Credit Card Application Batch – May/June 2016

Over the past few months I decided to apply for 3 more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards:

AMEX Platinum Card:
-100,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 in the first 90 days (this offer is no longer available, now it’s 75,000 after spending $5,000 in 90 days)
-$200 Airline fee credit
-Global Entry fee credit
Top Reason for Applying: To build up my AMEX points for ANA Business Class award redemptions

AMEX Platinum

AMEX Platinum

Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card:
-2 nights for free at any Ritz-Carlton up to Tier 4 after spending $4,000 in the first 90 days
-$300 Travel fee credit
Top Reason for Applying: To use the 2 free nights for an upcoming reservation at Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay ($1,600 value)

Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card

Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card

Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Business Credit Card:
-30,000 Alaska Airlines miles after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days
-(1) $99 Companion fare per year
Top Reason for Applying: To build up my Alaska Airlines miles prior to the Virgin America merger

Alaska Business Card

Alaska Business Card

*Giveaway!!!* (For Subscribers Only):
Be the first subscriber to guess how many credit cards I currently have active and you’ll win Global Entry! Comment with the # below. Closest guess to the correct answer posted by July 12th @ 9PM PST wins. 1 entry per person.

For new Global Entry members to enroll in the US CBP Global Entry program. It’s valid for 5 years and include TSA PreCheck too! I’ll contact you via email to process the prize.


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7 Responses

  1. Behrooze says:

    My guess is 22!

  2. Randizzle says:

    Hate you Behrooze. That was not a guess. 🙁

  3. hans says:

    damn, I’m too late to the party.

  1. June 18, 2017

    […] American Express offers many credit cards but the most elite option available to the general public without an invite is their Platinum card. It is an excellent option for the active traveler as the value of the benefits outweigh the annual fee. The current signup bonus ranges from 60,000 to 75,000 AMEX points after spending $5,000 within the first 90 days, although previously there have been better offers. […]

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