Friday, July 1st, 2016, 11:39 am
Roundup Of Limited Time Increased Credit Card Signup Bonuses From AMEX, Capital One, Chase, And Citibank
American Express Limited Time Offers:
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Until July 6th, the consumer and business Gold cards are offering 50K miles for spending $2,000 in 3 months plus a $50 statement credit for making a Delta purchase in the first 3 months. The $95 annual fee is waived for the first year.
The consumer and business Platinum cards are offering 60K miles and 10K Medallion Qualifying Miles for spending $2,000 in 3 months plus a $100 statement credit for making a Delta purchase in the first 3 months. These cards also provide an annual companion certificate, bonus MQMs based on threshold spending, and have a $195 annual fee.
All 4 cards provide free checked baggage, priority boarding, and other Delta benefits.
-The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express offers $150 cash back for spending $1,000 in 3 months, 6% cash back on US grocery stores (up to $6K/year), and 3% cash back on US gas and department stores. If you apply by 8/3/16 the annual fee will be $75 annual fee, otherwise it will be $95.
-The Blue for Business® Credit Card from American Express offers 10K MR points for spending $1 and another 10K MR points for spending $5K in 6 months if you apply by 7/29. It offers a 30% bonus on all points earned annually. You must have a Everyday, Green, Gold, or Platinum card to transfer these points to airlines or hotels. No annual fee.
-The SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express offers a $250 statement credit for spending $5,000 in 6 months if you apply by 8/3. It also offers 5% cash back at office supply stores and wireless phone bills. You also get 3% cash back on your choice of: Airfare, Hotels, Car rentals, gas stations, restaurants, advertising, shipping, or computer hardware/software/cloud services.. There is no annual fee.
Capital One Limited Time Offers:
Note that Capital One does a credit pull from all 3 credit bureaus when applying for cards, though some have had success getting a card with 1 pull by freezing the reports by 2 of the 3 credit bureaus. More info on freezing from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.
However Capital One cards are still fully churnable, so you can earn the bonus on the same card multiple times without any waiting period.
-Capital One Spark Cash for Business offers $500 cash back for spending $4,500 in 3 months for a limited time only. This card offers 2% cash back everywhere and there are no foreign transaction fees. $59 annual fee is waived for the first year.
-Capital One Quicksilver Cash Rewards Credit Card offers a free Uber ride (up to $15) for every 9 rides that you take through 3/31/17. This card offers $100 cash back for spending $500 in 3 months, 1.5% cash back everywhere, and there are no foreign transaction fees. No annual fee.
-Capital One Venture offers 40K points for spending $3K in 3 months for a limited time only, plus 2 points per dollar everywhere, and there are no foreign transaction fees. $59 annual fee is waived for the first year.
Chase Limited Time Offers:
-Chase Marriott is offering 80K points for spending $3K in 3 months plus 7.5K points for adding an additional user for a limited time only. There is an $85 annual fee. You’ll also get a free night at a category 1-5 hotel every anniversary.
The Marriott program is split into “categories” and “tiers.”
Marriott has 9 categories of hotels that range from 7,500 to 45,000 points per night or 6,000 to 40,000 points per night when they’re on PointSavers.
Marriott also has 5 tiers of Ritz Carlton hotels that range from 30,000 to 70,000 points per night or 20,000 to 60,000 points per night when they’re on PointSavers.
When you stay 4 nights you get the 5th night free. You can browse hotels in each of those categories and tiers via the find button on this page. While there you can look at the additional free night you receive at signup besides for the bonus points at category 1-4 hotels.
You can also transfer points into miles here. The ratios aren’t great, but if you need some Southwest points for Companion pass status that can be worthwhile.
Citi Limited Time Offers:
-The Citi AAdvantage Executive Mastercard is offering 60K AA miles for spending $5K in 3 months for a limited time only.
Cardholders can save up to 7.5K off round-trip awards to rotating destinations. With the card, discounted short-haul awards are just 6.5K miles one-way. After spending $5,000 on the card you’ll have 65K miles, or enough for up to 10 short-haul flights.
The card carries a whopping $450 annual fee, though it’s refundable if you close it within 37 days of that being billed. Sometimes the fee is billed on the first statement, sometimes its on the second statement.
