My wife has a last-minute, unexpected business trip to London, needing to depart today if the details get sorted. She works in an industry where style is paramount, so New York to London is in business class.
As she was packing I was looking over the inbox for the email account I use for her offers and noticed a generic looking Delta one I had overlooked. I opened to see it is that the Delta London 100k offer for business class/full-fare economy roundtrips between the US and London Heathrow (LHR), provided that both ways include Delta-operated nonstop US to LHR flights.
At the time it came out I think I registered myself and never bothered to register her. It did not seem plausible that either of us would have qualifying travel. That first trip bonus of 15,000 SkyMiles would have flown away tonight.
So, don’t make my mistake, sign-up for offers as they come, even if you think there is little chance of taking advantage of them.
Generally I am good at doing this, most I sign up and forget, not high-enough probability or payoff to worry about. Others I flag and check when a trip comes up.
Readers, what promos have you lost out on by neglecting to register?