Best credit card offers

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On this page you’ll find the best publicly available credit card offers. If you’re looking for the best cards for spend, please see: Best Category Bonuses, Best Rewards for Everyday Spend, and Best Big Spend Bonuses.

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Best of the Best
BOA Amtrak Guest Rewards World Mastercard
40K points + $100 statement credit
Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
75K miles + 5K MQMs + $100 statement credit
AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard
60K miles + Companion Certificate
Wells Fargo Rewards Visa® card
Up to 50K bonus points
Wells Fargo Visa Signature Card
Up to 50K bonus points
Chase IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card
125K points + 25x IHG and 4x everywhere else
JetBlue Business Card
Up to 60K miles
BOA Alaska Airlines Visa Business Card
42K miles + Companion Ticket
Spirit Airlines World Mastercard®
30K miles + $100 statement credit
Chase Iberia Visa Signature® Card
Up to 90K bonus Avios (advertised as 120K)
Chase Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card
Up to 90K bonus Avios (advertised as 120K)
Chase Freedom
20K points
JetBlue Card
20K miles
Bank of America Travel Rewards
25K points worth $250
Disney Visa Card
$200 Cash Back
AT&T Access Card
10K points
Discover it® for Students
$50 + First Year Double + $20/year
Amazon Business American Express Card
Up to a $125 Amazon Gift Card
Uber Visa Card
$100 Cash Back
Fidelity Rewards Visa
$100 Cash Back
Discover it®
$75 + First Year Double
Citi Double Cash Card
No Welcome Bonus
Huntington Voice
No Welcome Bonus
Costco Anywhere Visa
No Welcome Bonus
Best Low Spend Offers Best Transferable Points Offers Best Business Card Offers
Best Airline Card Offers Best Visa Card Offers Best Mastercard Offers

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American Express Cards

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Amex
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1 welcome bonus per lifetime Better offers may be available. Click for details. Hard inquiries are combined into 1 when approved same day You can have max 5 Amex credit cards, but no known limit for charge cards
Amex is now the safest bank for trying your luck at a new welcome bonus. They don’t usually issue a hard pull when denying your application.  Plus, they’ll now warn you during the application process if you’re not eligible for the bonus.
Max 1 credit card approval per 5 days and 2 in 90 days, but no known limit for charge cards
[2 credit cards in 1 day is possible when instantly approved]
Check application status here.
If denied, call reconsideration: 877-399-3083 (new accountholders); 866-314-0237 (current accountholders)

American Express Cards / Membership Rewards

Also see: Amex Airline Cards, Amex Hotel Cards, Amex Cash Back Cards

The Business Platinum® Card from American Express
Up to 100K points
Up to 100K: 50K after $10K spend in the first 3 months + 50K after additional $15K spend in the first 3 months.

$595 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 150K after $20K Spend (Targeted)

FM Mini Review: This card is absolutely loaded with high end perks. Depending upon your situation, those perks may be worth the annual fee or much more.


Card Type: Amex Charge Card

Base
Travel
Other

Earning rate: 5X flights and prepaid hotels at AmexTravel.com ⚬ 1.5X points per dollar on eligible purchases of $5000 or more (up to 1 million additional Membership Rewards points per year) ⚬ 1X elsewhere

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Up to $200 a year in statement credits for airline incidental fees ⚬ Up to $200 a year in statement credits for Dell purchases ($100 Jan-June; $100 July-Dec) ⚬ $100 Global Entry fee reimbursement.⚬ Airport lounge benefits ⚬ Rental car elite status ⚬ SPG Gold status ⚬ Hilton Gold status ⚬ 10 complimentary single flight segment passes for Gogo inflight internet each calendar year. ⚬ One year of Platinum Global Access from WeWork (enroll between 2/15/2019 and 12/31/2019). Terms Apply. (Rates & Fees)

See also: Maximizing value from Amex Platinum Cards

The Platinum Card® from American Express for Schwab

Card Type: Amex Charge Card

Base
Travel

Earning rate: ⚬ 5X points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel ⚬ 5X points for prepaid hotels booked through American Express Travel

Noteworthy perks: This card includes all of the great perks that come with the American Express Platinum Card, plus: ⚬ Use Membership Rewards® points for deposits by Schwab to your eligible brokerage account. (For example, 10,000 points = $125) ⚬ $100 credit with Schwab holdings of $250,000+ or $200 credit with holdings of $1,000,000+ on approval & each year.

See also: Which is the best Amex Platinum card?

The Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Morgan Stanley

FM Mini Review: In my opinion, this is the best of the consumer Amex Platinum cards when you need two cards thanks to Morgan Stanley offering one free authorized user. Unfortunately you do need to have a Morgan Stanley account to apply.


Card Type: Amex Charge Card

Base
Travel

Earning rate: ⚬ 5X points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel ⚬ 5X prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel

Big spend bonus: $500 after $100K cardmember year spend

Noteworthy perks: This card includes all of the great perks that come with the American Express Platinum Card, plus: ⚬ 1 Free Authorized User ⚬ Redeem points for 1 cent each into your Morgage Stanley account ⚬ $550 Annual Engagement Bonus for Reserved Clients

See also: Which is the best Amex Platinum card?

The Platinum Card® from American Express for Ameriprise Financial
60K points
60K points after $5K spend in 3 months. Terms apply.

$550 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: First year with no fee makes this card worth considering for almost everyone.


Card Type: Amex Charge Card

Base
Travel

Earning rate: ⚬ 5X points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel ⚬ 5X points for prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel

Big spend bonus: 5K bonus points for every $20K spend, up to 30K bonus points annually

Noteworthy perks: This card includes all of the great perks that come with the American Express Platinum Card, plus a few perks specific to this Ameriprise branded version.

See also: Which is the best Amex Platinum card?

The Platinum Card® from American Express
60K points
60K after $5K spend in 3 months

$550 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: This card is absolutely loaded with high end perks. Depending upon your situation, those perks may be worth the annual fee or much more.


Card Type: Amex Charge Card

Base
Travel

Earning rate: 5X points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel ⚬ 5X points for prepaid hotels booked through American Express Travel

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ $200 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $200 a year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline ⚬ Up to $200 for Uber rides annually. Credit and Uber VIP status for Basic Member only ⚬ Up to $100 in credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue (up to $50 in credits semi-annually, enrollment required) ⚬ $100 Global Entry fee reimbursement ⚬ Airport lounge benefits ⚬ Rental car elite status ⚬ SPG Gold status ⚬ Hilton HHonors Gold status ⚬ Free Gold card AUs. Terms Apply. (Rates & Fees)

See also: Maximizing value from Amex Platinum Cards

American Express® Gold Card
40K points
40K after $2K spend in 3 months

$250 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: 50K after $2K spend in 3 months + 20% back as a statement credit at US Restaurants within the first 3 months (up to $100 back). [Expired 1/9/19]

FM Mini Review: This card offers an awesome return on US supermarket and worldwide dining spend, putting it at or near the top-of-class in both categories. The addition of Boxed.com makes it easy to get full value from the card's $10/month dining & entertainment credits.


Card Type: Amex Charge Card

Base
Travel
Dine
Grocery

Earning rate: 3X points for flights booked with airlines or on amextravel.com ⚬ 4x points at US Supermarkets (up to $25K in purchases, then 1x) ⚬ 4x at restaurants worldwide ⚬ 1X points on other purchases. Terms apply. See Rates & Fees

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Up to $100 a year in statement credits for baggage fees and more with one qualifying airline ⚬ Up to $10 in statement credits monthly with participating dining partners (Boxed.com, Shake Shack, Seamless/Grubhub, Cheesecake Factory and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse) ⚬ $100 hotel credit on qualifying charges on stays of 2 nights or longer, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, if available with The Hotel Collection at americanexpress.com/hc

American Express® Business Gold Card
50K points
50K points after $5K spend in 3 months

$295 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: This card is pricey for one with few perks. Keep only if you make good use of one or two 4X categories.


Card Type: Amex Charge Card

Base
Travel
Dine
Gas
Biz

Earning rate: Earn 4X on the two categories where your business spends the most each billing cycle from the following categories: ⚬ US purchases at restaurants ⚬ Airfare purchased directly from airlines ⚬ U.S. purchases for advertising in select media ⚬ U.S. purchases at gas stations ⚬ U.S. purchases for shipping ⚬ U.S. computer hardware, software, and cloud computing purchases made directly from select providers. 4X applies to first $150,000 in combined purchases in your two categories each calendar year, 1X point per dollar thereafter and on other purchases. Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: 25% Airline Bonus. Get 25% points back after you use Pay With Points for all or part of a flight booked with American Express Travel if the flight is either on your selected qualifying airline or First or Business class, up to 250,000 points back per calendar year.

The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express

FM Mini Review: Great choice for keeping Membership Rewards points alive if you choose to cancel other Membership Rewards earning cards.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Grocery

Earning rate: ⚬ 2x points at US supermarkets, on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1x) ⚬ 1x on other purchases

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Make 20 or more purchases in a billing period and get 20% more points, less returns and credits ⚬ Points transferrable to many airline programs (unusual feature for no-fee card) ⚬ Low intro APR: 0% for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable rate, currently 14.74% to 25.74% ⚬ $0 balance transfer fee. Balance transfers must be requested within 60 days from account opening. Terms apply. See Rates & Fees

American Express® Green Card

FM Mini Review: This card might make sense if you are targeted for a welcome bonus, but is not otherwise very rewarding for spend.


Card Type: Amex Charge Card

Base
Travel

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X at AmexTravel.com ⚬ 1X points on other purchases. Terms apply. See Rates & Fees

Noteworthy perks: None

The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express
20K points
20K after $2K spend in 3 months

$95 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Thanks to the 50% bonus on points earned, this is, in my opinion, one of the strongest mile-earning cards available.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Gas
Grocery

Earning rate: ⚬ 3x points at US supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1x) ⚬ 2x points at US gas stations ⚬ 1x points on other purchases.