Cardholders receive a full Admirals Club membership which allows you to bring your entire immediate family or 2 guests into the lounge. Up to 10 additional cardholders are free and they can also can access AA lounges and bring in their own guests or families for free as well.Membership alone is normally $550/year and this is the only card that gives a full Admirals Club membership that works for access even when you’re not flying on American (The Citi Prestige card doesn’t give access if you’re not flying American).
Admirals Club members can also access partner lounges from Alaska, Qantas, and other airlines.
There are no foreign transaction fees with the card. You and 8 companions get a free bag when flying on American as well as priority checkin, security, and boarding. You’ll also get 25% off in-flight food, beverages, and headsets.
If you spend $40K on the card in a calendar year you’ll get 10,000 bonus elite qualifying miles.
The card also offers free Global Entry or Pre-Check membership, which are amazing time savers for even infrequent flyers.
-The Citi Hilton HHonors card is offering 75K Hilton points for spending $2K in 3 months for a limited time only. There’s no annual fee. You’ll also get Silver elite status for as long as you’re a cardholder. If you spend $20K/year you’ll get Gold status.
There’s no limited time offer for the Citi Hilton Reserve card, but it’s a great card as it which gives 2 free nights at any Hilton in the world (including the excellent Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem). It also gives Gold elite status for as long as you’re a cardholder, which gets you free breakfast, including the most over-the-top breakfast I’ve had in my life at the Waldorf Jerusalem. If you spend $40K/year you’ll get top-tier Diamond status, which confirmed room upgrades and space available suite upgrade at hotels like the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem. This card has a $95 annual fee.
-The Citi Prestige card offers 50K ThankYou points for spending $3,000 in 3 months for a limited time only. The points are transferrable to several airlines and hotels or 50K points can be used for a $500 gift card, $665 of airline purchases, or $800 of travel on American.
The Prestige card offers 3 points per dollar on airfare, hotels, and travel agencies, and double points on dining and entertainment.
There is a $450 annual fee. However the Prestige card comes packed with awesome benefits:
1. $250 annual air travel credit. No need to pick an airline. No need to buy a gift card. Just a straight credit for up to $250 of whatever you spend from any airline including tickets, bag fees, seat fees, etc. In your first cardmembership year you can get $250 back in 2016 and $250 back in 2017, which more than covers the annual fee.
2. Free American Admirals Club lounge access for you and your family or you and 2 guests when flying American.
3. Priority Pass lounge membership with free guest access for your family or 2 guests when flying any airline. Additional Prestige cardmembers are just $50 and they also get their own Priority Club lounge membership with free guest privileges. The Priority pass membership that comes with the AMEX Platinum card doesn’t include free guests access, so that’s a nice perk of this membership. Click here to search for lounges in airports across the world.
4. Global Entry or Pre-Check reimbursement. A 5 year Global Entry membership is normally $100 but will be free when paid with the Prestige card. Skip the lines when returning to the US and get Pre-Check included as well. Pre-Check allows you to keep your shoes and jacket on, skip the nude-o-scope, and leave your laptop in the bag. It makes traveling a whole lot easier.
5. A 4th night free on all paid hotel stays. When you make a hotel reservation of 4 or more nights you’ll get the 4th night of the reservation rebated back to your for free. The rates will be the same as on the hotel website and the rates do qualify for hotel elite status and points. Note that the 4th night of the stay will be the rebated night. In some cases the 4th night may cost significantly more or less than the rest of the nights, so always check to see the actual rate for each night. There is no limit to how many times you can take advantage of this offer. You need to use your Prestige card, but you get triple points for hotel spending, so that’s not a bad thing.
Getting more than one Citi card and repeat bonuses:
Citibank doesn’t generally allow 2BMs anymore, though some people have reported success. You can apply for one card, wait 8 days, and then apply for another Citi card. You would have to wait 60 days from the date of your first card application before you can apply for a 3rd Citi card and 60 days from the date of your second card application before you can apply for a 4th Citi card.
Most Citi card applications now require an 24 month waiting period from when you last had that exact card before you can get the signup bonus again.
Citi phone reconsideration (888-201-4523) can be tough if denied, but many people (myself included) have had great luck reconsidering via snail mail! Just write a short letter explaining why you want the card to: Mr. Ken Stork, Office of the President, PO Box 6000, Sioux Falls, SD 57117