Update: As of January 2018 You can no longer load Amex Offers via Twitter. Read more here.
Getting Multiple Twitter Accounts
As you may have noticed, these past few days have been rich with Amex Offers. Hopefully you haven’t missed out, but if you have, now is the time to get your system in place for the next great offer.
One of the best ways to go is to sync all of your cards through a Twitter account. Unfortunately Twitter can make that quite difficult. If you start creating accounts, you will quickly learn that they begin asking you for a phone number for verification. If you are like me, you only have so many of those.
A few months ago when the Smart & Final Amex Offer came out, I wrote about how to create Twitter accounts and why I was on a Twitter spree. At that time I created a Twitter account for all of my non-Amex issued cards. (The ones that I can’t load via the American Express website.)
Unfortunately that system has left quite a few holes since I am not always able to load my non-Twitter synced cards on the Amex website. In fact, this morning I was burned, because I wasn’t able to get the Office Depot offer on all of my cards. Thankfully I have been slowly ramping up my Twitter registrations and I only missed out on the offer for a couple of my cards.
Registering A Lot of Twitter Accounts
Here is what I am doing to get a lot of accounts, since Twitter doesn’t make it quite easy. Twitter tracks your IP and when you create multiple accounts it asks for a phone number. So:
- Sign-up for an account while on WiFi away from home.
- Use your phone’s internet connection.
- Borrow a friend’s phone to sign-up.
- If you are traveling, make sure to pickup an account or two at each new spot.
- You can also download an app like Burner which will give you phone numbers, but it costs money.
Remember you only need to sign up on the other devices/connections. Once the account is created, you can manage it from your computer without any problem. These past few days I have been on the road and I have made it a point to pick up an account every time I think of it. Over the course of a few days I have easily registered 12 new accounts.
Update – Two Even Better Methods
A couple of days after publishing this post I stumbled upon two new methods. I did publish them as part of my step by step guide about automating your Twitter accounts to sync with Amex Offers, but I thought it would be prudent to add them here.
- Several readers have said you can verify an account with your phone number and then remove it. The phone number can then be used to verify another account.
- The second method is the one I stumbled upon and used to sign up for a number of accounts. You can sign up through the Twitter app on iPhone or Android. After signing up, uninstall the app and then reinstall. You can then sign up again. The app doesn’t require a phone number and I was able to do this over and over.
Singing Up & Syncing
I sign up for the account on whichever device works and then I go back to my main computer to verify the email address, sync the account to my card, tweet out any necessary offers and then finally add it to my Tweetdeck. I also setup a fully automated system so new offers are automatically tweeted. You can find out more here.
Account Naming System
While this is not required, I have a simple system for Twitter account names. I use a specific phrase followed by the last four digits of the card number. This makes things much easier to track. For example if my phrase was “sunshine” and the card ended in “1055”, then my Twitter name would be “sunshine1055”.
Signing up for multiple Twitter accounts is a real pain. Fortunately once it is done then you should be on a fast track to a ton of great offers. I am 97% done with all of my accounts and only wish I had felt the push to register all of them sooner. How about you? Is your system different? Let me know in the comments.