Top 10 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers – December 2020 (Updated)
Updated December 2020.That space in your wallet or purse is valuable, and you should be the one to get that value. By being smart and picky, you can find offers worth $500+ for a single card, all to encourage you to apply and try it out. We do this multiple times a year for thousands of dollars in extra income. These are the top 10 credit card offers that I would personally apply for right now (or have already). Notable recent changes:
New Southwest 80k, AmEx Platinum 10X bonus, IHG 140k, United 70k, JetBlue 100k.
75,000 Membership Rewards points after $5,000 in purchases in first 6 months. See link for details.
10X Membership Rewards points per dollar spent at U.S. Gas Stations and U.S. Supermarkets, on up to $15,000 in combined purchases, during your first 6 months of Card Membership. That’s up to another 150,000 points!
$200 in Uber/Uber Eats credits annually.
5X Membership Rewards points per dollar spent on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel. Starting January 1, 2021, earn 5X points on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year.
Best airport lounge access program including Delta SkyClub and exclusive Centurion lounges.
Up to 80,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points. 50,000 bonus points after $2,000 in purchases in first 3 months. Additional 30,000 points after $10,000 in purchases in first 9 months. See link for details.
Southwest still gives everyone two free checked bags.
More than halfway to Companion Pass. If you can sign up for this one and also the small business version, you can fully qualify for a Companion Pass in 2021/2022. If you put enough spending on this card, you can reach it that way as well.
Up to 100,000 total bonus TrueBlue points. 50,000 bonus points after $1,000 in purchases and paying the $99 annual fee, both within the first 90 days. Additional 50,000 bonus points after a total of $6,000 in purchases within the first 12 months. Limited-time offer. See link for details.
Free first checked bag for you and up to 3 companions when you use your JetBlue Plus Card.
Up to 70,000 bonus United miles. 60,000 miles after $3,000 in purchases within 3 months, plus an additional 10,000 miles after $6,000 total in purchases within the first 6 months. Limited-time offer. See link for details.
Free first checked bag for both you and a companion (a savings of up to $120 per roundtrip) when you use your Card to purchase your United ticket.
Expanded award availability. Having this card makes it easier to find that saver award economy ticket.
20,000 Ultimate Rewards points (can be $200 Cash Bonus) after only $500 in purchases within the first 3 months. See link for details.
5% cash back on grocery store purchases on up to $12,000 spent in the first year. That’s up to $600 cash back the first year. Remember that you can buy gift cards from many retailers (like Amazon or Apple) at grocery stores.
5X points (5% cash back) on rotating quarterly categories.
3X points (3% cash back) on dining out, take-out, and eligible delivery services.
Up to 50,000 Hyatt points. 25,000 Bonus Points after $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. Plus an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after a total of $6,000 in purchases within the first 6 months. See link for details and rough valuation of points.
$95 annual fee, free night award upon card anniversary.
Subject to 5/24 rule.
If you pay off your balances every month, then you can join me and many others in funding a huge chunk of your annual travel budget with cash credits, points, and miles. You don’t need to be a “I only fly business class” world traveler. I mostly use my rewards points on domestic economy flights, mid-range hotels, and cheap car rentals. If you have credit card debt, you should focus on paying that off first as the interest charges could offset most of the perks.
Note: Certain Chase cards have a “5/24 rule” which is an unofficial rule that they will automatically deny approval on new credit cards if you have 5 or more new credit cards from any issuer on your credit report within the past 2 years. This rule applies on a per-person basis, so if you are new, you might want to start with those Chase cards.
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