A great way to take advantage of your good credit is to cash in on high bonus credit card offers. After all, if you’re going to get a new credit card you might as well consider the upfront bonuses many of the card issuers offer.
Not every offer will make sense though; some include exorbitant annual fees or high interest rates; so we’ve weeded down the good from the bad. Below you will find a short list of the best bonus credit card offers available today. Be sure to read through the descriptions carefully.
Most include up to $500 right out of the gate with moderate annual fees and a variety of other important rewards and perks so have a look and see if you can find a big bonus credit card to capitalize on.
Ink Plus Business Card – Don’t let the business moniker shy you away, anyone can own the Ink Plus Business Card and take advantage of it’s 60,000 Bonus point offer. Those points are earned after spending $5,000 in the first three months, and can be redeemed for $750 in travel rewards.
Five points per $1 spent are earned on office supply and utility purchases, Tow points per $1 spent are earned at gas stations and hotels and one point per $1 spent is earned on all other purchases. So long as your Ink Plus Business Card account remains open, points never expire and there is a $95 annual fee charged.
Chase Sapphire Preferred Card – Chase was kind enough to just bump their intro bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card from 40,000 points to 50,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first three months of card ownership.
Those 50,000 points are good to redeem $500 in gift cards OR $625 in travel rewards (always a 25% bump in value when you use your Chase Membership Rewards points for travel).
This card has no foreign transactions fees, a $95 annual fee that is waved during the first year and also includes 5,000 bonus points after you add an authorized cardholder to the account (and make a purchase within 3 months). With the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, double points are earned on all restaurant and travel purchases, single points on everything else.
British Airways Visa Signature Card – The largest bonus you’ll find today comes from the British Airways Visa Signature Card in the form of 50,000 Avios. Cardholders can earn 50,000 Avios after spending $2,000 in the first three months of account opening. On top of that, if cardholders spend $30,000 in a calendar year, a Travel Together ticket is awarded (good for two years).
Triple Avios are earned for each dollar spent on BA flights, and single Avios are earned per dollar spent on everything else. There is a $95 annual fee to own the British Airways Visa Signature Card.
Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card – The card with one of the smaller spending hurdles on our list, the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card opens with 80,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first three months.
In addition, every anniversary year, cardmembers will earn a free night’s stay at any category 1-5 Marriott hotel. Five points are earned per $1 spent at Marriott locations, two points are earned per $1 spent on travel (flights and car rentals) and one point is earned per $1 spent elsewhere.
The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card has an annual fee of $85, AND offers 7,500 bonus points after adding an authorized user (that makes a purchase in the first 3 months of account opening).
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