Best credit card signup bonuses for may – view from the wing gaslighting

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There’s no quicker and easier way to earn a large amount of miles quickly than with a new credit card. And before the holidays is the perfect time to get one, because it’s even easier than the rest of the year to meet the minimum spending required to earn signup bonuses.

• Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card has an 80,000 point signup bonus after $5000 spend within 3 months. That can even be enough for a roundtrip business class award ticket between the US and Europe. (Chase points are super valuable because they transfer directly to a variety of airlines and hotels.)

It earns 3 points per dollar on travel — that’s airlines, hotels, rental cars, tolls, even Uber — and 3 points per dollar on shipping and advertising on social media and search engines, so great for anyone who advertises on Facebook or Twitter, or who spends money advertising with Google. It also comes with $600 protection against theft or damage when you use it to buy your cell phone. ‘5/24’ applies.

Points transfer to United, Hyatt, Southwest, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, Korean Air, Air France KLM, Marriott Rewards, IHG Rewards Club, and Ritz-Carlton. Probably the best all-around credit card, certainly for getting started in the hobby, and with a great signup bonus.

• Chase Sapphire Reserve Card 50,000 point signup bonus after $4000 spend within 3 months; triple points on travel and dining; Priority Pass Select membership with free guests; $300 travel credit make this new Visa Infinite card from Chase with a $450 annual fee the most exciting new entrant of the year. 5/24 applies. Note this is not my referral link, information about the product is neither provided nor reviewed by its issuer.

Cardmembers receive one free checked bag and preferred boarding on American Airlines flights and a companion ticket after $30,000 in spend each year. The 60,000 point offer is gone from both the Citi and Barclays personal AAdvantage cards so I’m surprised to see this Citi bumping up their bonus to a best-ever offer.

Earn 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening. Earn an additional 25,000 bonus Avios after you spend $10,000 total on purchases within your first year of account opening for a total of 75,000 bonus Avios. Earn a further 25,000 bonus Avios after you spend $20,000 total on purchases within your first year from account opening for a total of 100,000 bonus Avios.

• The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN now has a limited-time 100,000 point initial offer — valid through August 8, 2018 and with a high spend requirement. You earn 50,000 points after you spend $10,000 & an additional 50,000 points after you spend an additional $15,000 all on qualifying purchases within your first 3 months of cardmmbership.

It’s also the card with the best benefits. The value proposition here is airline lounges and elite status. It comes with Hilton Gold, Starwood Gold (matches to Marriot Gold), and National Car Rental Executive status. It gets you into Centurion lounges, Delta lounges (when flying Delta), and gives you a Priority Pass card for lounge access. There’s a $200 airline fee credit and the card earns 1.5 points per dollar on purchases of $5000 or more. And this $450 annual fee card is now metal. Here’s my personal version of the card:

While you can no longer get two different personal Southwest cards, you may be approved for a personal and a small business card, the fasted way to a Southwest Companion Pass which is earned after 110,000 points in a year (credit card points including signup bonus points count).

• Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card has an initial bonus to earn 100,000 Points after spending $5,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening with the new Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card! In addition you receive a free night award that can be used at hotels which cost up to 35,000 points to redeem each year after account anniversary.

The card comes with Platinum status, a free night after each account anniversary year, and a free reward night on points stays of 4 or more nights. (That’s better than the ‘ 5th night free’ from Starwood and from Hilton, and amounts to a 25% discount on four night award stays.)

• Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express has an initial bonus of up to 100,000 point after $3,000 in purchases within your first 3 months. Plus earn a free weekend night award after your first anniversary of cardmembership. This limited-time offer ends June 27, 2018.

Each year you spend $15,000 on the card you’ll earn a weekend night reward, and $40,000 in a calendar year earns Hilton Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year. (The card comes with Gold status.) Notably the The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card has a limited-time offer through June 27, 2018 as well – 125,000 points after $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months of cardmembership.