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Old Jan 27, 11, 9:39 am   #1
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The special credit card offers master thread [Subscription]

This thread is meant to list all current special credit card offers for airlines and hotel program and provide names of non-airline/hotel programs. This will help those who would like to apply for only special offers without going to each forum. If you subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this Thread > Notification Type), you will see this thread bolded in blue when you check your subscriptions (Quick Links - Subscribed threads). Click the small icon (with a small down arrow) next the title of the thread and it will take you to the first post that you have not read. This way, once you subscribe to this thread and someone posts a link to a good offer, you will know of it.

This is meant to be a community based effort. There are so many offers going around that it is impossible for me to keep track of all of them or visit each forum to find special offers. So people who find special offers or come to know of major updates to existing offers should send me a PM. I will then contact the mods to open the thread and make a post.

The reason this thread is closed is because posters were discussing specifics of various offers. Since this thread is a generic thread not devoted to a specific offer, it becomes a waste of time to read the thread. For example if you are interested in the value or use of Virgin Atlantic miles, this is not the thread to discuss that as many people have no interest in VS miles. Such discussion should be in the VS thread. If you see this thread open, it is because I have contacted the mods to open the thread so I can make updates. There is a time gap while they keep it open and I make the updates, so please do not use that opportunity to ask question about a specific offer.

This thread will only be for US credit cards. There are threads for Canada & UK:

Milesbuzz: Canada

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...solidated.html

These are following types of offers I am looking for:

1. Special offers from existing cards - e.g., 100K BA
2. Special transfer promos such as Amex to DL/BA bonus or hotel points to US bonus (many FTers use SPG as their main credit card, so its like transfering credit card miles to US)
3. New credit card announcements e.g., The Ritz Carlton or the Hyatt.
4. The only exception would be companies that issue DL or HH. They have frequent specials and there are dedicated threads for them maintained by PainCorp and michael_v. Please send them any special offers or post in those threads. However if some non-HH/DL product has some transfer special (e.g., TYP - HH) please let me know in addition to PainCorp/Michael_v

When posting offers, if possible please provide the FT discussion links and the deadline for the offer, if any.

The most recent offers to be posted to this thread will be highlighted in maroon.


AIRLINE CARDS

Alaska Airlines

BOA - Personal & Business, 25K and up (added 1/30/14)

American Airlines

Citibank - 50K (added 7/10/13)

Citibank -60K Executive Card (added 10/13/13)

Asiana Airlines

BOA - 38K (added 8/4/15)

British Airways

Chase = 50K no fee in the first year (added 10/31/14)

Delta

Amex - Various offers (added 7/29/13)

Frontier Airlines

Barclays - 40K (added 6/14/13)

Hawaiian Airlines

Barclays - 35K (added 1/15/14)

Harris Bank - 30% DC - HA Transfer Bonus (till 10/31/14, added 10/6/14)

JetBlue

Amex - 20K (added 8/29/13)

Lufthansa

Barclays - 50K (till 11/30/14, added 10/3/14)

Southwest Airlines

Chase - 50K offer is back (new link added 2/14/13)

Sun Country

First Bankcard - 40K (added 10/26/14)

United

Chase - Upto 60K (Business card, added 6/13/13)

US Airways

Barclays - 40K with $89 fee (added 2/10/14)

Virgin America

Comenity Bank - 10K/15K (added 1/15/14)


Virgin Atlantic

BOA - 90K (added 10/6/14)

Amex - 35% Amex-VS Transfer Bonus (added 10/16/14, till 11/30/14)


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HOTELS


Choice

Barclays - 32K (added 11/12)


Club Carlson

US Bank - New Card with 85K Bonus Discussion 1 & Discussion 2

Fairmont

Chase - 2 Free Nights (added 4/20/12)

Hilton

Citi Hilton Reserve - 2 free weekend nights

Various - Ongoing offers for HH (added 2/17/13)

Amex - 33% Amex-HH Transfer Bonus (targeted) (till 11/20/14, added 10/26/14)

Citibank - TYP-HH Transfer Bonus (till 1/8/15, added 10/26/14)

Hyatt

Chase - 2 nights free & $50 statement credit

La Quinta

First Bank - 40K (added 9/21/12)

Marriott

Chase - 70K (added 2/20/13)

Priority Club

Chase - 80K Seems to be available to anyone now. (Added 11/30/11)

SPG

Amex - 50% Amex-SPG Transfer Bonus (added 10/16/14, till 11/30/14)

Wyndham

Barclays - 45K (added 7/10/14)

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OTHERS

Amex Premier Rewards


Amex - Mercedes Benz 50K (added 7/22/12)

Amex - 50-60K Business (must be approved by 7/30/14; added 6/24/2014)

Amex - 35% Amex-VS Transfer Bonus (added 10/16/14, till 11/30/14)

Amex - 50% Amex-SPG Transfer Bonus (added 10/16/14, till 11/30/14)

Amex - 33% Amex-HH Transfer Bonus (targeted) (till 11/20/14, added 10/26/14)


Amex Platinum

Amex - 25K Bonus, Annual Fee Waived, $200 Airline Credit, for Ameriprise clients (added 2/27/14)

Amex - 100K Business (added 4/7/14)

Amex Everyday

Amex - 10K (added 3/26/14)

Arrival+

Barclays - 40K points

Diner Club

Harris Bank - No bonus; new applications accepted (added 10/6/14)

Harris Bank - 30% DC - HA Transfer Bonus (till 10/31/14, added 10/6/14)

DoubleCash

Citi - 2% Cash Back (new card, added 9/1/14)

Expedia

Citi - Expedia 15-25K (added 9/18/14)

Freedom

Chase - $125/12.5K UR

Flagship Rewards

Navy Federal - 40K (added 10/3/14)

Ink Bold

Chase - To be Discontinued? (added 10/26/14)

Ink Plus

Chase - 50K (added 10/3/14)


Propel

Wells Fargo - 20K/40K (added 5/20/14)

Sapphire

Chase - 45K (added 11/18/13)

Thank You

Citibank - 50K Premier (added 11/28/13)

Citibank - TYP-HH Transfer Bonus (till 1/8/15, added 10/26/14)

Venture

Capital One - 40K points (added 6/19/14)


Here is a list of reconsideration phone#'s.


