Advertisement

Top Current 50,000+ Point Credit Card Offers

by on September 19, 2013 · 12 comments

in American Express, Chase, Credit Cards

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here.

With the reappearance of the 50,000-point sign-up bonus for the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Visa announced yesterday, I know many of you might be thinking about applying for it or some of the other credit cards out there offering limited-time high bonuses, so I thought I’d compile a list of some of the other 50,000+ miles and points sign-up bonuses out there. Here they are by the type of points and miles they offer.

TRANSFERABLE POINTS

Ink Plus feat

Ink Plus Business Card
Current Sign-up Bonus: 50,000 points with $5,000 spend in the first 3 months
Annual Fee:$95 waived the first year
Other Benefits: Earn 5 points per dollar at office supply stores, cellphone, landline, internet, and cable TV services and 2 points per dollar spent at gas stations and on hotel accommodations, up to $50,000 annually. Receive a complimentary LOUNGE CLUB membership and 2 free visits each year with access to over 350 VIP airport lounges.

Ink Bold Business Card
Current Sign-up Bonus: 50,000 points with $5,000 spend in the first 3 months
Annual Fee:$95 waived the first year
Other Benefits: Earn 5 points per dollar at office supply stores, cellphone, landline, internet, and cable TV services and 2 points per dollar spent at gas stations and on hotel accomdations, up to $50,000 annually.

For more information, see these posts:
Ranking the Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partners
Top 10 Ways To Maximize Each Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner
Why I Love Chase Ultimate Rewards
Ranking the Top Chase Travel Credit Card Offers

Mercedes-Benz American Express Platinum Card

Mercedes-Benz American Express Platinum Card

Mercedes-Benz Platinum Card from American Express
Current Sign-up Bonus: 50,000 points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months.
Annual Fee: $475
Other Benefits: In addition you will earn 5 points per dollar spent on select Mercedes-Benz purchases and 1 point per dollar on all other purchases. You will receive a $1,000 certificate every year when you spend $5,000 or more on your card, which can be used on a future purchase or lease of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle. This card also comes with the same benefits of the Platinum Card from American Express.

For more information, see these posts:
The Amex Platinum Card Review
Is the Amex Platinum Worth the $450 Annual Fee?
Maximizing the Amex Platinum $200 Annual Airline Rebate
Understanding the Amex Platinum Lounge Access Benefit
The Amex Platinum Fine Hotels & Resorts Program
My Experience Getting Refunded for the Global Entry Application Fee With My Amex Platinum Card

Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN Update: This offer expired on October 29, 2013. View the current offer for the Business Gold Rewards card.
Current Sign-up Bonus: 50,000 points with $5,000 spend in the first 3 months
Annual Fee: $175 waived the first year
Other Benefits: Earn 3 points per dollar on airfare, 2 points per dollar on US purchases for advertising in select media, shipping and at gas stations, and one point per dollar on all other transactions. Receive Purchase Protection, Return Protection, Extended Warranty, Travel Accident Insurance, and Car Rental Loss and Damage Insurance.

For more information on these cards and Amex Membership Rewards, check out these posts:
Ranking the Top American Express Travel Credit Cards
The Ultimate Guide to American Express Membership Rewards Airline Transfer Partners
Analyzing Amex Membership Rewards Star Alliance Transfer Partners
Top 10 Lesser Known Amex Membership Rewards Airline Transfer Partners

AIRLINE CREDIT CARDS

Update: My link for the Chase Southwest Visa is no longer working. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit cards here

Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Visa
Current Sign-up Bonus: 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 in the first three months.
Annual Fee: $99
Other Benefits: With this card you will earn 2 points per dollar spent on Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways purchases as well as Rapid Rewards Hotel and Car Rental Partner purchases and 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
This offer comes and goes, but the best time to apply is between October and December so that you hit the $2,000 spend requirement as early in the new year as possible if you’re gunning for the holy grail of travel rewards- the Companion Pass.

For more information on the card and Southwest, check out these posts:
Maximize Monday: Southwest Companion Pass FAQ And Strategies
Top 11 Ways To Top Up Your Account For The Southwest Companion Pass
Southwest Points vs. Southwest Credits: When Transferring Makes Sense and How to Check Availability
Can I Get Two Southwest Cards In One Day To Qualify For A Companion Pass?

