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

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

60,000 Points After Spending $4,000 in the First 3 Months of Card Membership

 

2x points per dollar spent on dining and travel

2x points per dollar spent on grocery purchases up to $1,000 a month (through 4/30/21)

5x points per dollar spent on Lyft rides (through 3/31/22)

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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Beat American Basic Economy

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard®

50,000 Miles After Spending $2,500 in the First 3 Months of card membership.

 

Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at gas stations and restaurants

Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases

First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to four companions

$99 Annual Fee (waived for the first year)

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amex platinum

The Platinum Card® from American Express

75,000 Points after Spending $5,000 in the First 6 Months of Card Membership

 

Earn 10x points per dollar spent at U.S. Gas Stations & U.S. Supermarkets on up to $15,000 spent in the first 6 months of card membership. Limited Time Offer!

Check if you are eligible for the 125,000 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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Gold Card

American Express® Gold Card

Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $4,000 in the first 6 months of card membership.

 

4x points per dollar spent at restaurants worldwide

4x points per dollar spent at U.S. supermarkets on up to $25,000 per calendar year

3x points per dollar spent directly with airlines or at amextravel.com

A $120 annual dining credit for charges at GrubHub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Boxed & Participating Shake Shack locations.

Starting in early 2021, receive $120 in Annual Uber Credits split up into $10 monthly amounts.

$250 Annual Fee

Read our full review of the Gold Card

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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 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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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 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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Blue Cash Everyday

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express

Earn a $100 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in the first 6 months.

 

20% Cash Back on Amazon purchases in the first 6 months (up to $200 back). Limited Time Offer!

3% Cash Back at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $6,000 each year, then 1%)

2% Cash Back at U.S. gas stations and at select U.S. department stores.

1% back on other purchases

No Annual Fee

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Capital One Venture

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

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

 

It’s one of our top picks for points and miles beginners.

The Venture card earns 2x miles on every dollar you spend.

The sign-up bonus is worth $1,000.

Venture Miles are fantastic for covering the cost of things traditional points and miles cannot cover like cruises, tours, or even Airbnb.

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

$95 Annual Fee

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IHG Rewards Club Premier

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

Earn 140,000 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 (waived for the first 12 months!)

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

 

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amex green card

American Express® Green Card

45,000 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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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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Southwest Priority

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

Earn 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. Earn an additional 30,000 points after spending $10,000 in 9 months.

 

Limited Time Offer!

Receive an annual travel credit of $75 to use on Southwest Airlines flights.

Receive 7,500 Rapid Rewards points on your cardmember anniversary.

20% Back on In-Flight Purchases

5x Rapid Rewards Points: Per dollar spent on Southwest purchases between Dec. 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, on up to $2,000 per month.

Each cardmember anniversary, you will receive four upgraded boarding positions.

The $149 annual fee is not waived for the first year of card membership.

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