Six Limited Time 50,000+ Card Offers!

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Are you thinking of applying for credit cards this month?  There are some very good increased bonus offers available, but only for a limited time!

Two of the increased bonus offers are from Chase, and 3 are from American Express.  You could try to get all of them, although Chase might limit you from getting both if you already have a lot of their cards.

And if you’re new to miles and points, it’s better to start slow and apply for 1 or 2 cards to begin with.  That way you’ll see how your credit score is affected.

Six Limited Time 50,000 Card Offers

Will You Apply for the Increased Bonus Credit Card Offers This Month?

1.  Chase United Explorer 50,000 Mile Bonus

Link:   Chase United Explorer 50,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus With $50 Statement Credit

Until September 2, 2014, Chase has increased the sign-up bonus on the United Explorer card to 50,000 miles after you spend $2,000 in the 1st 3 months.  Plus, you’ll get a $50 statement credit when you make your 1st purchase.

And you’ll get an additional 5,000 miles if you add an authorized user and they make a purchase in the 1st 3 months.

Normally, the sign-up bonus for this card is 30,000 miles, so this is a very good offer!

Six Limited Time 50,000 Card Offers

You’ll Get Up to 55,000 Miles and a $50 Statement Credit With the Chase United Explorer Card

This offer with a $50 statement credit is better than my link for the card.  But we’ll always tell you about a better offer, even when it doesn’t earn us a commission.  That said, this offer seems to re-direct to the United Airlines website, so it may not work for everyone.

With this card, you’ll get:

  • 50,000 miles after you spend $2,000 in the 1st 3 months
  • $50 statement credit after your 1st purchase
  • 2 miles per $1 you spend on United Airlines
  • 1 mile per $1 you spend on everything else
  • 5,000 miles when you add an authorized user
  • Free 1st checked bag saves up to $100 per round-trip
  • Priority boarding
  • 2 United Club lounge passes per year
  • Access to more award seats on United Airlines
  • 10,000 bonus United Airlines miles when you spend more than $25,000 on the card each year
  • $95 annual fee, waived for the 1st year
  • No foreign currency fees

Here’s what you could use 50,000 United Airlines miles for:

  • 2 round-trip domestic (Mainland US, Alaska, and Canada) coach class tickets (25,000 miles each)
  • 2 1-way coach class tickets to Hawaii from the Mainland US (22,500 miles each)
  • A 1-way saver award coach class ticket to South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, India, or Australia (between 20,000 and 42,500 miles)

You can read my review of the increased sign-up bonus, or my original review of the card.

2.   Chase Marriott 70,000 Points and 2 Free Nights

Link:   Chase Marriott 70,000 Points and 2 Free Nights Sign-Up Bonus (Personal)

Link:   Chase Marriott 70,000 Points and 2 Free Nights Sign-Up Bonus (Business)

For a limited time (but I’m not sure how long), the sign-up bonus has been increased on both the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier personal and Chase Marriott Rewards Premier business cards to 70,000 points after you spend $2,000 in the 1st 3 months.

And you’ll get 1 free night in a category 1 to 4 Marriott after you’re approved, plus a free night in a category 1 to 5 hotel on your card anniversary each year.

Six Limited Time 50,000 Card Offers

You Could Use Your Free Anniversary Night at the Category 5 Renaissance Sanya Resort in China

The $85 annual fee on the personal version of the card is waived for the 1st year, as is the $99 annual fee on the business version.

With these cards, you’ll get:

  • 1 free night in a Category 1 to 4 hotel upon approval
  • 1 free night in a Category 1 to 5 hotel on your card anniversary each year
  • 5 points per $1 you spend at Marriott
  • 2 points per $1 you spend on car rentals, airline tickets purchased directly from the airline, and restaurants (personal and business card) plus 2 points per $1 you spend at office supply stores, internet, cable, and phone services (business card only)
  • 1 point per $1 you spend everywhere else
  • NO foreign currency fees
  • 15 nights credit towards elite status (so you get Marriott Silver status)

Note:  Free night certificates can take 6 to 8 weeks after you’re approved to show up in your account.  They expire 6 months from the date they are issued.

The free nights won’t get you in many fancy hotels or in expensive cities, but there are lots of mid-tier hotels in many cities within those categories.

And 70,000 Marriott points is enough for 2 free PointSaver nights at a category 8 hotel, like the Kauai Marriott Resort!

