[Disclosure: None of the credit cards in this post earn me a referral.]
1. 50,000 Point American Express Hilton. Up to February 28, 2013, you can get 50,000 Hilton points instead of the regular 40,000 points with the no-fee American Express Hilton card.
I like having this card because it gets me access to discounted AXON awards. Hilton points are usually very easy to earn since there are many different ways to earn them.
2. 25,000 Miles + $100 Statement Credit.
Update: Looks like the $100 statement credit offer is no longer working.
Million Mile Secrets reader Daron (thanks!) writes in with a link to an Alaska Air credit card. Besides the 25,000 Alaska Air miles after approval, you also get a $100 statement credit after spending $1,000 within 3 months. The card also has a $99 companion pass which is valid in coach. The $75 annual fee is not waived for the first year.
You may be able to churn this card (like other Bank of America cards) every 3 or 4 months either by cancelling the earlier card or applying for a new one, but your miles may vary. You can also redeem Alaska Air miles for travel on Emirates!
However, Bank of America has the terrible practice of giving you fewer miles if you’re approved for a lesser version of the card. You get only 5,000 bonus miles if you’re approved for the Platinum Plus version or 3,000 bonus miles if you’re approved for the Preferred version of the Alaska Air card.
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