This link to the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card will net you 25,000 Membership Rewards points with $2,000 in spending over the first 3 months. Plus, there is will be no annual fee for the first year. Membership Rewards points are renowned for their flexibility. You can transfer them into a ton of travel rewards programs including Delta, Jet Blue, Virgin, Qantas, British Airways, Hilton and Hyatt, often with very lucrative transfer bonuses (Starwood and Hilton transfers currently get an extra 25%). This is a full-fledged rewards card: you earn 3x points on airfare (yes, that makes this better than any airline card), 2x on gas at U.S. stand-alone gas stations and U.S. stand-alone supermarkets, and 1x on other purchases. It also comes with a full slate of Amex benefits like extended warranty and return protection.