Sign-up bonuses let us have Big Travel with Small Money, so it’s important to know when miles or points will post to your account.
This is especially true if you want to use the miles and points soon!
When Planning to Use Your Miles & Points for Travel to Bora Bora or Anywhere Else, It Helps to Know When You’ll Be Receiving Your Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus!
I’ll tell you when you can expect to see the sign-up bonus in your account.
1. 50,000 to 60,000 Bonus Points With Chase Southwest Premier Personal & Business Cards
The public offer for the Chase Southwest Premier card is currently 25,000 points when you sign-up and complete the minimum spending. But Million Mile Secrets reader Sudhir points out that some folks are receiving an email for 50,000 Southwest points when you spend $2,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening an account.
You’ll also get a $100 statement credit after your 1st purchase.
You will need the invitation code included in the email to sign-up.
And according to Doctor of Credit, you may be able to earn 60,000 Southwest points when you sign-up for the Southwest Premier Business card and spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months of opening your account. The $99 annual fee is NOT waived.
Call Chase at 888-883-2721 and use offer code “DF01″ to find out if you qualify.
Both offers are set to expire on April 27, 2015.
This is an excellent deal because if you can sign-up for both of these offers, you’ll have enough points for the Southwest Companion Pass!
With the Southwest Companion Pass, your friend or family member flies with you for nearly free!
This Makes Earning the Southwest Companion Pass Even Easier!
2. Earn Big Miles & Points Bonuses on Dining (New Members Only)!
1. Buy $250+ in Visa Gift Cards Get $20 Back (Free Money!)
Frequent Miler writes, you can make money and earn points on Visa gift cards at Staples (in-store only) next week! Buy $250 or more in Visa Gift cards and you’ll get a $20 rebate (1 per household)! That’s more than enough to cover the ~$7 in activation fees per card.
This Deal Is Good From March 15, 2015, (Sunday) to March 21, 2015!
However, Staples gift cards tend to sell out quickly!
Which cards will give you the most points at Staples?
- AMEX SimplyCash – 5% cash back at US office supply stores
- Chase Ink Bold (no longer available) – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% back) at office supply stores
- Chase Ink Cash – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% back) at office supply stores
- Chase Ink Plus – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% back) at office supply stores
So if you buy 2 $200 Visa gift cards, you’d pay ~$14 in fees. But you’d get back a $20 rebate, which gives you a profit of ~$6 ($20 rebate – ~$14 in fees).
Plus you’d earn ~$21 in cash back (~$414 in gift cards and fees X 5% cash back) or ~2,070 Chase Ultimate Rewards points.
You can then load the Visa gift cards to your AMEX Serve or Bluebird account. Or use the cards at most places where Visa is accepted.
Staples sells Visa gift cards in several different denominations, so do the math to see which combination works best for you!
Note: This is a $20 rebate, so you’ll have to fill out forms and wait for Staples to mail your $20 gift card.
2. Get an Easy 1,000 Hilton Points!
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First, I must say, I love maps! So I am very biased in favor of this free tool that quickly shows where you can fly with British Airways Avios points!
One of the best uses of British Airways Avios points is for short-haul domestic flights on partner airlines like American Airlines, US Airways, and Alaska Airlines.
That’s because they have a distance-based award chart, which means you’ll pay fewer points (and no fuel surcharges) for shorter trips.
The visual map tool by Wandering Aramean makes it much easier to figure out how many British Airways Avios points you’ll need for a short-haul, nonstop award flight.
Where Can You Go With British Airways Avios Points? This Tool Will Show You!
The site will save you a lot of time. Now you don’t have to look up distances (by using Great Circle Mapper for example) or award charts. I’ll show you how to use it!
And I’ll remind you of 3 easy ways to collect lots of British Airways Avios points for your flights!