Million Mile Secrets reader, Jamie, tweeted:
Jamie is asking about rumors that Chase will not approve folks for any of their cards if they’ve opened more than 5 cards with ANY bank in the previous 24 months.
This rule is in effect for Chase cards that earn valuable Chase Ultimate Rewards points, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the new Chase Freedom Unlimited card.
But so far, it seems Chase small business cards (like the Chase Ink Plus) and their airline and hotel cards (like the Chase United Explorer and Chase Marriott Rewards Premier card) are exempt from this rule – at least for now.
Green Means Go! So Far, Chase Airline, Hotel, and Small Business Cards Seem Safe From Chase’s New Rules. Get Them While You Can!
However, reports are mixed. And Chase could change their rules at any time, so proceed with caution!
Posted in Business Credit Cards, Chase, Chase Freedom Unlimited, Chase Hyatt, Chase IHG Rewards, Chase Ink Cash, Chase Ink Plus, Chase Marriott, Chase United Explorer, Credit Cards, Ultimate Rewards
Million Mile Secrets reader, Jon, commented:
Is it possible to sign-up for the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier card AND Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus card, then have your spouse sign-up for the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Business card (or another personal card) and link them all to one Southwest loyalty account so you can get 150,000 Southwest points? Because someone said it is almost impossible for one person to get approved for all 3 cards.
Excellent question! Unfortunately, you can NOT link someone else’s credit card to your Southwest loyalty account because the names must match.
And transferring Southwest points from someone else’s account into yours won’t count toward the Southwest Companion Pass.
Want to Fly With a Companion? You Can Open 2 Chase Southwest Cards and Earn Nearly Enough Points for the Southwest Companion Pass. Or, You Could Try for Three. But There Are Some Things to Keep in Mind!
You could try to open all 3 cards yourself. I’ll help you make the best decision!
Posted in Airlines, Airlines, Beginner Tips, Business Credit Cards, Chase, Chase Southwest, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Earn Miles, Save Money, Southwest, Travel Tips
Million Mile Secrets reader, swag, asked:
What other cards offer the “Freeze it” option?
swag is referring to a tool for Discover cards that allows you to suspend account activity on your cards, including authorized user cards, without closing your account completely.
And swag wants to know if other cards have a similar option.
If You’re Worried You Misplaced Your Card, or Don’t Want Purchases to Come Through for Another Reason, You Can Pause Activity on Your Discover Card With Freeze it. But Which Other Banks Allow You to “Freeze” Your Cards?
I’ve looked into it. And I found out the bank with the best spending controls is actually AMEX! I’ll explain!
Posted in American Express, Bank Of America, Barclays, Barclays Hawaiian Air, Beginner Tips, Business Credit Cards, Chase, Chase Ink Plus, Citibank, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Discover, Discover It, Discover it Miles
Folks on Reddit say there’s an offer to earn 70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points with the Chase Ink Plus card when you complete the minimum spending requirements. That’s worth at least $700 in statement credits. Or $875 when you book a trip through the Chase Travel Portal.
You can also transfer them to airline and hotel partners like United Airlines, Southwest, and Hyatt!
The offer runs through May 15, 2016. But it’s only available in-person at a Chase branch.
Where Would You Go With 70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points? Get the Chase Ink Plus Card In-Branch Through May 15, 2016!
You can also apply for Chase Ink Cash and earn 30,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points ($300).
I’ll share the details!
Posted in Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Business Credit Cards, Chase, Chase Ink Cash, Chase Ink Plus, Credit Cards, Hotel Award Booking, Hotels, Hyatt, Save Money, Southwest, Travel Tips, Ultimate Rewards, United Airlines, United Award Booking
Great news for folks with AMEX Membership Rewards points! Via View From the Wing, you can now transfer your points to Etihad. And there are some award flights that are great deals!
For example, you can use Etihad miles to pay fewer points on airline partner American Airlines for a Business Class or First Class ticket to Asia or Europe. And, you’ll save miles on First Class flights within the mainland US and Canada!
Etihad Is the Newest AMEX Membership Rewards Transfer Partner. Use Etihad Miles to Get Great Deals on Certain Flights, Like on Airline Partner American Airlines
I’ll explain how it works!
Posted in Air Berlin, Air New Zealand, Airline Award Booking, Airlines, American Airlines, American Express, AMEX Blue for Business, AMEX Business Gold Rewards, AMEX EveryDay, AMEX EveryDay Preferred, AMEX Mercedes-Benz Platinum, AMEX Platinum, AMEX Premier Rewards Gold, ANA, Business Credit Cards, Business Platinum, Credit Cards, Etihad, Membership Rewards, oneworld, Save Money, Travel Tips, Virgin Australia
Did you know you can get a $75 hotel credit toward dining, spa services, and resort activities at certain hotels if you have the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, AMEX Platinum personal card, Mercedes-Benz card or small business card?
You’ll also get 2 AMEX Membership Rewards points per $1 spent on your stay, and other benefits. This can make your card more valuable!
You’ll Get $75 Toward Dining or Spa Services, and Other Benefits, at Hotels Like the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
I’ll explain how this perk works. And what’s included!
Posted in American Express, AMEX Business Gold Rewards, AMEX Mercedes-Benz Platinum, AMEX Platinum, AMEX Premier Rewards Gold, Business Credit Cards, Business Platinum, Credit Cards, Hotels, Hyatt, Membership Rewards, Save Money, Travel Tips
Update: This offer for the Starwood AMEX cards is no longer available but check Hot Deals for the latest offers!
Ready for a long break? I’ll show you how to earn and use 40,000 Starwood points to get 11 award nights at Starwood Category 2 hotels worth well over $1,000!
The best part is you’ll pay nothing or very little out-of-pocket. This is an excellent way for folks to get Big Travel with Small Money in popular spots like Cancun and Las Vegas!
Relax, Stay a While! 40,000 Starwood Points Is Enough to Stay 11 Nights in Places Like Cancun, Punta Cana, and Orlando!
I’ll show you how it works so you can start planning your extended getaway!
Posted in American Express, AMEX Starwood (SPG), Beginner Tips, Business Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Hotel Award Booking, Hotels, Save Money, Starwood (SPG), Travel Tips