The 2 best limited-time credit card offers to sign up for in April
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At TPG, our top priority is providing our readers with the information you need to make educated decisions about travel and your rewards-earnings strategy. This is not the best time to travel, domestically or internationally, as airlines have cut major parts of their route network. But we are sharing these card bonuses because they are great offers that could provide value to cardholders for future travel once coronavirus concerns have subsided.
Credit card welcome bonuses are the quickest and easiest way to rake in lots of points and miles, so we regularly update our roundup of our favorite current welcome offers in our best credit cards guide. That guide includes both limited-time credit card offers and ones that are more permanent. But what if you put a priority on not missing the limited-time offers?
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To help you in that situation, we’ve rounded up the best limited-time offers currently available — the ones that are worth an extra look right now before they disappear. This month, we’re seeing some especially enticing offers for some of the best travel credit cards, cobranded airline and hotel credit cards. Since many issuers have restrictions for how often you can earn a bonus on a card, it’s important to apply when there’s a good offer. Also, boosted welcome bonuses typically don’t stick around for long, so if you’re considering one of these offers, you’ll want to hop on it soon.
The best limited-time credit card offers in April
- Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card: Best overall for Marriott stays
- United Club℠ Infinite Card: Best for United flyers
- Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card: Best for earning Alaska Airlines miles
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card
Current offer: 100,000 points after spending $5,000 in the first three months of account opening.
Bonus offer value*: $800
Annual fee: $450 (see rates and fees)
Benefits: Earn 6 points per dollar at participating Marriott properties, 3 points per dollar at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with the airline and 2 points per dollar on everything else. Enjoy complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold status with your card and the opportunity to fast-track higher levels of elite status. Other benefits include an annual free night award worth up to 50,000 points, up to $300 in statement credits for eligible purchases (including room rates) at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels and enjoy up to $100 in credits for on-property charges when booking stays of two nights or more at Ritz-Carlton or St. Regis properties. Cardmembers also get Priority Pass Select lounge access and a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee credit worth up to $100 every four years.
Read our review of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card.
APPLY HERE: Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card
United Club Infinite Card
Current offer: Now through May 18, 2020, earn 100,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening.
Bonus offer value*: $1,300
Annual fee: $525
Benefits: Earn 4 miles per dollar on eligible United purchases, 2 miles per dollar on dining, 2 miles per dollar on all other travel and 1 mile per dollar on everything else. Get your first two checked bags free, a Global Entry/TSA PreCheck fee credit, a full United Club membership, Premier Access benefits when flying United, top-tier Hertz President’s Circle status and 25% off onboard purchases.
Read our review of the United Club Infinite Card.
APPLY HERE: United Club Infinite Card
Current offer: Earn 40,000 miles, plus a $100 statement credit and Alaska’s companion fare from $121 ($99 fare, plus taxes and fees from $22), after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first 90 days of account opening.
Bonus offer value*: $820
Annual fee: $75
Benefits: Earn 3 miles per dollar on eligible Alaska Airlines purchases and 1 mile per dollar on everything else. Get your first checked bag free, 50% off Alaska Lounge day passes and the companion fare from $121 each year after your account anniversary. Alaska Airlines offers some of the most valuable airline miles around.
Read our review of the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card.
While these aren’t technically limited-time offers, you can often find elevated bonuses through the CardMatch tool. For example, The Platinum Card® from American Express is offering some new customers a 100,000-point welcome offer after spending $5,000 within the first three months.
*Bonus offer values are based on TPG’s valuations.
For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card, please click here.
Featured photo by Nicky Kelvin/The Points Guy.
This is The Points Guy’s permanent page with limited-time welcome offers to consider each month, so you can bookmark it and check back regularly for updates. Keep in mind you may see some reader comments referring to older offers below.
WELCOME OFFER: 60,000 Points
TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200
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.
- 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®
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 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, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
- Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
- Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That’s 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.