British Airways Visa Signature Card
Current Sign-up Bonus: 50,000 Avios with $2,000 spend in the first 3 months
Annual Fee: $95
Other Benefits: Spend $30,000 in a calendar year and receive a Travel Together Ticketgood for two years. Earn 2.5 Avios for every $1 spent on British Airways purchases and 1.25 Avios for every $1 spent on all other purchases. No foreign transaction fees.

For  ideas on how to maximize British Airways Avios, check out my series. Posts include: Distance-Based AwardsHousehold AccountsUsing Avios to Upgrade Paid TicketsThe Avios and Cash OptionSave Money on Fuel Surcharges by Transferring British Airways Avios to IberiaUsing Avios For Non-Flight RedemptionsUsing Avios to Book Domestic First Class FlightsDirect Flights, London Stopovers and UK DestinationsHow to Redeem British Airways Avios Without Huge FeesUsing British Airways Avios on Aer Lingus to Avoid Huge Fees.

Citi Platinum Select / AAdvantage World MasterCard - Note: This is not my affiliate link, I cannot verify this offer.
Current Sign-up Bonus: 50,000 AAdvantage miles with $3,000 spend in the first 3 months
Annual Fee: $95 waived the first year
Other Benefits: Receive a $100 American Airlines flight discount every year with $30,000 or more in purchases. First checked bag is free for you and up to 4 travel companions and get Group 1 priority boarding when flying on American.
For more information on this card, check out my post on Reduced Price Awards and 10% Mileage Refund for Citi AA Cardholders.

United MileagePlus Explorer Card
Current Sign-up Bonus: 50,000 miles with $2,000 spend in the first 3 months (ONLY IN CHASE BRANCH) or 30,000 miles with $1,000 spend in the first the months
Annual Fee: $95 waived the first year
Other Benefits: Get first checked bag free and priority boarding on United-operated flights. Receive two United Club passes per year. No foreign transaction fees.

Frontier Airlines World Mastercard
Current Sign-up Bonus: 50,000 miles on qualifying transactions, 40,000 miles will be earned after spending $500 in the first 90 days and up to 10,000 miles will be earned with initial balance transfers in the first 90 days.
Annual Fee: $69
Other Benefits: You will earn 2 miles per dollar on Frontier purchases and 1 mile per dollar on all other purchases, companion tickets can be redeemed for 5,000 fewer miles than normal.

Disclaimer: This content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer. Opinions expressed here are author.s alone, not those of the credit card issuer, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer. This site may be compensated through the credit card issuer Affiliate Program.

Previous post:

Next post:

  • Christina

    Any thoughts on the Delta card? I was considering that one.

  • Ty

    I had just cleared my 30,000 United milage plus card when I saw about the 50,000 if you signed up in a chase branch…emailed, and they matched. So if you’re signed up for the 30k, send a message and they should match to the 50k…even if you’ve already cleared it.

  • John

    I just got a Club Carlson Visa with 50,000 pts after first purchase and 35,000 more after spending $2000!!!!! Great deal!!!

  • Chris

    Can you get both Ink Bold and Ink Plus and get 50k on each card?

  • thepointsguy

    Yes

  • thepointsguy

    Id wait for a targeted offer of 45k+

  • Maneesh Sethi

    If I have the Amex Premier Gold Card (which I got 50k for a while ago), can I get the OPEN Biz Gold Rewards Card? It looks to be a different beast, but I’m not sure.

  • Bobbybobs

    I have a Korean airlines targeted 40k. Should I do that one?

  • alan

    If I had the Citi AA card before (i cancelled 9 months ago and applied for the card 3 years ago) could i get it again?

  • GRP

    I cancelled the BA card 15 months ago – think I can get 50K again???

  • pat

    if I get a gold amex and my husband already has one can I transfer my points to his

  • r0m8470

    TPG and TPG community, I am a relative newbie in this whole miles gathering thing …. I did start getting Vanilla Reloads and in conjunction with Bluebird, have started using the Bluebirds bill pay for things, like mortgage etc. It is all wonderful and good, but I found that the big hits and/or the major contributors to the miles are the sign-on bonus, and paid long haul trips (intercontinental).

    Some of us maybe fortunate enough that we are in position to have intercontinental business trips, but some of us don’t. For those of us on the latter category, what would be the major contributors to the account once the sign on bonus are gone? How many times can we draw from that well – so to speak?

Print This Page