Weekend Rewards Card Round-Up: 75k Business Gold, 50k Amex, and More…
I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I’ve been out enjoying the SXSWi festivities and I’m pumped about next week’s music portion.
Anywho, here are some recent haps in rewards card world. The 75k Business Gold offer didn’t go away Friday, and the other LTO Amex offers are still around (for now).
50,000 American Express Premier Rewards & 45,000 Delta Gold
Edit: Cardmatch doesn’t guarantee this offers. All offers are different based on each persons data.
If you’ve been in a cave or haven’t heard – there are some limited time offers through creditcards.com for the American Express Premier Rewards Gold card and the 45,000 Delta Gold card.
The feeling is that these offers will be ending sometime soon, because they have been live for a couple of weeks already. To see if you qualify for the offers, click the CARDMATCH tool and then click “offers matched for you” on the top left of the page. From there, you will need to fill in the form, but you don’t have to enter in your Social Security Number.
Important: On the Amex Premier Rewards Gold card, the terms say:
“Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months or any other Consumer ZYNC®, Green or Gold Card or Platinum Card® account within the last 90 days.”
British Airways 50,000 Offer
The 100,000 British Airways offer went away a couple of weeks ago and has been replaced by a 50,000 British Airways offer. The 50,000 Avios are earned after spending $1,000 in 3 months. You no longer have the option to earn 50,000 more Avios through extra spending requirements. I know this is a bummer for some, but for others who weren’t going to hit the additional spending thresholds, things remain the same. The full card details are below:
- You will get 50,000 bonus Avios after you make $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
- Plus pay no foreign transaction fees when you travel abroad
- You will also get 2.5 Avios for every $1 spent on British Airways purchases and 1.25 Avios for every $1 spent on all other purchases
- Every calendar year you make $30,000 in purchases on your British Airways Visa card, you’ll earn a Travel Together Ticket good for two years
- Chip with Signature Technology allows you to use your card for chip based purchases in Europe & beyond, while still giving you the ability to use your card as you do today at home
- The $95 annual isn’t waived
US Airways Card Drama
The links to the US Airways card seem to change every week. Now, it appears that people were being denied for the last offers because they didn’t have Preferred status with US Airways. I’ve updated the sick deals page with the most current offer that seems to be working.
The link below isn’t my affilate link so I can’t guarantee it, but it is better than my affiliate link (which I’ve removed from the site a while ago).
If it doesn’t seem to be working, check the Flyertalk thread for an updated link (and to read success stories). This offer is for 35,000 Dividend Miles on first spend and no annual fee. Read the T&Cs at the bottom of the application.
There’s also a business version for 25,000 Dividend miles and $79 annual fee.
75,000 Business Gold American Express Offer
Just a couple of days ago, Amex came out with another 75,000 Business Gold offer. You can read my full write-up here and you have until March 14th to apply. I like the 75k bonus, but there’s a spend of $10k to meet.
Throwing an App Party?
Here are some options to add to an App Party if you’re looking to take advantage of the Amex or Barclays cards offers before they disappear. [Remember, you should only be applying for cards with minimum spending requirements that you're comfortable with and if your credit score is in good condition. Also, if you're paying interest, you're not truly traveling classy on pennies.]
My top picks for Chase are the Ink Bold® or Ink Bold®. Jordan was just approved for the Ink Plus this week. We are pumped about the 50,000 sign-up bonus! Gotta restock the Ultimate Rewards balance. Plus there’s still great value with the 5x earning and 2x earning the card gives you. If you’re looking to top off your Southwest account for the Companion Pass, then there’s the Southwest card options. Best domestic value out there.
For Citibank, I would recommend looking at the AAdvantage offers before the merger in October is complete. If you’re maxed out on AAdvantage cards then I would look at the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card where you still get Gold status and two free weekend nights. Good thing there wasn’t a points sign-up bonus with Reserve.
I hope this helps as you weigh through your options, and don’t hesitate to email/comment if you have any App Party questions.
[Disclosure: I do receive a referral for some of the cards mentioned in this post, but do not for the AAdvantage offers, US Airways, and Amex offers. Only apply through my links if you're satisfied with the service I provide. Thanks for the support if you do!]
— Noob Master