Signup bonuses are a terrific way to boost your rewards balance. Depending on which card you choose it is possible to receive enough points or miles to earn travel awards such as free airline tickets or complimentary luxury hotel accommodations. Most of these offers come with a spending threshold and time restrictions – but they deliver solid value to new cardholders. Check out the following offers which are currently available. Many of these will only be around for a limited time. Be sure to read our comprehensive reviews for a complete rundown of specific terms and benefits.
Citi is now offering new members the chance to earn 75,000 AAdvantage bonus miles once you make at least $7,500 in eligible purchases during the first three months that your account is open. Members also receive the “first checked bag free” benefit on domestic American Airlines and US Airways itineraries (as well as for up to eight traveling companions). There are no foreign transaction fees with this card and account holders also receive Admirals Club membership privileges. When you spend at least $40,000 each calendar year on the card, you will earn 10,000 AAdvantage elite qualifying miles. Members earn double miles per dollar spent on American Airlines purchases and one mile per dollar spent on all other purchases. Cardholders receive a statement credit of up to $100 every five years as reimbursement for the application fee for Global Entry/TSA PreCheck. This card charges an annual fee of $450.
2) Citi Prestige Card
Qualified applicants currently have the opportunity to earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou Points after spending at least $3,000 on the card within the first three months that your account is active as well as a $250 Air Travel Credit each year. Members earn 3X points per dollar spent on air travel and hotels and 2X points per dollar spent on restaurants and entertainment purchases. All other purchases earn one point per dollar spent. This card comes with smart-chip technology and does not charge foreign transaction fees. Cardholders enjoy a complimentary 4th night stay at any hotel of your choice. This card comes with a $450 annual fee.
3) Club Carlson Premier Rewards
New members can earn 85,000 Gold Points upon approval. After you make your first purchase on the card you will earn 50,000 Gold Points. Once you spend at least $2,500 within the first 90 days that your account is open you will earn an additional 35,000 Gold Points. Members earn 10X points per dollar spent at participating Carlson Rezidor hotels (including Radisson Blu) and 5X points per dollar spent on all other purchases. Cardholders earn 40,000 renewal bonus points annually when you renew your card. Once you activate and use your card you will automatically achieve Gold Elite status with Club Carlson. The annual fee for this card is $75.
Earn 60,000 bonus points once you spend $1,000 during the first three months that your account is open. Additionally, members receive a free night’s stay at any one of nearly 5,000 hotels worldwide each year that your account is active (including Crowne Plaza Hotels and Intercontinental Hotels). Cardholders earn 5X points for each $1 spent at participating IHG hotels and 2X points for each $1 spent at restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations. All other purchases earn one point for each $1 spent. As long your account remains open and in good standing, you will automatically enjoy Platinum Elite status. This card does not charge foreign transaction fees. The annual fee of $49 is waived for the first year.