Roundup of Credit Card Bonuses and Promotions Ending Soon

Sep 1, 2014

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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here- United MileagePlus Explorer Card, Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American ExpressGold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express

With summer coming to an end, I wanted to give a quick round up of credit card offers and promotions that will be ending soon.

Expiring Credit Card Offers

 

United Explorer: Ending September 2, 2014
• Earn 50,000 miles after $2,000 spent on purchases in the first 3 months.
• Earn an additional 5,000 miles when you add an authorized user and make a purchase in the first three months.
• Check your first bag for free – save up to $100 per roundtrip.
• Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club with two one-time-use passes every year.
• No foreign transaction fees.
• Earn double miles on tickets purchased from United, and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases.
• Your miles don’t expire as long as you’re a cardmember, with no limit to the number of miles you can earn.
• $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95.
*Note that there’s a better offer of 50,000 miles plus a $50 statement credit for existing United members.

Delta Gold SkyMiles (Personal and Business): Ending September 8, 2014
• Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you use your new card to make $1,000 in purchases within your first 3 months.
• Earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new card within your first 3 months.
• 2X miles on Delta purchases and 1X miles for all other eligible dollars spent.
• First checked bag free for you and up to 8 people on your reservation.
• Priority Boarding.
• $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.

Platinum Delta SkyMiles: Ending September 8, 2014
• Earn 15,000 MQMs and 50,000 Bonus Miles after you use your new card to make $1,000 in purchases within your first 3 months.
• Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new card within your first 3 months.
• 2X miles on Delta purchases and 1X miles for all other eligible dollars spent.
• First checked bag free for you and up to 8 people on your reservation.
• Priority Boarding.

Expiring Promotions

Amex Membership Rewards 25% JetBlue Transfer Bonus: Ending September 15, 2014
• The usual transfer ratio is 5 Membership Rewards points to 4 TrueBlue Points, but with the 25% transfer bonus, the ratio is 1:1.
• JetBlue’s new Mint business class, which is currently offered on service between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles, and between New York and San Francisco starting in October, can be booked for 69,800 TrueBlue Points roundtrip, or 34,900 one way.

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Hyatt Gold Passport 30% Bonus on Purchased Points: Ending September 15, 2014
• Earn up to a 30% bonus when you buy Hyatt Gold Passport points.
• Purchase between 5,000-19,000 points and you’ll earn a 10% bonus; purchase 20,000 to 39,000 and your bonus will be 20%; and purchase 40,000 to 55,000 points for a 30% bonus.
• This is a hard-coded bonus through points.com, so there’s no need to register for the offer. Per my August Monthly Valuations, I value Hyatt Gold Passport points at 1.8 cents apiece.

Shop via the Elevate Fly shopping portal and get 500 bonus points
Shop via the Elevate Fly shopping portal and get 500 bonus points.

Virgin America Launches Elevate Fly Store With Bonus For First Purchase: Ending September 30, 2014
• Shop at the new Virgin America Elevate Fly online shopping portal and get 500 bonus points for your first purchase.
• The bonus is a one time only offer, and there is no minimum spend to earn the bonus–you just have to buy something.
• The site has over 100 retailers, like Nordstrom, Apple Store, Target, Staples and more.

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Earn Up to 3x Hilton HHonors Points: Ending October 31, 2014
• Earn bonus points for stays at participating properties: triple HHonors points on Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights; and double HHonors points on Monday through Thursday nights.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

WELCOME OFFER: 80,000 Points

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,650

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. Plus earn up to $50 in statement credits towards grocery store purchases within your first year of account opening.
  • Earn 2X points on dining including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out and travel. Plus, earn 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
  • With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories.
  • Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on eligible orders over $12 for a minimum of one year with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
  • Get up to $60 back on an eligible Peloton Digital or All-Access Membership through 12/31/2021, and get full access to their workout library through the Peloton app, including cardio, running, strength, yoga, and more. Take classes using a phone, tablet, or TV. No fitness equipment is required.
Regular APR
15.99%-22.99% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

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