Top-10 Credit Cards

The best ongoing deals for credit cards that we see.

1)  Chase British Airways credit card – Up to 100,000 British Airways Avios (50,000 points are easy to get)

  • WHY I Like It:  You will get 50,000 free Avios after your first purchase on the Chase British Airways credit card.
  • 25,000 bonus Avios after you make $10,000 in purchases within the first year of account opening
  • Plus an additional 25,000 bonus Avios after you make an additional $10,000 in purchases also within the first year of account opening
  • Unfortunately, the $95 fee is NOT waived for the first year (you're paying $95 for 50k avios).  No foreign transaction fee.
  • A better offer for folks who can’t spend $20,000 is to follow the directions in this FlyerTalk thread to get 100,000 points over 1 year for $150.


2) Citi American Airlines Personal AAdvantage AMEX or Visa for 50,000 miles per card or 100,000 miles for both

  • WHY I Like It:  Earn 50,000 AAdvantage miles + 1 Companion Travel Pass for paid tickets + $100 statement credit for an eligible AA purchase when you spend $3,000 within 4 months on the Citi Visa and Citi AMEX.
  • $85 annual fee is waived for the first year
  • Link to this thread on FlyerTalk with other versions of the offer
     

3)   Chase Hyatt Visa – 2 free nights

  • WHY I Like It:   2 FREE nights at any Hyatt after 1st purchase with the Chase Hyatt Visa
  • Free Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum status (free internet!)
  • Unfortunately, the $75 annual fee NOT waived; No foreign transaction fee
  • Existing Diamond members get the 2 free nights in a suite
  • Existing Platinum members get 2 suite upgrade certificates for paid stays
  •  1 free night in any category 1 to 4 Hyatt every anniversary (up to $200 value) making up for the annual fee

4) Chase United Club Card

  • WHY I Like It:  Get free access to United and USAir Clubs from the Chase United Club Card
  • 1.5 points per dollar for purchase, 2 poiints for United ticket purchases
  • Free baggage fees.
  • Luxury hotel privileges

5)  Chase United Explorer – Free 50,000 miles + $50 statement credit

  • WHY I like it:  FREE 50,000 United miles +$50 statement credit after your 1st purchase, FREE 1st year fee, plus 5,000 miles after adding an authorized user for the Chase United Explorer card
  • $95 annual fee waived for 1st year; 3% foreign transaction fee
  • Earn 1 mile per dollar for regular purchases and 2 miles per dollar for United ticket purchases
  • 1st checked bag free, priority boarding, and 2 lounge passes each year after your 1st anniversary

6)  Citi Thank You Premier – Free 30,000 miles (worth $300)

  • WHY I like it:  FREE 30,000 Thank You points (worth $300 in gift cards or other free stuff) aftter $3,000 purchase in 3 months — get the Citi Thank You Premier
  • $125 annual fee waived for 1st year; NO foreign transaction fee
  • Earn 1 thank you point per dollar for regular purchases and 1.2 thank you points per dollar for common purchases like gas and supermarkets, etc.

7) Mariott Rewards Premier Credit Card

  • WHY I Like It:  FREE 50,000 Mariott points after 1st purchase and 15 free stay bonus towards elite level . + Great earnings & point transfers.
  • 50,000 point Mariott Rewards Premier Credit Card
  • Annual fee waived for 1st year
  • Free night stay after every year, and after you get the card.

8) Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) American Express Business and Personal credit cards with 25,000 SPG points

  • WHY I Like It:  FREE 10,000 SPG points after 1st purchase and 15,000 points after spending $5,000 within 6 months. + Great earnings & point transfers.
  • 25,000 point American Express personal SPG card
  • This is my foundation card, always keep it.
  • $65 annual fee waived for 1st year; 3% foreign transaction fee
  • Earn 5 SPG points per $1 spent at Starwood hotels & 1 point per dollar for everything else
  • Earn 5 nights and 2 stay credits towards elite status with card

9)  US Air credit card with 40,000 bonus Dividend Miles

  • WHY I Like ItFREE 40,000 US Air miles after 1st purchase and no 1st year annual fee (waived)
  • $89 annual fee WAIVED for the first year; and 3% foreign transaction fee
  • 5,000 mile discount when you redeem for US Air award travel (compared to if you don't have the card)
  • FREE Passe to USAir Club and two FREE $99 companion tickets
  • 10,000 miles bonus  on every anniversary of account opening date effectively making up for annual fee