Noteworthy perks: Earn 50% more points: Use your Card 30 or more times on purchases in a billing period and get 50% more points on those purchases less returns and credits. Terms apply. See Rates & Fees

The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card

FM Mini Review: No other transferable points card offers 2X rewards for ALL spend. With no annual fee, this card is a winner. Big time.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base

Earning rate: 2X Membership Rewards points on all purchases, up to $50K spend per calendar year (then 1X thereafter). Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

Noteworthy perks: 0.0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 12 months, then a variable rate, currently 14.99% - 20.99%, based on your creditworthiness and other factors as determined at the time of account opening

See also: The new king of everyday spend

The Morgan Stanley Credit Card from American Express

FM Mini Review: Decent no-fee card thanks to its 2X category bonuses, but you do need to have a Morgan Stanley account to apply.


Card Type: Amex Charge Card

Base
Travel
Dine
Shop

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X U.S. Restaurants ⚬ 2X select U.S. Department Stores ⚬ 2X Car Rentals Purchased Directly from Select Car Rental Companies ⚬ 2X Airfare Purchased Directly from Airlines

Big spend bonus: $100 after $25K card membership year spend

Noteworthy perks: Invest with rewards (1 point = 1 cent)

Business Green Rewards Card from American Express
3x points in select categories
Limited time offer: Earn 3x points on combined eligible purchases up to $50K in the first 3 months on spend on US Restaurants, hotel stays booked directly with hotels, and airfare purchased directly from airlines
(Offer Expires 11/6/2019)

$95 Annual Fee


Card Type: Amex Charge Card

Base
Travel

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X at AmexTravel.com ⚬ 1X points on other purchases. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

Noteworthy perks: None

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American Express Cards / Airlines

Also see: Amex Membership Rewards Cards, Amex Hotel Cards, Amex Cash Back Cards

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
75K miles + 5K MQMs + $100 statement credit
75K miles + 5K MQMs after $1K spend in the first 3 months + $100 statement credit after first Delta purchase in the first 3 months. Terms apply.
(Offer Expires 10/30/2019)

$195 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Good choice for frequent Delta flyers who can make use of annual companion certificate


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta

Big spend bonus: Miles Boost®: Earn 10K bonus miles and MQMs (towards elite status) after $25K spend and another 10K bonus miles and MQMs after $50K spend per calendar year ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K
spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: Domestic economy companion certificate (subject to taxes & fees) each year upon card renewal ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ First checked bag free ⚬ Terms and Limitations Apply. See (Rates & Fees)

See also: An Analysis of the Platinum Delta SkyMiles credit card

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
60K miles + $50 statement credit
60K miles after $2K spend in the first 3 months + $50 statement credit after first Delta purchase in the first 3 months
(Offer Expires 10/30/2019)

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

FM Mini Review: Priority boarding, and free checked bag make this a reasonably good option for Delta flyers who do not have elite status. However, those who can make use of an annual companion certificate would do better with the Delta Platinum card.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta

Big spend bonus: Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status)

Noteworthy perks: Priority boarding and first checked bag free. Terms and limitations apply. See (Rates & Fees)

See also: An Analysis of the Gold Delta Skymiles Credit Card

Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express
75K miles + 10K MQMs
75K miles + 10K MQMs after $5K spend in the first 3 months. Terms apply.
(Offer Expires 10/30/2019)

$450 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Excellent choice for frequent Delta flyers who can make use of SkyClub access and companion certificate. Also a good choice for big spenders seeking Delta elite status.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta

Big spend bonus: Miles Boost®: Earn 15K bonus miles and MQMs (towards elite status) after $30K spend and another 15K bonus miles and MQMs after $60K spend per calendar year ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K
spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: Domestic economy or first class companion certificate (subject to taxes & fees) after card renewal ⚬ SkyClub access ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ First checked bag free. Terms and limitations apply. See (Rates & Fees)

See also: An Analysis of the Delta Reserve Credit Card

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
30K miles + $50 statement credit
30K miles after $1K spend in the first 3 months + $50 statement credit after first Delta purchase in the first 3 months

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

FM Mini Review: Priority boarding and first checked bag free make this a reasonably good option for Delta flyers who do not have elite status. However, those who can make use of an annual companion certificate would do better with the Delta Platinum card.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta

Big spend bonus: Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status)

Noteworthy perks: Priority boarding, and first checked bag free. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

See also: An Analysis of the Gold Delta Skymiles Credit Card

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
35K miles + 5K MQMs + $100 statement credit
35K miles + 5K MQMs after $1K spend in the first 3 months + $100 statement credit after first Delta purchase in the first 3 months

$195 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Good choice for frequent Delta flyers who can make use of annual companion certificate


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta

Big spend bonus: Miles Boost®: Earn 10K bonus miles and MQMs (towards elite status) after $25K spend and another 10K bonus miles and MQMs after $50K spend per calendar year ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: Domestic economy companion certificate (subject to taxes & fees) each year upon card renewal ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ First checked bag free ⚬ Terms and Limitations Apply. (Rates & Fees)

See also: An Analysis of the Platinum Delta SkyMiles credit card

Blue Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
10K miles
10K miles after $500 spend in the first 3 months. Terms apply.

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: This card offers an OK welcome offer for a no-fee card, but many/most other cards offer better return for spend.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Dine
Brand

Earning rate: 2X US restaurants ⚬ 2X Delta ⚬ 1X everywhere else

Noteworthy perks: 20% statement credit on in-flight purchases of food, beverages, and headsets Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card
40K miles + 10K MQMs
40K miles + 10K MQMs after $3K spend in the first 3 months. Terms and limitations apply.

$450 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Excellent choice for frequent Delta flyers who can make use of SkyClub access and companion certificate. Also a good choice for big spenders seeking Delta elite status.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Delta

Big spend bonus: Miles Boost®: Earn 15K bonus miles and MQMs (towards elite status) after $30K spend and another 15K bonus miles and MQMs after $60K spend per calendar year (starting 1/30/20 you will no longer earn bonus miles with this benefit) ⚬ Medallion Qualifying Dollar waiver (up to Platinum status) with $25K
spend across one or more Delta cards (or $250K spend for Diamond status) ⚬ Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: Domestic economy or first class companion certificate (subject to taxes & fees) after card renewal ⚬ SkyClub access ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ First checked bag free. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

See also: An Analysis of the Delta Reserve Credit Card

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American Express Cards / Hotels

Also see: Amex Membership Rewards Cards, Amex Airline Cards, Amex Cash Back Cards

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card
150K points
150K after $4K spend in 3 months.

$450 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: This card is loaded with valuable perks that are more than worth the card's annual fee if you stay in Hilton resorts at least once per year, and other Hilton properties a few times a year..


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Travel
Dine
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 14X Hilton spend ⚬ 7X US restaurants, flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com, select car rental companies ⚬ 3X everywhere else ⚬ Terms & Limitations Apply.

Big spend bonus: Second free weekend night after $60K spend in calendar year

Noteworthy perks: ⚬Annual Weekend Night Reward upon approval and every year upon renewal ⚬ Free Diamond Status ⚬ Priority Pass w/ 2 free guests ⚬ $250 Hilton Resort Credit per membership year ⚬ $250 Airline Incidental Fee Credit per calendar year ⚬ $100 on-property credit w/ Aspire Card package ⚬ Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

See also: Amex Hilton Aspire In-Depth Review

Hilton Honors American Express Business Card

FM Mini Review: Easy way to secure Hilton Gold status (which offers free breakfast among other perks). Amex business cards do not count towards 5/24 status so will not hurt chances of applying for Chase cards.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Travel
Dine
Gas
Phone
Biz
Brand
Other

Earning rate: ⚬ 12X Hilton spend ⚬ 6X on Select Business & Travel Purchases (flights booked directly with airlines or Amex Travel; car rentals booked directly from select car rental companies; US restaurants; US gas stations; wireless telephone services purchased directly from US service provider; US shipping purchases)

Big spend bonus:
Free weekend night after $15K spend in calendar year and another after $60K spend

Diamond elite status with $40K calendar year spend

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Free Gold status. Diamond status w/ $40K spend. ⚬ 10 free Priority Pass lounge visits per calendar year ⚬ Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

See also: Hilton Amex Cards. Everything you need to know.

Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card
125K points
125K after $2K spend in 3 months. Terms apply.

$95 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 125K after $3K in first 3 months + free weekend night at first anniversary (Expired 6/27/18)

FM Mini Review: Easy way to secure Hilton Gold status (which offers free breakfast among other perks). Those who want Diamond status may be better off with the Aspire card.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Dine
Gas
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 12X Hilton spend ⚬ 6X U.S. restaurants, US Supermarkets, and US gas stations ⚬ 3X everywhere else

Big spend bonus:
⚬ Free weekend night after $15K spend in calendar year ⚬ Diamond elite status with $40K calendar year spend ⚬ Terms apply

Noteworthy perks: ⚬Free Gold status. Diamond status w/ $40K spend. ⚬ 10 free Priority Pass lounge visits per calendar year ⚬ Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

See also: Hilton Amex Cards. Everything you need to know.

Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card
75K Points
75K points after $3K spend in the first 3 months. Terms apply.

$125 Annual Fee


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Dine
Gas
Phone
Biz
Brand

Earning rate: 6x at Marriott Bonvoy properties ⚬ 4x U.S. restaurants, U.S. gas stations, wireless telephone services purchased from U.S. suppliers and on U.S. purchases for shipping ⚬ 2x everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Marriott Gold elite status with $35K annual spend

Noteworthy perks: 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary for a one-niight redemption level at or under 35K points (subject to resort fees) ⚬ Earn an additional free night (good for one night at a redemption level at or under 35K points, subject to resort fees) after you spend $60K on purchases in a calendar year ⚬ Complimentary premium Internet access at Marriott/SPG properties ⚬ Terms Apply (Rates & Fees)

See also: Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

Hilton Honors American Express Card
75K points
75K after $1K spend in 3 months

No Annual Fee

Alternate offer: You may see a better offer that includes a $100 statement credit during the booking process at Hilton.com.

FM Mini Review: This card isn't particularly rewarding, but it's good to keep primarily for targeted Amex upgrade offers to the Ascend card.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Dine
Gas
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 7X Hilton spend ⚬ 5X US restaurants, US Supermarkets, and US gas stations ⚬ 3X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Gold elite status with $20K calendar year spend

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Free Silver status; Gold status with $20K spend. ⚬ Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

See also: Hilton Amex Cards. Everything you need to know.

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
75K points
75K points after $3K spend in the first 3 months. Terms apply.

