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Our List of Nearly 20 Great Credit Card Welcome Offers — and Many Expire Soon

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A number of big credit card offers were announced during the past several weeks — and a bunch expire during the next few weeks.

My research reminded me just how many big offers are out there — including a few that were announced a few months ago but are still available!

So here’s a quick roundup of a bunch of great welcome offers waiting to be had.

Transferable Points Cards

The Platinum Card from American Express

Welcome Bonus: The Platinum Card from American Express (See Rates and Fees) has a big offer that can yield up to an astounding 230,000 total Membership Rewards points:

New cardmembers receive 75,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when they spend $5,000 on eligible purchases within six months of being approved for the card.

Help make that dream beach vacation happen! The Platinum Card from American Express earns Membership Rewards points.
Help make that dream beach vacation happen! The Platinum Card from American Express earns Membership Rewards points.

Plus, it offers 10X points on US gas station and supermarket purchases (up to $15,000 in combined spend) during a new card holder’s first six months of membership.

Card Benefits: 5X on purchases made directly with airlines (up to $500,000 in annual spending). Complimentary Delta Sky Club access when flying Delta. Complimentary Centurion Lounge access (guesting rules change in February 2023). Complimentary Priority Pass Select Membership. Complimentary access to Escape Lounges. Up to $200 in annual Uber/Uber Eats credit. $100 Global Entry credit every four years. Up to $200 in annual airline incidental credit. Complimentary Gold status with both Marriott and Hilton. Up to $100 in annual Saks Fifth Avenue credit.

Annual Fee: $550 (See Rates and Fees)

Learn how to apply for the Platinum Card from American Express.

The Business Platinum Card from American Express

Welcome Bonus: The Business Platinum Card from American Express (See Rates and Fees)

offers 100,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when they spend $15,000 on eligible purchases within three months of being approved for the card. (You may be able to find a better referral offer.)

Read why I really value this card.

The Business Platinum Card from American Express

Card Benefits: 35% rebate when Paying with Points (terms and conditions apply). Complimentary Delta Sky Club access when flying Delta. Complimentary Centurion Lounge access (guesting rules change in February 2023). Complimentary Priority Pass Select Membership. Complimentary access to Escape Lounges. $100 Global Entry credit every four years. Up to $200 in annual airline incidental credit. Complimentary Gold status with both Marriott and Hilton. Up to $200 in annual Dell credit.

Annual Fee: $595 (See Rates and Fees)

Learn how to apply for the Business Platinum Card from American Express.

The American Express Gold Card earns Membership Rewards points, which can help pay for or offset great vacations and other trips.
A nice welcome bonus and multiple 4X categories can help get you to a beach vacation!

American Express Gold Card

Welcome Bonus: Earn 60,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $4,000 in purchases within six months of approval for the American Express Gold Card (See Rates and Fees).

Card Benefits: Up to $120 in Uber/Uber Eats credit each year. Up to $120 in credit at select dining destinations and food delivery services. 4X at restaurants worldwide. 4X at U.S. supermarkets (up to $25,000 in annual spending). 3X on purchases made directly with airlines.

Annual Fee: $250 (here’s how you can recoup nearly all of it — before your points earnings.) (See Rates and Fees)

Learn how to apply for the American Express Gold Card.

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

Welcome Bonus: Earn 100,000 bonus points when you spend $20,000 on eligible purchases within 12 months of being approved for card membership.

But if that’s too steep, you can still haul in 50,000 bonus points when you spend $3000 on eligible purchases within the first three months.

Capital One Venture card limited time offer!
Learn how to apply for the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

Card Benefits: 2X on each eligible purchase. Redeem directly through Capital One for travel or transfer to one of their partners. Global Entry or TSA Pre√ application fee statement credit.

Annual Fee: $95

Learn how to apply for the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred

Chase Sapphire Preferred

Welcome Bonus: The Chase Sapphire Preferred is offering 80,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards points for new cardholders who spend $4,000 on eligible purchases made on the card within three months of being approved for card membership. Plus, people who take advantage of the promotion may receive up to $50 in grocery store purchase statement credits.

Card Benefits: 2X on travel and restaurants. Complimentary 12-month DoorDash DashPass membership. Redeem points for 1.25 cents each when booking travel through Chase. Or transfer to a Chase travel partner.

Annual Fee: $95

Learn more now about the Chase Sapphire Preferred.

