Category Archives: Starwood (SPG)

How to Start Applying for Miles & Points Credit Cards

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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)?

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What’s the Best Way to Start Applying for Miles & Points Credit Cards?

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Blog Giveaway: $400 in Disney Gift Cards!

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Giveaway time!  I hope you win!  This week we’re giving away $400 in Disney gift cards!

 Blog Giveaway: $400 In Disney Gift Cards!

Just Like Magic – We’re Giving Away $400 in Disney Gift Cards!

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News You Can Use: AMEX 50,000 Business Gold Card, 10,000 American Airlines Miles for Dining & Starwood Hotel 20% Transfer Bonus

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1.   50,000 Point AMEX Business Gold Rewards

Via View From the Wing, American Express has increased the sign-up bonus on the Business Gold Rewards card to 50,000 points after you spend $5,000 in the 1st 3 months.  But you must be approved by July 30, 2014 to get the increased bonus.

Usually, the sign-up bonus is 25,000 points after meeting the same minimum spending requirement.  So this is double the regular offer!  This is a much better deal than my link for 25,000 points, but I’ll tell you about a better offer even if it doesn’t earn us a commission. :)

News You Can Use  AMEX 50000 Business Gold Card 10000 American Airlines Miles For Dining Starwood Hotel 20 Transfer Bonus

Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for Travel, Gift Cards, or Transfer to Partner Airlines and Hotels

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – June 2014

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1.   You learned which cards to load to Bluebird now that you can no longer load Vanilla Visa cards.

US Bank and Metabank Gift Cards Still Appear to Work to Load Bluebird at Walmart

US Bank and Metabank Gift Cards Still Appear to Work to Load Bluebird at Walmart

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Only 1 Week for the Limited Time up to 30,000 Point Starwood Card!

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Update:  A credit card offer in this post, may no longer be available, but check the Hot Deals for the latest offers!

There’s only 1 week left to apply for the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express up to 30,000 point sign-up offer.  This offer usually only comes around once a year, so you’ll probably have to wait until next summer if you don’t get it now.

The increased bonus applies to both the personal and business versions of the card.  But you have to apply by June 30, 2014.

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Where Will You Go With 30,000 Starwood Preferred Guest Points?

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