Top 10 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers – October 2018
Are you fully aware of how valuable that space in your wallet or purse is? Credit card companies are in heated competition right now, offering strong perks and $500+ value a pop during the first year to try out a new card. These are the top 10ish credit card offers that I would apply for in October 2018, if I didn’t already have most of them. Please see links provided for full details. Recent changes:
Removed IHG Hotels card as limited-time offer expired. Now 80,000 points.
Removed Gold Delta Skymiles Amex as limited-time offer expired. Now 30,000 points.
If you pay off your balances every month, then you can join me and many others in funding a huge chunk of your annual travel with cash credits, points, and miles. You don’t need to be a “I only fly business class” world traveler. I mostly use my rewards points on domestic economy flights, mid-class hotels like Staybridge Suites and Courtyard Marriott, and cheap car rentals. If you have credit card debt, you should focus on paying that off first as the interest charges could offset most of the perks.
Note: Certain Chase cards have a “5/24 rule” which is an unofficial rule that they will automatically deny approval on new credit cards if you have 5 or more new credit cards from any issuer on your credit report within the past 2 years. This rule applies on a per-person basis, so if you are new, you might want to start with those Chase cards.
60,000 Hyatt points (enough for two nights at any Hyatt). 40,000 Bonus Points after $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. Plus an additional 20,000 Bonus Points after a total of $6,000 in purchases within the first 6 months. See link for details and rough valuation of points.
$95 annual fee, free night award upon card anniversary.
Up to 100,000 Avios points. 50,000 Avios after $3,000 in purchases within first 3 months. Additional 25,000 Avios for $10,000 in purchases within first year. Additional 25,000 Avios for $20,000 in purchases within first year. See link for details and redemption tips.
Free Travel Together companion ticket when you spend $30,000 in calendar year.