Middle Age Miles

Credit Card Applications

Applying for a Soon-to-be-Discontinued Business Card – US Bank FlexPerks Business Travel Rewards
Applying for a Soon-to-be-Discontinued Business Card – US Bank FlexPerks Business Travel Rewards

Applying for a Soon-to-be-Discontinued Business Card – US Bank FlexPerks Business Travel Rewards

Introduction First, I apologize for the continued large gaps between posts. Sometimes real life takes precedence over the blog, and I’ve been buried in activities related to selling our current house and moving into our new townhouse. Today, though, there’s…

No-Lifetime-Language Amex Biz Platinum Offer [Targeted] – What Do We Do with This?
No-Lifetime-Language Amex Biz Platinum Offer [Targeted] – What Do We Do with This?

No-Lifetime-Language Amex Biz Platinum Offer [Targeted] – What Do We Do with This?

The Offer Yesterday, Philly received a targeted email from Amex with the subject line, “Give your business more power with another Business Platinum Card.” The email expressly recognizes that she already has a Business Platinum card and invites her to…

Barclays AA Aviator Business Mastercard – Increased Offer; Heightened Scrutiny
Barclays AA Aviator Business Mastercard – Increased Offer; Heightened Scrutiny

Barclays AA Aviator Business Mastercard – Increased Offer; Heightened Scrutiny

Executive Summary Barclays is offering a an equal-to-all-time-high sign-up bonus of up to 75,000 American Airlines (AA) miles on its Aviator Business Mastercard (not a referral link). The catch is that you might have to work for it, as Barclays…

Approved for another B of A Alaska Air Business Card – hopefully with a 42,000-mile bonus!
Approved for another B of A Alaska Air Business Card – hopefully with a 42,000-mile bonus!

Approved for another B of A Alaska Air Business Card – hopefully with a 42,000-mile bonus!

Introduction I’m in an interesting situation with respect to credit card applications right now. A couple of months ago, after long and thoughtful deliberation, I decided to execute on a 15-month plan to get under 5/24 by 11/1/2020. The driving…

Approved for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa Using a Still-Working Link – Experiment Success! [UPDATED: Sign-Up Bonus Confirmed!] [UPDATE 6/26/19: Link Now Dead]
Approved for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa Using a Still-Working Link – Experiment Success! [UPDATED: Sign-Up Bonus Confirmed!] [UPDATE 6/26/19: Link Now Dead]

Approved for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa Using a Still-Working Link – Experiment Success! [UPDATED: Sign-Up Bonus Confirmed!] [UPDATE 6/26/19: Link Now Dead]

UPDATE as of 6/26/2019 – Unfortunately, the “unofficial” link to apply for a US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa card that we discussed in this article is now dead. Congratulations to those who heeded our advice and picked up this…

Taking a Flyer – Using a Still-Live Link to Apply for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa Card [UPDATE 6/26/19: Link Now Dead]
Taking a Flyer – Using a Still-Live Link to Apply for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa Card [UPDATE 6/26/19: Link Now Dead]

Taking a Flyer – Using a Still-Live Link to Apply for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa Card [UPDATE 6/26/19: Link Now Dead]

UPDATE as of 6/26/2019 – Unfortunately, the “unofficial” link to apply for a US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa card that we discussed in this article is now dead. Congratulations to those who heeded our advice and picked up this…

Citi AA Platinum – Approved Using Mailer with No 24-Month Language
Citi AA Platinum – Approved Using Mailer with No 24-Month Language

Citi AA Platinum – Approved Using Mailer with No 24-Month Language

This article is Part 3 in our 3-part series on Middle Age Miles about our credit card applications in mid-March 2019. This mini App-O-Rama resulted in 2 denials and 1 approval. Our 3 articles in this series are: * Article…

Barclays Arrival Plus Application Data Points – MAM Denied at 13/24; Others Approved at >6/24
Barclays Arrival Plus Application Data Points – MAM Denied at 13/24; Others Approved at >6/24

Barclays Arrival Plus Application Data Points – MAM Denied at 13/24; Others Approved at >6/24

This article is Part 2 in our 3-part series on Middle Age Miles about our credit card applications in mid-March 2019. This mini App-O-Rama resulted in 2 denials and 1 approval. Our 3 articles in this series are: * Article…

Experiment Foiled! Denied for the Ebates Visa Card
Experiment Foiled! Denied for the Ebates Visa Card

Experiment Foiled! Denied for the Ebates Visa Card

This article is Part 1 in our 3-part series on Middle Age Miles about our credit card applications in mid-March 2019. This mini App-O-Rama resulted in 2 denials and 1 approval. Our 3 articles in this series are: * Article…

A Case Study and Success Story of Strategic Card Applications – Approved for Chase World of Hyatt & Citi AA Platinum Cards
A Case Study and Success Story of Strategic Card Applications – Approved for Chase World of Hyatt & Citi AA Platinum Cards

A Case Study and Success Story of Strategic Card Applications – Approved for Chase World of Hyatt & Citi AA Platinum Cards

Like a lot of “power users” of credit card sign-up bonuses and benefits to travel for less, I run up against velocity rules, card limits and other “too many recent accounts”-type barriers that keep me from getting approved for new…