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.
The fastest way to Big Travel with Small Money is credit card sign-up bonuses. And I love when it’s possible to get a bonus for the 2nd time!
Via FlyerTalk, you can get the Chase IHG Rewards sign-up bonus again if you’ve had it in the past. Even if it’s been less than the usual 24 months Chase makes you wait since you last got the bonus.
That’s because there’s an exception to the rule that I’ll explain!
80,000 IHG Points Could Get You Free Nights at Intercontinental Hotels, Holiday Inn Hotels, and More
The standard sign-up bonus for this card is 60,000 points after you spend $1,000 in the 1st 3 months. But there’s a better offer for 80,000 points in the Wiki on this FlyerTalk thread.
Emily and I don’t earn a commission from this card, but we’ll always share the best offers with our readers!
Is this card worth getting again? I think so!
In celebration of their Winter Promotion, Best Western has generously donated a $100 Best Western gift card for us to giveaway.
When you register for the Winter Promotion, you’ll earn 500 bonus points for each qualifying stay you book directly through Best Western online. Stays must be completed by February 1, 2014.
Plus, You Can Save Up to 20% at Certain Best Western Hotels When You Book the “Best Value” or “Web Special” Rate
I’ll show you how get in on this promotion and how you can enter to win a $100 Best Western gift card!
1. 2,000 Southwest Bonus Points for Cardholders
Via Miles to Memories, you can earn up to 2,000 Southwest points with the Southwest Dining program. To get the bonus you must be a Chase Southwest Premier or Plus cardholder.
Eat and Earn Southwest Points!
Note: An email was sent to targeted Southwest cardholders. That said, you may be able to take advantage of this offer even if you didn’t receive the email.
Here’s how it works:
Earn 1,000 Southwest Points
- Register your Southwest card with the Southwest dining program by January 15, 2015.
- Spend $25 at a participating restaurant, night club, or bar within 30 days
- Write a review within 30 days
Earn Another 1,000 Southwest Points
- Spend money at participating restaurants or through the Southwest shopping portal and Southwest will double the points you earn up to 500 points. Your purchases must be made by January 15, 2015.
2. Free Internet at Starwood Hotels
Most of us like to use our miles and points for travel, but did you know there are ways to redeem them for unique experiences?
I’ve written about using Chase Ultimate Rewards points for activities and experiences. While you won’t get the most value from your points, if you don’t want to redeem for travel, this could be a good way to use them.
And there are other sites where you can use miles and points for some very interesting adventures (some of which you could never buy outright). Some charge a flat rate, while others put experiences up for auction and the highest bidder wins.
Have a Million Hilton Points to Burn? You Could Be a Formula 1 Driver for a Day!
If you’re searching for the perfect gift for folks who have everything, you might find what you’re looking for using miles and points!
You’ll usually get a better deal by redeeming miles and points for travel. But if you have a lot of points that are about to expire, or can’t think of any other use for them, this could be an alternative for you.