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Emily and I always tell our readers the best credit card offers – even if it means we don’t earn a commission.
I will always list the best credit card offer I’m aware of, even if it’s not my affiliate link. And I’m always grateful when readers bring better offers to our attention!
Why Do We Tell You About the Best Offers?
Link: Hot Deals
You are the best blog readers around! We love hearing your success stories of getting Big Travel with Small Money from the tips and tricks you’ve learned here.
When we started the blog, I told you I’d always let you know if I found a better public offer for any credit card, even if it means giving up our commission on the card.
We earn a commission on cards that have an image of the card under the card’s name on the Hot Deals page. But if you only see a link with the card’s name, and no card image beneath, that means Emily and I get nothing if you apply.
Yes, but Why?
Because it’s the right thing to do. And we’ll never stop doing it!
We take pride in telling you about the best offers. Even if there’s a lesser offer that would earn us a commission.
The Top Deals That Earn Us $0!
Here are this month’s top 10 cards that earn us nothing if you apply!
1. Chase Hyatt
Link: Chase Hyatt
You’ll also earn 5,000 bonus points when you add an authorized user who makes a purchase within the first 3 months.
This sign up bonus is easily worth over $1,000 on 2 nights at expensive hotels. And you get a free night certificate at a Hyatt Category 1 through 4 hotel each year you’re a cardmember.
Here’s my review of the card.
The annual fee is $95, waived the first year. You can read my review of the card here.
2. Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card
Alaska Airlines does not belong to an alliance. They have a good mix of airline partners from multiple alliances. You can fly with partners like Delta, British Airways, and Emirates.
With the Bank of America Alaska Airlines card, you’ll earn 30,000 Alaska Airlines miles after your first purchase – no minimum spending required!
Plus you’ll earn a $100 statement credit after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days of opening your account.
3. Lufthansa Premier Miles & More Credit Card
With the Lufthansa Premier credit card, you’ll earn 20,000 miles after your first purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee. And you’ll earn another 30,000 miles after spending $5,000 on purchases within the first 90 days of account opening.
This is a good card if you have a lot of cards from other banks, and are restricted by their tightening application rules. Because the issuing bank is Barclaycard. But be sure to time your Barclaycard applications wisely!
There are plenty of ways to use Lufthansa miles, like a one-way in coach within the continental US for only 12,000 miles, or 52,00 miles will get you a 1-way Business Class award from the US to Europe. That’s a better deal than most US airlines!
4. Citi Hilton Cards
Link: Hotel Cards – Hot Deals
There are 2 Hilton credit cards from Citi that don’t earn us a commission:
- Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card – Earn 2 weekend night certificates good at select hotels & resorts within the Hilton portfolio after $2,500 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening. And receive a $100 statement credit after spending $100+ on a Hilton hotel stay within the first 6 months of account opening
- Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card – Earn 50,000 Hilton points after spending $1,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening. And earn a $50 statement credit after you spend $50+ on your 1st stay within the Hilton Portfolio within the first 6 months of opening your account
The Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card is most valuable for folks who want to stay in expensive luxury hotels. Because you can get 2 weekend night certificates to use at almost any Hilton hotel, like the Conrad Rangali Island in the Maldives, where Emily and I stayed with our families a few years back!
5. Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards
The annual-fee version of the card has a sign-up bonus of 45,000 Wyndham points after meeting minimum spend requirements. A night at ANY Wyndham hotel costs 15,000 Wyndham points, so the bonus is enough for 3 nights at any Wyndham hotel, including their all-inclusive resorts!
Emily and I appreciate your support all these years, and trusting us to always give you the best credit card deals!
We’ll always tell you the best cards to earn Big Travel with Small Money, even if they don’t earn us a commission.
Remember, any offer you see in Hot Deals that does NOT have an image of the credit card, does NOT earn Emily or me a commission. We’re happy to include these deals because it’s the right thing to do.
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