Any others going on?
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Old Jan 27, 11, 10:21 am   #2
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List of non-Airline/Hotel Programs

I will use this post to list non-airline/hotel programs and provide links to useful threads discussing these programs. The reason I don't have such a list for airlines and hotels is that almost all major airlines and hotels have their own credit card that can be easily seen on their websites. Also there is a dedicated forum for them. By compiling a list we will be aware of all the possible non-airline/hotel programs available.

I won't be putting links to standard offers for these programs. If a special offer comes up, I shall add them to the OP. I recently switched my main secondary card to Bank of America and would have done it earlier if I knew such a product existed. If you know of more programs or of more useful threads, please send me a PM and I will add it here.

Amex Blue Sky

[Targeted] 37.5K with $500 spend for Amex Blue Sky


Amex Everyday

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...-wikipost.html

Amex - Travelocity

How good is the Travelocity credit card? [Originally Mastercard, now Amex]

Bank of America - BankAmericard Travel Rewards

New BoA Travel Rewards Credit Cards, up to 2.1% travel credits.

Bank of America - Better Balance Rewards

BoA Better Balance / Travel Rewards Cards [as a downgrade path?]

Barclays - Arrival

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...-2-2-back.html

Capital One - Venture

Best use of 110K Capital One points?

Chase - Sapphire

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chase...ed-1st-yr.html

Citibank - Double Cash

Citi Double Cash Card unlimited 1% + 1%

Citibank - Expedia

The New Citibank Expedia Card

Citibank - Thank You

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...-prestige.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...133-point.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...ht-points.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...on-ticket.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...-existing.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...derations.html

Navy Federal - Flagship Rewards

Navy FCU Flagship Rewards: 60k (=$600) after $3k in 90 days [now 40k; see post #108]

PenFed Rewards

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...20k-bonus.html

PNC

PNC Points travel rewards - any good?


Schwab

Schwab Invest Visa? 2% cash back on everything? [Discontinued card]



U.S. Bank - Flexperks

U.S. Bank FlexPerks [Master Thread]

Wells Fargo - Propel

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...-365-amex.html
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Great idea.

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Old Jan 27, 11, 10:40 am   #4
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Amex 25K:
In my opinion USA-issued cards offering 25,000 or fewer miles (or equivalent points) are routine, and don't warrant much discussion. 50,000+ offers are special. This leaves a vague area in the 30's and 40's where my evaluation would depend on ease of combining with miles or points from other sources.
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In my opinion USA-issued cards offering 25,000 or fewer miles (or equivalent points) are routine, and don't warrant much discussion. 50,000+ offers are special. This leaves a vague area in the 30's and 40's where my evaluation would depend on ease of combining with miles or points from other sources.
The reason I thot Amex was special was that it normally gives 10K and does not waive fees, so I thot it was a special. Plus the partnership with CO will be ending.
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There's quite a few blogs that list just new bonuses.
Thanks, any examples?
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I believe there is currently a better CO offer. I support a thread that lists the top offers for the major airlines.
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I believe there is currently a better CO offer. I support a thread that lists the top offers for the major airlines.
Do you have a link?
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nm, there are duplicate CO offer threads
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I believe there is currently a better CO offer. I support a thread that lists the top offers for the major airlines.
Better then 50K with fee waived? I was about to pull the trigger on that one. Maybe I'll wait...
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I believe there is currently a better CO offer. I support a thread that lists the top offers for the major airlines.
Agreed, but add hotels too. The 80k for Priority Club is one off the top of my head.
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Agreed, but add hotels too. The 80k for Priority Club is one off the top of my head.
Is it still open, and if yes, is it targeted?
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Thanks, any examples?
View from the Wing, FrugaltravelGuy, FreeFrequentFlyerMiles,and the PointsGuy are the main ones who list all the new and current best offers.


The 75 & 100K Citi AA's (The "expired" 100K's & 75/$1500 are still working for people.)

The 50K+FreeNight Marriott

AmTrak 30K no fee (transferable to CO after $200 AmTrak purchase or 3 RT AmTrak in NE US, no fee ever).

Southwest Free RT plus $500

Southwest 2 Free RT's

Hyatt 2 Free Nights Anywhere

Smart way to get the CO is wait until Feb.1 Mileathon (to get extra 4K), apply for the 25/5 + $50, call in to get additional 25K as adjustment, = 59K+$50.

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Don't count on a 25k adjustment if you have gotten the 5k from the extra card, the supervisor mentioned an additional 20k (I opened with 25k) because she knew I got 30k.

Perhaps if you get the extra card after the 25k upgrade.
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Does Chase still limit folks to 1 new card per 6 months? If so, people interested in the Continental, United, Southwest, British Air, Marriott, and/or Hyatt cards will need to decide on just one for now.
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