Limited Time Credit Card Offers for the Month of June

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If you’re thinking of applying for credit cards this month, there are some limited time offers you may want to consider.  Several cards are offering an increased sign-up bonus, but they won’t be around for long!

These cards are all from different banks, so you could get all of them if you want.  But remember, if you’re new, it’s best to start slow and just apply for 1 or 2 cards to start with.  That way you’ll see what the impact is on your credit score.

Limited Time Credit Card Offers For The Month Of June

Tick, Tock:  Don’t Forget These Limited Time Offers!

1.   Starwood Preferred Guest AMEX up to 30,000 Point Offer

Link:   Starwood Preferred Guest American Express (Personal)

Link:   Starwood Preferred Guest American Express (Business)

Link:   How to Fill Out an American Express Business Card Application

Link:   My Review of the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express up to 30,000 Point Offer

The sign-up bonus on the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card is usually up to 25,000 points after you spend $5,000 in the 1st 6 months.  About once per year, American Express increases the bonus by 5,000 points (with the same minimum spending).

You have to apply before June 30, 2014 to get the increased bonus.

Limited Time Credit Card Offers For The Month Of June

You Could Use Your Starwood Points at the Westin Excelsior in Florence, Italy

This card gives you:

This isn’t a good card to use overseas because they charge a 2.7% foreign currency fee.  And you’ll have to spend $5,000 in the 1st 6 months (but here are 40+ ways to do that!).

Here’s my series on what you can do with Starwood points.  And if you already have this card, you can refer your friends and get 5,000 Starwood points when they sign-up!  This offer ends on June 30, 2014.

2.   Barclays Lufthansa 50,000 Mile Offer

Link:   Barclays Lufthansa

Link:   My Review of the Barclays Lufthansa 50,000 Mile Offer

Barclays increased the sign-up bonus on the Lufthansa card to 50,000 miles after spending $5,000 within 3 months.  Normally, you only get 20,000 miles when you sign-up for this card, so this is more than double the regular offer.  But you have to apply before June 30, 2014.

Lufthansa is a member of the Star Alliance, which means you can redeem Lufthansa miles for flights on other Star Alliance airlines, including United Airlines in the US.

With this card, you’ll get:

  • 50,000 miles after spending $5,000 within 3 months
  • 2 miles per $1 you spend on any Miles & More airline
  • 1 mile per $1 you spend on all other purchases
  • No foreign currency fees
  • $79 annual fee, NOT waived for the 1st year

Here are 18 ways you can use Lufthansa miles.  But you’ll pay high fuel surcharges on most award tickets, so you should read my post on how to use Lufthansa miles without paying high fuel surcharges.

For folks in the US, you can redeem Lufthansa miles for flights on United Airlines, and you won’t pay fuel surcharges.

For example, you could use your 50,000 mile sign-up bonus (plus 5,000 miles from minimum spending) for:

  • A round-trip coach class ticket within North America (30,000 miles)
  • A round-trip coach class ticket to Central America or the Caribbean (35,000 miles)
  • A round-trip coach class ticket to Hawaii (40,000 miles)
  • A round-trip Business Class ticket within North America (55,000 miles)

3.   Chase Freedom 20,000 Point ($200 Cash Back) Offer

Link:   Chase Freedom

Link:   My Review of the Chase Freedom 20,000 Point ($200 Cash Back) Offer

The sign-up bonus on the Chase Freedom card has increased to 20,000 points or $200 cash back.  Normally, the bonus is only 10,000 points or $100 cash back, so this is a good deal!

You also get 2,500 extra points for adding an authorized user who makes a purchase in the 1st three months.  I’m not exactly sure when this offer will end, but in the past it’s lasted for ~1 month.

This card will get you:

  • 20,000 points ($200 cash back) after you spend $500 in the 1st 3 months
  • 2,500 points for adding an authorized user who makes a purchase in the 1st 3 months
  • 5X points (5% cash back) on up to $1,500 per quarter in rotating categories
  • 1X points (1% cash back) on everything else
  • No annual fee

The Chase Freedom is 1 of my favorite cards because it’s so easy to earn 5X points each quarter.  You can earn an additional 30,000 Ultimate Rewards points per year ($300 cash back) by spending the maximum in bonus categories each quarter.

