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.
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.
1. Up to 1,500 Easy Starwood Points
Via The Points Guy, you can 500 Starwood points when you use the Starwood mobile app to book your next stay and pay with your American Express card. Book and complete your stay by March 31, 2015.
You will earn 500 points per stay on up to 3 stays. So you can earn as many as 1,500 Starwood points.
I Love Easy Deals Like This So Much, I Could Kiss Them!
This is a great way to earn some extra points, if you already have plans to stay at a Starwood hotel!
2. Soon You Can Fly to Belize on Southwest
There are lots of good Cyber Monday promotions going on right now. Many are valid today only.
You could get a free Best Western gift card, or discounts on hotel stays, airline tickets, and rental cars.
Today’s a Great Day for Big Travel With Small Money!
Here are some of the best deals.