Best Credit Card Signup Bonuses for October 2017

Best Credit Card Signup Bonuses for October 2017
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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, but if you are diligent about paying your bills on time and in full, the rewards are endless.

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

The Best Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses in 2017

Credit Card Spend Reward
Ink Business Preferred Card from Chase
$5,000 in 3 mos.
80,000 Ultimate Rewards points
Apply
Chase Sapphire Preferred
$4,000 in 3 mos.
50,000 UR Points
Apply
Chase British Airways Card
$20,000 in one year
100,000 Avios
Apply
Citi / AAdvantage Platinum World Elite MasterCard
$4,000 in 3 mos.
50,000 Miles
Apply
Hilton Honors Surpass Card
$3,000 in 3 mos.
100,000 Points + Weekend Night
Apply
Citi Prestige Card
$7,500 in 3 mos.
75,000 Points
Apply

Best Credit Card Signup Bonuses: What You Need To Know

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Ink Business Preferred Card from Chase: 80,000 Ultimate Rewards Points

Earn 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points with the Ink Business Preferred Card from Chase when you spend $5,000 in the first three months of card membership. This card comes with some great spending bonuses, like 3 points per dollar spent on the first $150,000 in travel, shipping services, social media advertising, and internet, cable and phone services. Once you have your points, you can transfer to over a dozen transfer partners at a 1:1 ratio, like Hyatt, Marriott, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and British Airlines. Our travel editor Mark recently used some of his Ultimate Rewards points to take a $20,000 vacation to Australia for next to nothing.

Value: 2.2 cents per point, or $1,760 for the sign up bonus. $95 annual fee.

 

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Chase Sapphire Preferred: 55,000 Ultimate Rewards Points

Earn 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points with the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card. You'll earn 50,000 points after spending $4,000 in three months. This card comes with some good spending bonuses, like 2 points per dollar spent on all travel and dining. These transfer to the standard Ultimate Rewards partners like Hyatt and United. While this card won't give you as many travel perks as its big brother, the Reserve card, you will still enjoy trip protection insurance, as well as waived foreign transaction fees.

Value: 2.2 cents per point, or $1,100 for the sign up bonus.  $0 annual fee the first year, then $95.

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Chase British Airways Card: 100,000 Avios

Earn 100,000 Avios with the Chase British Airways credit card when you spend $20,000 in your first three months of card membership. You'll earn 50,000 Avios with $3,000 in spend in three months, an additional 25,000 Avios with $10,000 total spend in a calendar year, and then a further 25,000 with another $10,000 in spend in a calendar year. We love British Airways Avios- they're one of our favorite currencies to use for short-haul flights on their partners like American Airlines.

Value: 1.5 cents per point, or $1,500 for the sign up bonus. $95 annual fee.

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Citi / AAdvantage Platinum World Elite MasterCard: 50,000 AAdvantage Miles

Earn 50,000 AAdvantage Miles with the Citi / AAdvantage Platinum World Elite MasterCard when you spend $3,000 in purchases in the first three months of account opening. You'll also get Group 4 boarding (this is under American's revamped boarding group policy going into effect March 1st), 25% off in-flight purchases, a free checked bag, and 10% of your redeemed miles back, up to 10,000 miles. Our travel editor Mark redeems over 100,000 miles a year with American, so that rebate of 10,000 miles is worth $150 to him.

Value: 1.5 cents per mile, or $750 for the sign up bonus.  $0 annual fee the first year, then $95.

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Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express: 100,000 Hilton Points

Earn 100,000 Hilton Points with the Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express. You'll earn 100,000 miles after spending $3,000 in three months. Plus, you'll earn 12 points per dollar on Hilton purchases, 6 points per dollar on gas and groceries, and 3 points per dollar on everything else. Even cooler, on your first account anniversary year, you'll earn a free weekend night at any Hilton worldwide! You'll get automatic Gold Status for having the card, and earn Diamond status for spending $40,000 per calendar year.

Value: 0.5 cents per mile, or $500 for the sign up bonus.  $75 annual fee.

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Citi Prestige Card: 75,000 ThankYou Points

Earn 75,000 ThankYou points with the Citi Prestige Card spending $7,500 in the first three months of card membership. This card has been gutted of many of its benefits over the past year, but our travel editor Mark has decided to keep it in his wallet for one key benefit: a fourth night free on any four-night reservation booked through their travel agency. There is no limit to the room rate on that fourth night, so it can really save you some money on splurge trips like honeymoons or anniversaries. Other benefits include spending bonuses like 3 points per dollar on travel, 2 points per dollar on dining, and 1 point per dollar on everything else. You'll also be able to redeem with 14 different travel partners, like Air France, Cathay Pacific, and Hilton Hotels.

Value: $900 in airfare for the sign up bonus.  $450 Annual Fee.

Summary of the Best Credit Cards for Signup Bonuses in October 2017:

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Cover Photo: Flickr / Sean MacEntee