Six Limited Time 50,000 Card Offers

Get 2 Nights In Paradise With 70,000 Marriott Points

You can read my review of the increased Chase Marriott sign-up bonus offer, or my original review of the business version of the card.

3.   Gold Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Miles Plus Statement Credit

Link:   Gold Delta SkyMiles Card (Personal)

Link:   Gold Delta SkyMiles Card (Business)

For a limited time, you’ll get 50,000 miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases with your new card in the 1st 3 months and a $50 statement credit after your 1st Delta purchase on the Gold Delta SkyMiles personal and business cards.  The $95 annual fee is waived for the 1st year.

Normally, the sign-up bonus on these cards is 30,000 miles.  But you have to apply by September 8, 2014.

Six Limited Time 50,000 Card Offers

You Could Get a Round-Trip Coach Class Ticket to St. Maarten (With Miles Left Over) With the Increased Delta SkyMiles Card Bonus Offers

With 50,000 Delta miles, you could get:

  • 2 round-trip coach class tickets to anywhere in the continental US, Alaska, and Canada for 50,000 miles
  • A round-trip coach class ticket to Hawaii for 45,000 miles
  • A round-trip coach class ticket to the Caribbean, Mexico, or Central America for 35,000 miles
  • A round-trip Business Class or First Class ticket to anywhere in the continental US, Alaska, and Canada for 50,000 miles

And for award flights booked after January 1, 2015:

  • A 1-way coach class ticket to Africa for 40,000 miles
  • A 1-way coach class ticket to Middle East or South Asian Subcontinent for 42,500 miles
  • A 1-way coach class ticket to Southwest Pacific for 50,000 miles
  • A 1-way coach class ticket to Southeast Asia (such as Thailand or Malaysia) for 40,000 miles
Six Limited Time 50,000 Card Offers

How About a Round-Trip Business Class Ticket to Alaska for 50,000 Miles?

Plus, American Express Delta SkyMiles cardholders can use the Pay With Miles feature when booking paid tickets.  You can read how to do it in my original review of the increased bonus offer.

4.   Platinum Delta SkyMiles 50,000 Miles Plus Statement Credit

Link:   Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card

With the Platinum Delta SkyMiles card, you’ll get 50,000 Delta Airlines miles, 15,000 of which are MQMs (miles that count toward elite status), and a $100 statement credit after your 1st Delta purchase with the same spending requirements.  The annual fee of $195 is NOT waived for the 1st year.

Six Limited Time 50,000 Card Offers

Get Closer to Elite Status With the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card

Usually, the sign-up bonus on this card is 35,000 miles and no MQMs (although you can earn 10,000 MQMs after spending $25,000 in a year), so this is a great deal!  This offer also expires on September 8, 2014.

Even though the annual fee of $195 is not waived, you’ll get $100 back in statement credit if you make a Delta purchase with your new card in the 1st 3 months, which makes up for more than half the annual fee.  And this card comes with an annual Companion Certificate, which could save you a lot of money.

Bottom Line

There are some good limited-time credit card offers that will end soon, with the Chase United Explorer card definitely ending September 2, 2014.  And the American Express Delta SkyMiles offers expiring on September 8, 2014.

The sign-up bonuses have increased (for a limited time) on:

  • Chase United Explorer
  • Chase Marriott Rewards Premier (Personal)
  • Chase Marriott Rewards Premier (Business)
  • Gold Delta SkyMiles Card (Personal)
  • Gold Delta SkyMiles Card (Business)
  • Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card

Will you apply for any of these increased bonus offers?  Which is your favorite?

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27 responses to “Six Limited Time 50,000+ Card Offers!

  1. With american exxpress consumer card no bonus if you close card within last 7 years.

  2. @millionmilesecrets
    where are 5 & 6?

  3. Got approved on 7/22 for 30,000 miles in 3 months for the Amex Delta Gold Business card. Any chance they’ll match it?

  4. The 50k Delta miles is NOT enough for one way to SE Asia, Africa, etc right now. Currently you pay the roundtrip price (80k miles) to those places, even on one way awards.

    Starting 1/1/15, you can use Delta miles for one way awards at half the roundtrip price. 50k miles will be enough for one way to those places then.

  5. Have had the gold delta, but not platinum in past. Can I get bonus on platinum (won’t Amex treat as different product – or will prior gold card prevent getting bonus on platinum application)?

  6. My hubby is short miles this year to continue the companion pass on SWA, which has been a great travel $ saver for us. I’m wondering if the Marriott card special with 70,000 bonus points would be a way to get some extra points towards the companion pass. Do Marriott transfers to SWA still count towards the companion pass?

