Category Archives: AMEX Starwood (SPG)

Which Credit Cards Let You Get the Sign-Up Bonus Again?

Million Mile Secrets reader Bryce comments:

I’m wondering about eligibility to get sign-up bonuses again.  If I had a credit card, used it, got the bonus, and canceled the card, is there a possibility to apply for the card again and get the sign-up bonus again?

If so is there a time period you have to wait to apply and get the bonus again?

This is 1 of the most common questions asked by Million Mile Secrets readers.  If you’ve had a credit card in the past, can you re-apply and get the sign-up bonus a 2nd (or 3rd, or 4th…) time?

Which Credit Cards Let You Get The Sign Up Bonus Again

Thank You, Come Again! Which Cards Let You Get the Sign-Up Bonus More Than Once?

I wrote several years ago that getting the bonus again depends on the bank that issues the card.  And that’s still true, but the rules have changed!  

The US credit card market is saturated, so banks offer large sign-up bonuses to get you to apply for their cards.  And they hope that you’ll use their cards even after getting the sign-up bonus!

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How Many AMEX Cards Can You Have at 1 Time?

Because the AMEX SimplyCash business card has a limited time offer $250 sign-up bonus, readers have asked me how many AMEX cards a person could have at 1 time.

How Many AMEX Cards Can You Have At 1 Time

Are 4 AMEX Cards the Most You Can Have at 1 Time?

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Valentine’s or St. Patrick’s Day in Europe for 50% Fewer Miles With Flying Blue Promo Awards

Are you hoping to beat the winter blahs by treating yourself to a European getaway?

The new set of Flying Blue Promo Awards from KLM and Air France are now out.  This month, you’ll save 50% off the usual number of miles required to fly between Europe and certain cities.

If you don’t have Flying Blue miles, you can transfer American Express Membership Rewards, Starwood points, or Citi ThankYou points.

There are only 3 North American destinations included this month – Chicago, New York, and Toronto.

Valentines Or St Patricks Day In Europe For 50 Fewer Miles With Flying Blue Promo Awards

The South of France Stays Relatively Mild, Even in the Winter

With the newest Flying Blue Promo Awards, you’ll pay 50% fewer miles between Europe and:

  • Chicago in coach class
  • New York or Toronto in Premium Economy Class

To get the discount, book tickets by December 31, 2014, for travel between February 1, 2015, and March 31, 2015. 

Even if you don’t live in Chicago, New York, or Toronto, there are lots of ways to get to these cities cheaply.  I’ll explain!

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AMEX Has Different Rules for Bonuses on Personal and Business Cards

AMEX recently changed their rules, where you can’t the bonus on a particular PERSONAL card if you had the card previously.  But the rules appear to be different for business and personal cards.

AMEX Has Different Rules For Bonuses On Personal And Business Cards

AMEX Has Different Rules for Bonuses on Personal and Business Cards

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11 Airlines That Allow You to Share Miles

At some point you may want to share miles with someone, whether it’s your significant other, family member, or a friend who’s traveling with you.  Sharing miles comes in handy when you don’t have enough miles in your account for an award ticket.  Remember that you can usually always use the miles to book an award for a friend of family members without transferring the miles.

But sometimes you don’t have enough miles in your account.  So why not just transfer miles when you want them?  Because airlines usually charge a fee to transfer your miles.  But some frequent flyer programs allow you to share miles.

Frequent Flyer Programs That Allow Mile Sharing

Here are 11 frequent flyer programs that allow sharing miles (pooling of miles under 1 account) between family members.  Most of these programs are not US-based, and other than JetBlue, Hawaiian Air, and British Airways, may not be very practical for US readers because they charge fuel surcharges when you use your miles for an award.

11 Airlines That Allow You To Share Miles

Sharing Miles Lets You Travel Together More Often

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