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Getting big credit card sign-up bonuses is the quickest and cheapest way to rack up hundreds of thousands of miles and points each year with very minimal time and financial outlay. Naturally you want to make sure and get the biggest sign-up bonus possible for each card you sign-up for, so when a bank offers a higher than normal sign-up bonus for a card you are interested in, it is the time to consider pulling the trigger. Here are a few new or increased sign-up bonus offers to consider adding to your mileage totals!
Citi Executive American Airlines AAdvantage MasterCard: 100,000 American Airlines miles with $10,000 in purchases in the first three months. Plus, you get $200 in statement credits on purchases in the first 12 months and Admiral’s Club access. The card does have a $450 annual fee, but with the $200 in statement credits that really is more like a $250 out-of-pocket cost (at least the first year). I will happily “pay” $250 for 100,000 AA miles! There are other perks too like free checked bag, earning up to 10,000 elite qualifying miles, and more, but I think that the miles, the statement credits, and the Admiral’s Club membership are the big draws. This offer has been around since January, but it is worth a mention as it seems too good to last indefinitely. As a side note, I know some people that are on their 2nd or 3rd 100k offer via this card….
Wells Fargo Propel World American Express Card: 40,000 points after spending $3,000 in three months
This is a new card that is sort of similar to the Arrival Card in that the points can be used at a fixed value toward travel. Wells Fargo says they are valued at 1 cent each, meaning 40,000 are worth $400, but many on Flyertalk say they get 1.5 cents is value from them. The card pays out 3X points on Airlines, 2X points on Hotels, 1X point on all other net purchases and it comes with a $0 Introductory Annual Fee for the first year, $175 for each year after that. Also note that if you have other Wells Fargo accounts you can get between a 10% and 50% “relationship bonus” each year.
Propel 365: 20,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first three months
This is the “sister” card to the new Wells Fargo World card that comes with a lower annual fee at $0 the first year and $45 after. It pays out 3X points at U.S. Gas Stations, 2X points at U.S. Restaurants, and 1X point on all other net purchases (purchases minus returns/credits). With this one you also earn an annual bonus of 10%, 25% or 50% more on non-bonus rewards points if you maintain a qualifying consumer Wells Fargo Checking or Savings Account, or PMA® Package.
I plan to look more into these new cards myself in the near future.
Are there any other new or temporarily increased sign-up bonuses that have gotten your attention recently?
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