you to ensure you receive the maximum value for your Delta SkyMiles.

The good news is you can now in just three simple steps! You no longer have to book a flight just to ensure your miles are put to good use. Within a matter of minutes, you can sell your miles to an eager traveler and receive thousands of dollars in your PayPal account. Read on to discover how you can sell Delta SkyMiles for cash quickly and easily.

How Does the Delta SkyMiles Program Work?

SkyMiles is Delta Airline's frequent flyer program. The program is free to anyone who flies with Delta and you can become a member by clicking on the Sign-Up tab on their website. It only takes a minute or two to sign up for the SkyMiles program and you can then be on the road to earning miles and perks. Here are the status levels for the program along with Medallion Qualification Mile (MQM) requirements:

  • Silver: Earn 7 miles per dollar spent once you achieve 25,000 MQMs.
  • Gold: Earn 8 miles per dollar spent once you reach 50,000 MQMs.
  • Platinum: Earn 9 miles per dollar spent once you achieve 75,000 MQMs.
  • Diamond: Earn 11 miles per dollar spent once you reach 125,000 MQMs.

SkyMiles never expire and program perks are extensive. Benefits range from waived baggage fees to complimentary upgrades to complimentary SkyClub lounge access. You can also achieve status by achieving Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) or by reaching specified levels of eligible purchases.

How Much Are Delta SkyMiles Worth?

Delta SkyMiles are worth approximately 1.3 cents per mile. Generally speaking, SkyMiles tend to hold greater value if you apply them to First or Business Class international flights. You can also enjoy a greater value for your SkyMiles if you take advantage of SkyMiles flash sales that enable you to travel to select destinations using your SkyMiles.

What Are Some Reasons to Sell Delta SkyMiles?

Before you sell your Delta SkyMiles, it's a good idea to make sure selling your miles is a better option than using them on your next flight or using them to purchase items from Delta's Medallion Marketplace. Here are a few reasons why people choose to :

  1. You are planning to close your Delta SkyMiles account and have no plans to fly or travel in the near future.
  2. You are a bit short on money and could use a fast cash infusion.
  3. You have no interest in future travel or in any of the merchandise featured in the Medallion Marketplace.

How Can You Sell Delta SkyMiles on Your Own?

Delta makes it easy for members to "Buy, Gift, Transfer, or Donate Miles". But selling Delta SkyMiles is a different story. If you type, "Sell SkyMiles" into the search box on the Delta website, you are immediately redirected back to the page with instructions on buying, donating, and transferring miles. So, to sell SkyMiles on your own, you need to find a reputable third-party broker or vendor who pays cash for Delta SkyMiles.

Selecting a Legitimate Buyer

The most challenging part of selling SkyMiles on your own is finding a legitimate buyer who you can trust to pay you and properly use your miles. You can start with an internet search for companies that specialize in paying cash for SkyMiles. Here are four qualities to look for as you compare potential buyers:

5-Star Ratings on Google ReviewsThe most dependable buyers typically have a five-star Google Reviews rating.
Industry ExperienceBuyers who are well-established are usually more trustworthy.
Data ProtectionTop buyers take measures to encrypt and protect your personal data.
Trusted Pre-PaymentLook for buyers who will pay you via PayPal prior to receiving your miles.

Is There Another Option to Convert SkyMiles To Cash?

Yes! While Delta does not offer an easy way to sell your SkyMiles, you can use your SkyMiles to purchase gift cards that may be available through the Medallion Marketplace. If gift cards are available for purchase, the conversion rate is typically less than one cent per mile, so you need to be prepared to take a slight loss on the value.

How to Sell Delta SkyMiles With the Help of DoNotPay

If you are like most people on the go, you have little time to launch an exhaustive internet search or conduct an exhaustive comparison of airline mile buyers. Fortunately, DoNotPay's simple 3-step solution handles this process for you so you can connect with a legitimate buyer. Here's how to get started:

  1. Search "points" or "rewards" on DoNotPay, and select the rewards program you're a part of / the type of points you have.

  2. Choose whether you want to check your points balance, transfer your points, or sell them for cash.

  3. If you selected one of the first two options, DoNotPay can check your points balance or transfer your points for you. Otherwise, we can help you find the best deal through third-party vendors.

Here is a simple example of how the steps work: If you are a Delta SkyMiles member, DoNotPay can help you transfer your miles or locate discounted hotel rates you may wish to explore. If you decide you would like to sell your SkyMiles, we can help you secure a great deal through a third-party vendor. Finally, we can even help you retrieve your current SkyMiles balance so you can choose the best and most lucrative option!

Why Use DoNotPay to Sell Delta SkyMiles?

DoNotPay is the fastest and most dependable way to sell Delta SkyMiles. By following the three easy steps above, you can quickly sell your Delta SkyMiles at the best possible rate. Here are the top three reasons why frequent flyers love using DoNotPay to sell their Delta SkyMiles:

  • A Fast Process: You can jet through DoNotPay's 3 simple steps in a matter of minutes.
  • Simple to Use: Anyone with SkyMiles and a PC, tablet, or smartphone can use DoNotPay's easy 3-step solution.
  • Successful Results: When you use the DoNotPay app to sell your SkyMiles, you can rest assured your sale will be a success.

DoNotPay Can Help You Transfer, Sell, or Convert Points and Miles From Many Other Providers

Once you use DoNotPay to sell Delta SkyMiles, you may wonder whether you can use DoNotPay to sell points and miles you earned on other accounts. The answer is YES! DoNotPay's solution for selling and transferring points and miles is so well designed that you can use the app with many other providers beyond Delta!

Here is the cash value of all your airline miles:

Airline Reward ProgramMilesStandard Mileage Value (in Dollars)Priority/Business/First Class Mileage Value (in Dollars)
American Airlines AAdvantage Miles1$0.012$0.025
Southwest Rapid Rewards1$0.014$0.015
United MileagePlus1$0.010$0.024
Delta Skymiles1$0.013$0.014
Jetblue TrueBlue1$0.015N/A

Here is a look at some of the other ways DoNotPay can help you make good use of your points and miles:

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