  7. @Todd I haven’t heard anything definitive on this nor have I been able to read it. The best I see is that it is supposed to be considered a separate product. I am a current Gold Skymiles credit card personal card holder. I used an Incognito window through Chrome last night to apply for the Platinum card and I was approved. I expect to receive the bonus, but I won’t know until I get the card and get the $1K spend done.

  8. @Katherine I read a post earlier this year that said they do – I hope it still holds true. http://millionmilesecrets.com/2014/03/17/southwest-hotels-points-transfer/

  9. @Daraius – I just cancelled my United Mileage Plus Explorer which was a business card as the annual fee came due. Is this card you mention a personal or business card? If personal, can I still get the bonus if I’ve had the card as a business card. If it’s a business card, can I get the bonus if I list it under a different business name? Thank you!

    • @ purcitron – 2 Marriott and 3 Delta cards + 1 United = 6 cards!

      @Scott Grimmer (MileValue) – Thanks!

      @ Todd – It is tough to say because AMEX is getting tougher on approvals.

      @Katherine – They do count towards the Companion Pass. 70K Marriott points will get you 25K Southwest points.

      @Brandon – Nice to hear from you again! The link in the post is to the United personal card and you can get the personal card even if you’ve had the business card since they are considered different products.

  10. I was told by AMEX that since I had the Gold Delta and I closed it back on 4/14/10 that I am not eligible for the welcome bonus of 50k.
    Is anyone else being told this?

  11. I was told by AMEX that since I had the Gold Delta and I closed it back on 4/14/10 that I am not eligible for the welcome bonus of 50k.
    Is anyone else being told this?

  12. Hi,

    If I currently have the Amex Blue Delta card (I downgraded my Gold Delta card to the blue version, so I didn’t have to pay the annual fee), can I apply the Gold Delta card and receive the bonus? Do they count as the same product?

    Thanks!

  13. Hi, I currently have a Gold Delta card. Will American Express still issue me a Platinum Delta Card ? thanks !

  14. Daraius,
    This is totally OT so I hope I’m not offending anyone but I’m planning a tour of Eastern Europe next spring with a stopover in France first. For the life of me I’m not able to work out this itinerary myself with my United points. I understand there are people you can pay to do these for you. Do you advise this? Do you recommend anyone? Should I just bite the bullet and call United and have them do it for me?

    Thanks for any advice.

  15. Does anyone know if Chase MAriott cards are churnable?

    I had the personal card and cancelled it about a year ago. If I apply now will I get the points?

    Thanks so much.

    Curt

  16. @ Stan
    I recieved both the United (Chase) card and the Delta (AmEx) card just before these increases. Chase gladly bumped me up to 50K. AmEx sent back a semi-rude response (surprising) and declined my request. Try with AmEx, but it’s pretty unlikely.

  17. I was totally offended by your comment, Anne, and I demand and expect an immediate apology!!!!!!!

  18. Just kidding…

  19. Just got off the phone with the folks at AMEX. I had applied for the Delta Gold Skymiles Business Card and the Delta Platinum Personal Card. I had had the Delta Gold Personal Card, but had cancelled it back in April. Both apps were declined as I was at the limit of allowable AMEX Credit Cards (4). I cancelled one of my existing cards and got the approval for the business card. When I called back to cancel the second card, the rep I spoke with said that he was first going to try and convert my card to the Delta Platinum Personal Card. I mentioned that I did not want to convert it as I wanted to take advantage of the promotional bonus on the Platinum Card. He said that as long as I had received any bonus points on by Delta FF # from AMEX, I would not be eligible for the promo bonus even though I have never had the Delta Platinum Card. Does that sound right? I went ahead and cancelled the other AMEX anyway, and will see if they will approve my application just in case, but was curious if anyone had recent experience that proved that wrong.

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  21. Can I buy Delta gift card to get 50 statement credit??

  22. chase rep told me that for United Express cards they are considering any open cards (business or personal) and any bonuses earned in last 24 months (business or personal) as disqualifying you for bonus on a current application. They have linked the business and personal cards.

    I noticed that they have changed terms of application to the current offer to now read:
    “Chase cardmembers who currently have or have had a Chase credit card in any Rewards Program associated with this offer or have received a similar bonus offer, may not be eligible for a second Chase credit card in the same Rewards Program, or for any bonus offer.”

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