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Citi Rewards+: 25,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Update 5/13/21: The link below is now increased from 20,000 to 25,000 (standard offer on Citi website is 15,000). Not sure if the in-branch 30,000/40,000 offer is still around.

Update 10/14/19: This deal is being offered again. Keep in mind there is an in branch 30,000/40,000 points. Hat tip to reader Khmalh

The Offer

Direct link to offer (seems to only be available via Credit Karma)

  • Citi is offering an increased sign up bonus on the Citi Rewards+ card, 20,000 Citi ThankYou points after $1,500 in purchases within the first three months

Card Details

  • No annual fee
  • Card earns ThankYou points
  • Earn 2x points on grocery and gas, up to $6,000 per year, then 1x
  • Earn 1x points on everything else
  • Bonus ThankYou Points are not available if you received a new cardmember bonus for Citi Rewards+℠, Citi ThankYou®Preferred, Citi ThankYou® Premier/Citi Premier℠ or Citi Prestige®, or if you have closed any of these cards, in the past 24 months.
  • Low intro rate on purchases and balance transfers
  • 3% foreign transaction fee
  • 10% rebate on all redeemed points each year, on up to the first 100,000 redeemed points

Our Verdict

Launch sign up bonus was 15,000 points, we also saw a 10,000 point + $100 live nation credit. Still not really worth it because of the 24 month restrictive language, better to get a sign up bonus on the Premier or Prestige.  If you have any questions about Citi cards, read this post as they are most likely answered there.

Source: doctorofcredit.com

You can now redeem points for crypto – but you may not want to – The Points Guy


Brex launches ability to redeem points for crypto — but is it worth it?


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[Expired] [Public & Referral Offer] American Express Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant 125,000 Point Sign Up Bonus + $200 Restaurant Credit [Last Day]

Deal has ended, view more credit card bonuses by clicking here.

Update 4/8/21: This increased 125k + $200 offer is now showing via referral links as well. Hat tip to pfdpfd

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Sign up for the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card and earn 125,000 bonus points and up to $200 back at U.S. Restaurants:
    • Earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
    • Plus, earn up to $200 in Statement Credits for eligible purchases made on your new Card at U.S. Restaurants within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

Offer Ends 5/12/2021.

Card Details

  • $450 annual fee
  • $300 in statement credits each year of card membership for eligible purchases at Marriott properties
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 6x points per $1 spent at participating SPG & Marriott Rewards hotels
    • 3x points per $1 spent at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines
    • 2x points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Free night award every year after your card account anniversary (can be used at any property that costs under 50,000 points per night)
  • Complimentary gold elite status
  • Platinum elite status after you spend $75,000 or more on the card in a calendar year
  • 15 nights towards elite status (you’re restricted to getting this benefit once per Marriott Loyalty program number)
  • Unlimited complimentary priority pass lounge access for you and up to two accompanying guests
  • Statement credit for Global Entry ($100) or TSA PreCheck ($85) every four years
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Free, unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi access
  • Free in-room premium internet access at SPG & Marriott participating hotels
  • Welcome offer not available to applicants who (i) have or have had The Ritz-Carlton Credit Card from JPMorgan or the J.P. Morgan Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card in the last 30 days, (ii) have acquired the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus Business Credit Card from Chase or the Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Business Credit Card from Chase in the last 90 days, or (iii) received a new Card Member bonus or upgrade offer for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card from Chase, Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card from Chase, the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus Business Credit Card from Chase or the Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Business Credit Card from Chase in the last 24 months.

Our Verdict

Previous best bonus was 100,000 points + 25,000 anniversary points + elite status. This offer is the best we’ve ever seen with 125,000 points + $200 credit. Unfortunately, this offer is not available via referral, so no double dipping with a friend.

This can be a good offer for some people, but just keep in mind the massive annual fee. I’d make sure you have a good plan for the Marriott points and resort credit before signing up. We will add this to our best credit card bonus post. There is also an increased offer on the Marriott business card from American Express.

Source: doctorofcredit.com

Best cards to pair with the Amex Gold – The Points Guy


Best cards to pair with the Amex Gold – The Points Guy


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Chase Cards: Earn 5x On Purchases During May – August, Up to $1,500 Spend (Southwest, United, Marriott, Hyatt, IHG, Avios Cards, Disney, AARP, Starbucks, Amazon)

Update 5/14/21: Reader JC suggests that you might have more success activating these offers at their direct links instead of the catch-all link. See the full list of links in this comment.

