Top 10 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers – October 2021 (Updated)
Updated October 2021. 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:
Added Hawaiian 80k, Marriott 125k+FreeNight, Delta 70k/90k, Wyndham 90k, Citi Premier 80k, Platinum 100k, Sapphire 100k, IHG 150k.
100,000 Membership Rewards points after $6,000 in purchases in the first 6 months. Plus 10X points on eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide and when you Shop Small in the U.S., on up to $25,000 in combined purchases, during your first 6 months. See link for details.
$200 Hotel Credits, $240 Streaming Credits, $200 Airline Fee Credits, $200 Uber Cash, $179 CLEAR Credit, $300 Equinox credit, $100 Shop Saks credit and more annually!
$100 Global Entry or $85 TSA PreCheck fee credit.
Premium airport lounge access through the American Express Global Lounge Collection®.
100,000 Ultimate Rewards points (highest ever, worth $1,250 minimum towards travel and more) after $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Up to 25% boost in Ultimate Rewards redemptions. See link for details.
Pay Yourself Back: 100k points = $1,250 back on dining, groceries, and home improvement through 9/30/21.
2X points on Travel and Dining at restaurants worldwide.
$95 annual fee.
Subject to 5/24 rule.*
Alternative: Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. 60k bonus worth $900 towards UR travel. Up to 50% boost on Ultimate Rewards redemptions, 3X on Travel and Dining, Priority Pass airport lounge access, $550 annual fee, $300 annual travel credit.
50,000 points (worth $500 towards travel) after $3,000 in purchases within the first 90 days. See link for details.
2 points for every $1 spent on travel and dining purchases and 1.5 points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
$100 annual Airline Incidental Statement Credit.
Up to $100 credit towards TSA PreCheck or Global Entry application fee.
$95 annual fee.
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. 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.
* 5/24 Rule? 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 24 months (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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