Best Credit Card Bonus Offers of 2017

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See offers matched with your credit profileA 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.

Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®Barclay Arrival Plus MasterCard.jpeg – All new Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard members will receive 50,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 in the first 90 days of card ownership. Double miles are earned on ALL purchases (best of any travel card today) and a 5% bonus is earned when you redeem your miles for travel.

Also included on the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard is a 0% intro APR for 12 months for each Balance Transfer made within 45 days of account opening. (After that a variable APR will apply, 16.49%, 20.49% or 23.49%, based on your creditworthiness. Please note, there is a fee for balance transfers.)

While everything about this card is top notch, there is an $89 annual fee to contend with (but it’s waived for the first year).

The JetBlue Card – With the JetBlue Card you’ll earn 5,000 bonus points after making $1,000 in purchases during the first 90 days of card membership. Triple points are earned on all JetBlue purchases, double points earned at restaurants and grocery stores and single points per $1 spent on all other purchases. Also included on the JetBlue Card is a 50% savings on eligible inflight purchase (including cocktails and food) and no foreign transaction fees.

The JetBlue Card has no annual fee and if you’re up for it, there’s also the JetBlue Plus Card which includes an increased rewards platform but also a $99 annual fee.

Barclaycard CashForward™ World MasterCard® – The Barclaycard CashForward World MasterCard kicks off by giving new cardmembers a $100 cash rewards bonus after spending $500 in purchases during the first 90 days of account opening.  1.5% cash back is earned on all purchases (no tier levels or spend limits to account for) along with a 5% cash rewards redemption bonus everytime you redeem your cash back (effectively making this card a 1.575% cash back card).

Cash rewards on the Barclaycard CashForward World MasterCard never expire. There is no annual fee to own this card.

Ink Plus Business CardInk 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.

Sapphire_Preferred_CardChase 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_Signature_CardBritish 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_Premier_CardMarriott 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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  1. Ink Plus Business Card is best, I am using this one for five years and it saved me a lot. Last year I earned 2000 miles with it, which I would be glad to spend this year.

    • I’ve got that one as well, Shelley. It’s my main card for all my FinCon related expenses. The upfront bonus at the time was huge too. Thanks for the comment.