(Reposting 5/12/21 as emails are now going out about this offer. Also added Amazon to the title. Could be worth checking again now if it wasn’t working for you earlier.)

The Offer

Check all your Chase Offers here (should work for any offer on any card)

  • Chase is offering spend bonuses on their co-branded cards from May 15 – August 15, 2021. The offers are basically 5x on travel and gas stations (and 6x, 7x or 8x on the specific brand) Some sample offers:
    • United: Earn 6x miles on United purchases and 5x miles on travel purchases and gas stations on up to $1,500 in spend

Our Verdict

Not sure if this stacks with the previous deal or not.

Source: doctorofcredit.com

Disney Premier Credit Card from Chase $300 Cash Signup Bonus

The Offer

Direct Link

  • Sign up for the Premier version of the Disney credit card and receive a $300 bonus after spending $1,000 within 3 months. $49 annual fee not waived for the first year.

Card Details

  • Read our full review here
  • 2% in Disney Dream Reward Dollars on card purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants and most Disney locations
  • 1% in Disney Dream Reward Dollars on all other purchases
  • Annual fee of $49
  • Disney perks:
    • Character Meet ‘N’ Greet at a private Cardmember location
    • 10% off select merchandise purchases of $50 or more at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com
  • 5/24 rule now applies to this card

Our Verdict

Previous best offer on this card is $250. This would take up a 5/24 slot and because of that I don’t think it’s worth considering (remember you also pay the $49 annual fee, so bonus is really $251). There are Chase cards with bigger/better bonuses or long term card benefits that can be found here.

Hat tip to Chong786

Source: doctorofcredit.com

Amex launches new flexible payment option for flights as travel bookings surge by 50% – The Points Guy


Spending is at pre-pandemic levels, says Amex, as it launches new flexible payment option for flights


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[CA, TX, CO] AmaZing Business Credit Card $1,500

Update 5/12/21: AmegyBank is offering $1,000 now

Update 3/21/21: There is now a $1,500 bonus. Broken down as follows

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 in the first three month from account opening1
  • Plus, get an additional 100,000 bonus points when you spend $50,000 in the first six months from account opening

Previous best was $1,000 bonus, but that only required $7,500 in spend.

The Offer

  • There are a number of banks that offer AmaZing business credit cards. These cards are currently offering the following bonuses:
    • $500 cash bonus when you spend $4,000 within 90 days of account opening. They also have point options as well (100,000/50,000 points).
    • $1,000 cash bonus when you spend $7,500 within 90 days of account opening
  • The following credit unions offer these cards:

Card Details

  • Amazing cash & rewards earn at the following rates:
    • 3% cash back on cellular services, internet, office supplies, telecommunications (landline), and cable
    • 2% cash back on airlines and car rentals
    • 1% cash back on other purchases
  • No annual fee
  • 0% Intro APR for 6 months on new purchases

Our Verdict

Standard sign up bonus is $250/25,000 points after $2,500 in spend and these cards have long been listed on our best cash sign up bonus pages, unfortunately it seems not all banks that issue these AmaZing business cards are offering the increased bonus. These cards do not report to your personal report, good for those trying to stay under 5/24. Obviously a great bonus, unfortunately we don’t know a lot about any of these banks so please share your experiences in the comments.

Hat tip to reader @Z6CG4dF8idG9EL

Post history:

  • Update 11/10/19: They are all back to $1,000 apart from California which is $500. Hat tip to culdeus
  • Update 2: Looks to be Utah, Idaho or Wyoming
  • Update 9/25/19: It looks like Zion is offering a $1,000 bonus to everybody in AZ, CA, CO, ID, NV, NM, TX, UT, or WY. Hat tip to churnandburn58
  • Update 8/22/19: Arizona is back to a $1,000 bonus.
  • Update 3/19/19: Some are offering a bonus of $500 again. This isn’t as good as the previous bonus of up to $1,000 they have offered in the past. Fine print says the offers expire on 6/33/2019, I assume they might mean 6/23/19 or 6/13/19?
  • Update 09/23/18: Bonuses are back for 2018! Hat tip to reader BarryEgansPudding. Valid until November 30th, 2018
  • Originally posted on 10/9/17, reposting on 10/31/17 because the bonus is also available at Vectra Bank in Colorado.

Source: doctorofcredit.com

Never just 1 point per dollar: Cards that earn 1.5x or more on all purchases – The Points Guy


Earn 1.5x miles per dollar or greater on all purchases with these cards – The Points Guy


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