$200 Credit + 25k Points w/ Amex Platinum
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Reminder: use your annual $200 credit towards airline fees by 12/31 if you have an Amex Platinum Card. But don't actually incur fees to do this. Rather, go select an airline and then buy $100 gift certificates on that airline's site in two separate transactions. You'll get your $200 credit, as I have annually for American. Repeat this again on 1/1 for 2013's credit and you'll have $400 in free flights! If you don't have a Platinum, you should consider it for its rich benefits if you travel at least moderately. You can get 25,000 membership rewards points when you signup and spend $2,000 within 3 months. The points are worth $500 or more when used well at the many airlines or hotels affiliated with Amex. Another benefit beyond the 25k points and $200 credit is free airport lounge access for American, Delta and US Air. Taken together, these are worth at least $1,000, which justifies the $450 annual fee. Plus, for $175 total, you can add up to 3 people to share your airport lounge access and select other benefits. See my longer review of Amex Platinum benefits. There is a similar 25,000 point offer on the Platinum Business card.
Get 30,000 bonus miles when you sign up for the Gold Delta Skymiles Credit Card from American Express and spend $1,000 in the first three months from account opening. You'll also get Delta perks and savings like priority boarding, a free checked bag, and a $50 statement credit when you book a Delta flight with your card during the first 3 months. You also get one mile per dollar spent, or 2 miles on qualifying Delta flights and Delta Vacation packages. Plus, there's no annual fee for the first year. If you keep the card after year one, a $95 annual fee applies for each additional year, but saving the cost of checked baggage fees more than makes up for it.
Get 25,000 Starpoints with the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express when you apply via this application. After you use it just once, you'll get 10,000 Starpoints, and after spending $5,000 in the next six months, you'll get another 15,000 points. Plus, you'll earn 1 point per $1 spent, so you'll actually have 30,000 total in your account! Starpoints can be very valuable and are worth much more than $0.01 each. They can be attractively redeemed at Starwood family hotels (Westin, Sheraton, St. Regis, etc.) and can be easily transferred at a 1.25:1 ratio to most major airlines (ie: 20,000 Starpoints = 25,000 American Airlines miles). This card has also won SmarterTravel's Award for "Best Travel Rewards Card" in the past. The APR is 15.24%-19.24% variable. Plus, with this offer, the $65 annual fee is waived for the first year.
Get $100 Reward Dollars, which is good for a $100 statement credit, when you sign up for the American Express Blue Cash Preferred Card and spend $1000 in the first 3 months. Plus, get one year of Amazon Prime after you sign up for a new membership with your card and meet the spending requirement in the same time period. You'll also earn 6% back on the first $6,000 you spend on groceries each year, 3% back at U.S. gas stations and select department stores, and 1% back on everything else. There's a $75 annual fee, but you'll get 0% intro APR for the first 15 months.