$450 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Decent ultra-premium option for Marriott / SPG fans, but Hilton fans may prefer the ultra-premium Hilton Aspire card.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Travel
Dine
Brand

Earning rate: 3X airfare charged by airline, US restaurants, 6X Starwood and Marriott Properties; 2X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Platinum Elite status with $75K calendar year spend

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ 50K Free Night Award each year upon renewal ⚬ $300 SPG/Marriott Rewards statement credit per membership year ⚬ Gold Elite status ⚬ 15 elite nights credit ⚬ Priority Pass Select with 2 free guests ⚬ Global Entry fee credit ⚬ Free premium internet at SPG/Marriott properties ⚬ Unlimited Boingo Wifi

See also: Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

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American Express Cards / Cash

Also see: Amex Membership Rewards Cards, Amex Airline Cards, Amex Hotel Cards

American Express Cash Magnet® Card

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
1.5%

Earning rate: 1.5% everywhere

Noteworthy perks: 0% Intro APR for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable rate, currently 14.74%-25.74% See rates & fees.

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
$300 Cash Back
$300 cash back after $1K in the first 3 months

$95 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: Up to $350: 10% cash back on purchases at U.S. Restaurants in the first 6 months, up to $200 back. Plus, earn $150 back after $1K spend in 3 months. (Expired 5/3/17)

FM Mini Review: Solid cash back option, especially for those who spend a lot at US Supermarkets and US gas stations


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
1%
Travel
3%
Gas
3%
Grocery
6%
Shop
3%
Other
6%

Earning rate: ⚬ 6% cash back at US supermarkets up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%) ⚬ 6% Cash Back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions. ⚬ 3% Cash Back on transit (includes taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, trains, buses and more). 3% cash back US gas stations ⚬ 1% cash back on other purchases ⚬ Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: Low intro APR: 0% for 12 months on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable rate, currently 14.74% to 25.74%.

The Plum Card® from American Express
Up to $600
Earn a $200 statement credit after each $10,000 you spend on the card, up to $30,000, in the first 3 months of Card Membership

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $250


Card Type: Amex Charge Card

Noteworthy perks: Terms and limitations apply. See Rates & Fees

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express
$200 Cash Back
$200 cash back after $1K in the first 3 months

No Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: $250 after $1K spend targeted (last reported 10/2015)

Up to $300: 10% cash back on purchases at U.S. Restaurants in the first 6 months, up to $200 back. Plus, earn $100 back after $1K spend in 3 months. (Expired 5/3/17)


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
1%
Gas
2%
Grocery
3%
Shop
2%

Earning rate: ⚬ 3% cash back at US supermarkets up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%) ⚬ 2% cash back at US gas stations and select US department stores ⚬ 1% cash back on other purchases ⚬ Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: Low intro APR: 0% for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable rate, currently 14.74% to 25.74%.

Amazon Business American Express Card
Up to a $125 Amazon Gift Card
Eligible Prime members get a $125 Amazon.com Gift Card upon approval. Those without Prime get a $100 gift card.

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: For Amazon Prime members, this is a great card for Amazon, AWS, and Whole Foods purchases. Note though that Chase and Synchrony offer similar consumer cards.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
1%
Dine
2%
Gas
2%
Grocery
5%
Shop
5%
Phone
2%
Brand
5%
Other
2%

Earning rate: Prime Members: 5% on US purchases at Amazon Business, AWS, Amazon.com, Whole Foods. 2% Back at US restaurants, US gas stations, and on US wireless telephone services

The Blue Business Cash℠ Credit Card
2% back everywhere
2% applies to the first $50,000 in purchases per year, 1% thereafter. Terms apply.

No Annual Fee


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
2%

Earning rate: 2% cash back on all purchases, up to $50K spend per calendar year (then 1% thereafter). Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: 0.0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 12 months, then a variable rate, currently 14.99% - 20.99%, based on your creditworthiness and other factors as determined at the time of account opening

Jump to: Amex, BOA, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, TD Bank, US Bank, Wells, Other

Bank of America Cards

BOA
App
Tips
To get same card again, some cards require waiting 24 months from opening. Others require waiting 24 months from closing. Consumer card applications: Limit 2 per rolling 2 months, 3 per rolling 12 months, and 4 per rolling 24 months. Hard inquiries are usually combined into 1 when initiated within 30 days but there have been reports of TransUnion not combining. YMMV. BOA appears to be enforcing a 5 personal card limit
Click here to check your application status
If denied, call reconsideration here: 800-354-0401 (8am-7pm ET Mon-Fri); 866-695-6598 (business cards);
BOA Amtrak Guest Rewards World Mastercard

Card Type: Mastercard World

Base
Travel
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X Amtrak ⚬ 2X qualifying travel ⚬ 1X elsewhere

Big spend bonus: Earn 1,000 Tier Qualifying Points towards elite status for each $5K spent in a calendar year. Limit 4,000 TQPs per year. Ability to transfer up to 25,000 points to hotel partners after $20K calendar year spend.

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ 5% Amtrak Guest Rewards point rebate on redemptions ⚬ Complimentary companion coupon ⚬ One-Class Upgrade and a single-day ClubAcela pass each year.

See also: Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card review

Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard
Up to 65K miles
60K after $2K spend in first 90 days + 5K for adding 2 authorized users

$90 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: 75K: 20K after first purchase + 50K after $12K in 6 months + 5K for adding 2 authorized users


Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base

Earning rate: 1.5X everywhere

Big spend bonus: Companion award ticket with $25K annual spend; 7,500 bonus points with $15K cardmember year spend + an additional 7,500 points with $25K cardmember year spend; Also: 25 tier point towards elite status per $2,500 spend (max 50 tier points per month).

See also: An analysis of the Virgin Atlantic 90K offer

BOA Alaska Airlines Visa Signature
40K + $100
40K + $100 Statement Credit + $99 (+ taxes/fees) companion fare after $2K spend in 3 month

$75 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Alaska miles are quite valuable so this offer is better than it appears


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X Alaska Airlines ⚬ 1X elsewhere

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ $121 companion pass every year ⚬ Free first checked bag for you and up to six other passengers on your reservation

See also: Alaska Airlines Companion Fare Complete Guide

Sonesta World Mastercard
65K points
60K points after $1K spend in 90 days plus 5K points for adding an authorized user

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $75

FM Mini Review: Best for those who stay often at Sonesta hotels


Card Type: Mastercard World

Base
Travel
Brand

Earning rate: 2X airfare, car rental and dining ⚬ 3X Sonesta

Big spend bonus: 30K bonus points with $7.5K cardmember year spend

Noteworthy perks: Instant upgrade to Sonesta Travel Pass Elite (free club access or continental breakfast plus other perks)

Bank of America Premium Rewards

FM Mini Review: This card has best-in-class earnings for those with $100K+ invested with BOA. With that level of investment, you would earn 3.5X travel & dining and 2.62X everywhere else.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
1.5X
(1.5%)
Travel
Dine

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X travel and dining ⚬ 1.5X everywhere else

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ $100 annual airline incidentals fee reimbursement ⚬ $100 Airport Security Statement Credit towards TSA Pre✓ ® or Global Entry Application fee, every four years ⚬ Up to 75% bonus for Preferred Rewards banking customers

BOA Alaska Airlines Visa Business Card

FM Mini Review: Alaska miles are quite valuable so this offer is better than it appears


Card Type: Visa

Base
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X Alaska Airlines ⚬ 1X elsewhere

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ $121+ coach companion pass every year

Spirit Airlines World Mastercard®
30K miles + $100 statement credit
30K + $100: 15K after first purchase + 15K + $100 statement credit after $500 in purchases in first 3 months

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $59

FM Mini Review: Spirit awards start as low as 2500 miles one-way off peak, but miles expire with 3 months of inactivity.


Card Type: Masrercard World

Big spend bonus: ⚬ 5K bonus miles when you spend $10K annually and pay your annual fee

Noteworthy perks: Zone 2 priority boarding

BOA Amtrak Guest Rewards Platinum Mastercard

Card Type: Mastercard Platinum

Base
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X Amtrak ⚬ 1X elsewhere

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ 5% Amtrak Guest Rewards point rebate on redemptions.

See also: Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card review

Asiana Airlines Visa Signature

Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Gas
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X gas and grocery ⚬ 3X Asiana.

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ 10,000 points awarded annually ⚬ $100 annual rebate on Asiana ticket purchases ⚬ 2 lounge invitations every year on card anniversary

Bank of America Business Advantage Cash Rewards Mastercard

Card Type: Mastercard

Base
1%
Travel
3%
Dine
2%
Gas
3%
Phone
3%
Office
3%
Biz
3%

Earning rate: 2% on dining plus 3% on 1 choice from: gas stations (default), office supply stores, travel, TV/telecom & wireless, computer services or business consulting services (for the first $50,000 in combined choice/dining purchases each calendar year, 1% thereafter) and 1% everywhere else.

Noteworthy perks: When you're a Business Advantage Relationship Rewards client, you can get up to 75% rewards bonus on every purchase you make. This means that you can earn up to 5.25% with this card! Your rewards bonus is based on your enrolled tier – Gold 25%; Platinum 50%; or Platinum Honors 75%.

Bank of America Travel Rewards

Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
1.5X
(1.5%)
Travel

Earning rate: 1.5X everywhere; 3X for travel booked through BOA's travel center

Noteworthy perks: Up to 75% bonus for Preferred Rewards banking customers

See also: Up to 2.625% back for timeshares, fortune tellers and more

BOA Business Advantage Travel Rewards World Mastercard

Card Type: Mastercard World

Base
1.5X
(1.5%)
Travel

Earning rate: 1.5X everywhere; 3X for travel booked through BOA's travel center

Noteworthy perks: When you're a Business Advantage Relationship Rewards client, you can get up to 75% rewards bonus on every purchase you make. Your rewards bonus is based on your enrolled tier – Gold 25%; Platinum 50%; or Platinum Honors 75%

Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard

Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 3X on Air France, KLM, and SkyTeam purchases ⚬ 1.5X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: 5K after anniversary when you spend $50 or more the previous year ⚬ 40XP points towards status after anniversaru when you spend $15K or more the previous year

BOA Platinum Business Visa

FM Mini Review: No rewards on everyday purchases, but a nice sign-up bonus for a no annual fee card.


