Top 5 Credit Card Signup Bonuses (Updated Regularly)

Top 5 Credit Card Signup Bonuses (Updated Regularly)

Here is a current list of our top five favorite credit card signup bonus offers. Consider all of of these to be “highly recommended.” If you’re new, I realize that it can be scary to apply for any credit card, much less many at the same time. Dip your toe in the water. It is worth it. 

These will be updated regularly as offers come and go. Please comment at bottom with news, questions or issues.

Last updated 5/11/2016

1.  Up to 75,000 Avios with the Chase British Airways Visa, after spending $2,000 in 3 months for 50,000 miles, plus an additional 25,000 Avios when you spend $10,000 more in your first year of card membership.  You earn 3 Avios per $1 on British Airways, and 1 Avios per dollar on everything else.  Value: $1500 or 2¢ each for the 75,000 point offer. 

2. 50,000 Ultimate Rewards Points after you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. With transfer partners like Hyatt, United, and Southwest, it's a great versatile card with double earning opportunities on travel and dining spend.  Value: $1,000 or approximately 2¢ each.

3. 50,000 Citi ThankYou Rewards Points with $3,000 in spending in 3 months on a Citi ThankYou Premier Card; there is a $95 annual fee.  This card also has the most generous spending category bonuses for a "regular" card in the industry: 3x for travel (including gas), 2X for dining out and entertainment, and 1X for everything else.  Value: $800 or 1.6¢ each.  Points can transfer to Hilton, Singapore Airlines, Etihad, and more, or be used for purchases.

4.  80,000 Marriott Points with the Chase Marriott Rewards Card.  You'll earn the bonus after spending $2,000 in 3 months, which is enough for one night at the Ritz-Carlton New York (or more nights at a lesser category hotel).

5.  0% Intro APR for 15 Months with the Chase Slate Card.  While this card won't earn you points, you'll receive free balance transfers, with NO FEES, for 60 days after account opening as well.  This card is an excellent tool to correct mistakes that you may have made in your personal finances.  Value: However much you'll save in interest over the 15 months of 0% APR and 2 months of free balance transfers.

(Note: Chase is a Brad's Deals partner. Read our Advertiser Disclosure for more info.)

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