There’s actually a card that earns 2 Delta miles per dollar on all spending. I never knew this card even existed.
It’s the Canadian co-brand Delta card issued by Capital One.
Usually I think of our Neighbors to the North as being at a relative miles and points disadvantage. They don’t have as much competition in their loyalty programs as we do in the U.S. That’s why it didn”t surprise me that I considered Air Canada’s Aeroplan the most devalued airline frequent flyer program in North America, even before their most recent devaluations.
I suppose though if you’re focusing your marketing on Canadians, and want them to accrue Delta Skymiles, that you’re going to have to be pretty aggressive with rewards.
And the interesting thing here is that the card is offered by Capital One. In the US they don’t have co-brand frequent flyer partnerships, but they do have a business model of spending a great deal in rewarding their members (I just find that their Venture Rewards program doesn’t offer the leverage that miles and points earning does.
So with Delta as a co-brand partner in Canada, and spending quite a lot, it’s possible to offer 2 miles per (Canadian) dollar.
(HT: Dov P.)