Card Type: Visa Platinum

Major League Baseball®
BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ MasterCard® credit card

Card Type: Mastercard World

Base
1%
Grocery
2%
Shop
2%

Earning rate: 2% at grocery stores and wholesale clubs; and 3% on gas up to the first $2,500 in combined purchases each quarter

Noteworthy perks: Up to 75% bonus for Preferred Rewards banking customers

Bank of America Cash Rewards
$200 Cash Back
$200 after $1000 spend in 90 days

No Annual Fee


Card Type: Mastercard World

Base
1%
Travel
3%
Dine
3%
Gas
3%
Grocery
2%
Shop
3%
Other
3%

Earning rate: 3% back on your choice of the following: gas, online shopping, dining, travel, drugstores, home improvement & furnings (can choose a new category monthly). ⚬ 2% back at grocery stores & wholesale clubs ⚬ 1% back everywhere else. 2% and 3% rewards are capped at $2500 in combined purchases per quarter

Noteworthy perks: Up to 75% bonus for Preferred Rewards banking customers

Virgin Atlantic White Card

Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X Virgin Atlantic ⚬ 1X elsewhere

Big spend bonus: 2,500 bonus points with $5K cardmember year spend + an additional 5,000 points with $15K cardmember year spend;

Asiana Airlines Visa Business Card

Card Type: Visa

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Asiana

Noteworthy perks: 2 X $100 credits annually on U.S. departure Asiana operated flights.

Jump to: Amex, BOA, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, TD Bank, US Bank, Wells, Other

Barclays

Barclays
App
Tips
No known rules against getting same card & bonus again, but getting approved may be difficult. Hard inquiries combined into 1 when approved same day 6/24 Rule Arrival+ Only: Difficult to get approved if you’ve opened 6 or more cards with any bank in past 24 months.
Consumer: Click here to check your application status
Business cards: Click here
If denied, call reconsideration here: 866-408-4064
AAdvantage® AviatorTM Business MasterCard®
Up to 75K miles
Up to 75K miles: 65k miles after $1K in purchases within 90 days and 10K miles when a purchase is made on an employee card that is added to the account at the time of application or within 30 days of the account open date

$95 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: Up to 75K miles: 65k miles after $1K in purchases within 90 days and 10K miles when a purchase is made on an employee card that is added to the account at the time of application or within 30 days of the account open date


Card Type: Mastercard

Base
Travel
Phone
Office

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X AA, office supply, telecommunications services, and at car rental agencies ⚬ 1X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: $99 companion certificate with $30K account year spend; $3K elite qualifying dollars (EQDs) with $25K calendar year spend

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ First checked bag free ⚬ Preferred boarding ⚬ 5% bonus on miles earned the previous year after AF is paid ⚬ Reduced mileage awards ⚬ 25% statement credit on in-flight purchases

AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard
60K miles + Companion Certificate
60k miles + introductory companion certificate (pay $99 + taxes for the companion) after 1st purchase within 90 days and payment of the $99 AF

$99 Annual Fee


Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X AA ⚬ 1X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Starting May 2019: Earn $99 + tax domestic companion certificate with $20K membership year spend.

Noteworthy perks: First checked bag free ⚬ Preferred boarding for the primary cardmember and up to 4 companions traveling on the same reservation ⚬ Reduced mileage awards ⚬ 25% off in-flight purchases ⚬ $25 wifi credit per membership year ⚬ Flight cents: round up purchases to earn more miles

JetBlue Business Card
Up to 60K miles
Up to 60K: 50K after $1K spend in 90 days and earn 10K after a purchase is made on an employee card. Note that this offer may only show up on the mobile version of the site.

$99 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: This card is almost identical to the JetBlue Plus card except that this one earns 2X at office supply stores rather than grocery stores. Both cards are great choices for JetBlue flyers.


Card Type: Mastercard

Base
Dine
Office
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X restaurants and office supply stores ⚬ 6X JetBlue ⚬ 1X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Earn Mosaic elite status with $50,000 calendar year spend. Mosaic status good for rest of calendar year and all of next year.

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Free checked bag ⚬ 5000 bonus points every anniversary ⚬ 10% point rebate on awards ⚬ $100 statement credit w/ purchase of travel package ⚬ 50% savings on in-flight purchases

See also: Barclaycard JetBlue offers are live and worth a look

Barclays JetBlue Plus Mastercard
50K miles
50K after $1K spend in 90 days. Note that you may need to use a mobile browser to see this offer.

$99 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Frequent JetBlue travelers should seriously consider this card for its terrific perks. The combination of the 10% rebate on awards and the annual 5,000 point bonus make this card a keeper.


Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base
Dine
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X restaurants and grocery ⚬ 6X JetBlue ⚬ 1X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Earn Mosaic elite status with $50,000 calendar year spend. Mosaic status good for rest of calendar year and all of next year.

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Free checked bag ⚬ 5000 bonus points every anniversary ⚬ 10% point rebate on awards ⚬ $100 statement credit w/ purchase of travel package ⚬ 50% savings on in-flight purchases

See also: Barclaycard JetBlue offers are live and worth a look

Lufthansa Miles & More® Premier World MasterCard® issued by Barclays
Up to 75K miles
Up to 75K miles: 50K after $3K spend in 90 days + 25K miles after $20K spend in first year

$89 Annual Fee


Card Type: Mastercard World

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Miles & More

Noteworthy perks: Cardmembers receive a companion ticket and two complimentary Lufthansa Business Lounge vouchers after first purchase and each year after paying the annual fee

The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard® issued by Barclays
Up to 75K miles
50K after $2K spend in 90 days + 25K after $6K total in first 12 months

$99 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Alternate offer: You may be able to get 60K miles after 1st purchase via paper application distributed in-flight.


Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base
Dine
Gas
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: 3X Hawaiian Airlines ⚬ 2x gas, dining, and grocery stores ⚬ 1x everywhere else

Noteworthy perks: Free checked bag ⚬ One time 50% off companion ticket ⚬ $100 off a companion ticket for roundtrip coach travel between Hawaii and North America on Hawaiian Airlines at each account anniversary

The Hawaiian Airlines® Business MasterCard® issued by Barclays
Up to 60K miles
50K after $1K in the first 90 days + 10K after a purchase is made on an employee card

$99 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: 60K after $1K in the first 90 days + 10K after first purchase on an employee card [Expired 8/19]


Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base
Dine
Gas
Office
Brand

Earning rate: 3X Hawaiian Airlines ⚬ 2x gas, dining, and office supply stores ⚬ 1x everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Earn up to 40,000 annual bonus miles — 20k miles with $50-$99k annual spend or 40k miles with $100k or more annual spend;

Noteworthy perks: One-time 50% off a companion discount on roundtrip coach travel between Hawaii and North America on Hawaiian Airlines

Frontier Airlines World MasterCard®

Card Type: Mastercard World

Base
Dine
Brand

Earning rate: 5X at FlyFrontier.com ⚬ 3X restaurants

Big spend bonus: $100 discount voucher after $2,500 in annual spend. ⚬ Elite 20K status (free bag & seat selection) w/ $20K calendar year spend ⚬ Elite 50K (adds family seating & free seat selection for up to 8 companions) with $50K calendar year spend ⚬ Elite 100K status (adds "theWORKS" bundle for primary cardmember & up to 8 traveling companions) with $100K calendar year spend

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Keep miles from expiring with one purchase every six months. ⚬ No award redemption fee when taxes/fees are paid for with the card.

JetBlue Card

FM Mini Review: Not bad for a fee-free airline card.


Card Type: Mastercard World

Base
Dine
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X restaurants and grocery ⚬ 3X JetBlue ⚬ 1X everywhere else⚬

Noteworthy perks: 50% savings on eligible inflight purchases including cocktails, food and movies.

See also: Barclaycard JetBlue offers are live and worth a look

Choice Privileges® Visa Signature® Card issued by Barclays
32K points
32K after $1K spend in 90 days

No Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: 64K points: 32K after $1K spend in 90 days + 32K after an additional $2K spend within the first 180 days


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 5X at Choice Hotels and on purchases of Choice Hotels points or gift cards ⚬ 2X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Earn 8,000 annual bonus points after $10,000 in annual spend

Noteworthy perks: Automatic Gold status

Wyndham Rewards Visa issued by Barclays (no annual fee)
15K points
15K after first purchase

No Annual Fee


Card Type: Visa Signature or Platinum

Base
Gas
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X Wyndham ⚬ 2X gas, utility & grocery ⚬ 1X everywhere else

Noteworthy perks: Gold status

Uber Visa Card

FM Mini Review: A good choice both for its signup bonus and bonus categories (4% for restaurants is particularly good).


Card Type: Visa Platinum or Signature

Base
1%
Travel
3%
Dine
4%
Shop
2%

Earning rate: ⚬ 4% eateries ⚬ 3% travel ⚬ 2% online purchases (including online purchases made with third party payment methods like PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay) ⚬ 1% everywhere else

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Annual $50 subscription credit when you spend $5,000 in a year (good for things like Netflix, HBO NOW, Amazon Prime, etc) — note that this benefit kicks in during the second year if you spend $5K in year 1) ⚬ Up to $600 mobile phone insurance against theft or damage when you charge your total monthly bill to the card ($25 deductible) ⚬ No foreign transaction fees

Wyndham Rewards Visa issued by Barclays

FM Mini Review: This card is great for its signup bonus (when the 45K bonus is available). It's also pretty good to keep to get 9,000 bonus points per year + status w/ Wyndham & Caesar's.


Card Type: Visa Signature or Platinum

Base
Gas
Grocery
Brand
Other

Earning rate: ⚬ 5X Wyndham ⚬ 2X gas, utility, & grocery ⚬ 1X everywhere else

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ 6,000 bonus points every account anniversary + 3,000 points for Platinum elites ⚬ Platinum status (matches to Caesar's Total Rewards Platinum)

AAdvantage® AviatorTM Silver World Elite MasterCard®

FM Mini Review: $25 per day of in-flight food & beverage credits is pretty interesting. If you fly AA enough to make good use of this, this card is well worthwhile.


Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base
Travel
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X AA ⚬ 2X hotel and car rentals ⚬ 1X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Earn $99 + tax domestic certificate for up to 2 companions with $20K membership year spend ($30K spend required until May 2019) ⚬ Earn 3000 EQDs towards elite status with $50K calendar year spend.

Noteworthy perks: $25 per day in-flight food & beverage credit ⚬ First checked bag free ⚬ Priority Boarding ⚬ Reduced mileage awards ⚬ $100 Global Entry application fee credit ⚬ 25% off in-flight purchases Starting May 2019: $50 wifi credit per membership year ⚬ light cents: round up purchases to earn more miles

Jump to: Amex, BOA, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, TD Bank, US Bank, Wells, Other

Capital One

Capital One
App
Tips
There is no known rule against getting the same card and bonus again even if you still have the card open Must wait 6 months after application before applying for another Capital One card Most credit inquiries go through all 3 bureaus You can have max 2 Capital One personal cards
(not counting co-brands)
To check application status, call (800) 903-9177 or (877) 277-5901
If denied, call reconsideration here: (800) 625-7866
Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
50K "miles"
One time bonus: 50K after $3K spend in 3 months from account opening

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

FM Mini Review: This card earns 2 "miles" per dollar, which are worth exactly 1 cent each toward travel. This makes the return on spend similar to a 2% cash back card (though in this case you must redeem your miles to offset travel in order to get 1 cent per mile). One big advantage over cash back: Capital One allows transfering their "miles" to airline miles at a 2 to 1.5 ratio.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base

Earning rate: 2X everywhere

Noteworthy perks: Earn 10x miles on hotels through January 2020; learn more at hotels.com/venture ⚬ Receive up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® ⚬ Redeem miles for travel at value of 1 cent per mile ⚬ Convert "miles" to airline miles at a (mostly) 2 to 1.5 ratio ⚬ No foreign transaction fees

Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business
50K "miles"
Earn a one time bonus: 50K after $4500 spend in the first 3 months from account opening

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

Recent better offer: Expired 1/28/19: Up to 200K miles: 50K after $5K spend in 3 months from account opening. Earn an additional 150K miles when you spend $50K on total purchases within the first 6 months.

FM Mini Review: This card is basically the same as the Spark Cash for Business, but rewards are intended to be used to offset travel purchases. One big advantage over cash back: Capital One allows transfering their "miles" to airline miles at a 2 to 1.5 ratio.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base

Earning rate: 2X everywhere

Noteworthy perks: Redeem miles for travel at value of 1 cent per mile ⚬ Convert "miles" to airline miles at a (mostly) 2 to 1.5 ratio ⚬ No foreign transaction fees

Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business
$500 Cash Back
Earn a one time bonus: $500 after $4500 spend in 3 months from account opening

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

Recent better offer: Expired 1/28/19: Up to $2,000 cash back: $500 after $5K spend in 3 months from account opening plus $1500 cash back after $50K total spend within 6 months from account opening.

FM Mini Review: Many cards offer unlimited 2% cash back, but this is the only business card I know of that does so. This is a good option for business owners who prefer simple cash back rewards.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
2%

Earning rate: 2% everywhere

Noteworthy perks: No foreign transaction fees

Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card
$300 Cash Back
Earn a one time bonus: $300 after $3K spend in 3 months from account opening

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

FM Mini Review: Excellent cash back card for dining and entertainment spend.


Card Type: Mastercard

Base
1%
Dine
4%
Grocery
2%
Other
4%

Earning rate: 4% cash back on dining and entertainment ⚬ 2% at grocery stores ⚬ 8% back on tickets at Vivid Seats through May 2020 ⚬ 1% everywhere else

Noteworthy perks: Get a monthly statement credit for a Postmates Unlimited monthly membership through Dec. 2019 ⚬ No foreign transaction fees

Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card
20K "miles"
One time bonus: 20K after $1K spend in 3 months from account opening

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Many no-fee cards offer better rewards, so there's no point in using this card after collecting the welcome offer.


Card Type: Visa Signature or Platinum

Base
1.25X
(1.31%)

Earning rate: 1.25X everywhere

Noteworthy perks: Earn 10x miles on hotels through January 2020; learn more at hotels.com/venture ⚬ Redeem miles for travel at value of 1 cent per mile ⚬ Convert "miles" to airline miles at a (mostly) 2 to 1.5 ratio ⚬ No foreign transaction fees

Capital One® Spark® Miles Select for Business
20K "miles"
One time bonus: 20K after $3,000 spend in 3 months from account opening

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: This card is basically the same as the Spark Cash Select for Business, but rewards are intended to be used to offset travel purchases. This is a good option for business owners who prefer simple rewards with no annual fee, and who value free travel over cash back. If you spend more than $19K per year, though, go for the 2X Spark Miles card.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base

Earning rate: 1.5X everywhere

Noteworthy perks: Redeem miles for travel at value of 1 cent per mile ⚬ Convert "miles" to airline miles at a (mostly) 2 to 1.5 ratio ⚬ No foreign transaction fees

Capital One® Spark® Cash Select for Business
$200 Cash Back
One time bonus: $200 after $3,000 spend in 3 months from account opening

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: This is a good option for business owners looking for simple cash back rewards with no annual fee. If you spend more than $19,000 per year, though, you would be better off with the 2% Spark Cash card.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
1.5%

Earning rate: 1.5% everywhere

Noteworthy perks: No foreign transaction fees

Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card
$150 Cash Back
One time bonus: $150 after $500 spend in 3 months from account opening

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: While you can do better with a no-fee 2% cash back card, the Quicksilver card often offers excellent discounts with popular services such as Uber or Spotify.


Card Type: Visa Signature or Platinum

Base
1.5X
(1.5%)

Earning rate: 1.5% everywhere

Noteworthy perks: No foreign transaction fees

Capital One® SavorOne® Cash Rewards Credit Card
$150 Cash Back
One time bonus: $150 after $500 spend in 3 months from account opening

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: The combination of 3% cash back on dining and no foreign transaction fees would be attractive for a no annual fee card, but the Barclaycard Uber card eclipses this one by offering 4% cash back for dining.


Card Type: Mastercard

Base
1%
Dine
3%
Grocery
2%

Earning rate: ⚬ 3% on dining ⚬ 2% on purchases at grocery stores ⚬ 1% everywhere else

Noteworthy perks: No foreign transaction fees

Jump to: Amex, BOA, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, TD Bank, US Bank, Wells, Other

Chase Cards

Chase
App
Tips
Must wait 24 months after previous bonus to signup for same card. Sapphire cards require 48 months. No wait required for Ink cards. Better offers may be available. Click for details. Difficult to get approved if you’ve opened 5 or more cards in past 24 months Hard inquiries combined into 1 when approved same day Usual max 2 new cards per month (but rule seems to vary)
Shut-Down Caution: Signing up for new Chase cards can lead to Chase reviewing your accounts. This may lead to Chase shutting down all of your accounts if you appear to be a credit risk.  See this post for details and recommendations: Why Chase shutdowns have increased and how to avoid them.
Call (888) 338-2586 to check your application status
If denied, call reconsideration here:1-888-270-2127 for both personal and business cards

Chase Cards / Ultimate Rewards

Also see: Chase Airline Cards, Chase Hotel Cards, Chase Cash Back Cards

Chase Ink Business Preferred Card
80K points
80K after $5K spend in 3 months

$95 Annual Fee

This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.

Recent better offer: This is the best public offer we've seen. A 100K offer is sometimes available in-branch through a Business Relationship Manager.

FM Mini Review: Great card for signup bonus and 3X categories. Also consider the no-fee Chase Ink Cash for its 5X categories, and the no fee Ink Business Unlimited to earn 1.5X everywhere.


Card Type: Visa Signature Business

Base
Travel
Phone
Biz

Earning rate: 3X travel, shipping, internet, cable, phone, and advertising with social media sites (up to $150K spend per year)

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Points worth 25% more when redeemed for travel ⚬ Cell phone protection against theft or damage

See also: Chase Ultimate Rewards Complete Guide

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
60K points
60K after $4K spend in the first 3 months

$95 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Great signup bonus. This may be the single best "starter card" for those eager to get into miles & points.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Travel
Dine

Earning rate: 2X Travel and Dining

Noteworthy perks: Primary auto rental collision damage waiver

See also: Chase Ultimate Rewards Complete Guide

Chase Ink Business Unlimited

FM Mini Review: Great to earn 1.5X Ultimate Rewards in categories with no bonuses. Excellent companion card to Ink Business Preferred, Sapphire Reserve or Sapphire Preferred!


Card Type: Visa Signature Business

Base

Earning rate: 1.5X on all purchases.

See also: Chase Ultimate Rewards Complete Guide

Chase Ink Business Cash Credit Card

FM Mini Review: This one should be in everyone's wallet. Incredible signup bonus for a no-fee card. Great card for 5X categories. Excellent companion card to Sapphire Reserve or Sapphire Preferred!


Card Type: Visa Signature Business

Base
Dine
Gas
Phone
Office

Earning rate: ⚬ 5X office supplies ⚬ 5X cellular/landline/cable (on up to $25,000 in total purchases in 5x categories annually) ⚬ 2X gas and restaurants

See also: Chase Ultimate Rewards Complete Guide

Chase Sapphire Reserve Card
50K points
50K after $4K spend in 3 months

$450 Annual Fee

This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.

Recent better offer: 100K after $4K spend in 3 months, last seen 3/11/2017 in-branch

FM Mini Review: Excellent all-around card for frequent traveler. Best when paired with no-fee Chase Freedom, no-fee Freedom Unlimited & no-fee Chase Ink Cash


Card Type: Visa Infinite

Base
Travel
Dine

Earning rate: 3X Travel and Dining

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ $300 Annual Travel Credit ⚬ Points worth 1.5 cents each towards travel ⚬ Primary auto rental collision damage waiver ⚬ Priority Pass Select lounge access ⚬ $100 Global Entry fee credit

See also: Chase Ultimate Rewards Complete Guide

Chase Freedom

FM Mini Review: Great for 5X categories. Excellent companion card to Sapphire Reserve or Sapphire Preferred!