But it’s not good for travel abroad, because it charges a 3% foreign transaction fee.

Some folks prefer getting cash back with their Chase Freedom points, but I like transferring them to airlines and hotel partners by transferring them 1st to the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Ink Bold, or Chase Ink Plus card.

You can’t move points directly from the Chase Freedom to airlines and hotels, but here’s a step-by-step guide on how to transfer Ultimate Rewards points from the Chase Freedom to airlines and hotels!

4.   Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve With $100 Statement Credit Offer

Link:   Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve

Link:   My Review of the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve $100 Statement Credit Offer

You’ll get a $100 statement credit when you spend at least $100 at a Hilton hotel within the 1st 3 months.  Normally, this card doesn’t have a statement credit at all!  And you’ll get 2 free nights at almost any Hilton after completing the minimum spending.

I’m not sure when this offer ends, but Citi says it’s only available for a limited time.

Limited Time Credit Card Offers For The Month Of June

Where Would You Use 2 Free Nights at a Hilton?

With this card, you’ll get:

  • 2 free weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) nights at any Hilton (with some exclusions) after you spend $2,500 in the 1st 4 months
  • $100 statement credit when you spend $100 or more at any Hilton hotel within the 1st 3 months
  • Free Hilton Gold Elite status (free internet and breakfast!) for as long as you have the card
  • Chip-and-signature technology (good for traveling overseas)
  • No foreign currency fees
  • Free weekend night certificate if you spend $10,000 on the card each year
  • Annual fee of $95, not waived for the 1st year

The annual fee of $95 is worth it because you get free Gold Elite status.  A couple of free breakfasts and internet alone, especially in expensive cities, can make up for the fee quickly.

You can use your 2 free weekend nights at almost any Hilton, including some of their top hotels, which can cost in excess of $500 or more a night.  So depending on the hotels you choose, you can get over $1,000 in value from the sign-up bonus.

Bottom Line

There are 4 limited time credit card offers that will end soon (some definitely at the end of June).  And they’re from different banks, so you might be able to get all of them if you wanted (and could meet the minimum spending).

The sign-up bonuses are increased on:

Which offer is your favorite and why?

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14 Responses to Limited Time Credit Card Offers for the Month of June

  1. I can refer for Chase Freedom. Send first and last name and email address to schnike4 at hotmail.com.

  2. I already had the SPG Amex, but I was thinking about getting another one for my wife to take advantage of that bonus. Also by referring someone, you get a 5000 point bonus, but in the end I decided to just cancel my card instead of paying the annual fee. If I were to pay $65 (this is my 2nd year), I can get points that I count as more valuable, PLUS get more of them.

    I did take advantage of the signup for the Chase Freedom though – though I wish they’d stop calling it “$200″ and just call it “20,000 Ultimate Rewards points”, which are worth WAY more (to me, and to most people)

  3. Thanks for this info. I subscribe to several travel hacking sites and yours is by far superior to all. I particularly like how well you present the deals/offers; everything is laid out in neat steps and summarized in ways we newbies can follow. #Thanksagain

  4. For the Lufthansa miles, besides United, would you recommend converting it to other US airlines?

  5. It looks like the Starwood offer is not available to those who have had the card before.

  6. Inappropriate comment deleted.

  7. Hi, I asked you this before but didnt get an answer. How long do I have to wait between american express applications? I just applied for the prg card 2 weeks ago.

  8. @gloria – I’d wait 5 days between applications, and usually wouldn’t do more than 2 cards every 3 or 4 months.

  9. @Frugal Asian Dude – You can’t “convert” the miles, and the only US airline partner is United.

  10. Pingback: Official: Southwest 50,000 Point Cards End June 29, 2014 | Million Mile Secrets

  11. Daraius, is it ok if I do both SPG personal and business card application on same day? Would it lessen my chance of getting approved?
    If it’s ok, then which one should I apply first, personal or business?

  12. @Ken – I’d wait ~5 days before applying to ensure that it isn’t flagged as a fraudulent application or review.

  13. Which card is better, SPG Personal or Business?
    What are the Pros & Cons? I know the the Business card
    does not show up on my Personal Credit Report. Thanks!

  14. @George – I’d prefer the business card for that reason (if you have business expenses).

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