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TPG reader Chris emailed me to ask:
“What is the most lucrative credit card sign-up bonus offer available right now?”
There are some incredibly valuable targeted offers out there right now, but to answer this question I’m going to focus only on bonuses available to everyone.
I think that right now the most lucrative sign-up bonus is the US Airways Premier World MasterCard, which offers 50,000 miles after your first purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee.
If you take advantage of even half the perks, you’re going to come out way ahead with this card. US Airways miles are extremely useful, but even if you don’t want to use them right away, they will still have plenty of value as American Airlines AAdvantage miles when the two programs merge in the second quarter of 2015.
Getting 50,000 miles after just the first purchase is pretty hard to beat!
Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ MasterCard®
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||15.99% - 23.99%* (Variable)||$95, waived for first 12 months*||0%||Excellent/Good|