Card Type: Visa Signature or Platinum

Base
Gas
Other

Earning rate: 5X in rotating categories on up to $1,500 spend per quarter. Q3 2019: 5X gas stations and select streaming services

See also: Chase Ultimate Rewards Complete Guide

Chase Freedom Unlimited

FM Mini Review: Great to earn 1.5X Ultimate Rewards in categories with no bonuses. Excellent companion card to Sapphire Reserve or Sapphire Preferred!


Card Type: Visa Signature or Platinum

Base

Earning rate: 1.5X on all purchases.

See also: Chase Ultimate Rewards Complete Guide

Jump to: Amex, BOA, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, TD Bank, US Bank, Wells, Other

Chase Cards / Airlines

Also see: Chase Ultimate Rewards, Chase Hotel Cards, Chase Cash Back Cards

Chase United MileagePlus® Explorer Business
Up to 100K miles
50K after $5K spend in 3 months + 50K after $25K total spend in the first 6 months

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

FM Mini Review: Decent perks such as enhanced access to United saver level economy awards makes this a keeper for some.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Dine
Gas
Office

Earning rate: 2X at restaurants, gas stations, and office supply stores ⚬ 2X United.

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Improved saver award availability ⚬ Last seat standard award availability ⚬ Free first checked bag ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ No foreign exchange fees ⚬ 2 United Club passes per year ⚬ Primary auto rental collision damage waiver

Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Credit Card
80K miles
80K after $5K spend in 3 months

$199 Annual Fee


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Travel
Phone
Biz
Brand

Earning rate: 3X Southwest ⚬ 2x on social media and search engine advertising, Internet, cable and phone services

Big spend bonus: If you earn 110,000 points in one calendar year, you'll get a companion pass good for the rest of that calendar year and all of the next year

Noteworthy perks: 9000 bonus points each year upon card renewal.

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Card
60K miles
60K after $3K spend in 3 months

$99 Annual Fee

This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.

Recent better offer: None. This is the highest public offer we've seen.

FM Mini Review: Great for signup bonus, but consider cancelling after first year.


Card Type: Visa

Base
Travel
Brand

Earning rate: 2X at at participating Rapid Rewards® hotel and rental car partners ⚬ 2X Southwest

Big spend bonus: If you earn 110,000 points in one calendar year, you'll get a companion pass good for the rest of that calendar year and all of the next year

Noteworthy perks: 6000 bonus points each year upon card renewal.

Chase British Airways Visa Signature® Card
Up to 100K bonus Avios
Get 50K Avios after $3K spend in first 3 months + 50K more Avios after $20K spend in first year

$95 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Good choice for a nice signup bonus. Award rebate makes the card a keeper if you frequently book awards from the US to Europe.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Travel
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X British Airways. Iberia, and Open Skies purchases ⚬ 2X hotels ⚬ 1X elsewhere

Big spend bonus: Every calendar year you make $30,000 in purchases on your British Airways Visa card, you’ll earn a Travel Together companion Ticket good for two years.

Noteworthy perks: Up to $600 per year in award fee rebates ⚬ 10% off BA flights originating in the US.

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Card
60K points
60K: 40K points after $1K spend in the first 3 months + 20K after $12K spend in 12 months

$69 Annual Fee

This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.

Recent better offer: 60K after $2K spend (expired 6/10/19)

FM Mini Review: Great for signup bonus, but consider cancelling after first year.


Card Type: Visa Signature or Platinum

Base
Travel
Brand

Earning rate: 2X at at participating Rapid Rewards® hotel and rental car partners ⚬ 2X Southwest

Big spend bonus: If you earn 110,000 points in one calendar year, you'll get a companion pass good for the rest of that calendar year and all of the next year

Noteworthy perks: 3000 bonus points each year upon card renewal.

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card
60K points
60K: 40K points after $1K spend in the first 3 months + 20K after $12K spend in 12 months

$149 Annual Fee

This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.

Recent better offer: 60K after $2K spend (expired 6/10/19)

FM Mini Review: Great for frequent Southwest flyers.


Card Type: Visa Signature or Platinum

Base
Travel
Brand

Earning rate: 2X at at participating Rapid Rewards® hotel and rental car partners ⚬ 2X Southwest

Big spend bonus: If you earn 110,000 points in one calendar year, you'll get a companion pass good for the rest of that calendar year and all of the next year ⚬ Earn 1,500 TQPs for each $10K in purchases up to $100K

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ 7,500 anniversary points each year ⚬ $75 Southwest annual travel credit ⚬ Four A1-15 boardings every year ⚬ 20% back on in-flight drinks, Wi-Fi, messaging, and movies

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card
60K points
60K: 40K points after $1K spend in the first 3 months + 20K after $12K spend in 12 months

$99 Annual Fee

This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.

Recent better offer: 60K after $2K spend (expired 6/10/19)

FM Mini Review: Great for signup bonus, but consider cancelling after first year.


Card Type: Visa Signature or Platinum

Base
Travel
Brand

Earning rate: 2X at at participating Rapid Rewards® hotel and rental car partners ⚬ 2X Southwest

Big spend bonus: If you earn 110,000 points in one calendar year, you'll get a companion pass good for the rest of that calendar year and all of the next year

Noteworthy perks: 6000 bonus points each year upon card renewal.

Chase United Explorer Card
40K miles
40K after $2K spend in 3 months

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

You may be targeted for a better offer. Details here.. This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule

Recent better offer: 70K + $100 statement credit (targeted)

50K after $3K spend in 3 months + 5K for adding an authorized user + $100 statement credit after first purchase (Expired 3/15/18)

FM Mini Review: Decent perks such as enhanced access to United saver level economy awards makes this a keeper for some.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Travel
Dine
Brand

Earning rate: 2X United ⚬ 2X restaurants ⚬ 2X on hotel stays

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Improved saver award availability ⚬ Last seat standard award availability ⚬ Free first checked bag for primary cardholder and one travel companion when you pay with the card ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ No foreign exchange fees ⚬ 2 United Club passes per year ⚬ Primary auto rental collision damage waiver ⚬ Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA Pre-check credit ⚬ 25% back on United in-flight purchases

Chase Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card
Up to 90K bonus Avios (advertised as 120K)
Earn 4x everywhere on up to $30K in total purchases during the first year (then 3x on British Airways and 1x everywhere else)

$95 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: 100K:
-50K after $3K spend in 3 months
-Additional 25K after $10K total spend in 1st year and a further 25K after $20K total spend in 1st year [Expired 2/19]

FM Mini Review: Good choice for a nice signup bonus. Unless you intend to go for the big spend bonus, though, I don't see it as a compelling card to keep past the first year.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X Aer Lingus, Iberia, British Airways, LEVEL and OpenSkies ⚬ 1X elsewhere

Big spend bonus: Every calendar year you make $30,000 in purchases on your Aer Lingus Visa card, you’ll earn an economy class companion ticket good for 1 year.

Chase Iberia Visa Signature® Card
Up to 90K bonus Avios (advertised as 120K)
Earn 4x everywhere on up to $30K in total purchases during the first year (then 3x on British Airways and 1x everywhere else)

$95 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: 100K:
-50K after $3K spend in 3 months
-Additional 25K after $10K total spend in 1st year and a further 25K after $20K total spend in 1st year [Expired 2/19]

FM Mini Review: Good choice for a nice signup bonus. Unless you fly Iberia often or intend to go for the big spend bonus, though, I don't see it as a compelling card to keep past the first year.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X Iberia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, LEVEL and OpenSkie ⚬ 1X elsewhere

Big spend bonus: Every calendar year you make $30,000 in purchases on your Iberia Visa card, you’ll earn a discount voucher good for $1,000 to use toward two tickets on the same flight

Noteworthy perks: 10% off on Iberia flights when you use your Iberia Visa to purchase at iberia.com/Chase10

Chase United MileagePlus® Club Card
50K miles
50K after $3K spend in 3 months

$450 Annual Fee

You may be targeted for a 75K offer on this card. Details here.. This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: It is common to receive a targeted offer with the first year fee waived

FM Mini Review: While pricey, the Chase United MileagePlus® Club Card is a great choice for those who want a United club membership and waived close-in award fees.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X United ⚬ 1.5X everywhere else

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ United Club membership ⚬ No fees on close-in awards ⚬ Priority check-in, security screening, baggage handling, and boarding ⚬ Free 1st and 2nd checked bags ⚬ Hertz President's Circle Elite Status ⚬ Primary auto rental collision damage waiver

Chase United MileagePlus® Club Business Card

FM Mini Review: While pricey, the Chase United MileagePlus® Club Business Card is a great choice for those who want a United club membership and waived close-in award fees.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X United ⚬ 1.5X everywhere else

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ United Club membership ⚬ No fees on close-in awards ⚬ Priority check-in, security screening, baggage handling, and boarding ⚬ Free 1st and 2nd checked bags ⚬ Hertz President's Circle Elite Status ⚬ Primary auto rental collision damage waiver

Jump to: Amex, BOA, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, TD Bank, US Bank, Wells, Other

Chase Cards / Hotels

Also see: Chase Ultimate Rewards Cards, Chase Airline Cards, Chase Cash Back Cards

Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card
Up to 50K points
50K points: 25,000 points after $3K spend in 3 months + 25,000 points after $6K total spend in 6 months

$95 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Great card for signup bonus and annual free night. Might be worth using regularly for additional free night and as a path to status.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Travel
Dine
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X restaurants / cafes / coffee shops, airlines, local transit, fitness clubs and gym memberships ⚬ 4X Hyatt

Big spend bonus: One free Cat 1-4 night certificate after $15K spend in your cardmember year. ⚬ Get 2 elite qualifying night credits every time you spend $5K in purchases

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Free category 1-4 night every year upon renewal ⚬ Additional free category 1-4 night after $15K spend in cardmember year ⚬ Discoverist elite status ⚬ 5 elite qualifying nights

Chase IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

FM Mini Review: Good signup bonus. Keep only if you value the 40K annual free night and/or 4th night free awards.


Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base
Dine
Gas
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: 25x at IHG properties and 4x everywhere total for the first year, then: ⚬ 10X IHG ⚬ 2X gas, grocery, and restaurants.

