Boingo Preferred Plan for American Express Platinum Credit Card Holders, Chase Freedom Refer-a-Friend 20k, and SPG Refer-a-Friend 30k
(Hat Tip to Gary for the heads up on the new American Express Platinum Credit Card Perk)
For those of you with an American Express Platinum Credit Card (Personal, Business, or Mercedes Benz version), there is a new perk available. American Express and partnered with Boingo to offer free unlimited WiFi at over 1 million Boingo hotspots around the world. To sign up, click this link.
Enter your 15 digit American Express Platinum Credit Card number (will not work for Canadian, Australia, or other international cards) and click the Verify Eligibility button.
Assuming you have the right credit card, fill in your personal information and click the Submit button.
To make is even easier to join Boingo hotspots, download and install either the smartphone app or computer program. This app/program will automatically find and alert you to the nearest Boingo hotspot.
Here are the download links for the apps and software:
In the welcome email, it says you can use your Boingo account on up to 4 devices, perfect for the whole family (assuming you have/like 3 other family members).
I’m sure I am the 1 millionth person to tell you this, but Chase doubled the Chase Freedom Credit Card sign up bonus from 10,000 Chase Ultimate Reward Points to 20,000 Chase Ultimate Reward Points. In addition, if you add an authorized user to your Chase Freedom account, you will earn an additional $25 bonus (might be 2,500 additional Chase Ultimate Reward Points, I’m not sure). It is not too late to get in on this quarter’s 5% cash back categories which are restaurants and Lowe’s home improvement stores. The 5% cash back offer is available from now through June 30. Read this post for more info (link).
One of my blog readers sent me an email this morning that he was able to ask Chase for an additional 10,000 Chase Ultimate Reward Points since he received his Chase Freedom Credit Card a few weeks ago. Just like my advice from a few weeks ago (Get 10,000 Chase Ultimate Reward Points or 60,000 Chase UR Points with new Chase Ink Bold/Plus Credit Card Sign Up Offer), if you have applied for the Chase Freedom Credit Card within the last 90 days, you can send Chase a Secure Message and they will give you 10,000 Chase Ultimate Reward Points.
If you have friends or family (I hope you do), you can earn $50 per referral of the Chase Freedom Credit Card, just click here and fill in your last name, zip code, and last 4 digits on your Chase Freedom Credit Card.
Your friends/family will get the same publicly available offer and you will earn $50 per approved referral. You can get up to $500 total during this promotion, which is valid through September 30.
Not to be outdone by Chase, American Express has increased the sign up bonus for their American Express Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Personal and Business Credit Card. The normal offer is 10,000 SPG points after your first purchase, then an additional 15,000 SPG points after you spend $5,000 in 3 months. For 1 month only (offer ends June 30), you will get 10,000 SPG points after your first purchase, then an additional 20,000 SPG points after you spend $5,000 in 3 months. Not a huge difference, but this is as good as the sign up bonus gets.
Your friends/family members will get the currently available sign up bonus and you will earn 5,000 SPG points per approval, up to a total of 55,000 SPG points.
All you need to do is enter your first name, last name, and email address in the top 3 boxes and your friend/family member’s first name, last name, and email address.
American Express will send them an email along with a link to sign up for the credit card.
Here is what your recipient’s email looks like:
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.
Please do not leave a comment below saying something like… “Hey everyone! Email me at grant (at) thomas (dot) com if you want to use my Chase Freedom link!” – I will delete/edit those comments.