As you can see from the shot above, all 6 were approved! This was a great haul of points and more! The first thing you may want to look at if you are considering a business card is your own EIN number as you can see from the linked post. Also, if you are ever applying for US Bank cards it is a very smart move to FREEZE your ARS & IDA as they do nothing but cause us pain!
So what cards and why? Here we go.
1) The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN
Why Lisa likes it. She will be able to get 3x points booking airline tickets directly on Delta.com. The other option would have been the personal version of this card as I talked about HERE to get the best value for Skymiles2015. However as a business card this was a simple choice and also will end up with 30,000 points after meeting $5,000 in spend with no 1st year fee for the card.
2) Citi Aadvantage 100k card. (link at the bottom of my best points cards tab).
A no brainer choice. 110,000 points after $10,000 spend and $200 credit means we are basically buying 110,000 AA points for $250. THAT is an amazing deal and we may push it and try for another in 31-ish days if the offer is still going.
3) Discover it® card
Why Lisa likes it. Similar to the Chase Freedom card this one can net you 5% back depending on the promotional category each quarter of the year max $1500 in spend. We will not max out each quarter but those we can we will reap so SWEET rewards and the card has no annual fee. Another simple and good choice and a card all should have on hand. I will add one next round.
4) USbank ✈ FlexPerks® Travel Rewards Visa Signature®
Why Lisa likes it. She can send all her FlexPerks points she earns to my account (yes you can do that) and 20,000 more points after spending $3,500 gets me another ticket up to $400 for a positioning flight for a great mileage run. Thank you, Lisa I love FlexPerks points. NO annual fee 1st year.
5 & 6) 25k Alaska Air cards. (link at the bottom of my best points cards tab)
This one is 25k points and $100 statement credit with $1,000 spend. Simple and makes the non-waived fee basically free 1st year. After personal app a biz app popped up. Since she started from the same 25k/$100 offer landing page she pressed the reps to give the same $100 credit when she activated the card. They said they could not but would waive the 1st year fee. So, she NET got PAID $25 for the two cards for year 1 and 51,000 Alaska Air points we can use to book Delta flights!
Overall a very good day I would say applying for cards that resulted in 191,000 points, $400 towards a ticket, and the Discover IT card that will give us some very nice cash back! The only card that cost her anything in 1st year fee was the AA card and it was well worth the cost. Do you have a round on the way soon? – René
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