Category Archives: Starwood (SPG)

Living or Working Overseas: Part 7 – Dual Citizens/Residents – Get Extra Points!

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Don’t let living abroad stop you from getting miles and points bonuses from credit cards!

It’s no secret that US banks lead the world in promotional point bonuses for new customers.  They give away lots of points to get a new customer in the hopes that you’ll remain, and spend, with them for years.  Lots of non-US folks wish they could get access to the same deals!

But many US citizens and ex-permanent residents, known as expats, often wonder whether they can still get credit cards if they leave or have already left the US.

Perhaps they’ve relocated for a job or have gone for an extended trip abroad.  Some expats have left permanently to start a new life.

Credit Cards For Dual Citizens

Living Overseas Can Give You More Than a New View…It Can Give You the Chance to Get New Credit Cards!

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Can Your Blog Qualify You for Business Credit Cards?

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Million Mile Secrets reader Andrew commented:

Can blogging count as a small business to apply for business credit cards?

Can Your Blog Qualify You For Business Credit Cards

Andrew Can Get a Business Credit Card If His Business Is Blogging

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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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