Big spend bonus: 10K bonus points after you spend $20K in a cardmember year + make one additional purchase

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Annual free night e-certificate good at IHG properties up to 40K points per night (for certificates issued after 5/1/18) ⚬ Fourth night free on award stays ⚬ 20% discount on points purchases ⚬ Platinum elite status.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card

Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 6X Marriott Bonvoy ⚬ 2X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Earn Gold status when you spend $35K each year

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Annual free night certificate for 1 night at a hotel redemption level up to 35K ⚬ Automatic Silver status ⚬ 15 nights of elite credit each year

See also: Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card
30K points
30K after $1K spend in 3 months

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: The best use for this card is probably to downgrade from the Ritz or Boundless card to avoid the annual fee. That way, you can always upgrade again when you need the annual free night or other perks


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Travel
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X Marriott Bonvoy ⚬ 2X travel ⚬ 1X everywhere else

Noteworthy perks: Automatic Silver status ⚬ 15 nights of elite credit each year

See also: Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

Jump to: Amex, BOA, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, TD Bank, US Bank, Wells, Other

Chase Cards / Cash Back

Also see: Chase Ultimate Rewards Cards, Chase Airline Cards, Chase Hotel Cards

Disney Visa Card

FM Mini Review: This card only earns 1% back in the form of "Disney Dream Dollars" and the meet & greet is also available on the Disney debit card. However, the current signup bonus makes it worth a look.


Card Type: Visa Signature or Platinum

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Character meet & greet at a private cardmember area ⚬ 10% off select merchandise purchases of $50 or more at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com

AARP Credit Card from Chase

Card Type: Visa Signature or Platinum

Base
1%
Dine
3%
Gas
3%

Earning rate: 3% restaurants and gas stations.

Jump to: Amex, BOA, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, TD Bank, US Bank, Wells, Other

Citi Cards

Citi
App
Tips
To apply for a card within the same brand, must wait 24 months after opening or closing account Hard inquiries are NOT combined when approved same day Max 1 personal card per 8 days Max 2 personal cards per 65 days Max 1 business card per 95 days
Check application status here.
If denied, call reconsideration here:800-695-5171 (personal); 800-763-9795 (business)
If reconsideration # doesn’t work, try the Citi Credit Card Executive Office: 423-477-6858

Citi Cards / ThankYou Points

Also see: Citi Airline Cards, Citi Hotel Cards, Citi Cash Back Cards

Citi Premier Card

FM Mini Review: One of the best all-around travel rewards cards: Very strong earnings for spend. Excellent bonus categories. Points transferable to select airlines.


Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base
Travel
Dine
Gas
Other

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X travel and gas ⚬ 2X dining and entertainment

Noteworthy perks: With this card, ThankYou points become worth 1.25 cents each towards travel; or transfer points to airline partners

See also: Citi ThankYou Rewards Complete Guide

Citi ThankYou Prestige Card
50K points
50K ThankYou Rewards points after $4K spend in 3 months

$495 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: The Chase Sapphire Reserve card may be a better fit for many, but the Prestige card's best in class 5X rewards for dining, airfare, and travel agencies is hard to beat.


Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base
Travel
Dine

Earning rate: 5X airfare, dining, and travel agencies ⚬ 3X hotels and cruise line ⚬ 1X everywhere else

Noteworthy perks: $250 travel rebate per calendar year ⚬ Free lounge access: Citi Properietary Lounges; and Priority Pass Select with free guests ⚬ $100 Global Entry application fee credit ⚬ 4th night free hotel benefit

See also: Citi ThankYou Rewards Complete Guide

Citi Business ThankYou Card

Card Type: Mastercard World

Base
Other

Earning rate: 3X rotating quarterly categories

Noteworthy perks: Anniversary bonus on base earnings each membership year. (1% in year 1, 2% in year 2 and 3% in year 3 and beyond.)

See also: Citi ThankYou Rewards Complete Guide

Citi Rewards+ Card

FM Mini Review: 10% points rebate (up to 10K rebate per year) make this a great choice to pool with ThankYou Premier and/or Prestige


Card Type: Mastercard World

Base
Gas
Grocery

Earning rate: 2X at supermarkets and gas stations on up to $6,000 per year ⚬ Round up to nearest 10 TY points on all purchases

Noteworthy perks: Round up to the nearest 10 points on all purchases with no cap. ⚬ get 10% of your points back on the first 100K redeemed each year

See also: Citi ThankYou Rewards Complete Guide

AT&T Access Card

FM Mini Review: Good choice for those who shop often online (thanks to 2X earnings). Or, better yet, start with this card and then product change to the AT&T Access More card.


Card Type: Mastercard World

Base
Travel
Shop
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 2 points per $1 on products and services that are purchased directly from AT&T ⚬ 2 points per $1 on all purchases at online retail and travel sites ⚬ 1 point per $1 on all other purchases

See also: Citi ThankYou Rewards Complete Guide

Citi Rewards+ Student Card
2.5K points
2.5K after $500 spend in 3 months

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: 10% points rebate (up to 10K rebate per year) make this a great choice to pool with ThankYou Premier and/or Prestige


Card Type: Mastercard World

Base
Gas
Grocery

Earning rate: 2X at supermarkets and gas stations on up to $6,000 per year ⚬ Round up to nearest 10 TY points on all purchases

Noteworthy perks: Round up to the nearest 10 points on all purchases with no cap. ⚬ get 10% of your points back on the first 100K redeemed each year

See also: Citi ThankYou Rewards Complete Guide

Citi Double Cash Card

Recent better offer: None

FM Mini Review: This is an awesome option for everyday spend. Earn 2X everywhere and redeem for the equivalent of 2% cash back or 2X ThankYou points. Pair with the Premier or Prestige card to make points transferrable to airlines. Use a different card when traveling internationally due to this card's foreign exchange fee.


Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Noteworthy perks: 1X when you make a purchase + 1X when you pay for those purchases

Jump to: Amex, BOA, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, TD Bank, US Bank, Wells, Other

Citi Cards / Airlines

Also see: Citi ThankYou Cards, Citi Hotel Cards, Citi Cash Back Cards

CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard
60K miles
60K after $3K spend in first 3 months

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $99

FM Mini Review: This card usually has a great signup bonus, but if you're looking for a card to keep long term, you'll find better options.


Card Type: Mastercard World

Base
Travel
Gas
Phone
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X AA ⚬ 2X certain telecommunications merchants ⚬ 2X car rental merchants ⚬ 2X gas

Big spend bonus: Earn $99 plus taxes domestic companion certificate after $30K spend

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ First checked bag free ⚬ Priority Boarding ⚬ Reduced mileage awards ⚬ Save 25% on inflight purchases

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

FM Mini Review: Excellent choice for a great signup bonus. Plus it offers the usual collection of perks for flying AA (free checked bag, priority boarding, etc.)


Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base
Dine
Gas
Brand

Earning rate: 2X restaurants ⚬ 2X gas ⚬ 2X AA

Big spend bonus: $100 AA Flight Discount with $20K membership year spend

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ First checked bag free ⚬ Priority Boarding ⚬ Reduced mileage awards ⚬ Save 25% on inflight food and beverage purchases

American Airlines AAdvanage MileUp Card
10K miles + $50
Earn 10K AA miles + $50 statement credit after $500 spend in 3 months

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Not bad for grocery spend if you highly value AA miles


Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base
Grocery
Brand

Earning rate: 2X grocery ⚬ 2X AA ⚬ 1X everywhere else

Noteworthy perks: Save 25% on inflight food and beverage purchases

Citi AAdvantage® Executive World Elite MasterCard®
50K miles
50K miles after $5K spend in first 3 months

$450 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 75K after $7.5K spend in 3 months

FM Mini Review: Excellent choice for those who need Admirals Club access (included for both the primary member and authorized users). Heavy spenders who are short of the miles necessary for status can earn 10K elite qualifying miles with $40K spend. Plus, it offers the usual collection of perks for flying AA (free checked bag, priority boarding, etc.).


Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X AA

Big spend bonus: 10K Elite Qualifying Miles towards elite status when you spend $40K in calendar year

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ First Checked Bag Free ⚬ Admirals Club® access for both primary and authorized users ⚬ 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases on American Airlines and US Airways flights ⚬ Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee credit

Jump to: Amex, BOA, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, TD Bank, US Bank, Wells, Other

Citi Cards / Hotels

Also see: Citi ThankYou Cards, Citi Airline Cards, Citi Cash Back Cards

Jump to: Amex, BOA, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, TD Bank, US Bank, Wells, Other

Citi Cards / Cash Back

Also see: Citi ThankYou Cards, Citi Airline Cards, Citi Hotel Cards

Costco Anywhere Visa

Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
1%
Travel
3%
Dine
3%
Gas
4%

Earning rate: ⚬ 4% gas (up to $7K spend / year) ⚬ 3% restaurant & travel; 2% Costco ⚬ 1% everywhere else

Jump to: Amex, BOA, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, TD Bank, US Bank, Wells, Other

Discover

Discover
App
Tips
No known rules against getting same card & bonus again, but you must wait just over 12 months from previous app. You can have maximum of 2 Discover cards. 1st card must be open for a year before applying for second.
Click here to check your application status
If denied, call reconsideration here: 888-676-3695
Discover it® for Students
$50 + First Year Double + $20/year
Get $50 after first purchase. All cashback earned in first 12 months will be doubled including 5% earned in rotating categories. Plus, get $20 cash back each school year your GPA is 3.0 or higher for up to the next 5 years.

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: In my opinion this is the single best "starter card" for students. It offers great rewards and no annual fee.


Card Type: Discover

Base
Dine
Shop

Earning rate: 5X in rotating categories, up to $1500 spend per quarter. 2019 Q3 = Paypal & Restaurants

Noteworthy perks: Discover Cash Back is worth more than face value when redeemed for partner gift cards

Discover it®
$75 + First Year Double
Get $75 after first Amazon purchase. All cashback earned in first 12 months will be doubled including 5% earned in rotating categories.

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: This is a great choice for its rotating 5% categories


Card Type: Discover

Base
Dine
Shop

Earning rate: 5X in rotating categories, up to $1500 spend per quarter. 2019 Q3 = Paypal & Restaurants

Noteworthy perks: Discover Cash Back is worth more than face value when redeemed for partner gift cards

Discover it Miles - Double Miles your first year
$50 + First Year Double
Get $50 after first purchase. All miles earned in first 12 months will be doubled. This makes this a 3% cash back card for the first year.

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Great card to get for its first year 3% cash back.