The Chase Sapphire Reserve Visa Infinite Credit Card

Chase Sapphire Reserve

Welcome Bonus: The Chase Sapphire Reserve is offering 60,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards points for new cardholders who spend $4,000 on eligible purchases made on the card within three months of being approved for card membership.

Card Benefits: Up to $300 in annual statement credits on travel purchases. (Gas station and grocery store purchases also count — through December 31, 2021.) 3X on travel and restaurants. Complimentary Priority Pass Select airport club lounge membership. Complimentary 12-month DoorDash DashPass membership. Redeem points for 1.50 cents each when booking travel through Chase. Or transfer to a Chase travel partner. Complimentary Lyft Pink membership.

Annual Fee: $550

Learn where to apply for the Chase Sapphire Reserve.

The Grand Hyatt DFW. World of Hyatt is a Chase Ultimate Rewards partner.

Chase Ink Business Preferred

Welcome Bonus: The Chase Ink Preferred offers 100,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards points for new cardholders who spend $15,000 on eligible purchases made on the card within three months of being approved for card membership.

Card Benefits: 3X on several bonus categories (up to $150,000 in combined spending each anniversary year). Redeem points for 1.25 cents each when booking travel through Chase. Or transfer to a Chase travel partner.

Annual Fee: $95

Learn how to apply for the Chase Ink Preferred.

Airline Credit Cards

Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Credit Card

Welcome Bonus: Earn 80,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points after you spend $5,000 in eligible purchases within three months of being approved for the card.

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 prepares for a flight at Hollywood-Burbank Airport (BUR), also known as Bob Hope International Airport in Burbank, California.

Card Benefits: Receive 9,000 bonus points each anniversary year. Earn 1,500 tier-qualifying points for each $10,000 in card spend each year (up to $100,000 in total purchases). Up to four upgraded boardings (A1-A15) each year, when availability permits. 365 onboard WiFi credits of $8 when used. Global Entry or TSA Pre√ application fee statement credit. 3X on Southwest Airlines purchases. 2X social media and search engine advertising, Internet, cable, and phone services.

Annual Fee: $199

Learn how to apply for the Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Credit Card.

The United Quest Credit Card from Chase

United Quest Card from Chase

New card!

Welcome Bonus: Offer expires on June 2, 2021 The United Quest Card from Chase awards a total of 100,000 bonus MileagePlus to new cardholders who meet these conditions:

Receive 80,000 bonus points after spending $5,000 on eligible purchases made on the card within three months of being approved for card membership.

Receive 20,000 additional bonus points after spending another $5,000 (or $10,000 cumulative) on eligible purchases made on the card within six months of being approved for card membership.

Card Benefits: Earn up to 3,000 PQP through card spending each year. Receive up to $125 in United purchase statement credits. Enjoy a 5,000-point rebate after taking a United or United Express-operated award flight booked with miles. (The benefit can be used twice a year. So there’s a possibility of 10,000 points back annually.) Free first and second checked bags on United trips (a potential savings of $320 per roundtrip). Up to $100 statement credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre√ application fee. 25% statement credit for purchases made onboard United flights (drinks, etc). 3X on United Airlines purchases. 2X on select streaming services. 2X at restaurants. 2X miles on all other travel.

1X mile on all other purchases.

Annual Fee: $250

Learn how to apply for the United Quest Card from Chase.

Hotel Rewards Cards

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

Welcome Bonus: Earn 150,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in eligible purchases within three months of being approved for Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card membership (See Rates and Fees).

Hilton Aspire Card from American Express
Complimentary Diamond status with the Hilton Aspire Card from American Express!

Card Benefits: Complimentary Hilton Honors Diamond status (executive lounge access, free continental breakfast, upgrades when available, and more). $100 Hilton on-property credit. Up to $250 in annual airline incidental credit. Complimentary Priority Pass Select airport club lounge membership. 14X on Hilton purchases at hotels and resorts. 7X on select travel purchases. 7X on U.S. restaurants and delivery.

Annual Fee: $450 (See Rates and Fees)

Learn how to apply for the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card.

Hilton Amex Surpass card

Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card

Welcome Bonus: New Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card (See Rates and Fees) members may earn 130,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 in eligible purchases within three months of being approved for card membership.

