8 Limited Time Card Bonuses That Should Be On Your Radar

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The past couple of months we’ve seen a lot of increased credit card sign-up bonuses. The card issuers are really getting competitive, both in terms of sign-up bonuses and in terms of perks. So I figured I’d use this post to briefly recap some of the increased card sign-up bonuses we’re seeing. In no particular order, here are some of them:

A sign-up bonus worth up to ~$2,000 in travel

The Enhanced Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN is offering a sign-up bonus of up to 100,000 Membership Rewards points — you earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $5,000 within three months, plus an additional 50,000 points after spending an additional $10,000 within three months.

The card has a $450 annual fee, though comes with all kinds of perks that help offset it, including a $200 annual airline fee credit10 Gogo passesaccess to Delta SkyClubs, access to Amex Centurion Lounges, and much more. Perhaps most valuable of all, if you have this card then you can pool all your Amex Membership Rewards points and receive a 35% refund when using the Pay with Points option on your selected carrier.

See this post for more details on the offer.

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Access Amex Centurion Lounges with this card 

75K hotel points and no annual fee

The no annual fee Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card is offering a sign-up bonus of 75,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points after making $2,000 in purchases within the first three months. This is a fantastic no annual fee credit card. A no annual fee card is ideal for holding onto long term, and helps contribute positively to your credit score over time.

See this post for more details on the offer.

Three complimentary nights at a luxury hotel

The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card is offering a sign-up bonus of three complimentary nights at any Tier 1-4 Ritz-Carlton hotel after spending $5,000 within three months. On top of that, you can earn 10,000 bonus points after adding an authorized user and having them make a purchase within the first three months.

While this card has a $450 annual fee, it comes with all kinds of great perks, including a $300 annual airline credit, Ritz-Carlton Gold status (which is also valuable at Marriott properties), a $100 domestic companion airfare benefit, etc.

See this post for more details on the offer.

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Redeem your free nights for a weekend getaway

50K Amex points with no fee the first year

The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN is offering a sign-up bonus of 50,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000 in purchases on the card within your first three months, with the $195 annual fee waived the first year. This is a fantastic business credit card with great bonus categories, so could be worth holding onto long term.

See this post for more details on the offer.

Up to ~$525 in travel

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® is offering a sign-up bonus of 50,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 within the first 90 days. The usual bonus on this card is 40,000 miles upon completing minimum spend, so that’s 25% better than usual. The card has an $89 annual fee, though it’s waived the first year. This sign-up bonus will get you ~$525 towards virtually any travel purchase, which is great.

See this post for more details on the offer.

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You can even redeem your Barclaycard Arrival Plus miles for train travel

30K points on a no annual fee business card

The Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card is offering a sign-up bonus of $300 bonus cash back after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months. While this is technically a cashback card, in conjunction with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Ink Plus® Business Credit Card those points can be converted into “premium” Ultimate Rewards points. This is one of the most compelling no annual fee business credit cards out there.

See this post for more details on the offer.

Up to 70K bonus miles with an airline card

The Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card From American Express and Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express are offering their biggest ever sign-up bonuses. You can earn 70,000 SkyMiles after making $5,000 in purchases within three months, plus an additional 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles, which is great if you’re going for status with Delta. Furthermore, you can receive a $100 statement credit after making a Delta purchase within three months. The card has a $195 annual fee, though the above perks more than justify it, in my opinion.

See this post for more details on the offer.

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Redeem your Delta SkyMiles for Virgin Atlantic Upper Class

The best offer ever?

For nearly two months now, the Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ Card has offered a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 within three months. While the card has a $450 annual fee, it comes with all kinds of worthwhile perks, like a $300 annual travel credit, Priority Pass membership with guesting privileges, triple points on dining and travel, and much more. This bonus might just be the best sign-up bonus we’ve ever seen on a card.

Technically this offer isn’t “limited time,” since this is a new card and there wasn’t a previous bonus we can compare it to. However, I think it goes without saying that this bonus is too good to last forever.

See this post for more details on the offer.

Bottom line

There are a lot of incredible credit card sign-up bonuses at the moment, so I’d highly recommend applying for some cards right now if you can. Not only do many of these cards have great sign-up bonuses, but a lot of these cards also offer great long term perks that more than justify the annual fee.

Will you be applying for any of these limited time sign-up bonuses?


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Comments

  1. I currently have the Amex Platinum and BA Visa. Honestly, I am new to the points/miles game and I have been using these cards incorrectly (from the perspective of maximizing points/miles accumulation) for many years. Live and learn, I suppose. After much deliberation, and your blog and reader perspectives (thank you), I applied online for the CSR last night and was approved. I applied online for the Amex EDP today and was approved. I called both Chase and Amex and asked for an expedited rush on my new cards. Both companies advised me they can’t do so, and I would need to wait the requisite 7-10 business days for the cards to arrive. I have some major expenses occurring within the week that would allow me to hit the minimum spend requirements, but I’m afraid I won’t have the cards in hand. Has anyone had luck with expedited delivery of these cards? How long is it taking to receive these upon online approval?

    Incidentally, I will stop using BA Visa once I receive the new cards. I will also shift spending to the appropriate cards from now on to maximize points accumulation! Thanks for your help.

  2. They rush all of the Chase Sapphire Reserve cards out right now. I applied on a Thursday and had the card by Monday. They said they would email me with a tracking number when the card shipped but they didn’t, I just happened to call to find out the status and they were able to track it and told me it was arriving that day.

  3. Hi, I do not understand your math. How did you come up with $2000 for the Amex Business Platinum. Let’s say I buy a $1,000 ticket using all my 100,000 points, so I get 50,000 points back worth $500, so it seems that the promotion is worth $1,500 or did I went wrong somewhere?

  4. @Omer
    I think Lucky means that you already have access to MR points that you can use to obtain the rebate. If you already have 100k and you get 100k more, you can buy a $2000 ticket and be left with 100k in your account.

    You can also look at it this way: You end up with 115,000 points after meeting the bonus spending. You can’t buy a $2000 ticket but you can buy several less valuable tickets :
    Beginning balance = 115k
    $500 ticket = 50k with 25k rebate = 115-50+25 = 85k balance
    $500 ticket = 50k with 25k rebate = 85-50+25 = 60k balance
    $500 ticket = 50k with 25k rebate = 60-50+25 = 35k balance
    $340 ticket = 34k with 17k rebate = 35-34+17 = 18k balance
    $180 ticket = 18k with 9k rebate = 18k-18k+9k = 9k balance

    Now you’ve redeemed $2020 and still have 9k MR points left.

  5. I can’t figure out why everyone promotes Citi’s no-AF HHonors card at 75k, but no one mentions Amex’s with the same bonus, but for half (1k) the minimum spend. What am I missing?

  6. Wondering how long Chase will keep the 100K bonus for the Sapphire Reserve …
    Anyone’s telepathy …? please …?
    Thanks,
    Mark

  7. Lucky,
    Help me out here please? Isn’t the Sapphire Reserve Card the best card for the $450 annual fee from many aspects?

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