As the Northwest airlines Worldperks rewards program moves gradually into the hands of Delta Skymiles due to the merger you may notice a new card in the mail. The card you once knew as the Worldperks card will have the same card number but will carry different benefits not directly associated with the NWA airline.
If you decide to activate the new card with the same card number you will get 10,000 bonus Flexpoints after a $500 spend. You need 20,000 Flexpoints to travel for free. A way to get to the 20,000 points faster is to spend $4,500 and receive 5,000 bonus Flexpoints by October 31st.
This is a great deal for those who want to try out this card for a year before they start charging the annual fee and rack up at least one free flight. My flights are normally more than $400 though and the 20,000 points covers a $400 flight. This has to be made through their redemption center or through the US Bank link and cannot be directly made through the airline which poses a problem for me. I would rather them just credit back your card the amount when they see the airline charge on the billing statement. The good thing is that you can use this card for any airline not just Northwest or Delta.
There are no blackout dates, capacity controls, or redemption fees when you redeem and you can choose other reward options starting at just 5,000 points. I called to cancel my card but I did not realize before I canceled that you could redeem for gift cards or hotels or I would have kept the card for its bonus of 10,000 then canceled after I redeemed for a few items. Only because the card was just another card added to my credit score out there on my record.
You can see below in the chart sent out from the Worldperks program that the Delta Skymiles card is a better card for some frequent flyers. The Delta Skymiles card is offered from American Express and not US Bank.