Card Benefits: Complimentary Hilton Honors Gold status. Complimentary Weekend Night Reward after spending $15,000 in eligible purchases during a calendar year. Ten complimentary Priority Pass Select airport club lounge visits. 12X on Hilton purchases at hotels and resorts. 6X on U.S. restaurants and delivery. 6X at U.S. supermarkets.

Annual Fee: $95 (See Rates and Fees)

Learn how to apply for the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card.

Hilton Honors American Express Card

Welcome Bonus: Earn 80,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 in eligible purchases within three months of being approved for Hilton Honors American Express Card membership (See Rates and Fees).

Card Benefits: Complimentary Hilton Honors Silver status. 7X on Hilton purchases at hotels and resorts. 5X on U.S. restaurants and delivery. 5X at U.S. supermarkets. 5X at U.S. gas stations.

Annual Fee: $95 (See Rates and Fees)

Learn how to apply for the Hilton Honors American Express Card.

The IHG Rewards Club Premier Mastercard credit card from Chase

IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

Welcome Bonus: New cardholders receive 125,000 bonus points plus a Reward Night after spending $3,000 in eligible purchases within three months of being approved for card membership.

Here is why I think this is a great credit card for families.

Card Benefits: Complimentary IHG Platinum status. Fourth Night Free: use points for a four-night stay and you’ll be charged for only three. Anniversary Night (starting the second year of card membership) at participating IHG properties valued at 40,000 points or under. $100 Global Entry or TSA Pre√ application credit every four years. 25X at IHG hotels during stays. 2X at restaurants. 2X gas stations. 2X at grocery stores.

Annual Fee: $89

Learn how to apply for the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card.

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card

Welcome Bonus: Expires May 12, 2021! The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card (See Rates and Fees) awards new cardholders 125,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after making $5,000 in eligible purchases within three months of being approved for card membership.

Plus, they can also receive up to $200 in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants made within six months of card membership approval.

Card Benefits: Up to $300 in statement credits each year for eligible purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels. Complimentary anniversary night certificate at participating Bonvoy hotels valued at 50,000 points or under. Complimentary Priority Pass Select airport club lounge membership. Global Entry or TSA Pre√ application fee statement credit. 6X points for each dollar spent at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels. 3X points for each dollar spent at U.S. restaurants. 3X points for each dollar spent booking flights directly with airlines. 2X points for each dollar spent on all other eligible purchases.

Annual Fee: $450 (but easily recouple for at least the first year.) (See Rates and Fees)

Learn how to apply for the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card

Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card

Welcome Bonus: Expires May 12, 2021! The Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card (See Rates and Fees) awards new cardholders 100,000bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after making $5,000 in eligible purchases within three months of being approved for card membership.

Plus, receive up to $200 in statement credits for eligible purchases made within three months of card membership approval. (Terms apply.)

Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card
Learn more now about the Marriott Bonvoy Business Card

Card Benefits: Complimentary anniversary night certificate at participating Bonvoy hotels valued at 35,000 points or under. 6X points for each dollar spent at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels. 4X points for each dollar spent at U.S. restaurants. 4X points for each dollar spent at U.S. gas stations. 4X points for each dollar spent at U.S. wireless telephone services . 4X points for each dollar spent at U.S. purchases for shipping. 2X points for each dollar spent on all other eligible purchases

Annual Fee: $125 — which is earned back by the welcome bonus’ statement credit offer. (See Rates and Fees)

Learn how to apply for the Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card.

American Express Blue Cash Preferred Credit Card

Cashback Cards

Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express

Welcome Offer: Receive a $300 statement credit after spending $3,000 in eligible purchases on your new Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express (See Rates and Fees) within the first six months of approved membership. Plus, the $95 annual fee is waived the first year! (See Rates and Fees)

This is the go-to card for our family’s supermarket and streaming purchases!

Card Benefits: 6% cashback at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%). 6% cashback on select U.S. streaming subscriptions. 3% cashback at U.S. gas stations and on transit (such as taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, trains, buses, and more). 1% cashback on everything else.

Annual Fee: $95 but waived the first year through this promotion. (See Rates and Fees)

Final Approach

It’s slightly overwhelming that there are so many great deals available right now! But that’s a good thing for those of us looking to rack up points/miles and cashback. Which cards caught your eye?

 

To see the rates and fees for the American Express cards featured above, please visit the following links:

Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


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  1. Didn’t you miss one of the key benefits of the Chase Sapphire Reserve?

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