Million Mile Secrets reader Jason emails:
I have 1 Starwood Preferred Guest Business Card in my name and social security number for a sole proprietorship.
Would it be possible for me to get a 2nd Starwood Business Card for my LLC (separate Employer Identification Number), and still get the bonus? And would I be able to link it to the same Starwood Preferred Guest account or would it have to be a different account?
Will AMEX Let You Get a 2nd Business Card Using an EIN Instead of Your Social Security Number?
In my experience, American Express will NOT let folks get the same business card again, even if they apply using a different EIN. This is in contrast to Chase who usually lets folks get the business for different businesses.
But there are workarounds if Jason wants to get more than 1 of the same business card! I’ll explain.
I wrote about the 1-800-Flowers Southwest point promotion, and how you could get 1,500 Southwest points for every order of ~$30 or more.
While the promotion has expired, it usually returns a few times a year.
I placed several orders to see how long it took for the bonus points to post to my account. Then, I decided to take the experiment a step further to try to get a Companion Pass before the end of 2014.
Similar to Frequent Miler, Emily and I worked with a local charity to help feed the hungry. We ordered sweets, cookies, and pies to distribute to the homeless in Austin over the Thanksgiving Holidays.
Help Those Less Fortunate Over the Holidays AND Earn the Southwest Companion Pass
This deal takes some effort and coordination, but I think it’s worth it!
You can now book paid and award tickets on Southwest through August 7, 2015 (instead of June 5, 2015). So you can book your summer flights now!
Southwest flies throughout the US and to international destinations like the Caribbean and Mexico.
Book Your Summer Flight to the Bahamas on Southwest
Southwest has added new summer flights to Seattle and Portland and the Northeast.
I’ve written that the easiest way to earn the Southwest Companion Pass is by applying for 2 Chase Southwest credit cards with the 50,000 point sign-up bonus.
But did you know there could be another way to earn the Companion Pass by ordering flowers and gifts from 1-800-Flowers?
1-800-Flowers ran a promotion where you could earn 1,500 bonus Southwest points per order of ~$30 or more. If you made 74 orders, you’d get the 110,000 points needed to earn the Companion Pass – assuming the points count!
You Could Earn 1,500 Southwest Points per Order at 1-800-Flowers, but Will They Count Towards the Companion Pass?
I decided to run some experiments to see if this is a good way to earn the Companion Pass! The promotion has since expired, but I’ll tell you what happened for the next time they have this deal!
Frequent Miler also ran similar experiments so check out his posts on this as well!
Whether you use the sign-up bonus for 2 free nights at a luxury Ritz-Carlton in a world class city, 5 nights at a Renaissance hotel in Asia, or 23 nights at discounted Marriott hotels, the 140,000 point Ritz-Carlton card is a fantastic offer!
Emily and I don’t receive a commission for this offer but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!
The sign-up bonus is usually a 1-night stay at a tier 1 to 4 Ritz-Carlton hotel (worth up to 60,000 points), so this is more than double the regular offer.
Earn 140,000 Ritz-Carlton Points and More With the Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card
You could get a LOT of Big Travel with Small Money using 140,000 Ritz-Carlton points. I’ll show you how!