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.
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Emily and I use miles and points to travel First Class, but there are some people who actually pay to fly First Class!
British Airways First Class
Million Mile Secrets reader Michael emails:
I have a friend I’m trying to bring into the miles game. He has good credit (740), but only has … wait for it …. just ONE credit card, which he’s had for years. Only a $2,500 limit. 100% pay on time.
Is he ready to apply for the big bonuses? Or should he get a few more cards and a little more cumulative credit limit by starting with cards like the Chase Freedom, and other beginner cards?
Basically, is a 700+ score and only a single card enough to swing for the fences and apply for 4 or 5 cards with 50,000+ bonuses right out of the gate?
This is a great question! What should you do if you want to start applying for miles and points cards, but only have ONE long-established credit card currently (with a good credit score)?
What’s the Best Way to Start Applying for Miles & Points Credit Cards?
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I interviewed Andy from Military Money Manual and he mentioned that American Express waives his credit card fees under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. However, American Express isn’t required to do this.
American Express Waived Andy’s Annual Fees Because He’s Active Military
There’s a simple way to earn hotel points for a fun activity you’d be doing anyway. We’ve seen how to earn airline miles for dining. Today, let’s see if you can earn hotel points!
- Sign-up for the free Rewards Network
- Enter your credit card information
- Automatically get points in your Hilton or gG account when using your card at 1 of their ~10,000 restaurants, pubs, and clubs