Category Archives: Business Platinum

New Card From American Express! Is It Right for You?

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

American Express has added another card to the AMEX Membership Rewards points earning family!

The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express is a small business card with NO annual fee!  You’ll earn 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account.

Plus, you’ll get 2X AMEX Membership Rewards points on your first $50,000 in purchases each year!

American Express Blue Business Plus Card Review

20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points Is a Great Sign-Up Bonus for a Card With No Annual Fee. And You Can Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Take You All Over the World!

I’ll share my American Express Blue Business Plus card review!

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How to Buy a Car With a Credit Card to Earn Miles

Considering a new car and wondering if it’s possible to rack up a few thousand miles & points using a credit card to buy it?

In short, it is!  And that’s great news for folks looking for ways to meet a card’s minimum spending requirements, if you want to earn extra rewards, or qualify for a yearly spending bonus for a purchase you’d make anyway!

Can You Buy A Card With A Credit Card

Getting a New Car Is Fun. But Earning Miles, Points, or Cash Back for Your Purchase Is Even Better!

I’ll show you how to put some (or all!) of the purchase price of a car on a credit card.  And mention a few pitfalls you should look out for!

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New AMEX Platinum Lounge Partner Starting Today!

Do you use your AMEX Platinum card to visit airport lounges for free?  You’ve now got a few more options!

Via USA Today, starting today, AMEX Platinum cardholders and up to 2 guests can access US Escape Lounges by presenting their card, ID, and same-day boarding pass.

This perk applies to folks who have any version of the AMEX Platinum card, including The Platinum Card® from American ExpressThe Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz, and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN.  

But don’t get too excitedThere are only 3 Escape Lounges in the US.  And one is a Priority Pass lounge, which means folks with AMEX Platinum cards already have access through the free Priority Pass Select membership you get with the card.

AMEX Platinum Escape Lounges

Enjoy a Complimentary Buffet and Premium Drinks for Free in US Escape Lounges With Your AMEX Platinum Card

I’ll explain where you can visit an Escape Lounge for free with your AMEX Platinum card!

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5 Best Small Business Credit Cards for Airbnb Hosts

I recently shared how becoming an Airbnb host can help folks make extra money.

As a host, you can qualify for a small business credit card.  This is a great way to separate your personal and business expenses and earn miles & points or cash back at the same time!

Best Cards For Airbnb Hosting Expenses 2017

You Can Qualify for a Small Business Card as an Airbnb Host, Which Is a Terrific Way Boost Your Miles & Points Balances!

I’ll share the 5 best cards for Airbnb hosting expenses.

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You Can Save a Friend or Family Member $100 With This Card Perk!

Million Mile Secrets reader, Bob, commented:

I have several credit cards that will reimburse me for the Global Entry application fee.  Can I pay for a friend’s application fee using my card and still get the credit?

Excellent question, Bob!  You certainly can!

When you pay the $100 Global Entry fee with cards like the AMEX Platinum or Chase Sapphire Reserve, you’ll automatically get a credit for the charge once every 4 or 5 years (depending on the card).

This terrific perk is NOT linked to the cardholder.  So you can pay the fee for ANYONE and still get the credit.  This is great for folks who already have Global Entry.

If you have a Global Entry fee credit to spare, I’m sure your friends will appreciate you saving them time and money! 🙂

Global Entry Fee Credit

You Can Use Certain Credit Cards to Pay for Someone Else’s Global Entry Fee and Still Get a Credit!  Friends or Family Will Appreciate You Saving Them Money and Time at the Airport

I’ll remind y’all which cards come with the $100 Global Entry fee credit!  And how you can use it to pay the fee for a friend or family member.

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Reader Tip to Help Folks Use the Fewest Points for Airfare

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Million Mile Secrets reader, NB, commented:

A word of caution for other readers.  Always check an airline site to see how many frequent flyer miles they are charging for a flight.  Because even with travel portal bonuses, you might still use fewer miles by transferring points directly to an airline and booking an award flight.

For example, I found Southwest airfare for $211, which would require ~16,880 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from my Sapphire Preferred ($211 cost of airfare / 1.25 cents per point) if booked through the Chase travel portal.

But Southwest was charging 12,601 Southwest points for the same flight.  So I instantly transferred Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest at a 1:1 ratio and booked the award flight.

This is terrific advice, NB!

Some folks can develop certain habits when booking award travel and miss opportunities to save miles and points!

For example, I recently shared 3 examples of booking Southwest flights, which result in different values for your Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

And you’ll likely come across similar scenarios when comparing award flight prices on with other airline transfer partners vs. flight prices through a travel portal.

Book Airfare With Points

A Quick Comparison of Flight Prices Might Save You Thousands of Miles or Points!

I’ll explain why you’ll want to run the numbers when redeeming points for a flight!

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Sell on Amazon or eBay? Boost Your Profits and Earn Points With These Cards

Selling products for profit on eBay and Amazon is a quick small business idea that can help you earn lots of miles, points, or cash back.

Besides the rewards, certain cards offer a way to save money on purchases with select merchants.  So you can use these cards to buy items at a discount, like apparel or auto parts.  Then, turn around and sell them for a profit!

Best Credit Cards To Earn Points Selling On eBay 2017

In Addition to Using an eBay or Amazon Business to Earn Miles & Points, Certain Cards Offer a Way to Buy Discounted Merchandise, Which You Can Resell for a Profit!

I’ll share the best credit cards for folks selling on Amazon and eBay.

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Flash Sale: Discounted Award Tickets to Tropical Destinations!

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Hurry!  Via Points, Miles & Martinis, Delta has award seats to the Caribbean and Florida starting at 10,000 Delta miles each way in coach for travel between September 26, 2017, and November 14, 2017.

But you must book before tomorrow, May 10, 2017, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time!

Delta Flash Sale

Need a Vacation? Visit the Caribbean This Fall With Delta’s Discounted Award Seats!

Let’s take a look at the details of this sale.

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Earn Bonus Hilton Points With Your AMEX Platinum Card!

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Good news!  Via Points, Miles & Martinis, folks with the personal or business AMEX Platinum card can earn 7,500 bonus Hilton points when they stay 2+ nights at nearly any Hilton hotel.

To earn the bonus, you must register for the promotion and complete your qualifying stay by August 7, 2017.  Plus, you need to pay with your AMEX Platinum card.

Hilton AMEX Platinum Promotion

Pay for Your Next Hilton Stay of 2+ Nights With Your AMEX Platinum and Earn 7,500 Bonus Hilton Points

I’ll share the details of this offer.  And show you how you can take advantage of this great deal.

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Top 7 Credit Cards to Get Big Travel With Small Money – May 2017

There have been a lot of new and exciting offers in the miles & points world lately!

When banks compete for business by increasing their credit card perks, we receive the benefits!  Your dream vacation is closer than ever if you know which credit cards to sign-up for.

Best Travel Credit Cards May 2017

You Can Relax Knowing You Got Your Vacation for Nearly Free!

Here are my picks for the best travel credit cards May 2017.

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