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When it comes to earning points and miles, lucrative credit card sign-up bonuses aren’t the only way to score big. Online brokerages frequently offer airline miles as incentive to earn your business.

I’ve personally been able to take advantage of two 50,000 mile bonuses offered by Fidelity Investments for new brokerage accounts, boosting both my Delta SkyMiles and United MileagePlus balances, and I’m going for it again this year.

Through March 31, 2015, Fidelity is awarding bonus American, Delta, or United miles when you open and fund a non-retirement brokerage account or add to an existing one.

Deposit Amount $25,000+ $50,000+ $100,000+
Miles Earned 15,000 25,000 50,000

The terms are similar for each offer, and you can use the links below to earn bonus miles in whichever program you prefer:

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Earn up to 50,000 bonus miles with Fidelity.

My Thoughts

If you’ve got cash to invest, you can rack up a ton of frequent flyer miles by opening Fidelity Brokerage accounts; however, I recommend reading through the complete rules first. Going for 50,000 miles could be worth it, especially since the miles have posted quickly when I’ve done this before, however you do have to keep the money in the account for 9 months, so keep that in mind.

Using my most recent monthly valuations, 50,000 Delta SkyMiles is worth $650, 50,000 United MileagePlus Miles is worth $750, and 50,000 American AAdvantage miles is worth $850, so there’s value to be had with these offers.

Check out this Flyertalk thread for more anecdotal evidence from others who have participated in these offers from Fidelity before.

Terms and Conditions

This offer is valid for new or existing Fidelity customers. In order to receive miles, you must open and fund or deposit net new assets into an eligible joint or individual nonretirement Fidelity Account®. Deposits of $25,000 to $49,999 will receive 15,000 miles, deposits of $50,000 to $99,999 will receive 25,000 miles and deposits of $100,000 or more will receive 50,000 miles. Net new assets means external new money in minus money out, including distributions and transfers, during the qualification period.

This offer expires March 31, 2015, and it is not transferable or valid in conjunction with any other Fidelity promotional offer. Fidelity Investments reserves the right to modify, change, or alter the terms and conditions of the promotional offer in its sole discretion at any time. Fidelity Investments may terminate this promotional offer at any time. Other terms and conditions, or eligibility criteria, may apply. Offer is limited to one per individual per rolling 12 months and may not be combined with other offers.

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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 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
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Regular APR
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
Annual Fee
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
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