Suntrust Checking account with Delta Skymiles check card, 30k bonus!

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PopiLopi
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Suntrust Checking account with Delta Skymiles check card, 30k bonus!

Postby PopiLopi » Fri May 18, 2012 3:56 pm

My co-worker just told me about this offer and I ran to the bank and opened an account. Basically you need to open a Suntrust checking account, request a skymiles debit card, make a purchase with it and you get 30k miles. The check card has an annual fee of $75 that you have to pay within 30 days of opening the account.

The great thing is that since it's not a credit card, almost everybody can get it, and no hard inquiry

here's the link https://www.suntrust.com/skymiles
Amex: Business Platinum (09/12) BCP $10,500 (03/13)
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MasterCard Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select $8,500 (05/13)
Discover: Discover It $2500 (07/11)
Store Cards: Amazon $3900 (12/11) Macy's $500 (04/11) Kohl's $500 (05/12) Victoria's Secret $750 (11/12)


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Postby 2percentPlus » Fri May 18, 2012 4:03 pm

Delta Skymiles suck!

I'm surprised to see this back. By the way, it looks like it is 15,000 miles when you add direct deposit and 15,000 when you use the card. $75 for 15,000 miles is ok, but 15,000 miles are useless.

The interesting part is pin based purchases are eligible, it used to be only signature based. This means I might have to try this out. It will be a real mess having another checking account though.

Good luck trying to use Delta skymiles though!

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Fri May 18, 2012 4:40 pm

I used my delta sky miles to order a couple magazine subscriptions. I'm not impressed with them at all.
Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape

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Postby PopiLopi » Fri May 18, 2012 9:20 pm

I've always had great luck using delta skymiles. Last year I got 2 flights to amsterdam for 60k each and i've also been able to get mia- lax for 25k...

When I went to the bank the guy said that direct deposit was not necessary, I'll post how it goes
Amex: Business Platinum (09/12) BCP $10,500 (03/13)
Visa: Capital One Journey $750 (04/11) Chase Freedom $1,800 (04/12)
MasterCard Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select $8,500 (05/13)
Discover: Discover It $2500 (07/11)
Store Cards: Amazon $3900 (12/11) Macy's $500 (04/11) Kohl's $500 (05/12) Victoria's Secret $750 (11/12)

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Postby Tl1991 » Mon May 28, 2012 10:53 pm

I love this card, had it for a while now. Use it every time I rent a car, stay at hotels and they even send me an email letting me know what restaurants near me are offering double miles. Love it.
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Postby FutureBillionaire » Tue May 29, 2012 7:57 pm

I just can't justify paying an annual fee for a debit card. I much rather do that with a card that gives me more bang for my buck in multiple categories.
Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape

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Postby American » Thu May 31, 2012 10:27 am

It's truly a good deal for folks afraid of credit like my girlfriend's mom. She won't trust a credit card, so she has this card. It's like benefitting from a credit card, only more expensive and no borrowing.

It's also a really good looking card. I have one, but I am not renewing next year. I was begrudged to pay $55, but there is no way I'll pay $75. The Amex PRG is better in every single way than this card, and if I'm paying $175 I won't get this.
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Chase: Freedom 500
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Postby ashleyAMX » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:03 am

you can basically double your rewards just by using the checking account and paying your credit cards with automatic bill pay.

" The Delta SkyMiles World Check Card earns 1 mile per $1 in PIN Point of Sale and signature-based purchases and 2 miles per $1 in direct Delta purchases. Only PIN Point of Sale and signature-based purchases (including small dollar purchases that do not require a signature), Internet purchases, phone or mail order purchases or [color="red"]automatic bill payments[/color] qualify for mileage earnings. Cash advances, cash portion of a PIN POS sale with cash back, ATM transactions, payments for stored-value cards, wire transfers, money transfers, quasi cash, or traveler's cheques do not qualify."

For example, charge $1,800 on Chase earning 1,800 points every billing cycle with Chase.

Now pay SunTrust automatic bill payments the checking account pay Chase $1,800 earning 1,800 sky miles.

Which if done for the next 12 months ... will be 21,600 skymiles with Delta - almost a free flight from just one bill and 21,600 points with Chase - 270$ if redeemed for travel :cool: :money:

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Postby bmw1990Z » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:09 am

I would get this card if KY had a suntrust!!!!!!
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-American Express Platinum Delta Skymiles--July 2013

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Postby 2percentPlus » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:49 pm

ashleyAMX wrote:you can basically double your rewards just by using the checking account and paying your credit cards with automatic bill pay.

" The Delta SkyMiles World Check Card earns 1 mile per $1 in PIN Point of Sale and signature-based purchases and 2 miles per $1 in direct Delta purchases. Only PIN Point of Sale and signature-based purchases (including small dollar purchases that do not require a signature), Internet purchases, phone or mail order purchases or [color="red"]automatic bill payments[/color] qualify for mileage earnings.


Sorry, automatic bill payments mean things like cell phone bill, cable bill, satellite, insurance, etc. Bills that accept a credit/debit card number for payment. Not a checking account bill pay that sends a check or electronic transfer to the bill payee, that has nothing to do with the debit card.



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