Card Type: Discover

Base
1.5X
(1.5%)

Earning rate: 1.5 miles per dollar for all spend.

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ No foreign transaction fees ⚬ Redeem miles for travel or for cash back (1 cent per mile either way)

See also: Discover introduces a new card and a potentially VERY lucrative 1st year offer

Discover it Business - Double cash back your first year
First Year Double
All cash back earned in first 12 months will be doubled. This makes this a 3% cash back card for the first year.

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Great card to get for its first year 3% cash back.


Card Type: Discover

Base
1.5X
(1.5%)

Earning rate: 1.5% cash back for all spend.

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ No foreign transaction fees ⚬ Redeem cash back in any amount

See also: New Discover Business card: effective 3% back first year

Jump to: Amex, BOA, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, TD Bank, US Bank, Wells, Other

TD Bank

TD App
Tips
Call (888) 561-8861 to check your application status
TD Aeroplan™ Visa® Credit Card

Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Aeroplan miles per dollar spent on Air Canada purchases

TD Business Solutions Visa

Card Type: Visa

Base
1%
Dine
2%
Gas
2%
Phone
3%

Earning rate: ⚬ 3% phone, internet and cable services ⚬ 2% dining and gas stations

TD First Class Visa Signature® Card
25K points
25K: 15K after first purchase + 10K after $3K spend in first 6 billing cycles.

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $89


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Travel
Dine

Earning rate: 3X travel & dining

TD Cash Visa Credit Card

Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
1%
Dine
3%
Grocery
2%

Earning rate: ⚬ 3% dining ⚬ 2% grocery stores

Jump to: Amex, BOA, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, TD Bank, US Bank, Wells, Other

US Bank Cards

USB
App
Tips
Consider freezing 2 credit bureaus before applying
(or maybe not!)
No known rules against getting same card & bonus again Hard inquiries may be combined into 1 when approved same day
Call (800) 947-1444 to check your application status.
If denied, call reconsideration here: 800-947-1444 or 800-685-7680
U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite Card

FM Mini Review: With points worth 1.5 cents each towards travel, this card offers an excellent signup bonus. For ongoing use, this card is a winner for those who spend a lot on mobile payments (at 3X, rewards are worth 4.5%)


Card Type: Visa Infinite

Base
Travel
Shop

Earning rate: 3X travel and mobile wallet payments

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ $325 in travel credits per membership year ⚬ Points worth 1.5 cents each towards travel ⚬ Priority Pass Select airport lounge access (4 per year) ⚬ 12 free Gogo Wifi passes per year ⚬ Primary car rental coverage ⚬ No foreign transaction fees

See also: US Bank Altitude Reserve Complete Guide

U.S. Bank Business Cash Rewards
World Elite™ Mastercard®

FM Mini Review: Useful for its 3% categories, but you can do better for all other spend.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Gas
Phone
Office

Earning rate: 3% back at gas stations, office supply stores, and cell phone/service providers ⚬ 1% back everywhere else ⚬ Note: purchases of gaoline greater than $200 will not be deemed to be a purchase of automotive gasoline and will therefore earn only 1%.

Big spend bonus: Annual bonus of 25% of your prior year's cash rewards, up to $250, will post after your anniversary date.

U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Travel Rewards Visa Signature® card

FM Mini Review: This can be a good choice for a signup bonus, but other cards are more rewarding for spend (although this is a decent choice for uncapped grocery spend). Card may be worth keeping for the Gogo in-flight internet passes.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Travel
Gas
Grocery
Phone
Other

Earning rate: 2X charity and then 2X in one of the following: cell phone providers, gas, grocery, or airline purchases (whichever category you spend most on each month).

Big spend bonus: 3,500 bonus points with $24K spend per cardmember year

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ 12 free Gogo in-flight internet passes each year ⚬ $25 airline fee credit when points are redeemed for flights

Radisson Rewards Premier Visa Signature Card
120K points
120K after $3K spend in the first 90 days

$75 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: With the elimination of Bonus Award Nights, this card is still good, but it is no longer an amazing "must have".


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 10X at CC hotels ⚬ 5X elsewhere.

Big spend bonus: Free night at any US property after each $10K annual spend up to $30K.

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Automatic Gold status ⚬ 40K bonus per year.

See also: Club Carlson rocks our world... Again

U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Business Edge Travel Rewards Visa® Card
25K points
25K points after $2K spend in 4 months. Employee card spend does not count towards meeting minimum spend

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $55

FM Mini Review: This can be a good choice for a signup bonus, but other cards are more rewarding for spend.


Card Type: Visa Business

Base
Travel
Gas
Phone
Office
Other

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X cell phone ⚬ 2X charity ⚬ 2X gas, office supply, or airline purchases (whichever is most each month).

Big spend bonus: $55 credit with $24K spend per cardmember year

Noteworthy perks: $25 airline fee credit when points are redeemed for flights

U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Gold American Express® card

FM Mini Review: I don't see much use for this card past the signup bonus. Cancel when the next annual fee comes due.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Travel
Dine
Gas

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X restaurants ⚬ 2X gas stations and airlines

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ $25 airline fee credit when points are redeemed for flights ⚬ One time TSA PreCheck or Global Entry fee credit

See also: US Bank FlexPerks Gold Amex: The best new option for dining, but is it worth it?

Korean Air SKYPASS Business Visa issued by US Bank
30K miles
30K miles after $3K in 90 days

$95 Annual Fee


Card Type: Visa

Base
Travel
Gas
Brand

Earning rate: 2X miles on Korean Air, Gas Stations, Hotels

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ 2 Korean Air VIP Lounge coupons each year ⚬ 2,000 bonus points upon renewal ⚬ No foreign transcation fees

Korean Air SKYPASS Visa issued by US Bank
30K miles
30K miles after $3K spend in 90 days

$95 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: 40K after $2.5K spend targeted (last reported 2/26/2016)

30K: 15K after first purchase + 15K after $2k spend in 90 days

25K: 15K after first purchase, 10K after $2K spend in first 3 months (expired 1/18)


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X Korean Air

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ 2 Korean Air VIP Lounge coupons each year ⚬ 2,000 bonus points upon renewal ⚬ No foreign transcation fees

Radisson Rewards Visa Signature Card

FM Mini Review: With the elimination of Bonus Award Nights, this card is still good, but it is no longer an amazing "must have".


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 6X at CC hotels ⚬ 3X elsewhere

Big spend bonus: Free night at any US property after each $10K annual spend up to $30K.

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Automatic Silver status ⚬ 25K bonus per year.

See also: Club Carlson rocks our world... Again

U.S. Bank Cash+
$150
$150 after $500 spend in 90 days

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Useful for its 5% categories, but you can do better for all other spend.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Travel
Dine
Gas
Grocery
Shop
Phone
Other

Earning rate: Each quarter, choose two 5% cash back categories (capped at $2K spend per quarter combined) and one 2% category (uncapped). 1% cash back everywhere else. 5% Categories: Home Utilities ⚬ Ground Transportation ⚬ Select Clothing Stores ⚬ Cell Phone Providers ⚬ Electronic Stores ⚬ TV, Internet & Streaming Services ⚬ Gyms/Fitness Centers ⚬ Fast Food ⚬ Sporting Goods Stores ⚬ Department Stores ⚬ Furniture Stores ⚬ Movie Theaters. 2% Categories: Gas Stations ⚬ Restaurants ⚬ Grocery Stores

LATAM Visa Signature issued by US Bank

Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 2X on spending with LAN & TAM

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ 4,000 Bonus Miles (6,437 kms) every year at renewal ⚬ 25% flight bonus when flying on LAN ⚬ 3 upgrade coupons each year on LAN ⚬ 20% off (up to $1,000) your first LATAM Airlines purchase one time per year

Korean Air SKYPASS Select Visa issued by US Bank

FM Mini Review: This is a very weak offer considering the hefty annual fee.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Travel
Brand

Earning rate: 2X miles on Korean Air, Other Airlines, Car Rental, Hotels

Big spend bonus: 10K miles on anniversary with $35K in purchases

Noteworthy perks: 2 Korean Air VIP Lounge coupons each year ⚬ $100 Global Entry / TSA Pre-Check credit ⚬ Discount coupon for $100 off Korean Air ticket ⚬ Two $25 coupons for Korean Air in-flight duty free purchases

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Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
App
Tips
Must have existing banking relationship before getting approved for most cards Limit one signup bonus per 16 months Hard inquiries are combined when approved same day
Check application status here.
If denied, call reconsideration here: 1-866-412-5956
Wells Fargo Rewards Visa® card

FM Mini Review: Combine points with the Wells Fargo Visa Signature to get 1.5 cents per point in value towards travel (or 1.75 cents per point if you spend $50K per year on the Visa Signature and combine your points).


Card Type: Visa

Base

Earning rate: 5X gas, grocery, drugstore for 6 months

Wells Fargo Visa Signature Card
Up to 50K bonus points
5X rewards points on up to $12,500 in gas, grocery, and drugstore purchases for 6 months. (that's 1x normal earnings plus 4x bonus)

No Annual Fee


Card Type: Visa Signature

Base

Earning rate: 5X gas, grocery, drugstore for 6 months

Big spend bonus: With $50K spend, points become worth 1.75 cents each towards airfare

Noteworthy perks: ⚬Points worth 1.5 cents each towards airfare ⚬ Points worth 1 cent each for most other redemption

See also: A card I wrongly ignored

Wells Fargo Business Platinum Visa® card
$500 Cash Back
$500 after $3K spend in the first 3 months OR no signup bonus if you choose to earn points instead of cash back

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: You must have a Wells Fargo checking or savings account that has been open for at least 12 months in order to apply online


Card Type: Visa

Base
1.5%

Earning rate: 1.5% cash back everywhere if you choose the cash back program (note that you must opt in to the cash back program at account opening to get the signup bonus and 1.5% everywhere. If you choose points, this card earns 1x everywhere and a bonus 1,000 points in any statement period that you spend $1,000 or more.

Wells Fargo Propel American Express® Card
30K bonus points
30K after $3K spend in 3 months

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Combine points with the Wells Fargo Visa Signature to get 1.5 cents per point in value towards travel (or 1.75 cents per point if you spend $50K per year on the Visa Signature and combine your points).


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Travel