Top Credit Card Offers for the Month - Thrifty Traveler
Chase Sapphire Preferred

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

80,000 Points After Spending $4,000 in the First 3 Months of Card Membership

 

The sign-up bonus alone is worth at least $1,000 if redeemed through the Chase portal.

It earns 2x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent on travel and dining, 5x points per dollar spent on Lyft rides, and 1x point per dollar on everything else.

It offers one of our favorite ways to book flight deals through our Thrifty Traveler Premium flight deal notification service.

$95 Annual Fee

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chase freedom unlimited

Chase Freedom Unlimited®

Earn a $200 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.

 

Earn 5% cash back on grocery store purchases on up to $12,000 spent in the first year

Earn 5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards

Earn 3% cash back at restaurants and eligible delivery services

Earn 3% cash back on drugstore purchases

Earn 1.5% cash back on all other purchases

No Annual Fee!

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Gold Delta SkyMiles Card

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

Earn 50,000 SkyMiles after you spend $2,000 in purchases in the first 3 months.

 

Limited Time Offer Expires 10/28/2020

Free checked bags & priority boarding on Delta flights.

Earn 2x SkyMiles per dollar spent at both restaurants and U.S. supermarkets

Earn a $100 Delta flight credit if you spend $10,000 on the card in a calendar year.

Earn 2x SkyMiles per dollar on eligible Delta purchases and 1x mile for all other spending.

$99 Annual Fee (waived for the first year)

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Chase Freedom

Chase Freedom Flex℠

Earn a $200 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.

 

Earn 5% cash back on grocery store purchases on up to $12,000 spent in the first year

Earn 5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards

Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent on rotating bonus categories each quarter

Earn 3% cash back at restaurants and eligible delivery services

Earn 3% cash back on drugstore purchases

Earn 1% cash back on all other purchases

No Annual Fee!

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United Basic Economy

United℠ Explorer Card

60,000 Miles After Spending $3,000 in the First 3 Months of Card Membership

 

2x United MileagePlus Miles – Per dollar spent on purchases at United, hotels and at restaurants

25% Back on United In-Flight Purchases

Free Checked Baggage – When you pay with your card.

Receive a $100 fee credit towards Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

Priority boarding privileges

The $95 annual fee is waived for the first year of card membership. 

Read our full review of the United Explorer Card.

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Marriott Bonvoy Boundless

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card

Earn 100,000 Bonvoy Points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of card membership.

 

6x Points: For each dollar spent at all Marriott Bonvoy hotels.

2x Points: On all other purchases.

Receive a free night certificate each year on your cardmember anniversary for properties that cost 35,000 points or less.

Automatic Marriott Silver Elite Status

Earn 15 elite night credits towards status each year you hold the card.

The annual fee is $95 and it’s not waived for the first year of card membership.

Read our full review of the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card.

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amex platinum

The Platinum Card® from American Express

60,000 Points after Spending $5,000 in the First Three Months of Card Membership

 

Check if you are eligible for the 100,000 Point offer via Cardmatch.

$200 Annual Uber Credit ($15/month & $35 in December).

$200 Airline Incidental Fee Credit

Earn 5x Points per dollar spent on airfare.

The best airport lounge access offered from any card.

Receive a $100 fee credit towards Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

$100 Annual Credit to be used at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Hilton Honors & Marriott Bonvoy Gold Status

$550 Annual Fee

Read our full review of the Platinum Card.

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World of Hyatt Credit Card

The World Of Hyatt Credit Card

25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. Earn another 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $6,000 total within the first 6 months of card membership.

 

Earn a total of 9x points per dollar spent on Hyatt stays.

Receive a free night certificate each year on your cardmember anniversary for any Category 1-4 hotel.

Get One Additional Free Night – at any category 1-4 property if you spend $15,000 during your cardmember anniversary year.

Automatic Discoverist Elite Status.

The annual fee is $95 and it’s not waived for the first year of card membership.

Read our full review of the World of Hyatt Credit Card.

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Delta SkyMiles Platinum

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 60,000 SkyMiles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months.

 

Limited Time Offer Expires 10/28/2020

Free checked bags & priority boarding on Delta flights.

Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your card.

Earn 2x SkyMiles per dollar spent at both restaurants and U.S. supermarkets.

Earn 3x SkyMiles per dollar spent on eligible Delta purchases, and at hotels.

Receive a $100 fee credit towards Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

$250 Annual Fee

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Sapphire Reserve

Chase Sapphire Reserve®

50,000 Points After Spending $4,000 in the First Three Months of Card Membership.

 

The sign-up bonus alone is worth at least $750 if redeemed through the Chase portal.

It earns 3x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent on travel and dining, 10x points per dollar spent on Lyft rides, and 1x point per dollar on everything else.

$300 annual travel credit

Receive a $100 fee credit towards Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

Priority Pass Lounge access

$60 annual DoorDash statement credit

Complimentary Lyft Pink Membership

Book flight deals through our Thrifty Traveler Premium flight deal notification service.

$550 Annual Fee

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IHG Rewards Club Premier

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

Earn 125,000 IHG Rewards Club Points After Spending $3,000 in the First Three Months of Card Membership

 

Receive a free night certificate each year on your cardmember anniversary for properties that cost 40,000 points or less.

Receive a $100 fee credit towards Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

Automatic IHG Platinum Elite Status.

Receive your fourth night free when you book three or more consecutive award stay nights.

$89 Annual Fee

Read our full review of the Chase IHG Rewards Club Premier Card.

 

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amex green card

American Express® Green Card

30,000 Points after Spending $2,000 in the First Three Months of Card Membership

 

$100 Credit Towards a CLEAR Membership

$100 Credit for Lounge Buddy (Airport Lounge Access)

Earn 3x Points per dollar spent on travel & dining

$150 Annual Fee

Read our full review of the Green Card.

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