Chase is offering the best sign-up bonus ever on the Continental Mastercard. The offer is 50,000 miles after the first purchase. Stupidly, I signed up for the card a couple of months ago when they were offering 30,000 miles after the first purchase, given that Continental and United’s frequent flyer programs are soon merging, meaning the time remaining to get a Continental credit card is limited. Then they increased the offer to 30,000 miles plus a $50 statement credit. And now there’s this.
For better or for worse, Continental and United miles will probably be combined into a single account sometime early next year, so even if you don’t have a use for 50,000 Continental miles, they can contribute nicely to an award, should you have a balance of United miles.
(Tip of the hat to Gary)