Just wanted to update you on the status of my missing miles and MQMs through the Delta and American Express Membership Rewards “Go Farther” promotion.  You might remember this pretty lucrative promo where in exchange for transferring 50,000 Membership Rewards points, you received a 50 percent SkyMiles bonus and 25,000 MQMs for a total of 75,000 SkyMiles.

While the first 50,000 SkyMiles posted instantly, the bonus miles and MQMs did not.  I emailed Delta about this a couple of times, and in both instances was asked to wait as the terms and conditions of the offer were that the bonus miles and MQMs would be awarded 4 to 6 weeks after the promotion ending date of December 15, 2010.  Numerous reports on FlyerTalk indicated that many members were receiving their bonuses instantly, but not me.  However, I waited patiently, and finally emailed Delta again when the 6 week mark came and went without any bonuses being posted.  They asked for confirmation of my registration (I kept a copy the day I registered) and sure enough, last night I received an email that the 25,000 bonus SkyMiles and 25,000 MQMs had been posted to my account.  All’s well that ends well.  But this is a testament to keeping a copy of any bonus or promotion registration confirmations that you sign up for.  This might have had a different outcome if I had not bothered to print a copy of the registration confirmation back in November.